Situated on a large half acre corner lot in the desirable Whitfield Estates, this Spanish-Mediterranean inspired luxury home offers five bedrooms, five full baths, two half baths and approximately 4,348 square feet of elegant living space, complete with all of the high end amenities you are seeking, including a private screened lanai, a gorgeous heated swimming pool and spa. Whitfield Estates was established in 1920, with the distinction of Sarasota's first residential golfing community, constructed along the fairways of what is now known as Sara Bay Country Club.
The curb appeal is simply beautiful, with lush landscaping, intricate exterior designs including a beautiful trellis, stone pillars and a unique wood French door entrance, with French cut Travertine which covers the front walkway. The Foyer is elegant and welcoming, with sweeping views of the magnificent open floor-plan, with high ceilings, crown molding, stone pillars, Travertine tile floors and arched entries. The main level includes an open Living Room and Dining Room, very elegant and stylish with tile floors, high ceilings and decorative fixtures.
The Gourmet Kitchen is a Chef's dream, with Oak hardwood floors, custom Brookhaven cabinetry, Granite counters, a large farmhouse style sink with designer fixtures, Stainless Steel gas appliances including a Viking 6-burner range with a decorative hood with a tiled backsplash as the focal point, two refrigerators, plus a large breakfast dining area, completely open which is perfect for entertaining. Just off of the kitchen, a spacious Media Room which includes Oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown molding, an Epson projector and large movie screen with ceiling audio speakers. A large office, two beautiful bedrooms, an elegant full bath with a walk-in shower, two luxury half baths, plus a spacious laundry room complete this level.
A Brazilian Cherry hardwood staircase leads to the upper level, which offers four large bedrooms, each individually beautiful in design with Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, elegant paint colors and private full baths. All baths are well-designed and romantic in style with an old world feel, with features including a claw foot soaking tub, bidet features, HansGrohe shower spray systems, intricate tiled walk-in showers, dual vanities and Toto commodes.
The magnificent outdoor living space continues the Spanish-Mediterranean flair with French cut Travertine which sprawls across the covered lanai, which decorative pillars and sweeping views of the heated swimming pool and spa. The beautiful full bath which is poolside is complete with slate floors and slate shower tile. The elegant outdoor living space is very private, completely fenced with mature landscaping and offers the perfect setting for entertaining or just simply enjoying the peaceful setting while taking in the magnificent Florida sunsets.
A three car attached garage offers plenty of additional storage space. The home is complete with an alarm system, Aqualink remote pool/spa system, Emtek door handles and more. A prime location on the north side of Sarasota with close proximity to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, New College, the University of South Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design and the Asolo Theater. Just minutes from Downtown Sarasota, SRQ International Airport, Restaurants, Shopping, the IMG Academy and the white sandy shores of the best beaches in the world including Siesta Key, Longboat and Anna Maria Island. ABSOLUTELY NO WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, PARTIES, REUNIONS, ETC.+ More