Top 10 Sales of 2016
3475 Gulf of Mexico Drive This single-family Longboat Key beachfront estate, designed in a contemporary coastal style by architect Mark Sultana, sold in early February. It has 7,569 square feet of living space under air, with five bedrooms and five baths, plus a six-car garage.
2030 Casey Key Road This 5,519-square-foot bayfront home on almost three-quarters of an acre sold in July. Built in 1989, it was renovated, also in a coastal contemporary style, in 2009.
3331 Gulf of Mexico Drive Another major Longboat Key single-family residential sale of 2016, this 5,264-square foot home sold in February after just three days on the market. It sits on .43-acre of beachfront.
1201 Hillview Drive The Burnett House, built in Harbor Acres in 1950 and designed by world-renowned architect Paul Rudolph, sold in March. The classic midcentury modern home has floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking Sarasota Bay and the city skyline. It was remodeled and expanded in the 1970s and again in the 1990s, and now has just over 3,700 square feet of air-conditioned space.
204 Bird Key Drive This formal 8,031-square-foot waterfront residence—11,424 square feet when accounting for the outdoor spaces, including a 900-square-foot rooftop terrace, the only permitted one on Bird Key, that offers panoramic views up and down the coast—sold in late September.
35 Watergate Drive, #1605 The highest-priced condominium sale in Sarasota County in 2016: This 3,659-square-foot luxury condominium in the Ritz-Carlton Tower Residences sold in late June. It has four bedrooms and four full baths. (The January 2017 sale of two combined Aqua units at $7.79 million has shattered that record.)
2251 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #503 The highest-priced of three top 2016 sales in the brand-new, 16-unit luxury condominium development of Aria on Longboat Key, this unit sold in June. It’s the Carmen Penthouse, with private elevator access and a 3,000-plus-square-foot private rooftop terrace.
2251 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #501 Also in Aria, the Adagio Penthouse also has a private rooftop terrace with summer kitchen. It sold in June.
2251 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #504 This is the Tosca Penthouse in Aria, with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths in 3,800 square feet of living space, plus a private outdoor terrace. It sold in September.
336 South Shore Drive This 6,374-square-foot bayfront home near the Ringling Museum sold in late May. The five-bedroom, four-bath home has numerous Old World details, including natural stone flooring and elaborate ironwork.