Magnificent multi-level direct beach front home designed by award winning architect is on the exclusive tropical island of Casey Key in Sarasota Florida. Casey Key is one of the most highly sought after locations, providing the ultimate in natural beauty and tranquility. The home is on North Casey Key which is secluded & completely private with no public beaches, public facilities and no condominiums. No clamor of tourists to disturb your reverie. Yet the mainland is within walking distance across the historic Casey Key swing bridge. Sarasota is a popular recreational & eco-tourism destination for boating, diving, fishing, nature touring, golf & tennis. But Sarasota is also the cultural capitol of Florida with numerous cultural attractions such as Sarasota ballet, opera, symphony, theaters, concerts, jazz, blues & film festivals. This luxurious 3 level 4 bedroom/4 bath home is directly on one of the Gulf of Mexico's finest beaches, providing an unrivaled living environment. The home has 2 complete master suites on separate living levels for complete privacy. The 2nd master suite, kitchen and all baths were just remodeled. The home is decorated with
midcentury modern icons of Noguchi, Bertoia, Eames, Knoll, Saarinen, McCobb and treasured antiques carefully selected to enhance the beauty of each by it's contrast with the other.
Local Recreational Activities: Rent a boat right down the street and explore the local waterways, picnic on a secluded island, windsurf, jet ski or water ski. Hop on our local Baylady for a sightseeing tour of the area from the water. Oscar Scherer State Park, with nature trails and kayaking, is less than 1/2 mile from the house. Join a Dolphin Watch Cruises, Mote Marine Wildlife and Nature tour (led by botanists & marine biologists specializing in the local flora and fauna), Gulfcoast Heritage Trail, Myaka State Park Nature Tour and canoe trip, deep sea charter fishing, or a sunset cruise of the Bay with dinner and music. Special attractions for the kids include G Wiz Children's Museum, Jungle Gardens, Spanish Point Historical Site and Indian Burial Grounds, Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, Planet Fun, South Fla Planatarium & Museum, Manatee Aquarium, Pirate's Cove, Crowley Museum and Nature Center, downtown waterpark . Fully equipped fitness center with 2 Olympic size pools & water park are 4 miles from the house.
Local Cultural Activities: When visiting Sarasota, don't miss The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The 66-acre estate is the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936), circus owner & business magnate. The Museum of Art, recognized as the state museum of Florida, includes 21 galleries of internationally recognised European and American art, with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin & other baroque masters. The estate encompasses CÃ d'Zan, the recently restored 32-room Ringling mansion modeled after a Venetian palace, the Circus Museum, and the original Asolo Theater which was moved from Italy, stone by stone, and represents the only Italian Renaissance style theatre in America. Sarasota is synonymous with cultural sophistication & is also home to Van Wezel Performing Art Center, Mote Marine aquarium, Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida West Coast Symphony, Sarasota Ballet, FSU Dance, Sarasota Opera, numerous museums, galleries, concerts, Film, jazz, blues & other festivals. For more info ask to see our website.
vacation haven: Sarasota is a perfect spot for a vacation. If you want an active vacation to fish, parasail, windsurf, kayak, snorkel, scuba, tennis or golf. For shopping, St. Armands Circle, a European-style outdoor shopping area boasts a superb array of over 145 exclusive shops and boutiques, numerous fine restaurants and ice cream parlors. Relax in a horse-drawn carriage ride around the circle. In the evening enjoy the rich cultural traditions Sarasota provides or attend one of the many free concerts in the local parks. Or simply spend your vacation, relaxing on the sun soaked beach. Teak tables and chairs transform our beach into a cozy enclave for lounging, alfresco dining, and sunset watching. Enjoy the company of endangered sea turtles, dolphins, and tropical wading birds on your very own beach. Wait for the tarpon run near sunset and cast a line. Then when evening comes, watch the fading sunset in undisturbed silence, sip a glass of wine, and listen to the soft spill of the wave.