Luxe Sarasota estate lists for $33.8M

A bayfront estate in Sarasota’s exclusive Harbor Acres Estate section has been listed for $33.8 million. 

Set on nearly an acre of land with nearly 150 feet of bay frontage, the 11,275-square-foot custom home at 1233 Hillview Drive has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, according to the listing, which is reported to be the most expensive in Sarasota.

Barbara May and Fred Sasson of Michael Saunders and Co. have the listing.

Designed by Stofft Cooney Architects and built by Perrone Construction over two-and-a-half years, the home has hardwood flooring, architectural ceilings, and light fixtures as well as a a kitchen, bar, and primary bathroom designed by Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria.

The home is equipped with hurricane-impact windows and doors, a screened covered porch with motorized bug screens and hurricane shutters, and a whole-house generator. 

The main level has a living/dining room with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, a gourmet kitchen, family room, playroom, clubroom, a gym, a primary suite, and a guest wing that features three en-suite bedrooms, a lounge area, and a private outdoor entrance.

The second level has a second primary suite and three guest suites, as well as a lounge area with a balcony for enjoying the breathtaking views. The home is equipped with an automation system, motorized drapery/shades, a home theater speaker system, a Lutron lighting system, and an automated mosquito spraying system.

Outdoor amenities include a kitchen, dining and gathering areas, and an overflow pool with a spa, sun shelf, and fire bowls with automated lighting. 

A 27,000–pound high-speed boat lift and a 4,500-pound dual Jet Ski lift with an aluminum-framed platform provide access to the water.

Florida has been a popular destination for the rich and famous. Gisele Bundchen recently bought a home with an equestrian ring and full-size soccer pitch for $9 million. And soccer star Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, acquired a 10,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom estate in Fort Lauderdale’s Bay Colony through a company led by Messi’s wealth manager, Alfonso Nebot, records show.

— Ted Glanzer

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