7 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 4,667 sq. ft.
1718 Bay View Drive - Sold
Luxury Home Sold in Sarasota, FL | A4209000
Sold in 27 days
Sarasota West of Trail home in Bay View Heights, a refined, established neighborhood in the Southside school district convenient to Southside Village, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, downtown Sarasota and beaches.
This traditional family home was renovated in 2014 by Murray Homes under the direction of New York designer Bennett Leifer and Sarasota architect Mark Smith. The goal was to honor the original bones while updating and refreshing the entire residence. The result is an easy elegance appropriate for the location and the family lifestyle. Original wood floors and brick exterior have been beautifully restored. Improvements include hurricane-impact windows and doors, new plumbing and electric, smart home automation, level-5 wall finishes, whole-house water filtration, new pool, MosquitoNix spray system, irrigation on well, and remodeled kitchen and baths. High-end finishes such as Venetian plaster walls and silver leaf ceiling in the foyer, and de Gurney wall covering in the dining room satisfy formal entertaining needs. Practical spaces such as a mud room with separate entry, family room, eat-in kitchen, outdoor kitchen/dining and fenced backyard provide ample space for family life.
The 4,667 square foot residence has a total of seven bedrooms — four in the main house, two in the pool guest house and one in the casita over the garage. The master bedroom is a glamorous private retreat and includes a covered balcony, dressing room with walk-in closet and exquisite marble ensuite bath. Outside, the new pool is surrounded by travertine tile pool deck within the fenced and gated backyard. In addition, a spacious covered patio with cathedral ceiling and automated screens has a full outdoor kitchen and ample dining area.
Bay View Heights is an ideal place to live. Shopping, dining, nightlife, health care, schools, and business hubs are all within walking distance, and Siesta Beach and Lido Beach are just minutes away.
- Sarasota West of Trail historic neighborhood
- 7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths
- 4,667 sq. ft. A/C | 6,099 total
- Featured in Traditional Home and Ocean Home magazines
- Hurricane impact windows and doors
- New electric and plumbing
- MosquitoNix outdoor misting system
- Smart home automation
- Original hard wood floors
- Level 5 drywall finish
- 10-in. baseboards and crown molding throughout
- 2 A/C zones with dehumidifier
- 2 fireplaces
- Gourmet kitchen with eating area
- Mud room with separate entry
- New pool (2015)
- Studio casita over garage
- Pool guest house