By Linde Hyder
Just steps from the white-sand beaches of Sarasota is an idyllic spot for settling into coastal living. Welcome to “The White House” at Lighthouse Point, an exquisite island home on 1.2 acres with nearly 300 feet of waterfront within the guard-gated community of Longboat Key Club. Here is a prime location with untouched shoreline and mature trees that provide the perfect mix of water views and privacy.
Reflecting the ultimate in Florida living, this heavenly retreat maximizes scenic views with floor-to-ceiling windows, sun-dappled rooms and breathtaking balconies. Expert craftsmanship is evident at every turn within the 9,180-square-foot residence, which has been artfully appointed with the finest fittings and fixtures. A distinctive octagonal tongue-and-groove ceiling highlights the living room while wainscoting and crown moldings add grace and style throughout the home.
The generously-proportioned kitchen is outfitted with two islands affording ample seating and workspace. The kitchen opens to the family room where glass doors lead to a view-inspired covered porch overlooking the tropical landscape. Sure to delight owners is the first-floor master suite lavishly fitted with two walk-in closets, his and hers water closets and lavatories, a dual shower, spa tub, private terrace and an outdoor shower.
Additional accommodations in the 5-bedroom, 7.5-bath plan are found on the second level, which can be accessed via stairs or elevator, and include three bedroom suites plus a guest suite with sitting area, wet bar, private bath and a balcony. Also situated upstairs is an expansive game room with wet bar.
The home’s exterior includes 4,345 square feet of covered space creating an impressive venue for casual entertaining as well as comfortable everyday living. Exercise enthusiasts will enjoy the 540-square-foot gym as well as the heated pool with 50-foot lap lane and adjacent hot tub. Two boardwalks lead beyond the outdoor kitchen and charming gazebo to the sparkling blue waters of New Pass. Kayaking and paddle boarding are easily accessed from this vantage point, or take a leisurely cruise from the fishing pier with boat dock and lift.
Complementing the host of amenities found at home are those offered at the Longboat Key Club and Resort. In addition to championship golf and tennis, the community features a deep water marina that can accommodate larger yachts. World-renowned for its beautiful beaches, Longboat Key is located just minutes to fine dining and entertainment along the ‘Cultural Coast’ of Sarasota. Offered at $9,995,000.
Peter G. Laughlin Group
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty