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1660 Ranch Club Blvd. Photos courtesy of Premier Sotheby's
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Three Things: Perfect Pools

by: Bob Plunket Contributing Writer


Family Fun
1660 Ranch Club Blvd.

This pool, in a large estate-style home set on 10 acres, has the feeling of a resort in Mexico or the Caribbean. Its large size and natural look is enhanced by rock outcroppings, a waterfall and lush plantings. It’s the sort of place where kids can happily spend the entire day. Inside the 8,000-square-foot home they’ll find even more to do, with a game room and a home theater. Adults will appreciate the pool’s dramatic nighttime lighting, plus the home’s high-end finishes in the Tuscan style, with custom stone, marble, onyx and mahogany, along with hand-painted murals and a kitchen with an arched-brick ceiling.


Priced at $2,999,000. For more information, call Robert Sherman of Premier Sotheby’s at 941-313-1301.

Sophisticated Style
136 Osprey Point Drive

This elegant infinity pool in a traditional-style home suggests the south of France, with its purple bougainvillea and views out over Little Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Accessed directly from the three-story living room, the pool terrace offers a covered loggia with a completely equipped kitchen. The home itself is set on more than half an acre of prime waterfront and contains seven bedrooms (including a master with his and hers baths and dressing areas), a fitness studio, a four-car garage and an elevator. Its location in The Oaks, one of Sarasota’s most prestigious gated communities, gives it great security and amenities, including golf, tennis and dining.

Priced at $3.9 million. For more information, call Sania Allen of Michael Saunders & Co. at 941-266-7829.

Tropical Chic
1504 Casey Key Road

Crisp and modern, the pool of this Carl Abbott-designed home on Casey Key epitomizes Florida chic. Its unusual triangle shape takes advantage of the bayfront setting overlooking the Intracoastal. However, the home also faces the Gulf, with the second-floor living area offering views of the private white-sand beach. It’s a tough choice for cocktails: the bay or the Gulf?

You’ll also find four bedrooms (including a semi-detached guest suite), four-and-a-half baths, floors of polished white granite, a boat dock and, most of all, the trademark Abbott geometry of clean, spare angles and walls of glass framing the tropical landscape and sky.

Priced at $2,395,000. For more information, call Joel Schemmel of Premier Sotheby’s at 941-587-4894.



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