1. Golf and Glamour
380 Bunker Hill, Osprey
In Sarasota’s gated golf-course communities, a $1 million house usually means a superior product with lots of space, a view and all the amenities. Here’s a home in The Oaks that fits the bill nicely. With more than 5,500 square feet, there are four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a fireplace and a master bedroom that measures 20 feet by 26 feet. The style is “Spanish hacienda” with Saltillo tile floors and a pool set in a courtyard reminiscent of lazy days in Cuernavaca, Morelos. You look out on a lake and a view of the golf course. With 36 holes and 18 tennis courts, The Oaks is one of the more prestigious golf communities in the area, famed for its architecture and elegant clubhouse. (Property owners must also buy an equity share in the club.)
The house is priced at $1.09 million. For information call Betty Mullinnix, of Michael Saunders and Co., 928-3441.
2. Old and New
1700 Cunliff Lane, Sarasota
Cherokee Park contains many of Sarasota’s classic older homes, and this American-looking beauty is a little bit old and a little bit new. Built in 1970 as the family home of a prominent judge, it has four bedrooms and four baths in just a little more than 3,000 square feet. The interior is traditional in style, with oak floors, a bay window and vaulted ceilings. The half-acre lot is beautifully landscaped, containing several spectacular oaks and banyan trees. You can see the bay from the yard. And, there’s a surprise — the cute little carriage house, attached by a breezeway, began life as Sarasota’s oldest post office and dates back to 1879, when this land was part of the Cunliff estate.
This house is priced at $995,000. For information, call Sandra Appignani, of Premier Sotheby’s, at 320-1002.
3. Longboat Luxury
280 N. Shore Road No. 9, Longboat Key
Here’s the perfect getaway for someone seeking peace and quiet packaged in luxury and comfort. A townhouse located in a small complex (nine units) tucked away at the north end of Longboat Key, it has views of the Gulf and is just a short walk to what may be the nicest beach on the Key. There are three bedrooms and three baths, a two-car garage, plus a host of luxurious touches — an elevator, a fireplace and hardwood floors. The living room boasts 20-foot ceilings, with a wall of glass overlooking gardens and the Gulf. There’s even a private indoor pool with a Jacuzzi and resistance jets so you can swim for exercise.
This house is priced at $999,000. For information, call Roger Pettingell, of Coldwell Banker, at 586-6668.
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