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Sarasota Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 4 months ago

Three things

Summer fun
by: Robert Plunket Staff Writer

Some houses come alive in the summer. They embrace the outdoors, with swimming pools, green lawns and all sorts of activities for the whole family to enjoy — inside and out. Who needs a vacation or a second home when you have everything you need right in your own backyard? Here’s a selection of great summer-friendly homes on the market.

Sanderling Surprise

7340 Pine Needle Road

This home in Siesta Key’s gated Sanderling Club has an unusual Mission-Southwest look that fits surprisingly well into its tropical setting. It’s located on a meandering waterway that’s great for kayaking, and the outdoor living area is perfect for summer fun. It’s like an open-air living room, with a gas fireplace, skylights, a built-in TV and pine ceilings. The home has four bedrooms and three baths, with many custom features — hammered copper sinks, concrete countertops and wrought iron fixtures. The master suite includes an indoor-outdoor shower, and the private Sanderling beach is a short walk away.

Priced at $1.79 million. For more information, call Ellen Wells of Michael Saunders & Co. at 544-4849.

Country Life

2974 Dick Wilson Drive

The gated community of Laurel Oak provides a host of family-oriented amenities — golf and tennis and social activities — and here’s a large two-story brick home with plenty of room to take advantage of them all. It’s set on 1.3 acres — plenty of room for the kids’ soccer games —and it has all sorts of fun interior spaces. There’s a media room, a family room plus a playroom, and an air-conditioned four-car garage. The master suite has a fireplace and a private office. This home can easily accommodate a large family — it has five bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and more than 7,000 square feet of living area.

Priced at $1.95 million. For more information, call Kelly Rosenberg of Berkshire Hathaway at 961-4948.

Longboat Informality

710 Tarawitt Drive

If the beach is an important part of your summer, here’s an informal, well-priced home on Longboat Key that’s just a short walk to private beach access. There’s also an enclosed pool with a pavered deck that’s shaded by tropical palm trees. The main living area is on the upper level, where you’ll also find two bedrooms, tile floors, a sundeck and lots of beachy atmosphere. The lower level has a guest suite with bath and kitchen that’s perfect for visiting family. The home is on a canal with easy access to the bay.

Priced at $659,000. For more information, call Greg Martin of Sterling Realty at 315-3567.

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