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Ronto Reports Brisk Sales at The Owen Since Board Approval

The building’s amenities and common areas are being designed by Riley Interior Design Principal Carrie L. Riley, ASID.

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  • | 11:56 a.m. November 8, 2023
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The Ronto Group, the developer of The Owen Golden Gate Point, has announced a flurry of sales contracts in the past few weeks as a result of their planning board approval for the project and the start of season.

Spacious open concept floor plan choices with water views and luxurious features and finishes are contributing to exceptional reservation activity at The Owen Golden Gate Point, a new mid-rise boutique building being developed in downtown Sarasota by The Ronto Group. Headquartered in Naples, The Ronto Group is developing Rosewood Residences Lido Key and Rosewood Residences Naples in collaboration with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, and in their 50-year history, have perfected development in the luxury market. The Owen has been designed to provide a select group of just 29 condominium owners with a coveted lifestyle in the thriving downtown district. Situated on a 1.18-acre site that encompasses the entire southern tip of the interior point of the Golden Gate Point peninsula. The building’s four unique three bedroom, three and a half bath open concept floor plans range from 2,263 to 3,076 square feet under air plus a balcony with a gas grill. Three of the plans also include a study. The residences are fully customizable during the pre-construction phase of the project and extensive finish selections are available. Pre-construction pricing starts in the low-$2-millions.

The three-bedroom plus study, three-and-a-half bath 04-residence epitomizes Ronto’s commitment to creating a luxurious lifestyle. The 2,709 square feet under air 04 floor plan will showcase a private elevator lobby, an entry foyer and spacious island kitchen, and a flowing great room and dining area that opens to a nearly 200 square foot covered balcony with glass railings and a built-in stainless-steel Artisan Professional Series gas grill. Expansive impact-resistant doors and windows will bathe the living areas with natural light. Standard appliances in the island kitchen will include a Sub-Zero side-by-side panel ready refrigerator/freezer with an internal dispenser. A Wolf single wall oven, a wall microwave, a transitional five-burner gas range top, a vented exhaust cooktop wall hood, and a Bosch panel ready dishwasher will also be included. A Blanco Quatras stainless steel super single bowl undermount kitchen sink will be equipped with a House of Rohl pulldown faucet. The owner’s suite will feature double walk-in closets, as well as dual sinks and a walk-in shower. A collection of Del Conca floor and shower wall material as well as a designer collection of flat panel or shaker style Miralis cabinets in a wide assortment of colors are available. Quartz countertops are also available in a wide selection of colors. The 04-residences will also feature ten-foot ceilings per plan, recessed LED lighting in the kitchen, hallways, and baths per plan, contemporary five and one quarter-inch baseboards, smooth finish drywall walls, and ventilated wood shelving in the guest bedroom closets. Typical 04-residences are pre-construction priced from $2,695,000 to $3,720,000. A 04-penthouse is priced at $4,090,000.

Ideally located in one of downtown Sarasota’s most cherished historic locations, and framed by Sarasota Bay, the gated Owen Golden Gate Point will be the ideal spot to capture gentle bay breezes and Southwest Florida’s glorious sunsets. Designed by MHK Architecture and Planning, the building’s contemporary design will be awash in the neutral tones of the shore with gentle curves suggestive of its setting on the Point. The site gracefully arcs from east to west while providing partial bay and marina views from the residences. The peninsula’s relaxed personality is perfectly suited to a luxurious lifestyle in one of downtown’s most popular neighborhoods. Literally situated in the middle of downtown’s myriad attractions, The Owen Golden Gate Point offers easy access by foot, bike, car, or trolly to St. Armand’s Circle, the beaches, and the shopping, dining, and gallery venues in the Sarasota downtown district. Even amidst all the downtown activity, The Owen will convey a sense of tranquility. Gorgeous flowers, towering palm trees, a meandering walking path on the site’s perimeter, a convenient dog park, and a pavered entry will contribute to the relaxed setting. Taken in combination with its array of resort-style amenities, the Owen presents a remarkable opportunity to enjoy a remarkable life in downtown Sarasota.

Secured building access and semi-private elevators with controlled access will ensure The Owen’s residents will enjoy a sense of privacy. The building’s amenities and common areas are being designed by Riley Interior Design Principal Carrie L. Riley, ASID. Owners and their guests will be greeted in a grand two-story rotunda lobby. The lobby/amenity level will feature a social lounge with comfortable seating and a bar, with direct access to the pool deck. A fitness center will offer state-of-the-art equipment, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. A massage suite will allow residents to invite their favorite massage therapist to provide an on-site session. The fitness center will also include a stretching/yoga area, a steam room, and a spa. Residents may also invite personal trainers to work with them within the fitness center. Social seating and an indoor/outdoor bar will be featured in a game room outfitted with table and arcade games. Zoom rooms, work from home stations, and a board/conference room will be included. Secure parking under the building with two spaces per residence, one of which will be pre-wired for a 40-amp power outlet for electric vehicle charging using the vehicle owner’s charger, climate-controlled resident storage rooms, and secured bike storage are also included.

An infinity edge saltwater pool will be the centerpiece of The Owen’s landscaped outdoor amenity deck. Billowing palm trees and tropical container gardens, lounge chairs, a separate spa, a fire pit seating area, and an outdoor bar and grilling area with seating will also be featured. Additional outdoor amenities will include a fenced dog walk/park area, guest parking, and bicycle storage.

The Ronto Group is continuing to accept reservations for residences at The Owen Golden Gate Point. Contact the LRM Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate located at 1350 Main Street, Suite 2 in downtown Sarasota. Call 941.210.0987 or visit


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