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Life at The Owen Golden Gate Point: Between the City and the Sand

Situated in one of downtown Sarasota’s most cherished historic locations, framed by Sarasota Bay and developed by The Ronto Group in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital.

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Situated in one of Sarasota’s most cherished historic locations, and framed by Sarasota Bay, the gated Owen Golden Gate Point’s luxurious resort lifestyle will allow residents to take full advantage of both the city ranked as the number one place to live in Florida and beaches that are acknowledged as being among the best in the world. A development of the award-winning Ronto Group in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital, The Owen offers just 29 condominium owners an opportunity to fully enjoy all the best of Southwest Florida. Named by U.S. News & World Report as the 2023-2024 #1 Place to Live in Florida and the #5 Place to Live in the United States, Sarasota is renowned for the caliber of its galleries, performing arts, boutiques, and dining. Just across the Sarasota Bay Bridge, St. Armand’s Circle, a Southwest Florida treasure, provides a gateway to a beach scene that includes Siesta Beach that is ranked the #2 Beach in the U.S. and the #9 Best Beach in the World in 2024 by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards™.


The 22-acre Golden Gate Point peninsula’s smart, relaxed personality is distinctive and perfectly suited to a luxury lifestyle. With its tree-lined sidewalks, brick pavered streets, lighted entry, and bayfront backdrop, Golden Gate Point is insulated from the density and congestion found in other downtown areas. Urban dwellers appreciate Golden Gate Point’s easy access by foot, bike, car, or trolly to St. Armand’s Circle, the beaches, and downtown’s attractions. Protected sidewalks extend for miles in all directions, creating opportunities for an invigorating run, a peaceful walk, or a trip to the marina or yacht club for fishing, boating, or dining. Just across from the entry to Golden Gate Point are the Ritz Carlton & Westin Hotels, where one can indulge in a meal, a cocktail, a rooftop encounter, or a spa treatment. 

Designed by MHK Architecture and Planning, The Owen’s exterior will be awash in the neutral tones of the shore with gentle curves suggestive of its setting on the Point. Created by Carrie L. Riley, ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ and president and licensed principal interior designer at riley interior design, The Owen’s amenities and common areas will present a soft, livable ambiance that encourages residents to become fully engaged with the new building’s resort lifestyle. That lifestyle will offer a full measure of privacy, exclusivity, and luxury.

Owners and their guests will be greeted in The Owen’s grand two-story lobby. The lobby’s architecture will be one of the interior’s most enduring memory points. The building’s amenity level will feature a social room with comfortable seating as well as a game room with an indoor/outdoor bar. Both spaces will open to a landscaped outdoor amenity deck with an infinity edge saltwater pool, billowing palm trees and tropical container gardens, lounge chairs, a separate spa that will be ideal for soothing aching muscles or enjoying a perfect moonlight plunge, a fire pit seating area, and a bar and grilling area with seating. Additional outdoor amenities will include a walking path along the property’s perimeter, a fenced dog walk/park area, guest parking, and bicycle storage. 

The interior design throughout the communal spaces will present organic materials and finishes that create a softer, more livable ambiance that is neither sterile nor contemporary. On the amenity level, herringbone wood flooring and fluted or channeled wood wall details will be incorporated into the look. The attractive, comfortable, and highly functional social room will be a multipurpose space that caters to the residents while encouraging them to enjoy the opportunities to socialize afforded by the design. Whether it’s a private party, a bridal shower or baby shower, a game day viewing party, a club meeting or group get together, the social room will offer an engaging space that will be enjoyed by all.

Adjacent to the social room, the game room’s casual feeling will make it a fun, appealing space for entire families – whether it be children, grandchildren, young adults, or adults. The room will have warm finishes and wall coverings, hanging lighting fixtures, and ceiling details. Banquette seating will convey a coffee shop vibe. As planned, the room will feature a pool table, shuffleboard, and ping pong. An indoor/outdoor bar and an open-door style will open to the outdoor amenity deck.

A fitness center will also be featured on the The Owen’s amenity level. The space will provide a spa-like ambiance with marble, wood, and other soothing finishes. The selections will ensure the fitness areas avoid feeling like a space with just equipment and a rubber floor. Residents will have the freedom to bring in their own personal trainers and massage therapists to work within the fitness center. Additional spaces are being created for stretching, yoga, and Pilates.

Even given the comprehensive array of indoor and outdoor amenities that will combine to present a uniquely luxurious living experience, The Owen’s most valuable amenity is its location on a 1.18-acre site that encompasses the entire southern tip of the interior point of Golden Gate Point. Saltwater breezes wafting from the waters of Sarasota Bay, Southwest Florida’s renowned sunsets, views of the nearby marina, and Sarasota’s vibrant entertainment and cultural arts scene will all serve as joyful reminders of the allure of the Southwest Florida living experience. 

Ronto is continuing to accept sales contracts for residences at The Owen Golden Gate Point. Contact the LRM Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate located at 1350 Main Street, Suite 2, Sarasota, FL 34236. Call 941.210.0987.