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$19.75M Ohana sale sets new record for Longboat Key


The exterior of the Ohana estate at 6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, photographed in 2013.
The exterior of the Ohana estate at 6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, photographed in 2013.
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A new record has been set for Longboat Key real estate, and it’s a jaw-dropper.

The 2.67-acre property at 6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, known as the Ohana estate, has sold for $19.75 million in a private sale that closed on May 30, said Realtor Reid Murphy of Developers Realty LBK, Inc.

The sale marks a new record for a home sale on Longboat Key, shattering the previous record of $16.5 million, which was set in 2020 with the sale of the Serenissima estate located at 845 Longboat Club Road.

A view of Ohana's pool area from the main house in 2014.
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Ohana is located in Manatee County, and its most recent sale also sets a new record for a home sale in the county, which was previously held by the $16 million sale in 2022 of 100 Beach Ave. on Anna Maria Island.

The seller was Ohana Trustee LLC. Information about the buyer was not disclosed.

The Ohana estate last sold for $11.4 million in 2019

The Ohana estate, photographed in 2013, is on 2.67 acres on Longboat Key.
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Since then updates to the nearly 10,000-square-foot home have been minimal, but “it’s beautiful. It’s (acreage) on the beach. It’s like a resort,” said Murphy. “It’s pretty much the same house.”

It’s his third time selling the property, Murphy added. And his third time setting the record on Longboat Key. He sold 825 Longboat Club Road in 2011 for $12.5 million and 6021 Gulf of Mexico Drive in 2020 for $13,000,001.

The estate was constructed in 2013. Sarasota architect Guy Peterson designed the home to incorporate Polynesian influences. Ohana means "family" in Hawaiian.

A 2014 view of Ohana's contemporary kitchen in its main house.
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In 2014, the estate received praise and media attention for its design and construction team, including Peterson, builder Michael Walker and landscape designer Raymond Jungles, according to previous reporting from the Observer.

The property features three pavilions, a tennis court, balconies, terraces, a pool, six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. It also boasts a seawall to protect its beachfront from erosion. The home has two elevators.

“South Longboat for many years was considered to have most of the nicer homes,” said Murphy. But the north end of Longboat Key seems to be overtaking it. “It’s a little bit of land and timing. Things in south Longboat are a little older and these are newer homes.”

This article has been updated to include Realtor Reid Murphy's company association name.

 

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James Peter

James Peter is the managing editor of the Longboat and Sarasota Observers. He has worked in journalism in a variety of newsroom roles and as a freelance writer for over a decade. Before joining the Observer, he was based in Montana and Colorado.

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