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Island Lifestyle and Architectural Gems on Sarasota’s Siesta Key

There’s no denying that Siesta Key is known far and wide for its beach. “It’s a crescent-shaped, big, beautiful, wide beach, and the sand is 100% soft, pure white quartz,” said Jonathan Abrams, a broker with Michael Saunders & Company. The island, or “the key” as it’s called by locals,... | READ MORE

Lido Shores home sells for $3.35 million

A Lido Shores home sold last week for $3.35 million — the highest price paid for a non-waterfront residence this year in Sarasota County, according to the broker. The home at 1212 Westway Drive was listed in July for $3.9 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Learn more and check out... | READ MORE

Highest Non-waterfront Home in Sarasota County for 2019

Though its Norwegian name implies a waterfront view, Strandhaus – literally translated to Beach House – set a record in late December for the highest-priced sale of a non-waterfront home in Sarasota County. Though close to New Pass in Lido Shores (the home across the street backs up to the... | READ MORE

Siesta Key Notches Second Highest Home Sale Ever

A waterfront mansion at 3799 Flamingo Road on Siesta Key has sold for $10.5 million—the key’s second-highest sale ever. Located on the north end of the island, the 1.4-acre property has more than 700 feet of water frontage on the bay, canal and lagoon and has been featured in in publications including Forbes, The New York Times,Elle Décor,Dwell and Mansion... | READ MORE

Siesta Key Estate Sells for $10.5 Million

A Siesta Key estate with more than 700 feet of frontage on Sarasota Bay, a lagoon and a waterway linking the two has sold for $10.5 million, the highest price in that beachside community this year. Behind private gates at 3799 Flamingo Drive, the home was marketed and sold by... | READ MORE

Siesta Key Estate Sells for $7.5 Million

A waterfront estate situated on a rare four-acre parcel of land in Sanderling Club has sold for $7.5 million, the highest-priced residential sale on Siesta Key since 2017. The Gulf-to-lagoon property with private beach and separate guest house is located at 8218 Sanderling Road. Joel Schemmel, of Premier Sotheby’s International... | READ MORE

It’s All About Water

What attracted buyers to Sanderling Beach Club when it was first created by Atlanta developer Elbridge Boyd in 1946 was his insistence on preserving the lush and beautiful Old Florida habitat of the barrier island. And he had an abundance of water for situating snowbird cottages and homes for permanent... | READ MORE

Breezy Mid Century in Sarasota Asks $4.5 Million

Miami may be known for glitz and over-the-top beach homes, but another Florida enclave is packed with glamorous architecture: Lido Shores in Sarasota. Located on the southwestern coast of Florida, Sarasota is a booming arts and cultural capitol of the state, known for the Sarasota School of Architecture that flourished in... | READ MORE

Luxurious Kid-Centered Home in Sarasota is Ready for New Family

It’s in a coveted school district, this family home at 2231 Oriole Drive in Sarasota’s McClellan Park neighborhood, but that’s only the beginning of amenities that are kid friendly. There’s a heated salt-water swimming pool and a walled back yard with play equipment and room to run around. Inside are... | READ MORE

Jordan House is a Historic Treasure

If you’ve ever driven east on Pocono Trail or Colonia Lane, you likely have wondered what’s behind the gated, pink-walled compound that covers nearly a block of downtown Nokomis. The answer is a time capsule shrouded in a Shangri-La of serenity known as the Jordan House. The house and grounds... | READ MORE

A Gem Restored

Realtor Joel Schemmel recalls walking into the Van Wezel Estate, built in 1936 at 535 S. Boulevard of the Presidents, and thinking to himself, “Absolute teardown.” That was in 2006. Four years later, Schemmel’s impression was about to become reality, as the then-owner, Jim Beg, had applied for a demolition... | READ MORE

Van Wezel Estate For Sale for Nearly $3.7 million

You now have a chance to buy a piece of Sarasota’s history. The estate that belonged to Lewis and Eugenia Van Wezel in Lido Key is now up for sale. The home was one of the first homes to be built on Lido Key. The dock in the backyard is... | READ MORE

Joel Schemmel
50 Central Avenue, Suite 110
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 308-6497