Ellen Jaffe Jones


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Listings in Sarasota

5 Beds 4 Baths Hudson Bayou SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. The downtown Sarasota waterfront setting doesn’t get any better. Located in a federally Qualified Opportunity Zone, the investment opportunity for this property offers significant tax benefits. This 4016 square foot, 2-story home is situated on 220’ of water frontage on a Hudson Bayou peninsula. The views from the residence on the bayou are simply breathtaking. This downtown property is just minutes away from Selby Botanical Gardens, the Marina Jack bay front, Main Street, area beaches, local barrier islands, SRQ airport and everything that Sarasota so graciously offers. And the beauty about this property is that it’s been professionally renovated both inside and out; which feels as though the home is brand new. As you approach the property from the road, you're greeted by a motorized privacy gate and once you enter the elegant motor court with silver brick pavers, you have access to a 3-car, oversized garage; with tandem parking in one of the bays. On the exterior, the residence features a standing seam metal roof, new PGT impact windows and doors, anodized shade louvers on the front elevation windows, and stone stairs that lead to the grand, glass entry doors. There’s an elevated, inground pool which isn’t obstructed with a screened cage, which adds to the outdoor natural appeal. Another highlight is a covered outdoor dining area that overlooks the sundeck and water. This area is perfect for entertaining. You’ll also discover a renovated dock with Trex engineered decking and not just one, but two boat lifts. From a boating standpoint, this located offers protected water and you’re only minutes to Sarasota Bay and the open pass out to the Gulf of Mexico. And for the youngsters, there’s even a charming little tree house with big water views that's certain to make for lasting, life-long childhood memories. Inside the home you’ll find high ceilings, floors that are clad with French Oak, 8’ interior doors, a gas fireplace, contemporary wood staircase, elegant bathrooms, a stylish kitchen with white Shaker cabinetry, quartz counter-tops and Viking appliances. The pristine residence boasts 5 bedrooms with 4 ensuite bathrooms, a dedicated office that could be outfitted as a media room, and a temperature-controlled wine storage room located inside the large garage. Every room in the house is expansive and because of all of the windows, which offer privacy views, there’s an abundance of natural light cascading into the home. The primary bedroom suite is delightfully spacious and features 2 oversized walk-in wardrobe rooms, a gorgeous spa style bathroom and access to a second story covered outdoor terrace with grand water and sunset views of Hudson Bayou. A completely renovated home, on the water, in downtown Sarasota with the zip code 34236 doesn’t become available very often, but in addition to that scarcity, because it’s located in 1 of only 4 Qualified Opportunity Zones in Sarasota, you could treat this as an investment property and with the proper hold, eliminate any capital gains tax on a future resale. Speak to your investment advisor for more information about this significant tax benefit. To tour the property, contact the listing agent or your trusted real estate professional. Please see extensive property catalog attached for full property details and photos.

1718 Bay Street, Sarasota

3 Beds 3.5 Baths Sota SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Pre-Construction. To be built. SOTA RESIDENCES & HOTEL offers an intimate collection of 35 elegant residences with the curated services and amenities of an upscale boutique hotel. This thoughtfully designed Penthouse with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms features a double door entry, floor-to-ceiling windows and flow through floorplan that is perfect for entertaining. Step out on the private West facing terrace with contemporary glass railings and take in expansive views of downtown and Sarasota Bay. Enjoy hosting family and friends in the oversized chef’s kitchen featuring Gaggenau appliances showcased in an integrated design that highlights the European-style cabinetry, quartz countertops and designer fixtures. Your spacious primary suite includes an entry foyer, double closets with an adjacent dressing area and sunset water views. The generous ensuite bathroom is a true retreat offering a custom floating vanity with double sinks, frameless glass-enclosed shower, freestanding soaking tub and private water closet. The large laundry room provides a separate service entrance and additional storage. Residents will select designer finishes from a palate of soft neutral tones to truly personalize their home. Sitting atop the SOTA Hotel affords owners access to a serviced lifestyle that includes in-home dining, 24-hour valet service and special rates for guests. Slip downstairs to enjoy a book poolside over lunch. Meet with friends at the hotel restaurant and bar for craft cocktails and dinner before heading to the theater. Unwind with friends during sunset in the private residence only lounge with entertaining kitchen and expansive terrace. Other amenities include a private resident’s entry and elevators, fitness center, conference rooms and residents only massage room. SOTA Residences & Hotel is an iconic community presented by Trepp Developments and designed by Hoyt Architects with interiors and amenities by New York City-based architect and designer, Andre Kikoski. Visit TheSota.com for more information or call the sales gallery to arrange a virtual presentation. NOTE: Pictures provided are renderings and may not be of this home; they are meant to represent the interior finishes for this community.

1703 Main Street Unit PH-3, Sarasota

3 Beds 3.5 Baths Town House Condominium SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Pre-Construction. To be built. PreConstruction. An intimate gated community of just 29 residences, The Owen is nestled along the southern curve of downtown’s Golden Gate Point. Interior finishes of this three-bedroom, den, three-and-a-half-bath residence include a private elevator entry, 10-foot ceilings per plan, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf five-burner gas cooktop, Wolf wall ovens, quartz countertops, Rohl fixtures, contemporary cabinetry, an oversized island, porcelain tile flooring and a gas grill on the terrace. Distinctive resort-style spaces are designed for wellness and leisure, including a 1,700 S.F. fitness center, dual locker rooms, steam and sauna, owners' gathering room, conference/work-from-home suites, game room with pool table, large screen TV and bar, infinity-edge saltwater pool, spa, and cozy fire pit. A walking path encircling the property and a dog park area are the perfect places for you and your furry friend to get a daily run. The two-story entry lobby features owner storage, bike storage, and a concierge desk. Two parking spaces, one with an outlet for an EV charger are included. Easy access to the restaurants, boutiques, and galleries of downtown, St. Armands Circle, and the beaches of Lido and Longboat Keys, personalized homeowner services, and the security of all new construction make life at The Owen carefree and convenient. For a limited time, this residence can be fully customized. The Owen is presented by The Ronto Group, developers of The Rosewood Residences Lido Beach and many notable condominium communities along Florida's Gulf Coast.

325 Golden Gate Point Unit 804, Sarasota

3 Beds 3.5 Baths The Collection SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. This is your last opportunity to own the final masterpiece in an exclusive collection of 12. Completed in 2023, Residence 501 at The Collection is the only brand new, move-in ready condo in the core of downtown Sarasota. Spanning over 3,330 square feet, the remarkable West-facing residence delivers 3 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, plus a den – presenting a lavish expanse usually reserved for single-family homes. Illuminated by the Sarasota sun, the open living area has been crafted with passion, imagination, and attention to every luxurious detail. Living, dining, and kitchen spaces blend effortlessly beneath soaring ceiling heights, with vast windows standing up to 12 feet tall. These grand windows provide a stunning perspective of the Sarasota skyline, over blazing sunsets, glittering city lights and one of the world’s most beautiful bays on the horizon. Meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the custom-designed painted cabinetry, waterfall quartz surfaces, floating vanities, large tile throughout, gas range and exquisite Miele appliances. More than a residence, this is a lifestyle redefined, where you can indulge in a pinnacle resort atmosphere from home. Step out from your private elevator lobby for access to the luxurious pool, spa, cabanas, fire table, grill, community room, board room, sauna, fitness center and assigned climate-controlled storage. The amenities truly feel like an extension of your private residence, infusing wellness and relaxation into each day. With electric car charging capabilities and 3 private parking spaces available, you are easily connected to city life. A true urban oasis nestled on a quiet street, this is a place where convenience and class unite: walk to Whole Foods, artisan coffee shops, an array of restaurants, galleries, boutiques and theatres. Here, you can relish in the dynamic energy of downtown living. The Collection is a testament to the extraordinary, where an artful existence has been distilled into a way of life. Don’t miss the final offering to be one of the 12 original owners.

1335 2nd Street Unit 501, Sarasota

3 Beds 3.5 Baths Golden Gate Point SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
Welcome to The Pearl, a pinnacle of sophistication in downtown Sarasota! This exceptional condominium, constructed in 2019, boasts a collection of eight distinctive residences, each occupying its own floor without shared walls. As you step into the secure building, you're greeted by an entrance lobby leading to a private foyer accessed via the elevator, ensuring exclusivity and privacy. Double doors open to reveal a luminous and open floor plan featuring high ceilings and top-tier finishes throughout. Bask in the breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay and the cityscape from the main living area and the owner's retreat. The thoughtfully designed layout includes a spacious living room, dining room, media room, and a gourmet kitchen equipped with European cabinetry, quartz countertops, a tiled backsplash, and top-of-the-line Jenn Aire appliances, including a 6-burner gas stovetop and vented hood. Accommodate guests effortlessly with three bedrooms, each boasting an en-suite bath and access to an exterior terrace. The residence also includes an office, powder bath, laundry room with cabinets and a wet sink, and a private enclosed 2-car garage for added convenience. The owner's retreat is a haven of luxury, featuring a generously-sized bedroom, two closets, a beautiful bath with an extended vanity, ample storage, a separate soaking tub, an enclosed water closet, and a tiled shower with a built-in seat. Relax by the heated pool and spa, embracing a worry-free lock-and-leave lifestyle that allows you to unwind during your holidays. Golden Gate Point, a charming neighborhood, invites leisurely strolls along its brick-adorned streets, illuminated by streetlights and dotted with doggie waste stations. Enjoy the prime location with easy access to St. Armand's Circle and Lido Beach via the Ringling Causeway. Downtown Sarasota's offerings, including parks, marinas, fine dining, tiki huts, and a wealth of arts and culture, are at your fingertips. Become a part of the vibrant community by joining the Golden Gate Point Association (GGPA), where you can forge new connections and participate in exciting community events. Your dream lifestyle awaits at The Pearl - seize this opportunity for refined living in the heart of Sarasota!

609 Golden Gate Point Unit 402, Sarasota

4 Beds 4.5 Baths Prime Sub SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
This NEW HOME offers SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION, QUALITY FINISHES & ATTENTION TO DETAILS in an incomparable LOCATION. The West of Trail neighborhood, Bayou, it's a quick walk to Downtown, The Bayfront, Selby Gardens, and Southside Village. The open floor plan is spacious and elegantly appointed. A Tray Ceiling with recessed lighting compliment the Great Room's striking Quartz Fireplace. Amelia Oak Wood Floors are throughout the home. The kitchen features Ultra High-Gloss Upper Cabinets and Gorgeous Wood on lower cabinets & island that give a warm and inviting look. The countertops are light gray-veined quartz. Viking appliances including a Dual Fuel Range, microwave and dishwasher. There's a wine room adjacent to the kitchen. The Primary Suite is on the main floor with two walk-in closets, bath with dual sinks, walk-in shower and soaking tub. The covered Lanai with outdoor kitchen can be accessed from the Great Room, Dining Area & Primary Suite. A beautiful lap pool and swim-up spa are finished in Tropics Blue Pebble Tech. The attractive backyard is low maintenance, and thoughtfully landscaped for privacy. Completing 1st floor is a Bonus Room/Office or and a large laundry room. Upstairs you will find 3 generously-sized bedrooms with walk-in closets, two bathrooms and a loft. No detail has been overlooked! Wonderful neighborhood with a park one block away and in the Southside Elementary School boundary. Be sure to watch the walkthrough video then make an appointment to see it in person. You won't be disappointed. Dream it, Live it!

1717 Alta Vista Street, Sarasota

4 Beds 4.5 Baths Collage On 5th SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Pre-Construction. To be built. Are you dreaming of the perfect downtown location to be close to everything Sarasota, with its amazing arts and cultural district, culinary delights, walk to the farmers market and the John Ringling Bridge and the new 53-acre public park right on Sarasota’s bayfront? Well, this is it! In the hot Rosemary District, you will find Collage on 5th, a boutique, contemporary new development offering just seven unique residences. This spacious penthouse residence is located on the fourth and fifth floors and offers 3,135 HVAC square feet of new construction on 5th Street between Central Avenue and Lemon Avenue, plus 646 square feet of terraces equals a total of 3,781 square feet. On your spacious terrace off the living room, you can soak in an optional above-ground 10-by-5-foot pool. The luxurious first floor of 1,675 square feet offers two bedrooms, two full baths of unique European design, a terrace off each bedroom, an elevator, high ceilings, tons of storage, impact glass and an amazing chef’s kitchen featuring a wall of ovens, refrigerator, built-in pantry, plus a huge entertainment island with room for five-plus bar stools, all open to the spacious 405-square-foot dining room and living room. Take the stairs to access your 1,460-square-foot loft area with another large entertainment room perfect for lounging, plus a master suite, spacious office, fourth bedroom, plus two more full baths and two additional terraces to enjoy the perfect Florida weather. This stunning contemporary design features two parking spaces each, just for the two top-floor penthouses in the under-building secure garage with alley access. Designer features include hard surface flooring, 8-foot doors, energy-efficient systems, recessed lighting, custom, contemporary European cabinetry with solid surface quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting and an all stainless steel appliance package. Reservations are being accepted until condominium documents are state-approved. Don’t waste any time and contact agent for your own private showing today.

1469 5th Street Unit 404, Sarasota

3 Beds 3.5 Baths The Pearl SubDv. 34236 Zip Code
An elegant and contemporary 3rd floor unit with wonderful city, marina and water views awaits you upon entering The Pearl on Golden Gate Point. Once you step into this beautifully designed residence you are wowed by the big open airy feel with high 11’ ceilings and tall 10’ impact sliding glass doors with a large wrap around balcony that bring in huge amounts of natural light. Completed just recently in 2019 this complex offers 8 unique residences with no shared walls, poured concrete construction, a private oversized 2 car garage under building, a secured lobby entrance and a secured elevator that opens up to your own private foyer. Gorgeous natural palettes of color enhance the whole feeling, your luxurious and spacious owner’s suite with a wonderful spa-like bathroom are sure to impress, 2 other nicely sized guest bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor lanais and an additional office/den offer plenty of room with over 2700 +/- sq ft for family or friends to move around. Fabulous open kitchen with a center island, high end appliances including a natural gas 6 burner cooktop, vented hood, built-in refrigerator, separate oven and microwave, Eurotech wood cabinetry and quartz counter tops. A tropical private pool area with hot tub and grill area is a great place to sit and relax after a long day! The Pearl is a pet friendly building, located in the highly desirable area of Golden Gate Point, right next door to Marina Jack and surrounded by the Sarasota Bayfront its location can’t be beat! Hop over the Ringling Bridge and enjoy the shopping of St Armands Circle, take a stroll on down Lido Beach or take in all of what downtown Sarasota offers with its shops, art galleries, theaters and dining venues. Located right in the heart of what living in Sarasota is all about.

609 Golden Gate Point Unit 301, Sarasota

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