$7 Million Harbor Acres Showplace

By Anse McDonald

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate sales associate Roger Pettingell, of the Longboat Key (Florida) office, has listed a spectacular custom home at 1372 Harbor Drive in Sarasota’s prestigious Harbor Acres neighborhood. The 6,000-square-foot estate includes 4 bedrooms, library, 4 bathrooms, 5 terraces and an elevator, and sits on a 15,000+-square-foot lot directly on Sarasota Bay.

Construction on the home began in 2008 and took a year to complete. From the start, the owners teamed with Anne Folsom Smith Interior and along the way, every detail was reviewed, reworked and refined until the homeowners achieved their ideal vision. The result of this intensive commitment to perfection is evident everywhere you turn, from the arched African mahogany entrance doors to the curving staircase and 17½-foot Swarovski crystal chandelier.

“No stone was left unturned in the design and construction of this architectural masterpiece,” remarked Pettingell. “Every element, from features and finishes to room flow and orientation, was thoroughly considered before being finalized. You realize it from the moment you enter – everything just feels right. The view is the best city view you will find in Harbor Acres, or for that matter, in Sarasota.”

Located in Sarasota’s highly exclusive, and centrally located, west-of-Trail Harbor Acres neighborhood, the property sits back from the road behind a private, gated driveway and lush tropical vegetation. Inside, curvilinear walls and windows bring the glorious, sweeping views of Sarasota Bay front and center, making the sparkling water seem close enough to touch. Deep water dockage allows the easiest possible access to the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

Among the home’s many custom design elements are Italian porcelain tile floors, Lutron lighting system, faux painting with 24k-gold and crushed-pearl accents, and 5 fireplaces (4 inside, 1 outside, all operated via wall switch).

The show-stopping kitchen includes double Sub-Zero refrigerators, Viking ovens, a Wolf range with a French burner, chocolate glazed maple cabinetry, granite counters and an island. In the nearby formal living room, a wrap-around, lacquered-mahogany bar, built by a yacht builder, makes entertaining a breeze.

The home’s master retreat is luxuriously appointed, with a bed and cabinetry specially built for the curvilinear space, a fireplace with an onyx base and a stunning Murano-glass chandelier. The master bath features a custom-painted tub perched on tiers of glass tile inlaid with glass tile and onyx, Swarovski crystal lighting and faucets, and countertops of golden onyx.

Multi-level outdoor living is designed around the beautiful Bay and features open and covered terraces, patios and balconies for maximum entertaining and relaxation options. The pool includes both a spa and a lounge area, and the private boat dock includes security sensors and a boat lift.

For the ultimate ease of living, the property also includes a 7-zone A/C system, 4 tankless water heaters, water-softening system, generator, central vacuum, music/intercom system, 7-camera security surveillance system and 4-stop elevator.

The home is being presented for $7.0 million by Roger Pettingell, the #1 Realtor in Sarasota County by sales volume. He has been the #1 Realtor in Sarasota County for the past six years. He has produced more than 70 REALTALK™ videos for his YouTube channel, in which he discusses market trends in the region’s luxury enclaves like Longboat Key, Bird Key, Anna Maria Island and Lido Key. His videos also feature interviews with some of the Sarasota’s business elite.

About Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate:
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage company with more than 85 offices and 5,100 sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay. Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker network includes 3,000 offices with nearly 86,000 sales associates. Every day, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate properties are exposed to 16 million buyers on more than 725 high-traffic websites.