With $800,000 to spend on a Sarasota property, you’ll have your pick of luxurious homes—many in gated communities—or prime beachfront apartments. Most will have an extra touch or two. Let’s take a look at three examples currently on the market.

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325 Osprey Point Drive Architect Bo MacEwen is responsible for the elegant look of The Oaks, and homes designed by him are sought after. This one is in the bayside section on a lakefront lot, and it exemplifies his expert handling of Georgian motifs. Traditional and formal, it’s a great showplace for your European antiques. Three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-quarters-of-an acre lot. $799,000. Info: Betty Mullinnix, Berkshire Hathaway, (941) 928-3441.

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2425 Gulf of Mexico Drive This 1,513-square-foot condo in an older building (1973) on Longboat Key has just had a total makeover. Now it’s sleek and glamorous, with an open kitchen and trendy high-end touches. Even better is the view—blue-green water and white sandy beach everywhere you look. $799,900. Info: Drew Russell, Michael Saunders & Co., (941) 993-3739.

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360 N. Shore Drive Located in prestigious Sapphire Shores, this four-bedroom, two-and-a half-bath home has a sensational Balinese-inspired outdoor living area. There’s an illuminated pool and spa, outdoor kitchen and bar, plus a fireplace and fire pit. The home itself, nicely updated, features a kitchen with a walk-in pantry and wine cooler. $775,000. Info: Andrew Haddad, Keller Williams Realty, (941) 313-1218.

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