Real Estate Junkie - March 2012

By Bob Plunket Photography by SRQ360 March 1, 2012

648 Beach Road. $4,699,000 (Photos by SRQ360)

648 Beach Road. $4,699,000 (Photos by SRQ360)Siesta Beach, now officially the country’s best, has lots of beautiful condos overlooking its pure white sand, but a house in such a prized location is hard to find—particularly a house like this showstopper. With three levels for living, a four-car garage underneath and a rooftop swimming pool, it may well be Sarasota’s ultimate trophy house.

Built in 1996 by architect Yehuda Inbar and decorated by Anne Folsom Smith (most of the custom, high-end built-ins stay), the house is located a short walk from Siesta Village, with its shopping and restaurants. And though it’s right on Beach Road, it’s oriented toward spectacular views of the Gulf and provides a peaceful, luxurious haven for a lucky millionaire.

At just over 4,000 square feet, the home has two bedrooms but could be reconfigured for four. The entire third level is the master suite, complete with his-and-her bathrooms and a steam room. There are also a fireplace and an elevator. But the cherry on top is the rooftop heated pool, complete with spa, powder room and spectacular views of the beach, the Gulf and the lights of downtown.

648 Beach Road. $4,699,000

Contact Tom Cail or Jason Grande of Michael Saunders & Company, (941) 349-3444.

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