By Ilene Denton

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A grand five-bedroom, eight-bath Mediterranean palazzo with 198 feet of Gulf frontage in Lido Shores sold for $7.6 million in December. The mansion, at 1219 Westway Drive, has 7,415 square feet of heated air plus several terraces and top-of-the-line finishes throughout. There is a 30-foot dock, heated pool and spa, and private beach access. Sarasota Magazine named it one of the city’s 10 most beautiful homes in 2009. Barbara Ackerman of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent; Deborah Beacham of Michael Saunders & Company was the selling agent. Previous sales: $100 in 2005; $13,219,000 in 2003. Sales information provided by Kim Ogilvie of Michael Saunders & Company.