8306 Sanderling Road
A Gulf-front estate at 8306 Sanderling Road, in the gated Siesta Key community of Sanderling, sold for $6.25 million in mid-September, making it one of the highest-priced residential sales of 2015. The nearly two-acre compound, consisting of a main house, guest house and beachfront cottage, has 210 feet of beachfront and borders Heron Lagoon to the east. It has seven bedrooms and its own private tennis court and boat dock. It originally was listed at $7.45 million. Stephanie Church of Michael Saunders & Company was the listing agent; Linda Weber of Coldwell Banker was the selling agent. Weber wouldn’t divulge any information about the buyers, but says, “They are not new Sarasota residents.”
1240 Hillview Drive
A stately 4,900-square-foot bayfront home at 1240 Hillview Drive sold in late August for $5 million, making it the highest-priced sale in the coveted Harbor Acres neighborhood in more than two years. It was originally listed at $5.45 million. The $1,030-per-square-foot sale price reflects the 4,900-square-foot home’s many lavish features, including a two-story wood-paneled library. The home is set on nearly three-quarters of an acre filled with large live oaks, and has a deep-water dock. Kim and Michael Ogilvie were the listing agents, and Jonathan Abrams and Brian Loebker represented the buyers; all are with Michael Saunders & Company.