On the Homefront

This Month's Top Real Estate Sales, Big Deals, Neighborhood News and More

Ilene Denton reports on this month's notable neighborhood and real estate news.

By Ilene Denton January 25, 2016 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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1435 Westway Drive

TOP SALE: 1435 Westway Drive

A Lido Shores estate with 80 feet of New Pass frontage, located at 1435 Westway Drive, sold for $5,475,000, making it the top November residential sale in Sarasota County. Built in 2013, the home has six bedrooms, including a grand master retreat that comprises the entire second floor. Stephanie Church was the listing agent, and Barbara May was the selling agent; both are with Michael Saunders & Company. The property last sold for $2.6 million in 2010.

On the Waterfront in Nokomis

Coming to Nokomis is the Cottages of Curry Creek, a gated, waterfront community of 12 homes with private boat docks and direct boating access to the Gulf of Mexico east of Tamiami Trail off Colonia Lane. The developer, Tivoli Homes of Sarasota, is touting it as the only private peninsula of all-new construction in Sarasota County. Homes will range from 1,843 to 2,265 square feet and prices begin at $459,900. A model is now open at 900 E. Colonia Lane.

Going Up on Phillippi Creek

Lee Wetherington Homes has been named the builder for Rivetta, an exclusive pocket community of just nine single-family homes on Phillippi Creek, off Proctor Road near Riverview High School. The cul-de-sac community has its own boat basin on the creek and a one-acre park. Richard Ross is the developer. A 3,300-square-foot feature home, The Stillwater is under construction and is being offered for $1,399,000.

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641 Beach Road

Gulf-front Grandeur

There are spec homes, and then there is the $3-million spec home going up at 641 Beach Road, opposite Siesta Key Public Beach. Architect Leonardo Lunardi designed the three-story modern home being built by Gerdes Construction; Cheryl Gaddes is the interior designer. The four-bedroom home will have 3,000 square feet of indoor space and another 1,100 square feet of rooftop outdoor terraces. Rave Investments is the listing agent.

Parade of Homes

The 2016 Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Manatee Sarasota Building Industry Association, is Feb. 20 through March 6. Get a good look at the newest trends and decorator finishes on this model home tour throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. Visit paradeofhomesinfo.com for details.

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