Most towns the size of Sarasota can claim barely a handful of homes worth $3 million. But a quick look at real estate listings shows over 200, and these are just the ones for sale. Let’s look at three.
100 Ogden St. This mini-estate on north Siesta Key originally contained the Revere Quality House, an early (1948) masterpiece by Paul Rudolph. In 2007 it was renovated and repurposed as the guest house for a new 4,755-square-foot home designed by Guy Peterson, an acclaimed Sarasota architect. The result? The ultimate dose of Sarasota modernism, old and new. $3.1 million. Info: Steven Wexler of Premier Sotheby’s (941) 586-1124.
3550 Sarasota Golf Club Blvd. A gated estate of 5 1/2 acres just 15 minutes from downtown, complete with a 9,000-square-foot mansion that might interest the Great Gatsby himself. There’s a sweeping staircase, marble floors, and an elaborate pool and outdoor living area that’s perfect for over-the-top entertaining. $2,990,000. Info: Drew Russell of Michael Saunders & Co. (941) 993-3739.
1011 Longboat Club Road Few houses in town offer the combination of beach, golf, and exclusivity found in this private home inside the gates of the Longboat Key Club. Our favorite spot: the covered veranda overlooking the pool and perfectly manicured golf course. There’s even a view of the Gulf from the elaborate master suite. $2,995,000. Info: Roger Pettingell of Coldwell Banker (941) 387-1840.