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Aquadisia Beachfront Estate on Siesta Key Sells for $10.5 Million

The largest residential sale year to date in Sarasota County took just two weeks from showing to closing.

By Ilene Denton June 5, 2020


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Aquadisia, a 3.76-acre beachfront estate in Siesta Key’s very private Sanderling Club, has sold for $10.5 million.

It’s the largest residential sale in Sarasota County year to date and it took just two weeks from showing to closing, according to Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Peg Davant and Joel Schemmel of Premier Sotheby’s co-listed the property; Donna Wright-Morgan of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty in Rotonda represented the buyers.

“It was quick,” Davant says about the transaction. “Buyers at this level need to feel a connection to a property. They are not buying a commodity; it is personal,” she says. “Interest in this unique property actually increased during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

"The buyers," she says, “were looking for what I call big water, something laid-back, private, comfortable and relaxing, not a big, overstated mega-mansion.”  

The expansive beachfront deck.

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Aquadisia is comprised of three parcels—two of them with a total of 528 feet of Gulf-front—at 7712, 7760 and 7711 Sanderling Road. The third, adjacent parcel is on Heron Lagoon, which winds through the Sanderling Club.

Davant was the original listing agent for Aquadisia in 2014 when it sold for $11.85 million after it had entered the market that summer at $22 million. It was relisted in 2016 at $18 million.

The living room, with its Gulf-front views.

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Designed in 1999 by architect Guy Peterson, Aquadisia was named by its original owner for her love of the water. It was subsequently redesigned by David Young of DWY Landscape Architects to include water gardens, a 40-foot by 30-foot swimming pool and a cascading glass-clad water wall, 30 feet long, that adjoins a spa and fire pit, all carefully placed so they can be seen from inside the home’s new glass-walled office and massage room. Young also designed a circular labyrinth outside the massage room to address the owner’s desire for tranquility. The redesigned home was featured in the August 2015 issue of Sarasota Magazine, and you can see more photos there.

The front entrance, with the glass cube entryway.

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The labyrinth, designed by David Young of DWY Landscape Architects.

Image: Greg Wilson


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