A water view is crucial to a luxury home in Sarasota and this 5,000-square-foot estate on Siesta has one of the best. At the entrance to Big Pass, you look out toward the open Gulf and up to Lido Key. Practically every room is oriented toward the water and the sunsets are spectacular.

The home was designed by Guy Peterson, the local architect famous for his simple but luxurious modern designs. It’s built on three levels, with the lowest for parking and a pool. The main living area is two stories high, and then the uppermost level is the owner’s suite, which opens to a full length balcony. The enormous master bath also has a view.

Among the other features you’ll find: a very high end kitchen, an elevator, a fireplace, wood floors, and a green lawn overlooking the gulf. The home is an easy walk from Siesta Village. You may want to check out the promotional video, about a hip young man with a Ferrari and a German shepherd. His big problem in life seems to be where to have dinner that night. I’d stay home, pop a Stouffer’s meatloaf in the microwave, and admire the view.

156 Givens St. is priced at $5.9 million. For more info, call Roberta Tengerdy of Premier Sotheby’s at (941) 321-2292.

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