It’s a barometer of the fast and furious Sarasota luxury real estate market of today. Aquadisia sold for $10.5 million in June of last year. Last week it sold for $14 million, making it the highest-priced residential sale on Siesta Key. We've been following the property for years, from the time it got a makeover in 2015, when it was listed on the market in 2017 and the last time it sold in 2020.
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 on Siesta Key.
Set on nearly four Gulf-front acres and designed in 1999 by award-winning architect Guy Peterson, Aquadisia was named by its owner for her love of the water. It underwent a redesign by David Young of DWY Landscape Architects that included water gardens, a 40-foot-by-30-foot swimming pool and a 30-foot glass-clad water wall that adjoins a spa and fire pit, all placed so they can be seen from inside the home’s glass-walled office and massage room. The new elements maintained the spirit of Peterson's original modern design.
The gardens are a work of art, with a grove of 48 royal palms, a labyrinth, Buddha belly bamboo, and Bismarck, triangle and royal palms. When guests come to call, they cross a concrete walkway set over a water garden to reach the front door. But first, they must pass through a glass cube flanked by two Chinese marble foo dogs.
Coldwell Banker Realty's Daria Fairchild, based in the company's downtown office, represented the buyer and Donna Wright-Morgan with Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty represented the seller.