If you had to guess which condo unit at downtown's Rivo at Ringling was Michael Klauber’s, the wine cellar might give it away. Custom-made at the time the 15-story building was completed in 2006, it holds 750 bottles out of the 2,000-bottle collection Klauber and Terri have stored elsewhere.
They're not included in the sale of the penthouse, but photos of big yellow cat eyes, elephants and rhinos bring the walls alive. The couple snapped them during their travels to Africa, a destination they head to every two years without fail.
What is, however, included in the $3.2 million price tag is the wall covered in a vinyl reproduction of a zebra family that once stayed near their tent in Tanzania.
Also included in the sale is Spike, a sea urchin, Dory, a blue hippo tang, and Nemo, a clownfish, that live in the custom-made, 300-gallon saltwater aquarium amid a live coral reef. The Klaubers' grandkids, six in all, named the sea creatures and looking at the aquarium is supposed to lower your blood pressure, Klauber says. That's partly why the Klaubers intend on building another at their new home—along with a new wine cellar, of course.
The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom condo the couple is leaving behind was designed by Anne Folsom-Smith, with lots of help from Terri Klauber, and has bay views that span one end of the home to the other. The 2,873-square-foot condo also has two outdoor terraces where Terri gets inspired to capture Sarasota's electric sunsets with her photography. Lots of natural light floods the space, thanks to a large tropical garden atrium at the center of the building.
Residents have access to a heated pool and spa, fitness center, social room, outdoor grilling and dining area, bike and kayak storage and a concierge. The homeowner association fees are $4,819 quarterly.
From one slice of the sky to another, the Klaubers are headed to One Park, on the corner of the Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. Although they’re not going for the penthouse this time, they’ll still be able to honor the name of their private fundraising dinners known as “Dinner in the Sky.” Slated for completion in 2024, One Park will be 18 stories high and overlook The Bay Park, a 53-acre park expected to be finished in seven to 10 years.
Now empty nesters, Terri is excited they get to raise their grandchildren at The Bay Park, another endeavor they’ve supported extensively. “We’re excited. We get to watch it get built out over the next 10 years,” she says.
Interested? Contact Michael Moulton of Michael Saunders & Company at (941) 928-3559.