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A rare Thorning Little Siesta Key estate comes on the market, boasting over $2.5 million in upgrades alone.

Presented by Alisa Behne November 11, 2020

Tucked away on the north side of Siesta Key, this rare property has changed hands only twice in over 50 years. 3500 Bayou Louise Lane offers a private sanctuary from the city and is only minutes to downtown for dinner or to the airport for commute. Located on Sarasota’s Big Pass at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, only a few exclusive homes are lucky enough to have this big water as their backyard. Designated an estuary of national significance, Big Pass is world-renowned for its outstanding water quality and deepwater boating access to the Gulf. Across the expansive Caribbean blue water of the pass is a federally protected kayaking mangrove trail and manatee habitat. Opportunities like 3500 Bayou Louise Lane are rarely available, and this estate will not be on the market long.

Indoor/outdoor living

At the center of the home, one walks through the magnificent front reception foyer to a sweeping view of the water. The main living area is beautifully finished with a Palm Beach designer ceiling, limestone fireplace, Italian plaster walls, travertine floor, and custom wrought-iron railings and accents. French-style floor-to-ceiling windows/doors frame the view, where one can relax from a busy day in separate his-and-her home offices. This home is completely modern, with Lutron lighting, two fiber-optic lines, two Tesla™ charging stations, a cellular call box at the private gate, and Eero™ Wi-Fi extenders in every room for full-house internet coverage. Open the main living room’s French doors to a third loggia, and watch the sunset over the Caribbean blue waters. Grab a cocktail from the full wet bar, and enjoy a fire in the Italian marble fireplace.

Master bedroom

The newly renovated master suite comes complete with Italian plaster walls, Smart technology, a coffered ceiling, elegant chandeliers, and a romantic private loggia to catch the sunset. The peaceful en-suite master bath features a walk-in rain shower with book-matched Calacatta Gold slab marble walls, creating a heart shape in the stone with hand-carved crown molding and base. Four full slabs of marble were used to create this one-of-a-kind oasis. A Juliette™ air tub under a custom arch and leaded glass windows completes the tranquil space for those much-needed moments of serenity.

Clive Christian chef’s kitchen

Two elegant chandeliers float over a solid 16-foot Wenge counter in a signature Clive Christian™ kitchen. This chef’s atelier was designed with family gatherings and entertaining in mind. Three functional zones include separate chef and baker’s work sections as well as a family living area, creating a space where everyone can be together. The chef’s area includes a Wolf™ gas range with six burners, an infrared griddle, and two convection ovens, integrated Subzero™ refrigeration, and freezer drawers. The baker’s zone includes a Miele™ steam oven and a Miele™ convection oven. The family area includes a built-in Miele™ coffee & cappuccino maker, microwave, and integrated refrigerated snack drawers. The butler’s pantry area includes a 36” x 84” Subzero™ glass-panel refrigerator with freezer. Other features in the main kitchen include: Rohl™ copper stainless sinks and hardware, full slabs of architectural marble backsplashes, and Absolute Black granite countertops, two integrated dishwashers, and more. Step outside to another full outdoor kitchen and dining area, with pizza oven and sweeping views of Big Pass and the Gulf of Mexico.

Property details

  • Over 1 half-acre
  • 6,300 sq. ft. under air / 8,200 sq ft. living space
  • 5 en-suite bedrooms, 5½ baths
  • 4-car side garage
  • Gated, circular motor court
  • Dock with 20,000 lb. boat lift
  • Private beach & fire pit area
  • 40’ x 20’ swimming pool, infinity spa, sunning deck, and more
  • 100+ feet of unobstructed water views

It is luxurious waterfront living on Siesta Key, next to one of the finest sugar sand beaches in the world. This estate is truly a rare gem and is available for prequalified private showings. Price available on request. To view a full virtual tour and more property details, please visit 3500bayoulouiselane.com. Contact Alisa Behne for appointment at 408-569-8693 or [email protected].

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