Hidden Waterfront Gem – 3315 Bayshore Rd
Discover a hidden waterfront gem, located close to downtown Sarasota yet a world away. One of the great estates on Bay Shore Road, a neighborhood of exceptional residences spanning from the architecture of the Ringling era to today’s contemporary style, this sophisticated Bayfront property on 2.5 acres with 240 ft on Sarasota Bay offers a resort lifestyle in the middle of the city. Unwind with a host of recreational options, from swimming in the oversized pool and playing tennis on the professional court, to kayaking on the Bay or just relaxing on the tropical grounds. Built in 1987 as a palatial Oriental palace, the home was completely redesigned in 1993 by the architect who built Bill Gates’s estate in Seattle. Recently updated again, the home boasts a quality of design and construction superior to many other residences of similar size. Today, the 11,000+/- square-foot home with guesthouse and pool house encompasses a Moorish architectural style with contemporary elements. The grounds are a tropical oasis with exotic tree species that hide the mansion from street view.