Behind a private gated entry that is surrounded by lush landscaping and seclusive shrubs, a commanding view of the Gulf of Mexico emphasizes the sophisticated coastal essence and worldly craftsmanship in this luxurious fortress. Designed by fame architect, Clifford Scholz, boasting a regal presence that is both comfortable and illustrious, this estate defines quality of lifestyle with beachfront living, boating experiences and a lifetime of memories. Furnished with chic, eclectic dÃ©cor and adorned with rich solid wood doors and millwork, glistening water views directly through the home draw you inside upon entering. Archways, two-story-tall ceilings, hardwood and chiseled travertine flooring, elegant designer chandeliers, plantation shutters and smart-home convenience set an invitingly posh tone throughout every space. Flanking the impressive foyer is a private formal dining room to the left and executive-style office with built-in cabinetry and elaborately decorated powder bath nearby to the right. The formal living room extends through a wall of glass onto the covered terrace and open pool deck. A wood-burning fireplace creates ambiance as vibrant greenery and azure waters paint a vision of your backyard paradise. The heart of the home welcomes you and guests for dining, lounging and gathering within the peaceful family room framed by glass connecting to the outdoors, crowned with expressive large wood ceiling beams and a masterpiece chef's kitchen. The plethora of custom cabinetry, striking granite countertops, top-of-the-line Dacor appliances including a 6-burner stovetop, industrial-sized refrigerator and built-in double ovens, a wine refrigerator, sprawling breakfast bar, and adjacent butler's pantry with a beverage cooler will delight the inspired host. Take the stately staircase or elevator to the second floor to find two Gulf-facing junior master suites including French doors to the balcony, spa-worthy en-suite baths and an additional posh guest bedroom with private bath. Your owner's retreat is a wing dedicated to solitude and rejuvenation where double doors reveal a gas fireplace, balcony access, incomparable views, a dressing room with dual walk-in organized closets and a resort-level en-suite featuring a glass-enclosed shower and soaking tub. The ultimate peace of mind comes with security around the home and automatic hurricane protection that secures every pane of glass. Entertain indoors and out as music plays on the surround sound, swim in the heated, self-cleaning pool, take sunrise and sunset walks on the private beach, and have boating adventures on deep open water where your personal dockage is across the street. More than a home, this magnificent Longboat Key residence is a way of life.*Listing provided courtesy of the MLS.
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