Property Description 8218 Sanderling Road, Sarasota, FL 34242
Relax, escape, and unwind from everyday life in the ultimate beachfront paradise on Siesta Key. Offering one of the area’s most coveted lifestyles, this private resort-like compound rests on over 4 acres between the tranquil blue Gulf of Mexico waters and the quiet banks of Heron Lagoon in the Sanderling Club on Siesta Key. With over 300 feet of direct beachfront, this is one of the most significant beachfront properties on the entire Gulf Coast. The main home, featuring just over 8,600 square feet of living space, takes full advantage of its waterfront location blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Newly completed updates to the main house include all new kitchen, bathrooms, engineered walnut and large-format marble flooring, custom wood millwork, butler’s kitchen, LED lighting, HVAC systems and ductwork, elevator, gated entry, and Smart Home WiFi-enabled automation with access points. Designed for entertaining, the main living space features a large dining room and waterfront living room boasting multiple vignettes to choose from to take in the stunning Gulf of Mexico sunsets. The adjacent gourmet kitchen features Rutt custom cabinetry, enormous rectangular island with seating, and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances all anchored by elegant marble countertops. The office, accessed through a hidden door, is the ideal place to work from home while the family room might just be the perfect space to enjoy moments of laughter and entertainment with family and friends. The lower level, which opens to the pool and summer kitchen is like a spa and features an additional bedroom, two bathrooms, and both a steam room and sauna. The private master level boasts an expansive waterfront terrace and dual bathrooms with separate custom organized closets. Two guest rooms share a unique Jack & Jill bathroom on their own floor. The extensive outdoor living area includes a heated saltwater pool and spa, summer kitchen, clay tennis court, tiki hut, and fire pit offering magnificent views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico beyond. The guesthouse, built in 2007, is located across the street on the quiet banks of Heron Lagoon and features an open great room plan with 2 en-suite bedrooms, a large screened terrace, and an open deck with dock below. This property is truly extraordinary on its own, but as part of the Sanderling Club, it offers a guard gated entrance, beach club, tennis courts, Paul Rudolph designed beach cabanas, children’s playground as well as dockage on the bayside of the island.