5444 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, LONGBOAT KEY, FL


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About 5444 Gulf Of Mexico Drive

Behold a sanctuary of contemporary elegance, where luxury and innovation converge to create a residence that stands as a testament to architectural grandeur on beautiful Longboat Key. This 6,000+/- sq. ft. Bayfront marvel, brilliantly crafted by Bruce Saba, offers an unparalleled contemporary living experience. As you step inside, the exceptional style reveals itself, boasting absolutely the very best views of any single-family home on the island. The home’s 360-degree connection to the outdoors is achieved through walls of glass, allowing natural light to flood in and highlight the gorgeous limestone and marble floors and high ceilings. The expansive, oversized 49-foot living room is perfect for both grand entertaining and intimate family moments. The modern kitchen features silver cloud granite countertops and double height silver lacquered cabinets with stainless-steel appliances and elevated dishwasher, while the 4 en-suite bedrooms and 5th den/bedroom with an adjacent bathroom offer unparalleled privacy. The oversized primary suite has sweeping Bay views with a private terrace and a full surround glass sitting room offering four closets for ample storage. Perched at a 40-foot elevation, the observatory provides a breathtaking vantage point, complemented by a treetop-level pool, spa and oversized deck for entertaining. The glass enclosed elevator ensures seamless access to all levels, including a 2,000 sq. ft. flat roof top deck that completes this luxurious retreat offering 360-degree views of the adjacent 30-acre Nature Preserve, breathtaking views of the Sarasota Bay, the John Ringling Bridge, the vibrant downtown Sarasota skyline, and unforgettable Sunsets. Part or all of the ground floor family/game room could easily convert to a colossal 8+ car garage or more for the avid car collector. With 1.06 acres, and room for an additional home, this estate is an oasis where every moment is enhanced by the stunning panoramic views and the serene tropical setting and for the avid Birdwatcher, enjoy all day unique wildlife viewing opportunities. For the water enthusiasts, you have your very own private dock and deeded beach access that leads you to the inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Within a short distance of 1-2 blocks, you’ll find a variety of restaurants offering diverse culinary experiences and the central location provides easy access to world-famous shopping at St. Armands Circle and the vibrant arts and culture scene of downtown Sarasota. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind estate property located on Longboat Key, famed for its 12 miles of pristine white-sand beaches, opulent resorts, tennis, waterfront golf courses, award-winning restaurants, grand estates and luxurious multi-million dollar condominiums situated in one of Florida’s most desirable and prestigious zip codes. This is a dream opportunity for those seeking great views, privacy, tranquility, and a unique slice of paradise on Longboat Key. The adjacent 2.08-acres can be purchased for $6.9M, which has a proposed site plan allowing for seven new homes and offers endless possibilities with deeded beach access. (See 5440 Gulf of Mexico Drive) The total 3.16-acre estate including the home and the vacant land, which includes the entire subdivision allowing for 8 new homes can be purchased for $13.8M. One or more photos have been virtually staged.

Features of 5444 Gulf Of Mexico Drive

MLS® # A4615831
Price $6,900,000
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5.00
Full Baths 5
Square Footage 6,000
Acres 1.06
Year Built 1997
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Contemporary
Status Active

Community Information

Address 5444 Gulf Of Mexico Drive
Area Longboat Key
County Manatee
State FL
Zip Code 34228


Parking Circular Driveway, Garage Door Opener, Golf Cart Parking, Ground Level, Guest, Open, Split Garage
# of Garages 4
View Park/Greenbelt, Pool, Trees/Woods, Water
Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Bay/Harbor
Has Pool Yes


Interior Features Ceiling Fans(s), Coffered Ceiling(s), Elevator, High Ceilings, Stone Counters, Walk-In Closet(s)
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Heating Central
Cooling Central Air, Humidity Control, Mini-Split Unit(s), Zoned
Fireplace No
# of Stories 3


Exterior Features Balcony, Private Mailbox
Lot Description Private, Street Dead-End
Roof Other
Foundation Other, Slab

Additional Information

Date Listed July 6th, 2024
Days on Market 9
Zoning R3MX
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

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