1850 Boyce Street, West Of Trail
Sarasota Estate Home For Sale
Tropical Paradise Awaits
By Ed Bertha
Photography by Chad Spencer
Heading west of the “Trail” one soon finds a tropical paradise that immediately invokes the feeling of the Florida Keys. Navigating lush foliage you climb the stairway and enter the foyer, where the charm of Key West takes over. Eye catching colors, intricate wooden flooring, highly crafted millwork and a festive décor confirm this home is alive.
With an open floor plan featuring a vaulted cypress ceiling, the great room naturally flows to the kitchen where more surprises await. The kitchen boasts an extensive renovation and includes stainless steel and granite counter tops, a wood island cutting board and a separate work station, featuring a finely crafted Vermont soapstone sink. Completing the gourmet kitchen are a DCS 48″ gas range, double ovens, a Sub Zero glass refrigerator and two Sub Zero pull out freezer drawers.
Continuing past the spacious master suite one enters the master bath boasting Corian counter tops with double vessel sinks and double mirrors, flanked by a large glass shower and built in spa tub. Returning to the bedroom, sliding doors open to an expansive covered deck. The deck overlooks the pool area and large picturesque yard, not typically found in the area, made possible by assembling adjacent properties.
Wanting to explore the lush landscape you make a bee line for the lower level and head outside. There a naturally flowing outdoor path leads past the inviting pool/spa to a gazebo accompanied by a brick grill, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Continuing, the pathway leads to your own private beach of white sand, where a pavilion boasting a bar assembled from a boat awaits. Wanting to complete the journey one soon finds a detached guest house and a Koi pond, featuring cascading water down a rock spillway. If that weren’t enough the breathtaking landscaping is highlighted by Mango, Lemon, Lime, Orange and Avocado trees.
The outdoor journey complete you realize the ground floor awaits. Triple double doors off the pool open to a spacious entertainment area, where the floor is ringed by an artisan sand feature. Add in a full wet bar and the light, airy theme subtly brings the outdoor ambience inside. Off to the right is a theater/media room, complete with a popcorn machine. Further back is a workout room and through an adjacent door is the three car garage with an integrated wall storage system.
It’s time for a Margarita, some Jimmy Buffet and toes in the sand!
1850 Boyce Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
My Florida Regional MLS A3959911
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