3528 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL | Key West Style on the Bay

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Welcome to this uniquely designed and built Key West style bayfront home set on over half an acre in this convenient mid-key location, on idyllic Casey Key, the 8-mile barrier island situated between Siesta Key and historic downtown Venice. The rich wood paneling is evident of the original owner who, as an heir to the Weyerhaeuser timber fortune, appreciated the warmth of fine paneling detail in the main rooms. You and your family will enjoy the comfortable open floor plan with its volume ceilings, dramatic fireplace and walls of glass opening to the resort-style pool and decking. Two guest ensuites are in separate wings on the ground floor; the cook’s kitchen allows for easy meal preparation to be enjoyed in either the formal dining room or on the terrace. Retreat to the master suite on the second level with beautiful gulf views, chic and modern double baths, double walk-in closets, two offices and an additional balcony with stunning bay views. Venice airport is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Casey Key where private jets can land and charter services are available. One of the aspects that makes Casey Key unique and desirable is there are fewer than 400 single family homes, no commercial activity and a ban on high-rise structures. Because the 8-mile strand of properties can never get longer, sprawl inland or soar upward, demand for Casey Key properties continues to increase as buyers look for serenity and a casual beach life with private dockage at most bay front residences. Truly a place to call “home.”

Property Details

Listing Price: $2,900,000
Address: 3528 Casey Key Road
City: Nokomis
State: FL
MLS # A4205637
Square Feet: 5,118
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5

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3521 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL | Beach Front Cottage

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On the 8-mile barrier island of Casey Key, this unique gulf front beach cottage is loaded with the charm and nostalgia of “old Florida casual” with its pecky cypress wood ceilings and walls. Set on 120 feet of pristine beachfront, the residence comes to you furnished, and has a decorative tiled fireplace, kitchen, bedroom, bunkroom, and large living area with vaulted ceiling, walls of glass affording endless gulf views. Enjoy sunsets from the deck overlooking the gulf or sit by the beachside fire pit–the perfect spot to relax and slow the pace while listening to the mesmerizing sound of the gentle waves lapping the shore. A slice of heaven awaits you on this exclusive island with fewer than 400 single family homes, no commercial development, no traffic lights, and no high rise condominiums. Join those from all walks of life who have opted to make this small, secluded jewel box of an island their home. Conveniently located between Siesta Key and the historic walking town of Venice, with its own airport, you are minutes from the vast cultural scene in nearby Sarasota.

Property Details

Listing Price: $2,800,000
Address: 3251 Casey Key Road
City: Nokomis
State: FL
MLS # A4205668
Square Feet: 1052
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

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North Casey Key Road, Osprey, FL | Half-Acre Site

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This 1/2-acre site is located on the coveted north end of Casey Key with views spanning the Intracoastal waterway across to Spanish Point. This exclusive waterfront home site offers the chance to build your dream residence and enjoy life in a picture perfect location where you will enjoy sunsets, strolling the beach from your deeded access, or boating in the Intracoastal waterway from your private dock. Bring your architect and your imagination!

Property Details

Listing Price: $1,199,000
Address: N. Casey Key Road
City: Osprey
State: FL
MLS # A4205601
Square Feet: 21,780 (vacant land)
Bedrooms: N/A
Bathrooms: N/A

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Bridging the History between the Mainland and Casey Key

In the United States, only 83 swing bridges remain in existence, 9 of which are in the state of Florida. One such bridge is the one-lane swing bridge located on Blackburn Point Road.  Not only is this bridge one of four historic bridges left in Sarasota County, it is the only swing bridge in Sarasota County that connects the mainland with a barrier island.  However, this bridge is more than just a means of transporting you from the hustle and bustle of mainland life to the serenity of island life on beautiful, 8-mile Casey Key; it is a key player in the 90+ year history of Sarasota County. 

Photo courtesy of Center for Architecture Sarasota and State of Florida Archives

The bridge’s history traces back more than 130 years, to 1881 when Iowa homesteaders, John and Belinda Blackburn, settled along the bay.  Their son, Benjamin later settled 80 acres of land, which today is known as Blackburn Point.  Early homesteaders used to take boats out to Casey Key for hunting and collecting wood.

By 1920, the Florida land boom and the popularity of the automobile were in full “swing” (forgive the pun), and better transportation infrastructure was a growing need.  During that time, the area was governed by the county seat in Bradenton — modern-day Sarasota County was once included in the southern portion of Manatee County.  Residents of Sarasota and Venice felt that their demands for better infrastructure were not being taken seriously and thus, in 1921, residents took matters into their own hands and formed Sarasota County, citing improved transportation as one of their primary reasons.  To give you an idea of how important an issue transportation was at the time, the bond for new roads and bridges passed a year before that of the construction of the new county courthouse.

The contract for building the bridge was awarded to Champion Bridge Company of Wilimington, OH (the company still operates today) and the swing bridge was built in 1925.  A little more than 9 decades later, the bridge, while having undergone many repairs, still retains its original physical integrity and character and is still operated on demand by a bridge tender 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  

In 2001, the bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places

If you have been considering a move to our beautiful and historic area, contact me today!

2613 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis FL For Sale

Welcome to Heron Hill, my newest listing on Casey Key, an exquisite Gulf to Bay estate situated on 1.6 acres of prime beachfront on this exclusive 8-mile barrier island located between Siesta Key and the island of Venice, Florida.

Completely renovated in 2008, the Clifford Scholz designed remodel takes full advantage of the approximate 17-foot elevation to reveal magnificent, unobstructed Gulf and Bay views and the best of a coastal lifestyle.

At the front of the property is a private tennis court overlooking Blackburn Bay, with a walkway that leads to the front of the expansive home.  When you walk through the front door, your eyes are met with reminders of the exceptional detail that went into creating this home, from the grand lounge that is lined with French doors, giving you a sneak peek of the crisp Gulf waters that await you to the pecky cypress beams in the impressive kitchen that would delight the most discerning chef.  On the second level, discover a luxurious master retreat complete with a spa-inspired bath and another wall of French doors that open up to your own private Gulf front terrace.

The highly sought after amenities of coastal living are accomplished with finesse to complete this home, including a sweeping Gulf-front outdoor lounge with open-air swimming pool, summer kitchen and verdant rolling lawn leading to the beach.

This property is listed at $8,750,000.  Contact Deborah for a personal property viewing.

2613 Casey Key Road, Nokomis, FL | Heron Hill

Situated on 1.6 extraordinarily private acres on the Gulf-side of Casey Key, Heron Hill is a rare testament to the classic refinement and tropical allure of Colonial Caribbean style. Completely renovated in 2008, this Gulf-to-Bay property features a 17 ft. elevation, 174 ft. on Blackburn Bay and 164 ft. on the Gulf of Mexico, with unobstructed views across both exquisite bodies of water. Set back from Casey Key Road approximately 130 ft., the stunning façade establishes a tone of elegance. On the first level, a grand lounge is lined with French doors that frame the azure Gulf, while an exceptional island kitchen impresses with its deluxe conveniences, rustic pecky cypress beams, casual breakfast area, and family room. Also featured on the first level is a formal dining room and three bedroom suites, each with invigorating Gulf or garden views. Ascend to the second floor to discover the luxurious master retreat, with mesmerizing Gulf views, private terrace, walk-in closet, spa-inspired bath and spacious office with signature water views. Lifestyle amenities are accomplished with finesse, including the private tennis court overlooking the Bay, a sweeping Gulf-front outdoor lounge with open-air swimming pool, summer kitchen and verdant rolling lawn leading to the beach. Casey Key is a treasured barrier island that continues to captivate the world’s most discerning with its breathtaking beauty. Nestled between Sarasota and Venice, residents are within easy reach of cultural, culinary and sporting pursuits.

Property Details

Listing Price: $8,750,000
Address: 2613 Casey Key Rd
City: Nokomis
State: FL
MLS # A4150991
Square Feet: 4,866
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5

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Just Listed ~ “Hedekin Point” on Casey Key – 3780 Cutlass Bayou

_1440809-srq360-1152x768 (580x387)I am pleased to announce my newest listing on Casey Key, “Hedekin Point” located at 3780 Cutlass Bayou located on Casey Key in Nokomis, Florida.  This Edward Seibert-designed home is privately situated right at the “point” of Cutlass Bayou, offering the most spectacular views of the Intracoastal waterway.

Nature envelopes this property as it is surrounded by a canal on the north side, a bank of trees with winding pathways to the south side’s canal, and then opens up to the magnificent bay views.  As you near the water, you will also find a quaint and inviting tiki hut where you can relax with a cool beverage and dream of the endless possibilities. There is simply no other property on the key with this much privacy and feeling of “getting away from it all.”

In addition to the main living quarters, there is also a separate artist’s studio and a separate guest suite.  With over 1,000 feet of waterfront and deeded access to a wide beach, the sky is the limit for either remodeling the existing structure or using this remarkable piece of land to build your dream home complete with 360 degree water views because there simply is nothing to match this privacy on Casey Key.  This property is listed at $2,300,000.  Contact Deborah for a personal property viewing.

Just Listed – Casa de Las Olas | 1143 Casey Key Road

094I am pleased to introduce my newest listing on Casey Key, Casa de las Olas or “House of the Waves” located at 1143 Casey Key Road in Nokomis, Florida.  Situated on over an acre of luxurious land with 147 feet of Gulf frontage, this magnificent home is one of the largest direct beachfront gated estates on Casey Key.

Designed by renowned architect Clifford Scholz and built to precise standards by Perrone Construction, this estate offers a perfect blend of authentic architecture from past history and the modern amenities of today’s smart home.  Dramatic gulf and garden views envelope the home with a sense of tranquility and with the numerous outdoor gathering spaces, this is the where family and friends will want to come to relax and breathe in the salt air.

With fewer than 400 single family homes on this 8 mile barrier island, Casey Key is a gem you don’t want to miss.  This property is now listed at $6,900,000.  Contact Deborah for a personal property viewing.

UPDATE: February 1, 2017 – this beautiful home sold for $6,169,600.

Just Listed ~ 1120 North Casey Key Road

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1120 N. Casey Key Road

It is my pleasure to share with you my newest listing located at 1120 North Casey Key Road, Osprey Florida.  Experience a rare taste of “Old Florida” charm on North Casey Key with this gulf-to-bay property with two homes, each brimming with its own unique character.

On the bay side is a lovingly updated home with two ensuite bedrooms, double living areas and immaculate cypress flooring throughout.  On the gulf side sits a freshly updated “Beach House” with one bedroom and one bath, making it a perfect getaway for your guests.

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If you are looking to fill your days with private walks along the gulf shore or out on on the serene waters of Little Sarasota Bay, this location is ideal while still being only minutes away from enjoying the quaint walking town of Venice or the cultural mecca of downtown Sarasota.

With fewer than 400 single family homes on this 8 mile barrier island, Casey Key is a gem you don’t want to miss.  This property is now listed at $2,100,000.  Contact Deborah for a personal property viewing.

How Luxury Real Estate Faired in 2014

Happy New Year!  I hope this finds you doing well and that your 2015 is off to a very good start.  Last year continued a very exciting trend for our region’s real estate industry, as homes continued to sell at a near-record pace for the second year in a row.

The luxury market for Sarasota and Manatee counties maintained a very steady pace with the number of sales slightly exceeding those of 2013.  While the majority of the 361 luxury sales in both counties were below the $2 million price point, the 36 luxury sales of single family homes priced at $3 million or higher showed a shift in where buyers purchased.  In 2013, the buyers’ hotspot was Longboat Key; but in 2014, Siesta Key led the pack with 15 sales (as well as the 3 highest sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties) and Casey Key finished strong with 6 sales above $3 million.     I am pleased to report that Michael Saunders & Company continues to be the proven leader in the $3 million+ luxury real estate market.  Below are the $3 million+ sales by location in 2014.  Out of the 36 single family home sales, Michael Saunders & Company agents represented 22 of the transactions on the listing side and 17 on the selling side.

ADDRESS
AREA
SOLD DATE
LIST
PRICE
SOLD
PRICE
HEATED
SF
LAND
SF
WATER FRONTAGE
 232 SEAGULL LN
BIRD KEY
4/11/2014
 $     6,950,000
 $     6,100,000
           7,873
         21,103
BAY
 647 MOURNING DOVE DR
BIRD KEY
6/16/2014
 $     4,500,000
 $     4,000,000
           5,286
         15,000
BAY
 447 MEADOW LARK DR
BIRD KEY
1/29/2014
 $     3,750,000
 $     3,400,000
           4,778
         15,000
BAY
 712 N CASEY KEY RD
CASEY KEY
9/25/2014
 $   10,000,000
 $     8,000,000
         13,553
         90,306
GULF-TO-BAY
 2505 CASEY KEY RD
CASEY KEY
10/23/2014
 $     7,400,000
 $     6,500,000
         12,908
         47,933
GULF-TO-BAY
 2016 CASEY KEY RD
CASEY KEY
8/29/2014
 $     6,900,000
 $     6,200,000
           7,781
         58,787
GULF-TO-BAY
 540 N CASEY KEY RD
CASEY KEY
8/29/2014
 $     4,050,000
 $     3,650,000
           4,494
         36,160
GULF-TO-BAY
 1700 CASEY KEY RD
CASEY KEY
6/30/2014
 $     3,300,000
 $     3,000,000
           4,172
         18,113
NONE
 805 CASEY KEY  RD
CASEY KEY
9/17/2014
 $     2,895,000
 $     3,025,000
           2,255
         22,680
GULF
 7422 PERIWINKLE DR
CORAL COVE
4/18/2014
 $     3,995,000
 $     3,480,000
           7,564
         17,813
BAY
 7406 PERIWINKLE DR
CORAL COVE
6/25/2014
 $     3,149,900
 $     3,200,000
           7,429
         16,914
BAY
 1540 HILLVIEW DR
HARBOR ACRES
7/29/2014
 $     5,250,000
 $     4,500,000
           7,074
         23,410
BAY
 1435 HILLVIEW DR
HARBOR ACRES
2/13/2014
 $     3,959,000
 $     3,650,000
           4,876
         36,466
NONE
 1436 JOHN RINGLING PKWY
LIDO
12/12/2014
 $     6,399,000
 $     5,725,000
           7,930
         17,237
BAY
 165 WHITTIER DR
LIDO BEACH
6/30/2014
 $     3,799,999
 $     3,496,000
           1,743
         33,750
GULF
 267 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DR
LIDO BEACH
9/19/2014
 $     3,495,000
 $     3,000,000
           3,157
           6,728
GULF
 2735 GULF OF MEXICO DR
LONGBOAT KEY
11/5/2014
 $     5,995,000
 $     5,750,000
           7,550
         16,761
GULF
 640 ROUNTREE  DR
LONGBOAT KEY
9/26/2014
 $     3,500,000
 $     3,450,000
           5,121
         22,684
BAY
 6225 GULF OF MEXICO DR
LONGBOAT KEY
3/12/2014
 $     3,795,000
 $     3,250,000
           4,781
         36,000
GULF
 6133 MANASOTA KEY RD
MANASOTA KEY
9/19/2014
 $     3,495,000
 $     3,100,000
           6,621
         83,150
BAY
 1447 TANGIER  WAY
SAN REMO
12/16/2014
 $     4,595,000
 $     4,200,000
           5,040
         18,392
BAY
 7712 SANDERLING  RD
SIESTA KEY
10/20/2014
 $   11,850,000
 $  11,850,000
           4,715
         53,754
GULF
 8250 SANDERLING RD
SIESTA KEY
7/25/2014
 $   11,500,000
 $     8,850,000
           7,652
         66,969
GULF
 4300 HIGEL AVE
SIESTA KEY
5/29/2014
 $   10,975,000
 $  10,250,000
           8,623
         69,028
GULF
 6629 PEACOCK RD
SIESTA KEY
10/2/2014
 $     7,950,000
 $     6,344,633
         10,207
         43,747
BAY
 3466 GULFMEAD DR
SIESTA KEY
2/27/2014
 $     7,900,000
 $     7,070,000
           7,132
         26,659
GULF-TO-BAY
 636 BEACH RD
SIESTA KEY
10/22/2014
 $     4,950,000
 $     4,950,000
           4,163
         83,700
GULF
 156 GIVENS ST
SIESTA KEY
3/31/2014
 $     4,750,000
 $     4,250,000
           4,946
         11,951
GULF
 648 BEACH  RD
SIESTA KEY
12/31/2014
 $     4,481,400
 $     4,481,400
           4,746
           9,550
GULF
 684 FREELING DR
SIESTA KEY
5/29/2014
 $     4,395,000
 $     3,750,000
           9,398
         64,963
BAY
 778 SIESTA DR
SIESTA KEY
9/12/2014
 $     3,950,000
 $     3,600,000
           6,395
         20,870
BAY
 5309 HIDDEN HARBOR RD
SIESTA KEY
4/11/2014
 $     3,599,999
 $     3,350,000
           6,827
         18,339
BAY
 220 TENACITY LN
SIESTA KEY
9/30/2014
 $     3,500,000
 $     3,250,000
           3,467
         11,079
GULF
 7816 SANDERLING RD
SIESTA KEY
8/22/2014
 $     3,450,000
 $     3,050,000
           2,800
         34,926
GULF
 7102 POINT OF ROCKS CIR
SIESTA KEY
12/1/2014
 $     3,200,000
 $     3,200,000
           5,582
         15,000
NONE
 7101 POINT OF ROCKS CIR
SIESTA KEY
4/11/2014
 $     3,195,000
 $     3,000,000
           2,764
         22,529
GULF

What I find interesting is that the majority of these sales took place during the months that used to be known as the off-season (from mid-May through the end of October).

Casa al Mare – 2016 Casey Key Rd.  Sold on August 2014 Deborah represented the Seller

Casa al Mare – 2016 Casey Key Rd.
Sold in August 2014
Deborah represented the Seller

Villa de Napoli – 2505 Casey Key Rd.  Sold on October 2014 Deborah represented the Buyer & Seller

Villa de Napoli – 2505 Casey Key Rd.
Sold in October 2014
Deborah represented the Buyer & Seller

And finally, 2015 is already off to a good start with 135 homes available for sale that are listed at $3 million plus throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties; two of which are “active with contract” and 5 other homes that are pending.    With all the new construction underway from “west of trail” to downtown, to Lido Key to Longboat Key, Sarasota is certainly trending toward “modern” architecture in both condominiums and single family homes. The amount of building activity is a strong indicator of our area being on the radar of those who seek the lifestyle we enjoy. I see this trend continuing in 2015 and beyond.

Interested in selling your property, or perhaps buying another, contact Deborah Beacham for a complimentary comparative market analysis.

I will continue to keep you posted on sales activity in our beautiful area.  In the meantime, stay warm during our “Florida winter” and I wish you all a 2015 full of good health, happiness, peace, and prosperity.