Top 10 Homes Released by Clientele Luxury Magazine

Just Released by Clientele Luxury – the Top 10 Homes USA Fall 2017 Edition!

Top 10 Homes in the USA – Fall 2017
Clientele Luxury Magazine

Have a first look at the Top 10 Homes USA Fall Edition that will Premier in Barnes & Nobles Oct 3, 2017 and at several Luxury High Net Worth Events in October & November.
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I am proud to announce that my ‘Ohana listing located at 6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key made this Top 10 list. Sitting upon 2.57 acres directly on the Gulf of Mexico, ‘Ohana is an island paradise. Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty once described the peacefulness of ‘Ohana by stating, “If Zen could be described in the form of a building then this would be it. Whether the property is best expressed as a house or a small, intimate and very private southeast Asian inspired super-spa, Ohana has soul – lots of it.
If you have been considering a move to our beautiful area, contact me today!

Ohana on Longboat Key as Featured in Clientele Luxury Magazine’s Top 10 Homes in the USA – Fall Edition
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‘Ohana – What Makes this Retreat-Like Home so Unique?


‘Ohana on Longboat Key is this magnificent enclave of structures that lives a like a private retreat, taking full advantage of sun, surf and sand.  Living on Florida’s gulf coast, finding homes that “live like a retreat” and offer some of the most spectacular water and sunset views is not uncommon yet, there is not another gulf front property quite like ‘Ohana.  So what makes ‘Ohana so unique?

Everything about this home was done with meticulous consideration, from the carefully designed landscaping with over 60 varieties of palms and tropical plants to the hand-selected cypress pillars, Douglas fir beams and white oak flooring.  Unlike most homes in southwest Florida, ‘Ohana’s architectural influences did not come from the Florida Keys, the Caribbean, or even from the Mediterranean region, nor did it come from inside the pages of Modern Architecture, but instead found its inspiration in Balinese and coastal South African resort architecture, combining aesthetic principles, use of natural materials, and extraordinary craftsmanship.

Michael Saunders describes ‘Ohana as pure magic and there couldn’t be a better description as this home magically blends the expanse of more than 2.5 acres and over 9,000 square feet of total living space with the warm, cozy feeling of a true family home. Consisting of three pavilions, and a separate beach house, family members and guests alike can bask in privacy, but at the same time seclusion does not become the only option, as the pavilions are connected and lead to indoor and outdoor living spaces designed to host large gatherings and celebrate family togetherness.

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Longboat Key – Where Dreams Really are For Sale



‘Ohana continues to garner attention, not only from local writers and photographers, but from real estate enthusiasts worldwide and even a TV crew from Qatar.  And contrary to what many may believe, it’s not just the price tag that is making people take notice.

As Robert Plunket, contributing writer with the Longboat Key Observer described, ‘Ohana gives us a sneak peek at Sarasota’s future!  With its exquisite features from the simple and elegant architecture to the meticulously designed tropical landscape, this magnificent property far surpasses the Gulf front, Mediterranean-style mansions we have become accustomed to.  The unique design and exotic, resort-like feel of ‘Ohana really puts Sarasota/Manatee on the radar of the world’s wealthiest and raises the bar for those seeking this type property who would have normally begun their search in Naples or Palm Beach.

Just Listed – 6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

It is my distinct pleasure to introduce you to Ohana, an extraordinary property located on the pristine beaches of Longboat Key, Florida.  Highly acclaimed architect, Guy Peterson, master builder Michael Walker, and world renowned landscape architect, Raymond Jungles pooled together their elite talents to create a tropical masterpiece designed to embrace the true spirit of family.

I could go on all day describing every fascinating detail, large and small, of this enclave of organic structures and the images captured by the camera will undoubtedly take your breath away.  However, I feel that Nick Churton of our London office, Mayfair International Realty, really conveyed the essence of this home best.  He said that to truly understand Ohana, you must do more than just see the pictures, but instead go to Ohana to understand how it feels, from the way the coral stone and smooth white oak feel beneath your feet to how the details of the materials used seem to “sing” in perfect harmony.

Ohana is a remarkable inspired blend of coastal South Africa and southern Indonesia, with a little of the Hawaiian islands sprinkled on top and is ready to whisk you away to the serenity of your own private, oasis-like retreat.  Please enjoy learning more about this uniquely beautiful property by watching the video below.

6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL | Ohana

Magnificently poised on a pristine 2.57 acre stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, you will find Ohana, a breathtaking tropical hideaway inspired by the spirit of Africa and southern Indonesia. Envisioned by the owner and brought to life by acclaimed Architect Guy Peterson and Master Builder Michael Walker, Ohana is a truly rare private retreat composed of an enclave of organic structures that extend to meet the Gulf with a hardened seawall, preserving privacy and ensuring protection from natural erosion. The residence encompasses three impressive pavilions reminiscent of a Balinese luxury resort, with the central iconic pavilion providing transitional space for extended family to enjoy the incredible living areas, and for guests to discover their stunning private beach house. Masterfully finished, the principle home presents unparalleled living spaces lined by an open roof top terrace, where endless views of the shimmering Gulf evoke the sense of a remote island paradise. Natural coral stone courtyards and walkways lead gracefully to the outdoor living areas, brimming with exotic palms and native plants as designed by world-renowned landscaping architect Raymond Jungles. Enjoy a game of tennis from the private court, a refreshing swim in the free-form pool with elevated spa, or entertain in spectacular style as you dine al-fresco beneath the grand palm thatched canopy looking out to the horizon. Take a few steps toward the shore to miles of white sandy beach, where days are beautifully-spent soaking up the Florida sun; which seems to shine just a little brighter over Ohana.

Property Details

Listing Price: $19,900,000
Address: 6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive
City: Longboat Key
State: FL
MLS # A3989550
Square Feet: 9,262
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8.3

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