$6.35 Million - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s® Barbara Ackerman Sells Lido Key Home

1356981010Longboat Key, FL – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is pleased to announce that Barbara Ackerman, a Coldwell Banker Previews International® sales associate at the company’s Longboat Key office, represented the sale of 1219 Westway Drive on Lido Key for $6.35 million.

The 12,000-square-foot, three-story estate was voted as one of Sarasota’s Top-10 Most Beautiful Homes upon its completion in 2003. The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath Palazzo has 198 feet of frontage on the Gulf of Mexico, a private 30 foot dock, and private beach access.

“The attention to detail and many unique finishes in this magnificent home elevate quality to the highest level,” said Ackerman. “There are so many special extras in this home such as the custom lighting and wall sconces, priceless chandeliers, creative window coverings, antique ceiling fixtures, and top-of-the-line electronics. And it is walking distance from St. Armand’s Circle and all the best that Lido Key has to offer.”

The home’s beauty is evident upon entry, where there is a lavish inlaid mosaic tile foyer and grand staircase of marble and the use of custom materials like gleaming hardwood, green onyx, imported marble and Venetian Gold granite throughout the interior spaces. Entertaining areas offer a 50-foot pool and spa with covered patios, full summer kitchen on a covered loggia, multiple terraces and a pub room.

West Way is the prestigious row of luxury homes on the New Pass waterway joining Sarasota Bay with the Gulf of Mexico, located directly on the Gulf. Including this sale, only three properties have closed for over $6 million in 2012, in Sarasota County, and Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Longboat Key sales associates represented the buyer or seller in two of the sales.

“The Longboat Key office has been serving the luxury residential market of Longboat Key since the days Arvida introduced all the new condominiums to the Longboat Key market. In recent years that expertise has expanded into the other luxury markets of Sarasota because of the office experience and success. Closing out the year with two sales on West Way and Barbara’s success with this sale puts an explanation point on a great year for area buyers and sellers,” stated Bob Stanley, managing broker for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Longboat Key office.

The Coldwell Banker Previews International program has been a world leader in the marketing of luxury homes since 1933. The exclusive group of certified Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialists make up more than eight percent of the Coldwell Banker sales professionals worldwide.

Luxury-certified, Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialists participated in more than 13,500 transaction sides of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2011.*

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*Data based on closed and recorded transaction sides of homes sold for $1 million or more as reported by the U.S. Coldwell Banker franchise system for the calendar year 2011.