Known for being central to “where design and function flow in concert with the beauty of Longboat Key and Sarasota Bay,” Acqua Vita is a stunning, new construction estate coined as the “Water of Life.” The residence was built “with the idea that today’s buyers are attracted to new construction in the luxury market,” according to Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Agent Lynne Koy. “There is not much to choose from that is new over $5 million in the Sarasota/ Manatee market,” says Koy, affirming the exclusivity and uniqueness of this residence, which is sure to entice buyers.
Everything in this home, both inside and out, caters to the luxury waterfront lifestyle, never letting you forget the awe of living on the water’s edge. “The architecture takes its interior and exterior cues from the Gulf front estate homes of Palm Beach, but with the Coastal Contemporary feel that is so important to today’s buyers,” Koy notes. Some of these cues exist within the walls of the home, where there is a 24-foot diameter great room with panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, as well as an adjacent wine cellar.
“The entire upper level of the residence contains a stunning master bedroom suite with a luxurious master bath overlooking the bay. The private master study is only steps away from the master bedroom and is uniquely designed to capture the essence of bayfront living,” Koy adds. Both levels offer terraces, which exemplify the Florida lifestyle and free-flowing and easy movement from indoor to outdoor living. Other features include a gazebo with a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen overlooking Sarasota Bay, and a guest bedroom with an outside entry, all with deeded beach access on a nearly 1-acre lot.
Built by Richard Perrone of Perrone Construction and architect Clifford Scholz in 2016, Acqua Vita was reintroduced to the public at a grand opening event in February, where 200 guests attended and brought a sense of rejuvenation into the home.
“This amazing residence not only showcased its elegant design and style, but demonstrated how this home can take on a life of its own,” says Koy, “with guests spilling out onto the terraces, moving up the winding stairway to the master level or having conversations by the pool.” This liveliness undoubtedly stems from the property’s roots in the area of Longboat Key, home to amenities like The Longboat Key Club, which offers golf, tennis and 5 restaurants, as well as a private marina, to its members.
Overall, Koy affirms that those drawn to the home are bound to discover how this property exudes feelings of both serenity and vivacity. “[Buyers] have earned the right to expect the best and they recognize that form andfunction have created this masterpiece. They have busy lives and they are looking for lifestyle and elegance without the hassle of building,” Koy says.
5050 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL
5 bedrooms, 7 baths
Represented by: Lynne Koy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Article by Kristen Ordonez. This story first appeared in Homes & Estates 2017 Edition 4, the flagship publication of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.