4311 Bay Shore Road, SARASOTA, FL


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About 4311 Bay Shore Road

Conveniently located in Indian Beach and Sapphire Shores, this updated 1925 Mediterranean revival, on nearly .75-acres offers sweeping views of Sarasota Bay from the downtown skyline and Ringling Bridge to the tip of Longboat Key. While retaining the original elegance, the home has been updated with modern amenities to welcome and entertain friends and family. As one enters through the gate, past the garden with a Koi pond, the large circular driveway with fountain can accommodate plenty of cars. The homes gated entry court leads to a gracious foyer. From the foyer one can either enter the large living room with its ornate fireplace and coffered ceiling, or the newly renovated kitchen complete with breakfast area. The kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, an Aga induction range, Dolomite counters and galley sinks. The large dining room has beautiful views of the bay, a hand-painted recessed ceiling, marble fireplace, and built-ins for storage, display and serving counter. The office and den offer views overlooking the pool and bay. The grand salon, with its soaring ceilings, large fireplace and 10-foot arched doors provides endless possibilities for entertaining. Step out onto the large, covered terrace for sunset gazing. Upstairs are three large en-suite bedrooms. The primary suite was reimagined and rebuilt in 2021. Each bedroom leads to a large private terrace with breathtaking views. Landscape designer Michael Gilkey has re-imagined the landscaping to create separate outdoor rooms. The front yard includes a bocce court, large patios and a beautifully tiled heated pool. The separate guest house, adjacent to one of the two, two-car garages is comprised of two rooms and two baths. With the pocket door, the cottage which includes a kitchenette can be divided into two en-suite bedrooms. The recent renovations include all HVAC systems, including air conditioning installed in the two garages. The main house includes upgraded electrical, LED and Lutron systems and hurricane-impact windows and doors. Named Casa Arula by its original owners, this is not just a house, it’s a home where history and understated elegance converge.

Features of 4311 Bay Shore Road

MLS® # A4594149
Price $6,500,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 6.00
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 5,033
Acres 0.74
Year Built 1925
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Custom, Historic, Mediterranean
Status Active
HOA Fees $0
Property Taxes $62,102

Pets Information

# Of Pets 10+
Pets Allowed Yes
Pet Size Extra Large (101+ Lbs.)

Rentals Section

Mininum Lease 1-7 Days

Community Information

Address 4311 Bay Shore Road
Area Sarasota
County Sarasota
State FL
Zip Code 34234


Parking Circular Driveway, Covered, Driveway, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Garage Door Opener, Ground Level, Guest
# of Garages 4
View Pool, Water
Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Bay/Harbor
Has Pool Yes


Interior Features Built-in Features, Ceiling Fans(s), Central Vaccum, Coffered Ceiling(s), Crown Molding, Eat-in Kitchen, High Ceilings, PrimaryBedroom Upstairs, Stone Counters, Thermostat, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar, Window Treatments
Appliances Bar Fridge, Built-In Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Ice Maker, Microwave, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Softener, Wine Refrigerator
Heating Central, Electric
Cooling Central Air, Humidity Control, Mini-Split Unit(s), Zoned
Fireplace Yes
Fireplaces Family Room, Gas, Living Room, Other, Wood Burning
# of Stories 2


Exterior Features Balcony, French Doors, Garden, Irrigation System, Lighting, Private Mailbox, Rain Gutters
Lot Description Historic District, Near Golf Course, Near Marina, Near Public Transit, Paved
Roof Membrane, Tile
Foundation Block

School Information

Elementary Emma E. Booker Elementary
Middle Booker Middle
High Booker High

Additional Information

Date Listed January 5th, 2024
Days on Market 103
Zoning RSFE
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

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