Enter Villa Toscana by way of a secluded circular motor court and you encounter a burnt-Sienna façade, characterized by some as “carmelized adobe”, perfectly in scale with its height and width, and peacefully located on the property with wide setbacks from the adjoining properties. Step back into a different time and place when craftsmanship was the passionate pursuit of artisans working to create a unique style for the discerning families who commissioned them.
As you pass through the stone door surround, wrought iron gates, and heavy mesquite doors carved in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, your eye is immediately drawn through the central courtyard, past rows of stone columns, through tall mahogany doors to Little Sarasota Bay, which from this perspective looks like an infinity edge pool. But as quickly as you are pulled outside, you are pulled back to the carved wooden canopy vault that introduces you to the courtyard’s vaulted ceiling stone fireplace and fountain. And then, room after room, your eyes are treated with exquisite handcrafted materials: carved book cases, stained glass insets in 8-foot mahogany doors, carved stone pedestals as sink basins, hand forged railings, and a Renaissance library table (that serves as the dining table).
Villa Toscana, situated on Casey Key on more than an acre of prime property with the Gulf of Mexico as the front yard, and Little Sarasota Bay, as the back yard, embodies casual elegance in which the tropical garden filled with native plants 50-years old provides the reason for the villa to exist. In Tuscan tradition, the front elevation is relatively simple but the rear becomes much more complex as the house and gardens reflect each other.
Casey Key is a unique barrier island south of Sarasota, where you will find no traffic lights and no high rise condominiums – just 8 miles of beach and bay dotted with less than 400 single family homes. Here you can enjoy a secluded private beach where dolphins swim in the channel 20 yards offshore, or simply enjoy fishing from the dock or boating in the Intracoastal Waterway. A great lifestyle awaits you here.
Offered at $6,900,000
Deborah Beacham, P.A. (941)376-2688
440 Gulf of Mexico DriveLongboat Key, FL 34228