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749 Freeling Drive
Siesta Key, Florida FL 34242-1022
Price: $7,995,000
Listing ID A4554867 4 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Partial Baths 6,827 SqFt 0.440 Acres

Property Description:

The incomparable Casa della Fontana…The Fountain House… sits along 125’ of Siesta Key’s Riviera. It can accommodate up to a 60’ yacht in this protected, deep-water basin with direct access to the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico. This gated, European styled mansion is built like a fortress, lavished with the highest end finishes, and equipped with state-of-the-art systems. The property recently underwent a major renovation. The original kitchen was gutted to make way for the Mediterranean-style kitchen with top-of-the-line Wolff, Sub-Zero, and Miele appliances, high-end quartzite counters, and a coffered ceiling. The center of this home was converted into a one-of-a-kind great room and alder-wood library reminiscent of famous English manors. On one side, the gallery soars from floor to ceiling, and on the other side, a cozy loft library/study frames the space. Custom trestles, designed to create a rustic feel, replaced the original plain ones, and the Vasquez Forge in Tampa crafted the custom iron railings. Ceiling beams were installed throughout the house and lanai to tie in the majestic aesthetic. New HVAC and duct systems (there are four total systems with six zones), Rinnai tankless water heater, Control 4 home automation, Cloplay Proseries hurricane garage doors (3-Cars), removable hurricane curtains, and a whole-house Generac generator (powered by natural gas) were installed. The summer kitchen was also created, and the entire lanai deck and driveway were resurfaced with beautiful stonework and pavers. The waterfront was improved with a 10,000 lb boat lift, underwater lights, and a kayak lift. There is even a secret staircase created to access the gallery and disguised storage areas for your valuables. This custom home was built by Magnum Builders, the commercial-grade construction is of the absolute highest caliber featuring 75+ concrete pilings beneath the foundation that are tied to special footers reinforced with concrete and steel. The layout of this estate permits multiple generations to live comfortably, enjoying plenty of common spaces. There is an entire guest wing with separate entry to the property. This estate is an entertainer’s dream. The courtyard alone accommodates up to 20 cars. There are over 1000 square feet of outdoor space around the heated pool and spa. The screened-in, two-story lanai lets you open all the doors and sliders on both the ground and main living level to enjoy the Florida indoor/outdoor living experience. There is an expansive media and game room complete with pool table and darts. A barrel tiled, two-piece roof has trusses incorporating embedded straps. The house includes an Inclinator Residential Elevator. For those that want the ultimate boating lifestyle, you are literally moments away from the beautiful Intracoastal waters and bay estuary that is a habitat for dolphins and manatees. You are less than a nautical mile away from Big Pass, the gateway from Sarasota Bay to the open water of the Gulf of Mexico where you can anchor on the local sandbar and take in the dramatic sunsets. There are numerous restaurants directly accessible by boat. It is an easy bike ride to Siesta Key Village. All this while being within minutes from the world-famous Siesta Key beach, and the arts, culture, and entertainment that defines Sarasota. Check out the 3D immersive tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=2aJRenW3p9P AND Life @ Casa della Fontana Lifestyle Video: https://bit.ly/749FreelingDrive

Primary Features

County: Sarasota
Half Baths: 1
Price Before Reduction: 8500000
Price Reduction Date: 2023-01-25T23:16:53+00:00
Property Sub Type: Single Family Residence
Property Type: Residential
Subdivision: Bay Island Shores
Year Built: 1997
Zoning: RSF1


Additional Rooms: Den/Library/Office, Formal Dining Room Separate, Inside Utility, Loft, Storage Rooms
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater, Trash Compactor, Washer, Wine Refrigerator
Building Area Units: Square Feet
Cooling Type: Central Air
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Gas, Living Room
Flooring: Ceramic Tile, Marble, Vinyl, Wood
Green Indoor Air Quality: Whole House Vacuum System
Heating Type: Central, Zoned
Interior Features: Built-in Features, Ceiling Fans(s), Central Vaccum, Coffered Ceiling(s), Eat-in Kitchen, Elevator, High Ceilings, Master Bedroom Upstairs, Smart Home, Stone Counters, Thermostat, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments
Laundry Features: Laundry Room
Levels: Two
Living Area Meters: 634.25
Living Area Source: Public Records
Living Area Units: Square Feet
Other Equipment: Generator
Room Count: 7
Spa: yes
Spa Features: Heated, In Ground
Stories Total: 2


Additional Water Information: Deep water boating. Up to one 60 foot boat or multiple smaller ones. Kayak/Paddleboard lift.
Attached Garage: yes
Carport: no
Construction Materials: Concrete
Exterior Features: Balcony, Hurricane Shutters, Irrigation System, Lighting, Outdoor Kitchen, Sliding Doors
Fencing: Fenced
Foundation Details: Block, Stilt/On Piling
Garage: yes
Garage Dimensions: 43x22
Garage Spaces: 3
Homestead: yes
Lot Features: FloodZone, City Limits, Street Dead-End
Lot Size SqFt: 19177
Lot Size Square Meters: 1782
Number Of Wells: 1
Other Structures: Outdoor Kitchen
Patio And Porch Features: Covered, Deck, Enclosed, Screened
Pool Features: Gunite, Heated, In Ground, Screen Enclosure
Pool Private: yes
Road Surface Type: Paved
Roof: Tile
Sewer: Public Sewer
Total Acreage: 1/4 to less than 1/2
Utilities: Electricity Connected, Fiber Optics, Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Underground Utilities, Water Connected
Vegetation: Mature Landscaping, Trees/Landscaped
View Type: Pool, Water
Water Access: yes
Water Access Type: Bay/Harbor, Intracoastal Waterway
Water Extras: yes
Water Extras Type: Bridges - No Fixed Bridges, Davits, Dock - Composite, Dock w/Electric, Dock w/Water Supply, Fishing Pier, Lift, Sailboat Water
Water Frontage Feet Bayou: 125
Water Source: Public, Well
Water View: yes
Water View Type: Bay/Harbor - Partial, Bayou, Intracoastal Waterway
Waterfront: yes
Waterfront Features: Bayou
Waterfront Feet Total: 125


Association: no
Association Approval Required: no
Building Area Source: Public Records
Building Area Total: 9628
Community Development District: no
Country: US
Direction Faces: South
Elementary School: Phillippi Shores Elementary
Flood Zone Code: AE
High School: Sarasota High
Middle Or Junior School: Brookside Middle
MLS Area Major: 34242 - Sarasota/Crescent Beach/Siesta Key
SW Subdivision Community Name: Bay Island Shores
SW Subdivision Condo Number: 843
Township: 36S
Water Body Name: SARASOTA BAY


Additional Lease Restrictions: For lease restrictions please check with the City of Sarasota
Available For Lease: yes
Current Price: 7995000.00
Disclosures: Seller Property Disclosure
Existing Lease Tenant: no
Lease Restrictions: 1
Listing Terms: Cash
Minimum Lease: 1 Week
Ownership: Fee Simple
Ratio Current Price By Calculate: 1171.09
Special Listing Conditions: None
Tax Annual Amount: 37059
Tax Book Number: 6-81
Tax Lot: 38
Tax Year: 2022

Zoning Info

Listed by: Investments In Sarasota 941-894-6059.

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