1035 Bayshore Drive | Englewood, Florida 34223 $2,399,000
"Built in 2009, this gated, resort enclave has it all. A courtyard style, Tuscan home with huge castle door entry sits on nearly two and a half acres, adjacent to Manasota Reserve that joins the intracoastal waterway. Luxury exudes from every corner: all suites include slate floors, huge roman showers, walk-in closets and the in-law suite sports a mini-kitchen, eatery nook, living room, large bedroom, patio and its own garage. A large entry accesses the main house via a towering turret. Inside you'll find lavish marble floors, a huge master suite with adjacent office and mega double sink bath with Roman shower and separate tub and bidet. The large main room with 24 foot ceilings features a stone-trimmed art gallery display. Enjoy a huge double-island kitchen with custom cabinets and built-ins throughout. Explore a unique grotto access to a custom built library with 4000 book capacity. Spiral stairs access the music room, and loft which overlooks the recreation room and great room. Relax on a beautiful and expansive loggia with outdoor seating, infrared grill, and eatery featuring a large screened, Pebble-tek pool and 8-person spa. This home also boasts a workout room and wet/dry sauna. The main 3-car garage includes two storage areas, two laundry rooms and a gardening room with a second-story spare room with balcony. This estate comes complete with magnificent custom stone, brick, marble, slate, flagstone and cabinetry plus 51 exterior doors, many lavishly carved, with upgrades too numerous to mention."