One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Under Construction. Finally, coming to market is Michael Halflant’s multiple award winning, ground breaking 6 unit design.
This complex, visually arresting structure manages to combine a dynamic, engaging architectural whole with discrete, serene and calming individual homes that both share communal spaces and that offer privacy and a profound quiet in the midst of the chic, bohemian Rosemary District in downtown Sarasota. Clean smooth pathways lead between units, supporting chance encounters with neighbors, enclosed rooftop terraces envelop you in elevated moments. High above the teeming life below swirling, floating sea-birds talk to city rooftops and the secret conversation whispers above the bustling life beneath. The Great Room of this home is breath-taking. Ceilings layer laterally as the eye climbs up, past the 21 foot ceiling, up past the 2nd floor, up to the very top of the building. Light from the wall of glass on the uppermost floor streams in cascading down the home to fuse with the wall of light in the Great Room filling the vast space with the uniquely soft, white Florida sunlight .The kitchen is to the left with gleaming 3" thick slabs of quartz, an oversized island overlooks a spacious family room and a dining area leads out through sliding glass panels to the first of your private garden terraces. Back in through your enormous front door to your bed-sized window seat then stretching up from the entrance is the staircase. The epic structure that climbs this home - each riser over 4 inches thick – floating and solid simultaneously in space, a dynamic striking juxtaposition. Leaving behind the spacious guest bedroom with it’s own private balcony, guest bathroom with an over-sized shower and huge marble tiles you scale the staircase rather than slide up in your private elevator and reach the second floor. A second en-suite bedroom and another private balcony beckons as you move along the open landing, past the laundry room to the Master Bedroom, it’s private balcony overlooking the garden terrace below you continue climbing, past your 20 ft Master Bath and up to the top of your beautiful home. A drinks bar on the left, the wide open Media Room circles around to the huge private rooftop terrace and the entire skyline of downtown Sarasota is laid out before you. In addition are 3 shared Communal spaces: a Conference Room available for residents to use: for work meetings, with 5 screens, glass walls, large conference table and coffee station it will serve as an elegant venue to host colleagues or client meetings, to host the Super Bowl party or class Movie Nights, a gym with more walls of glass to work out over the city and a communal rooftop lounging terrace to snuggle down alone or with friends after dinner, and sip a cocktail or two as you watch the sun set over Sarasota
Right in the heart of the Cultural Capital of Florida; 4 blocks from Main St.’s colorful eateries and pavement cafes, 2 blocks from the sparkling waters of Sarasota Bay; the world-class Sarasota Opera House, Iain Webb’s internationally renowned Sarasota Ballet Company and the Sarasota Orchestra are all within 10 minutes, whilst Festivals, Galleries, Exhibitions surround you all year long.Michael Halflants is the most awarded architect in Florida and won the prestigious AIA Medal of Honor Award for his contribution to Architecture. This Townhome is the first to be released and the price is unique to this home only. Please note homes released later will be priced differently.