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Two area homes ranked ‘Most Spectacular Beach Homes’

 

No. 1, an estate property in the exclusive Sanderling Club on Siesta Key.

 

No. 2, ‘Oasis by the Sea’ on the Casey Key.

Two Sarasota area properties have been ranked on the 2011 “Top 10 Most Spectacular Beach Homes” list compiled by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, as featured on Time Magazine’s Moneyland Web site.

One of the homes — an estate property in the exclusive Sanderling Club on Siesta Key — occupies the number one position on the list, which has also been showcased on CNBC, USA Today, Yahoo and AOL Real Estate. The other, a Gulf-front estate on Casey Key, is ranked ninth on the list. Both were designed by Sarasota architect Guy Peterson FAIA and are being offered for sale through Michael Saunders & Company.

Occupying the top spot, the residence situated on 1.53 acres in the private and gated Sanderling Club on Siesta Key, resulted from a four-year collaboration between the homeowners and Peterson. The property has also been featured in “Four Florida Moderns,” a book by Saxon Henry that celebrates the architectural designs of Peterson.

“The purity and logic of a simple concrete frame is enriched by the placement of volumetric “cubes,” said Peterson, who organized the home’s living spaces into color-coded cubes.

The cubes reflect a privacy gradient from public uses and shared spaces to private family areas and a children’s zone. The home makes maximum use of its beachfront setting with deep overhangs that shade the property from direct sunlight but allow for maximum light and water views.

‘Oasis by the Sea’ is the Casey Key listing that occupies the ninth spot on the same list. Completed in 2008, the smart home includes views of the Gulf of Mexico through towering walls of glass and inviting outdoor spaces that extend from the interior living areas. The home has won numerous awards including the silver winner of SRQ’s Annual Home of the Year.

“This house is composed of two simple pavilions separated by a transparent two-story connector containing the entry on the ground level and a bridge on the second level linking the living spaces,” said Peterson. “The primary (Gulf facing) pavilion contains the main living spaces of the house and the owner’s private suite and office. All enjoy commanding views of the Gulf of Mexico.”

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