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Sale of Ohana estate on Longboat Key for $11.4 million sets price record

The Polynesian style estate on Longboat Key has sold for $11.4 million. The price is the highest sale ever on the north end of the island and the highest luxury sale since October 2014 in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.

And as of Monday, the 2.57-acre estate is only one of 49 sales of luxury homes and condos with price tags of $3 million and up. The home built in 2013 stretches across 9,622 square feet with seven bedrooms, 10 baths and enough indoor and outdoor entertainment space to rival the Queen Mary 2 luxury cruise ship. A tiki hut shades part of the pool and there’s an outdoor spa and tennis court to compete with the broad sandy beach protected by the only seawall in the neighborhood. The private beach juts into the Gulf, immune from the erosion that other properties suffer. The home has three pavilions, as well as balconies and terraces.

Sarasota architect Guy Peterson designed the residence, his honors include being named by Florida Trend magazine as one of the 500 most influential business leaders in the state last year, and winner of the Florida-Caribbean chapter of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2016.

The property is on 2.57 acres of beachfront at 6633 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and was originally was listed for $22 million in 2013. Three months ago, The Ackerman Group of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate teamed with realtor Reid Murphy to represent the seller. Rinat Sidkar of Michael Saunders & Company represented the out-of-town buyers. Both the buyers and the sellers required anonymity.

Made indoors and out with warm Sipo African mahogany, Ohana (Hawaiian for “family”) has an unusual entry pavilion—an open-air, cypress-log and thatched-roof chickee hut, 28 feet in diameter and engineered to meet Florida’s stringent coastal building codes. To the north is a 5,300-square-foot pavilion with a Gulf-facing, 480-foot-long living/dining room, an open kitchen, media room, laundry room and roomy master suite with a bathroom and exercise room. To the south is a 1,200-square-foot in-law suite.

A coral stone walkway leads to the original ground-level beach house, which was gutted and transformed into an airy guesthouse with three bedroom suites.

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