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  • Active | MLS#: A4147832
  • 4Beds
  • 5Baths
  • 5,036Sq Ft


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This Italian inspired estate, set on ¾ acre of Selby Garden-inspired grounds, recalls a time of relaxed sophistication & cherished privacy. This is an opportunity to own a piece of Sarasota art history on Siesta Key’s Bay Island. The property was formerly owned by Stanislas Kostka, acknowledged as the only living Old Master painter. The house was a creation of his imagination – a terra cotta stuccoed villa, combining the majesty of Palladian classicism with the warmth of a Tuscan country retreat. Delicately painted murals, hand-painted columns & ceiling add to the artistic flair of this grand island home. The stately living room with 20’ ceilings & alluring fireplace looks out over the gardens to the water. A spacious and sumptuous dining room with airy windows and elegant French doors overlook the inviting pool. While it is impressively grand the home maintains an air of quiet conviviality. The master suite is an oasis of calm, with views of the peaceful canal. Two additional en suite bedrooms, as well as a wood paneled study allows room for family & friends. This is the perfect home for lavish entertaining. And for dedicated boaters, the Trex dock with 12,000lb lift, gives you ideal access to the Intracoastal & the Gulf, just moments away. Meander along the winding walk through the gardens to the charming 1058 sq. ft. guest house with private terrace. This entire estate is inspired by artistry & maintained with love. Year Built 1957, effective Year Built: 1995 due to major renovation (per tax re

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General Features

  • Property Style Single Family Home
  • County Or Parish Sarasota
  • Financing Available Cash, Conventional, VA
  • Housing For Older Persons N/A
  • MLS Area Major Sarasota/Crescent Beach/Siesta Key
  • Tax Year 2015
  • Taxes 17947
  • Township 36
  • Year Built 1995

Building Features

  • Appliances Included Built In Oven, Cook Top Only, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Hot Water Electric, Microwave, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Softener Owned, Water FIlter Owned, Wine/Bar Refrigerator
  • Additional Rooms Den/Library/Office, Family Room, Inlaw / Rental Apartment, Inside Utility
  • Air Conditioning Central
  • Property Description One Story
  • Fireplace Description Electric Fireplace, Family Room, Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Floor Covering Other
  • Foundation Slab
  • Garage Carport 3 Car Garage
  • Garage Dimensions 22x31
  • Garage Features Attached, Door Opener, Drive Space, Side Rear Entry, Street Parking
  • Heatingand Fuel Central, Fuel - Electric, Solar, Zoned/Multiple
  • Interior Features Blinds/Shades, Built in Features, Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling, Ceiling Fan(S), Crown Molding, Hot Tub/Spa, Intercom System, Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Cabinets, Tray Ceiling, VideoMonitoring, Walk In Closet, Wet Bar, Window Treatment
  • Interior Layout Eating Space In Kitchen, Formal Dining Room Separate, Formal Living Room Separate, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Split Bedroom
  • Kitchen Features Breakfast Bar, Desk Built In, Island
  • Master Bath Features Bath w Spa/Hydro Massage Tub, Bidet, Dual Sinks, Tub with Separate Shower Stall
  • Pool Private
  • Pool Dimensions 15x34
  • Pool Type Auto Cleaner, Gunite/Concrete, Heated Pool, In Ground, Outside Bath Access
  • Roof Tile
  • Sq Ft Heated 5,036
  • Sq Ft Total 6300

Property Features

  • Exterior Construction Stucco
  • Exterior Features Balcony/Sun Deck, Detached In-Law Apt, Fenced, French Doors, Hot Tub/Spa, Irrigation System, Mature Landscaping, Outdoor Grill, Outdoor Lights, Patio/Porch/Deck Open, Trees/Landscaped
  • Location Cul-de-sac, Flood Zone, Garden View, Lot - Oversized, Pool View, Street Dead-End, Street Paved
  • Lot Number 32
  • Lot Size Acres 0.76
  • Lot Size Sq Ft 33121
  • Total Acreage 1/2 Acre to 1 Acre
  • Utilities Cable Available, City Water, Electric, Public Sewer, Public Utilities, Sprinkler Well
  • Water Access Bay/Harbor, Gulf/Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway
  • Water Extras Bridges - No Fixed Bridges, Lift, Sailboat Water, Seawall - Concrete
  • Water Frontage Canal - Saltwater
  • Water View Canal
  • Waterfront Feet 155


  • Elementary School Phillippi Shores Elementary
  • Middle School Brookside Middle
  • High School Sarasota High

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Price & Status History

Days on Market

  • This property has been listed on the market for 376 days
  • Average days-on-market for homes between $2,280,000 - $3,420,000 = 183 (in zip code 34242)


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Community Demographics for Zip Code 34242 (SARASOTA)

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Age Range (number of people)

Age 0-14
Age 15-24
Age 25-39
Age 40-59
Age 60-79
Age 80+

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

School Information for 34242 (SARASOTA)

Private Schools in Zip Code 34242 (SARASOTA)

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  • Out Of Door Academy
    444 Reid St. Sarasota, FL 34242
    Phone: 9413493223
  • Grade Size Distribution
    • PreK
    • 35
    • Knd
    • 53
    • 1st
    • 59
    • 2nd
    • 55
    • 3rd
    • 49
    • 4th
    • 52
    • 5th
    • 54
    • 6th
    • 49
    • 7th
    • 58
    • 8th
    • 27
    • 9th
    • 27
    • 10th
    • 36
    • 11th
    • 59
    • Teachers: 0
    • Students per Teacher: N/A
    • Students: 596

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