A Casey Key Compound Just Sold for $10.5 Million


Despite being nearly 5,000 square feet (and that’s just the main house), this Casey Key home exudes a homey feel. It’s almost shocking to see the color and so much shiny wood in this era of white and greige.

But why bother updating color schemes and cosmetics when you’re selling in such a fast and furious marketplace? Listed for $10.95 million, 1144 Sea Grape Point Road closed a deal in just four days for $10.5 million in cash.

Compounded by an influx of new residents flooding the property market, the rapid sale reflects an ongoing local trend. According to the latest figures from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, in March the median time to contract in Sarasota County was five days. In March of last year, it was 13. Manatee County has similar numbers.

The names of the Sea Grape Point Road buyers are still a mystery, but their new home is a waterfront resort on more than an acre overlooking Blackburn Bay, with 445 feet of bay frontage. Built in 2016, the new owners will be the second residents of the house. According to Courtney Green, who represented the seller with Melissa Caldwell, both of Premier Sotheby’s, the buyers are a local couple who recently sold their home in Longboat Key and own other luxury properties in the area.

Conceived by Jon Coulthurst and built by Dwayne Robinson of DE Robinson Construction Group, the main house has three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. A grand staircase leads to the second floor, framed by wood-panelled ceilings and plenty of water views. Custom built-ins and Mexican tiles with handmade inlays add to the warm charm.

The main chef’s kitchen looks like a showroom of custom cherry and maple wood cabinetry, with granite counter tops in an open plan, and there is another eat-in kitchen near the guest bedrooms. hosts.

Several verandas overlook the bay and an outdoor area with a saltwater pool and spa, a rock waterfall and waterslide, a floating swimming dock, a kayak boat ramp and a dock offer multiple boat ramps. launch to access the Intracoastal Waterway. There is also an elevator and garages for four cars and more. Located on a private road, access to the deeded beach is just across the street. And at nearly 3,000 square feet, a separate guest house features a wraparound lanai, kitchen, living room, loft, and three guest suites.


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