749 Freeling Dr, Sarasota, FL 34242
The incomparable Casa della Fontana…The Fountain House
749 Freeling Dr. sits along 125′ of Siesta Key’s Riviera. It can accommodate up to a 60′ yacht in this protected, deep-water basin with direct access to the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico. This gated, European styled mansion is built like a fortress, lavished with the highest end finishes, and equipped with state-of-the-art systems.
The property recently underwent a major renovation. The original kitchen was gutted to make way for the Mediterranean-style kitchen with top-of-the-line Wolff, Sub-Zero, and Miele appliances, high-end quartzite counters, and a coffered ceiling. The center of this home was converted into a one-of-a-kind great room and alder-wood library reminiscent of famous English manors. On one side, the gallery soars from floor to ceiling, and on the other side, a cozy loft library/study frames the space. Custom trestles, designed to create a rustic feel, replaced the original plain ones, and the Vasquez Forge in Tampa crafted the custom iron railings. Ceiling beams were installed throughout the house and lanai to tie in the majestic aesthetic.
A new HVAC and duct systems (there are four total systems with six zones), Rinnai tankless water heater, Control 4 home automation, Cloplay Proseries hurricane garage doors (3-Cars), removable hurricane curtains, and a whole-house Generac generator (powered by natural gas) were installed. The summer kitchen was also created, and the entire lanai deck and driveway were resurfaced with beautiful stonework and pavers. The waterfront was improved with a 10,000 lb boat lift, underwater lights, and a kayak lift. There is even a secret staircase created to access the gallery and disguised storage areas for your valuables.
The layout of this estate permits multiple generations to live comfortably, enjoying plenty of common spaces. There is an entire guest wing with separate entry to the property. This estate is an entertainer’s dream. The courtyard alone accommodates up to 20 cars. There are over 1000 square feet of outdoor space around the heated pool and spa. The screened-in, two-story lanai lets you open all the doors and sliders on both the ground and main living level to enjoy the Florida indoor/outdoor living experience. There is an expansive media and game room complete with pool table and darts. The home was custom built by Magnum Builders. The commercial-grade construction is of the absolute highest caliber featuring 75+ concrete pilings beneath the foundation that are tied to special footers reinforced with concrete and steel. A barrel tiled, two-piece roof has trusses incorporating embedded straps.
The house includes an Inclinator Residential Elevator. For those that want the ultimate boating lifestyle, you are literally moments away from the beautiful Intracoastal waters and bay estuary that is a habitat for dolphins and manatees. You are less than a nautical mile away from Big Pass, the gateway from Sarasota Bay to the open water of the Gulf of Mexico where you can anchor on the local sandbar and take in the dramatic sunsets. There are numerous restaurants directly accessible by boat. It is an easy bike ride to Siesta Key Village. All this while being within minutes from the world-famous Siesta Key beach, and the arts, culture, and entertainment that defines Sarasota.
From I-75 Take Exit 207 Bee Ridge Road. Go West. In several miles Bee Ridge Road will make a sharp curve to the right (there will be a Publix Market on your right side). Continue 1000 feet until Siesta Drive. Make left/go west onto Siesta Drive (Shell Station on NW Corner.) Proceed west over the north Siesta Key Bridge (Siesta Drive). Head west over the bridge and onto the island. Make left turn onto Flamingo Avenue. Make first left onto Freeling Drive. Proceed slowly to 749 Freeling.
749 FREELING DRIVE, SIESTA KEY, FL 34242 (MLS # A4554867)(all data current as of 6/3/2023)
|Home size||6,827 sqft|
|Lot Size||19,167 sqft|
|Days on Market||172|
Welcome to Casa della Fontana, a stunning waterfront retreat nestled in the heart of the highly coveted Siesta Key in Florida. This Mediterranean-style masterpiece boasts expansive bay views and is just minutes away from the world-renowned Siesta Key beach, where you can enjoy the powdery sand and turquoise waters that have made Siesta Key one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. This luxurious property spans over 6,800 square feet and features five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and a three-car garage, making it the perfect place to call home or a luxurious vacation rental. The interior of the home is immaculately designed, with high-end finishes and state-of-the-art amenities throughout. The heart of the home is the gourmet kitchen, which features top-of-the-line Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, custom cabinetry, and gorgeous granite countertops. The living area is spacious and inviting, with soaring ceilings and plenty of natural light, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing. The generous master suite is a true oasis, featuring stunning bay front views, a private balcony, a spa-like bathroom with a jetted tub, and a large walk-in closet. Each of the guest bedrooms is equally impressive, with private bathrooms and ample closet space. The outdoor living area is an entertainer's dream, with a covered lanai, a heated pool and spa, and plenty of seating areas for lounging and enjoying the breathtaking views of the bay. The property also features a private dock with a boat lift, allowing you to explore the waterways and enjoy all that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. This incredible home is conveniently located just minutes away from the Siesta Key Village, where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. It is also within easy reach of the cultural attractions and world-class amenities of Sarasota. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of paradise on Siesta Key. Come and experience the ultimate waterfront lifestyle at 749 Freeling Drive Check out the 3D immersive tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=2aJRenW3p9P AND Life @ Casa della Fontana Lifestyle Video: https://bit.ly/749FreelingDrive
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||4/18/2023||Tract||BAY ISLAND SHORES|
|Year Built||1997||Community||34242 - Sarasota/Crescent Beach/Siesta Key|
|Prior to Jan 25, '23||$8,500,000|
|Jan 25, '23 - Today||$7,995,000|
|Elementary School||Phillippi Shores Elementary|
|Jr. High School||Brookside Middle|
|High School||Sarasota High|
|Lot||0.44 acre(s)||Area||34242 - Sarasota/Crescent Beach/Siesta Key|
|Pool Description||Gunite, Heated, In Ground, Screen Enclosure||Sewer||Public Sewer|
|Stories||2||Subdivision||BAY ISLAND SHORES|
|Taxes||37059||Utilities||Electricity Connected, Fiber Optics, Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Underground Utilities, Water Connected|
|View Description||Pool, Water||Water||Public, Well|
|Appliances||Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater, Trash Compactor, Washer, Wine Refrigerator|
|Exterior||Balcony, Hurricane Shutters, Irrigation System, Lighting, Outdoor Kitchen, Sliding Doors|
|Garage||Attached Garage, Yes|
|Interior||Built-in Features, Ceiling Fans(s), Central Vaccum, Coffered Ceiling(s), Eat-in Kitchen, Elevator, High Ceilings, Master Bedroom Upstairs, Smart Home, Stone Counters, Thermostat, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments|
|Lot Description||City Limits, FloodZone, Street Dead-End|
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