Welcome to Laurel Oak Estates and Country Club, one of the finest and most coveted communities in all of Sarasota. More than just a home, this is a special place for the lifestyle you have been planning. Enjoy country club living on over 800 acres of rolling golf fairways and peaceful lakes; you’ll feel at home from the moment you enter the private, gated community. Impeccably renovated and maintained, this well-appointed 3-bedroom, 3-bath estate home is a special opportunity. As you enter the fabulous custom cut glass doors with sidelights and transoms, you’ll find the home flows with ease for entertaining or simply relaxing, with both formal and informal living spaces offering high ceilings, crown molding, Bahama shutters and wide plank engineered hardwood floors throughout. The living and dining rooms offer an open floor plan that overlooks the spacious sparkling pool and screened lanai, accessed by sliding doors. The completely redesigned, rebuilt kitchen is at the heart of the home and will delight the family chef with top-quality features: a large island breakfast bar, pendant lighting, fine, classic custom cabinetry with glass front displays, subway tile backsplash, gorgeous granite counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador induction cooktop & ventilated hood, KitchenAid appliances and dry bar. The 4-stage reverse osmosis system also serves the refrigerator and freezer for clear, sparkling water and ice cubes. The glass-surround breakfast room with motorized shades is the perfect nook for your informal meals and offers a lovely view of the inviting pool and beautifully landscaped, fenced yard. Through French doors, the handsome two-person office features built-in desks with granite tops and custom built-ins. Relax in the spacious owner’s retreat and bath, which includes a sitting area, lanai access, walk-in closet, and luxurious bath with dual sinks, a soaking tub, and glass shower with a large corner window overlooking the private garden. Guests will enjoy separate suites with walk-in closets and an adjoining shared bath; one guest room offers double entry doors and easily converts to a game room or study. A third full bath doubles as a pool bath. The oversized lanai with new motorized retractable awnings extends the indoor-outdoor living space to fully enjoy the best of Florida living. Offering sun and shaded seating areas, a fabulous pool with expansive paver decking, and an outdoor kitchen with plenty of bar seating for entertaining poolside, and in the evening, savor colorful sunsets. The fenced yard offers plenty of play space, and the back gate leads to the serene lakefront and 13th fairway vistas. Circular paver driveway and 3-car oversized garage with resurfaced epoxy floor and storage. Upgrades from the extensive list include a music/lighting/camera system, fully outfitted closets, solid interior doors, water heater (2022) roof (2020), new gutters (2021), outdoor lighting, and a 57-panel solar system - electric bills average less than $50 per month. Laurel Oak Country Club (optional) boasts world-class amenities: two 18-hole championship golf courses, 12 state-of-the-art Har-Tru lighted tennis courts, pickleball courts, heated pool, a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse, elegant dining facilities, social events, a 24-hour guard gate and roaming security. Exclusive reciprocal privileges with the Bird Key Yacht Club. Easy access to I-75, 30 minutes to Siesta Beach, and 20 minutes to cultural amenities in downtown Sarasota.
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