Sapphire Shores (Sarasota, FL)
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Breathtaking West of Trail, Museum Area Home In Sarasota
Keith Kropp, Keeping The Focus On You. (J Wood Realty)



435 S Shore Drive



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Spectacular Sarasota Home Close To Downtown

435 S Shore Drive, Sarasota, FL 34234
Price:  $1,085,000
MLS number: A4107464
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3/0
Square Footage: 3,398

Call Keith Kropp at 941-587-8376 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.

You Will Love this Very Special Newer Home with Rooftop Sun Deck Offering Sunset Views Over Sarasota Bay.

The peace and serenity of this magical home will transform you upon arrival. The tumbled paver driveway that leads you to the front door encircles a magnificent and stately Cuban Laurel tree. Just a few steps lead you through the solid, polished Pecky Cypress arched door into a very special and welcoming residence. As you enter the home you are enveloped in an calming atmosphere of sophistication and comfort. The first floor includes a formal living room, dining room, kitchen and family room, a full bath and utility room featuring porcelain tile flooring, crown molding, recessed lighting, elegant faux finishes and much more. Four sets of French doors lead you to the multi-level pool area and lush troGourmet Kitchenpical landscaped rear yard. The kitchen features 42" upper raised panel cabinets, granite counter tops with Italian marble backslashes and stainless steel GE Profile appliances. The large and airy master suite is carpeted, features two large walk-in closets and leads to a spacious master bath with large garden tub, walk-in shower with travertine walls and seamless glass enclosure, double vanities with granite top and stunning vanity mirror. The polished wood staircase leads to the second floor which includes three large bedrooms and a full bath. A French door takes you outside to an exterior staircase leading to the rooftop sun deck with a panoramic view of the surrounding area including stunning views of sparkling Sarasota Bay and gorgeous sunsets over Longboat Key.

Amazing Gourmet Kitchen

Gourmet Kitchen

Rooftop Sun Deck










Click here to see a virtual tour of this West of Trail Sarasota Home.

West of Trail, Museum Area of Sarasota, FL

The area West of Trail and south of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is both historic and close to downtown Sarasota.  There is an eclectic mix of homes ranging in architectural style  from Mediterranean Revival to bungalow to mid-century modern and everything in between.   Sapphire
Shores is close to New College, University of South Florida and the John Ringling School of Art and Design.  This  is a highly desirable neighborhood noted for the lush foliage and tree canopy.


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Marnie Matarese, Showing you the best of Sarasota! (J Wood Realty)

We have always been told that it is best to buy the worst home on a great street and turn it into a good one.  On most streets that might be true but if you want waterfront property in Sarasota, you often have to buy the best house on a street with few comparable homes. 

When Florida was being settled, there was little thought to zoning or standardization of homes.  You found a lot on the water, whether it be the bay, a river or the Gulf and you put up the home you desired.

It stands to reason that the homes on the waterfront side of the street ended up with far more valuable land than the ones across the street from them and as the years passed, grander and more luxurious homes replaced them while the smaller utilitarian homes on the other side of the road stayed small and sometimes fell into disarray. 

We have an incredible neighborhood, Sapphire Shores just south of the Airport in which three to four million dollar homes line the bay and yet you can buy a home across the street for as little as 150,000. Neighborhoods like this one follow the shorelines and to be able to live on the waterways, purchasing the best home on the block is often a neccessity.  

When buyers arrive here from other states that have always had strict zoning and permitting, it is quite a shock to them when the property tour starts.  They have selected homes by looking at photos and virtual tours on the MLS and are in mild disbelief when they see what modest neighborhoods so many of them are located in. 

But, the lure of the water is hard to deny and the ability to dock a boat and enjoy the lifestyle of waterfront property usually overcomes the worry of having bought the best home on the block.

 Looking for a great real estate agent in the Sarasota area?   click here! 

Marnie Matarese |Broker Associate | GRI|RSPS|SRES | J Wood Realty  


C: 941-809-8099 | O: 941-922-7600

5 Star Agent: Best in overall client satisfaction 2008 - 2012     


330 South Pineapple Avenue #113

Sarasota, Florida 34236











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Sarasota’s Coffee Loft – Achieving its Lofty Aspiration!
Marnie Matarese, Showing you the best of Sarasota! (J Wood Realty)

Sarasota's Coffee Loft

New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art & Design and USF of Sarasota-Manatee  are all located on a one-mile  strip of U.S. 41 in North Sarasota.  Sarasota’s Coffee Loft has achieved its lofty aspiration of becoming a safe and sociable gathering place for students every day of the week.  Although the school campuses are quite beautiful they are located along a stretch of Tamiami Trail that is littered with motels and liquor stores, 24 hour food marts and vacant lots.  The Coffee Loft has become a magnet that unites the students of all these schools providing them with a social atmosphere and a place to study, surf the web and relax.   

And, did I mention the coffee?  All the beans are fair trade and this non-profit business is all about giving back to the community and the coffee growers.  From basic black to frothy cappuccinos and lattes, they prepare some of the finest coffee in town along with sodas, smoothies and their signature Charity Water whose proceeds go to build wells around the world for pure drinking water.  There are sandwiches, pastries and deserts along with salads and other items to go.

Sarasota’s Coffee Loft has a marvelous interior with seating both on the main level and up the spiral staircase to the second floor as well as outdoor seating with umbrellas to shade from the sun.Sarasota Coffee Loft gathering The parking lot in the morning is a mixture of hybrids, scooters, bicycles and BMW’s  that give you an indication of the diversity of the crowd inside.  Sarasota’s Coffee Loft is also achieving its lofty aspiration of becoming a center of art and music, offering entertainment and art shows throughout the week along with Open Mic night.  This is a small business that has found its following and gives back to the community every day by bringing people together and giving a strip of asphalt a sense of being a neighborhood.  The Coffee Loft    is a model for other areas who want to revitalize and rejuvenate their own backyards.  Sarasota is home to many wonderful businesses and offers something for everyone.

  Click here for Directions to The Coffee Loft

 Looking for a great real estate agent in the Sarasota area?   click here! 

Marnie Matarese |Broker Associate | GRI|RSPS|SRES | J Wood Realty  


C: 941-809-8099 | O: 941-922-7600

5 Star Agent: Best in overall client satisfaction 2008 - 2012     


330 South Pineapple Avenue #113

Sarasota, Florida 34236











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Sapphire Shores - A Bayfront Gem in HD!
William True, Sarasota Real Estate (True Sarasota Real Estate)

Sapphire Shores - A Bayfront Gem in HD!

Check out the above link, for a high definition video of Sapphire Shores, a beautiful neighborhood in Sarasota, seeping with history. For locals and seasonal residents, Sapphire Shores is the perfect community to live, work and play. For more information on Sapphire Shores, visit Sarasota real estate or check out Sarasota videos.

Sapphire Shores

William True, Sarasota Real Estate & Exclusive Buyers Broker
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