$3.8m sale is Manatee's biggest since May 2011


7012 Riverview 1An estate on Bradenton's upscale Riverview Boulevard has sold for $3.8 million. The real estate brokerage Premier Sotheby's International Realty reported that the sale, which closed Feb. 13, 2013, was the highest-priced residential transaction in Manatee County since May 2011.

The compound, described as "European-inspired," is at 7012 Riverview Blvd. Shellie Young of Premier Sotheby's represented both the buyer and the seller, who is Lyn Wittmer de Suriol, according to Manatee County Property Records.

 A home at 6477 Gulfside Road in Longboat Key sold in May 2011 for $4.8 million.

 The Riverview estate is on almost five acres of waterfront. It has a main residence, second home and guest house. The main house, built in 2007, has 7,676 square feet of air-conditioned area. The interior features fine woodwork and other imported finishes in four bedrooms and 4.2 baths, with four grand fireplaces with mantles imported from Europe, a wine cellar capable of holding more than 1,000 bottles, two staircases and an air-conditioned, four-car garage. Other features include an expansive gourmet chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and French-imported stove, large living and family rooms, media room and private library.

 7012 Riverview 3The 4,271-square-foot second home on the property has three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and an additional 1,000-bottle wine cellar. The compound is also comprised of a riverfront guest cottage that was built in 1921 and recently renovated. The estate, which sits on grounds filled with mature trees and gardens, offers resort-like amenities, including a salt water pool and spa, basketball court, outdoor fireplace and a 22-foot dock with a boat lift.




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Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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