$4.15 million sale in Harbor Acres


A house at 1384 Harbor Drive in Sarasota's Harbor Acres closed escrow on Dec. 6 at $4.15 million.

Premier Sotheby's represented the buyer and seller through agents Joel Schemmel and Peter Laughlin, respectively.

The brokerage said the sale "represents one of the highest-prices per square foot for comparable homes in the area. This was also the second-highest sale price for a home in Harbor Acres this year, according to the Multiple Listing Service."

Laughlin placed the property under contract 32 days after taking over the listing.

With 170 feet of seawall on Harbor Acres' yacht basin, the elevated house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-baths. It has a teak dock, two lifts, capabilities of docking a 100-foot yacht and extra room for other watercraft.

The property, which is gated, has an Italian courtyard that surrounds a 12-foot marble fountain, an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, and an infinity pool with hand-set mosaic tiles. The house, built in 1996, was rebuilt in 2008; local and French artists created several spectacular trompe l’oeil murals. 

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.
Last modified: December 9, 2013
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