Six upscale lofts planned for Rosemary District


Tetra Terra Development (TTD) will build an upscale residential project of just six units in the Rosemary District north of downtown Sarasota.

Vanguard Lofts is being designed by Halflants + Pichette Architects of Sarasota.

Veteran Realtor Frank Lambert of Premier Sotheby's International Realty will be the exclusive listing agent, said Judy Green, president and CEO of the real estate brokerage.

Vanguard Lofts will be designed with the urban infill philosophy of walkable city environments, with live/work spaces within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

The project will have three loft units and three garden units. The loft are priced from $745,000 for three bedrooms and three baths broad views of downtown Sarasota and partial views of Sarasota Bay.

The loft units will have 2,325 square feet of air-conditioned space. With terraces, balconies and private two-car garages, the units will have 3,503 total square feet.

Features include balconies in each bedroom, 20-foot living room ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass, and "floating" wood stairways to lofts overlooking the living room. The contemporary kitchen and baths will have high-end fixtures.

A fitness room will be on the second floor and a conference/media room on the third floor.

Priced from $530,000, the two-bedroom, two-bath garden units will have a home office and 1,468 square feet of air-conditioned space. They will have 400-square-foot private courtyard entryways, patios, porches, and private two-car garages in 2,280 total square feet.

The garden units will have landscaped private yards, covered wood patios, and 13-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass, along wiht a sidewalk entry and street parking.

Buyers will get three hours with a designer to select interior fixtures and finishes from a catalog.

Groundbreaking is expected by year’s end.

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: October 2, 2014
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