Big sale closes on Casey Key


Grand Stairs 5x7After eight years on and off the market, a 13,553-square-foot mansion on Casey Key sold Thursday for $8 million.

It had been listed most recently at $10 million after coming on the market in November 2011 at $12 million. In 2006, it was listed at $20 million.

The most recent sale at a higher price on Casey Key was a $9.9 million deal for a two-house compound at 1588 N. Casey Key Road in November 2009.

The names of the buyers, represented by Michael Saunders agent Brian Loebker, were not released by the brokerage. They are from New Hampshire.

Bay View 5x7Built in 1999, the main house has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and sits on a 2.07-acre Gulf-to-bay site on the secluded northern end of the key.

The estate also has a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house with 2,089 square feet of air-conditioned area.

The main house has a total area of 25,100 square feet, including terraces and other structures, according to county records.

Linda Dickinson and Kelly Quigley of Michael Saunders & Co. represented the sellers, Henry and Dawn Duques.

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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