Real estate briefs in Manatee and Sarasota



WCI Communities has opened a new “Grand Villa” model home at Sarasota National near Venice.

The Key Largo has three bedrooms, a den, three full baths and a powder room in 2,389 square feet.

With interiors by Kay Green Design, the Key Largo has an open great-room concept. Designer-selected 12- by 24-inch tiles installed in a brick pattern in the main living areas enhance the model’s sense of spaciousness.

The kitchen features java-stained paneled cabinetry paired with quartz counter tops and a gray-blue glass subway tile backsplash. The kitchen also offers a freestanding breakfast island, a walk-in closet pantry and stainless steel appliances.

The den has two freestanding bookcases framing the desk, chair rail-accented walls, and a brown velvet armchair with bronze nail-head trim. It also has a walk-in closet, allowing it to function as an additional bedroom.

The Key Largo offers 3,154 total square feet, including a covered entry, lanai and two-car garage. The home design starts in the $280,000s.

The Key Largo is one of seven two- and three-bedroom Grand Villa homes available at Sarasota National, which also offers Coach homes, Carriage homes, single-family Villas and Golf Estate homes with two and three bedrooms and up to 3,184 square feet of living space.

WCI is offering several quick-delivery homes for immediate or near-immediate occupancy. The sales center is at 23114 Copperleaf Drive. Information: (941) 234-4470, or visit


The Sarasota Architectural Foundation is presenting a dinner featuring retired architect and current boat designer Tim Seibert from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave.

Seibert, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a “Sarasota School” modernist, will be in conversation with Joyce Owens, AIA, RIBA, of Fort Myers. Seibert will share stories about his Sarasota School colleagues, including Gene Leedy, Victor Lundy and Paul Rudolph.

The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Tickets are $50, or $40 for SAF members and $30 for full-time students with ID.

Reservations are required. Register and pay online at, or mail checks, payable to SAF, to: SAF, P.O. Box 2911, Sarasota, FL 34230. Information:; (941) 364-2199.

Last modified: January 9, 2015
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