$5 million sale in Harbor Acres


 A 4,900-square-foot house on Hillview Drive has changed hands for $5 million.

This home in Harbor Acres sold for $5 million. (Photo provided)

This home in Harbor Acres sold for $5 million.
(Photo provided)

The house at 1240 Hillview Drive in Sarasota's Harbor Acres had been listed at $5.45 million. The estate, on 0.73 acres, includes four bedrooms, a two-story wood paneled library, three-stop elevator, formal dining room and extensive millwork throughout its nearly 4,900 square feet of interior space.

This is the highest sale price in Harbor Acres since Friday's seller, Molly Nelson, sold her former home at 1452 Hillview for $7 million in March 2013. Kim and Michael Ogilvie listed that one, too.

Nelson purchased 1240 Hillview in October 2013 for $2.7 million.

Michael Saunders & Co. had both sides of the deal.

Brian Loebker and Jonathan Abrams represented the buyers, who own multiple homes, including one in Laurel Oak.

There have been three sales at $5 million or higher in Saraosta this year. The Ogilvies listed two of them, including a Bay Point Drive mansion that sold for $6.8 million.

The former Githler mansion sold for $9 million in April.

The walled and gated three quarter acre estate is set amongst ancient oaks. The circular drive skirts the multi-tiered fountain leading to a picturesque staircase and a dramatic, two-story entry with open bay views. Extensive millwork, a three-stop elevator, formal dining room, wet bar, two-story wood-paneled library and bayside terraces are among the features of the house.

The master suite has a large sitting area and adjacent terrace. A new roof, remodeled master bath and hurricane windows on the water side were added in 2014, and new landscaping and landscape lighting in 2015.

The elevation of the 1992 house permits a multi-car drive-through garage and extensive ground-level storage.

The property has a deep-water dock with lift for personal watercraft.


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: August 24, 2015
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