A hidden gem on a protected Nature Preserve with 2 private lakes in The Islands on the Manatee River, a gated boating and championship golf & tennis community. This exquisite custom Arthur Rutenberg executive home offers a combination of features from 4 of his best models, designed all on one level for elegant indoor/outdoor entertaining with summer kitchen, wood burning fireplace, covered and uncovered seating areas and pocket sliders out to an extended lanai, glamorous pool & spa with fountains, Pebble Tec deck w/ water jets, 3’ sheer-descent waterfalls and specialty LED lighting. The interior selections have been chosen with the utmost care and are top-of-the-line. Wood-Mode cabinetry and Pella windows throughout, 10’ impact glass sliders for extra hurricane protection, custom 8’ solid-core doors, 19” imported tumbled stone floor & wood sash molding are just some examples of the fine details. The main office features a wood-inlay ceiling in the elevated conversation area, built-in shelves with custom lighting and hand-scraped wood floor and the secondary office just off the kitchen offers a cozy, quiet work-at-home opportunity. The split plan ensures privacy with a generous master wing featuring a large private sitting room retreat with custom built-ins, wine refrigerator and sink, his/her walk-in closets, spa-bath w/ oversized Jacuzzi tub & bidet, and direct access to the lanai and pool. The additional 4 en-suite bedrooms were built with equal consideration to touches and finishes. The home also has an oversize three-plus car garage. Guard gated entrance, a beautiful new clubhouse that offers both casual and elegant dining and the opening of the Ft. Hammer bridge adds value, convenience & community appeal while direct access to the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for boaters and world-class sport fishing.