Rarely has such an unprecedented opportunity come available for the most discerning buyer in search of a private waterfront gated estate in Harbor Acres, a premier established neighborhood set on Sarasota’s Bay. An architectural masterpiece set on 1.5 acres with 230 feet of bay front is designed with refinement and unmatched authentic style, born from the collaboration of renowned architect-designer Thorning Little and leading luxury home builder Bruce Saba. This estate was curated for comfortable entertaining, combining the magnificent water landscape with the warmth of a country chateau. Restored front doors from the Belgium Embassy set the stage for the exquisiteness beyond, from the imported hand-carved cabinetry and interior doors, heated stone flooring and 14' ceiling heights to the custom ceiling treatments, hand-plastered interior walls, antique chandeliers and painstaking craftsmanship in every last detail of this 8,452+/sq ft residence . The true culinary kitchen is complete with a La Cornue range, Sub-Zero refrigerators, large center island, butler’s pantry, and an informal dining area with walls of windows to take in the scenic backdrop. A blue-glass tile infinity-edge lap size pool and spa captures sun and moon light reflections. Some significant features are custom hope iron hurricane impact windows, automated window treatments, 2 elevators, security cameras, air conditioned 3-car garage, Crestron lighting control system and a entire home backup generator. The double lot size suggests the possibility of a separate guest house and garages. You have found the PINNACLE of an in- town bayfront estate!