A secluded sanctuary, this 3.5 acre walled and gated waterfront estate emerges from the dense tropical surroundings as a jewel on the bay. Located just west of the Trail in central Sarasota, the stately gates of this remarkable compound open surrendering one to meticulously manicured grounds highlighted by intriguing sculptures and mature foliage. The inviting porte-cochere sets the stage for the idyllically positioned residence itself and a luxurious display of architecture and endless water vistas. Welcomed by rich mahogany doors that open to the grandeur of this stunning home one is overcome by the vast windows and sliding glass doors providing stunning views of the tranquil pool area, spacious back yard and gentle bay waters. This custom built residence showcases structurally sound construction, Pella windows and doors, coral cast stone architectural elements, two commercial grade elevators, two wet bars, summer kitchen, travertine stone flooring, imported granite countertops, lower level air conditioned motor salon with parking for over a dozen vehicles, three fireplaces, sparkling pool with spa and water features, 125' boat dock with two lift systems, hurricane protection, generator, surround sound and state-of-the art wiring/security system with surveillance cameras. Every amenity one could desire is found at this sprawling Bayfront estate.