It is a true rarity to find this much private space nestled within walking distance to some of Sarasota’s top-rated schools. Upon passing through the gates of this completely fenced property you are immediately engulfed in a sense of privacy and space. The long paver drive provides an abundance of parking and the open area is sprawling, perfect for dogs and kids to run and play. This wonderful 4 bed, 5-bath home with an office is remarkable in many ways. Upon entering the foyer one notices the intimate details and practical flow of the home. Open but separate, this home is incredibly user friendly with immediate views of the central living room and outdoor patio beyond. A chef’s kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and convenient center island opens up to the breakfast room that gets adorned with light through aquarium windows. The spacious family room is a wonderful spot to keep little ones close by but easily closed off to hide toys and such. The master suite features wood floors, tray ceilings and French doors that open to the lanai. A marble and glass bathroom features dual sinks, a very spacious shower and large jetted tub, a perfect blend of utility and space. This split plan design separates the 3 guest bedrooms from the master wing providing well-deserved privacy. Most notably recognized and appreciated is the outdoor living and entertaining area. Ample covered and open areas combine to make this the home where gatherings occur. The oversized covered lanai with wood burning fireplace and generous space for seating and al fresco dining is the epitome of indoor/outdoor living. All can appreciate the fully equipped summer kitchen complete with flat top grill, BBQ grill, refrigerator, sink and Kegerator that seats 12 behind the multi-level bar. Tennessee River Rock adorns the entire lanai, spa, pool and pool deck. The heated saltwater pool with beach entry, multicolored lights, rock fountain and 15-person spa with waterfall and stream that flows into the pool are undoubtedly the main focal point. Surrounded by even more space, tropical landscaping and lighting, this will always be the home that people want to visit and enjoy the embodiment of the Florida lifestyle. Motorized outdoor window coverings for protection from the elements, an additional private screened area, separate fenced areas in the yard and garage space for 4 vehicles are but a few of the other features that make this home stand out.