$21 Million Sarasota Home Looks Like a Museum – Rob Report

An architecturally significant modern home in Sarasota, Florida, recently hit the market for $21 million.

The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2000 by renowned architect Jay Peterson, and has since won numerous architectural awards. It consists of four rectangular wings supported by an incomplete concrete frame and glass walls. The sellers, noted art collectors Bill and Ellen Cross, purchased the house in 2014 and were drawn to the property because of its design to house their impressive collections of 1930s Art Deco posters, glassware and cocktail shakers.

Grand entry.

After purchasing the property, the Crouse family embarked on a major renovation and hired Peterson, as well as architects Michael K. Walker and Richard Gehry, to transform parts of the house, including the roof, plumbing and kitchen. They also installed a water feature and rock garden, and commissioned a local artist to paint a Piet Mondrian-inspired mural on a small outbuilding in the front yard.

The 7,756-square-foot home looks like a modern work of art. Its facade features beautiful openings, layers of concrete and glass details. Inside, the foyer captures a panoramic view of each level showcasing the home’s pristine white walls, unfinished concrete structure, and metal and glass windows. Part of the home’s renovation included installing museum-quality lights of their artwork throughout the house, and while the home may not come with its collection, it is primed for the future buyer with a collection of their own.

the kitchen.

The rooms are filled with natural light that changes throughout the day, and the windows are treated to prevent sun damage caused by the artwork. There are several lavish living spaces and a large dining room with perfect views of the ocean and swaying palm trees. Meanwhile, the custom kitchen features teak cabinetry, Miele and Wolf appliances, marble counters and double islands. There is also a custom bar with a lighted onyx countertop and custom shelving installed by the Crouses to display their cocktail shaker collection.

The master suite is like a private apartment with a sitting area, a café bar, and a spacious terrace overlooking the ocean. They have double en-suite bathrooms for ultimate privacy and large wardrobes. The home also has an office, a landscaped rooftop terrace, an elevator, a gym, a pool, and a covered patio on the main floor that runs the length of the house, perfect for watching the sunrise and sunset.

Dining room overlooking the bay.

“Architectural brilliance meets contemporary coastal luxury in this exceptional estate,” says listing agent Joel Schimmel of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. “Located within the prestigious Sanderling Club on Siesta Key, this home offers exclusive access to an array of upscale amenities to accompany an unparalleled beachfront lifestyle.”

Sanderling Club amenities include a beach club, tennis courts, marina with boat docks, 150 feet of bay frontage, and 150 feet of waterfront along Lake Heron.

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