Standing out amid some of the globe’s most enticing real estate is truly an achievement, but Océane on Siesta Key does just that. The exclusive private enclave of six 4,500 square-foot condos is nestled on one of the island’s last undeveloped stretches of Gulf waterfront. Océane offers discriminating homebuyers a redefined vision of what it means to be at home in today’s world.
Situated on a curving stretch of Ocean Boulevard, Océane encompasses 347 feet of waterfront with views of blue-green Gulf waters, spectacular sunsets and sparkling night views of downtown Sarasota and Lido Key. The location offers ready access to the area’s most renowned attractions. It is just a short walk to Siesta Key Village with its laid-back, on-vacation vibe and the white powdered sugar sand beach that is regularly included on National Geographic’s top beach lists. Océane also is less than 10-minutes from the attractions of Sarasota’s vibrant downtown dining, shopping and arts district. Two of the four-bedroom condos are still available, one of each floor plan, and start at $3.99 million.
“We are seeing a lot of interest in Océane from families out of state, which I think speaks to the elevated luxury of what we’re offering. Even though it is a condo, residences have the feel of a single family home with a lot of privacy within a fully walled and gated community,” says Jonathan Abrams, who is part of the sales team for Océane along with fellow Michael Saunders agent Brian Loebker.
Award-winning architect Mark Sultana of DSDG Architects designed the coastal contemporary residences to maximize direct Gulf views from all major living areas, including the living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. “These are the most expansive views of any condo available, and there are few, if any, condo options on the water where no one can stand between you and your view,” Loebker says. “We’ve learned that a lot of high net worth buyers who thought they only wanted to live downtown are interested in Océane because of its location, exclusivity and design.”
The residences are open, airy and light-filled with floor to ceiling Gulf-side windows and sliding window walls in a 12- to 24-foot open span. Clean and soothing contemporary lines and volume ceilings are warmed by dark cypress tongue and groove accents, Italian cabinetry and luxury finishes. A centerpiece fireplace provides a touch of coziness for cooler evenings. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, and the luxurious master suite encompasses a luxury bath with free standing oversize soaking tub, a generous glass-walled shower, and his and her walk-in closets. A 200-square-foot bonus room can be configured as fitness room, media center, den or office.
Home chefs can enjoy Gulf views while cooking, and the open floor plan allows them to continue socializing with family or guests while attending to comestibles in the gourmet kitchen. Top-shelf appliances make everyday meal prep or creating spectacular holiday feasts a pleasure with a Wolf five-burner gas cooktop, conventional oven and convection microwave, a 48-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher for easy cleanup. East side residences include a walk-in wine cellar.
Outdoor living is a breeze on waterfront terraces whose glass railings allow unobstructed Gulf views and also feature summer kitchens with built-in grills for entertaining or casual family meals. Balconies grace the front of the residences for the three guest bedrooms, including a private balcony for the master guest bedroom. The community offers a Gulf-side paver sun terrace with a large swimming pool and spa. Private poolside cabanas are available for each homeowner.
“The design of how the units live is incredible with the clear width of the water frontage. You can stay at home to watch sailboats and dolphins, walk to the Village for food and a cocktail, and still are close to everything else,” Loebker says. “What this property offers for part or full time luxury living is tough to beat. Sarasota is a premier market, and people are saying now is the time.”
Océane homebuyers also appreciate the complex’s tech features. Each residence is equipped with a sophisticated monitoring system and smart home technology with customizable controls for security, lighting, window shades and entertainment systems. All units have three-car garages and private, key-controlled elevators to a foyer area for each residence. The building also has a full time property steward.
“The demand for truly high-quality real estate has remained strong with affluent buyers despite the global changes we’ve been experiencing for the past few months,” Abrams says. “Our buyers from large Midwestern cities and the Northeast are coming here not just for relief from the taxes there, but because they are now ready to truly call Sarasota home, and Océane provides the lifestyle they’re looking for.”