This classic remodeled home is nestled in one of the most desirable areas in Sarasota. Imagine being in close proximity to Southside Village, Morton’s Market, top-ranked Southside School, downtown Sarasota’s arts and cultural district, and world-renowned beaches. Under a canopy of trees, light trickles through to highlight a lush tropical front yard showcasing the silhouette of this home. The spacious layout features 6 true bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms encompassing two levels with 4,956 interior square feet. The inviting front porch includes space to relax. Welcoming soft coastal hues and natural light complement the view upon entry which extends to the spectacular backyard and custom pool. The classic allure of Old Florida permeates this impressive home. Special touches such as pecky cypress ceilings, crown molding, plantation shutters, built-in features, wood, and tile floors pair effortlessly with the gourmet kitchen and great room. A large dining room with a beautiful wood planked ceiling provides functional space between the front living room and impressive great room with sliders that extend the living space outdoors. The airy flow of the great room and kitchen area creates the ideal space for entertaining. The chef’s kitchen is complete with an expansive breakfast bar, chic tile backsplash, granite countertop, stainless appliances, gas range, big walk-in pantry, and wine cooler. The staircase leads to a flexible bonus room that offers a wet bar, mini refrigerator, and balcony overlooking the lush backyard, and guest suite with en-suite bath. A spacious owner’s retreat with a spa-like en-suite bathroom boasts a wall of windows with access to the pool and stunning views. This open floorplan includes a mother-in-law en-suite with a morning kitchen, plus a junior suite with 2 bedrooms and bath. A built-in desk with cabinetry elevates the home office space. Enjoy the covered exterior living area with an outdoor kitchen and plenty of room for relaxing. The salt-water pool and heated spa add to the appeal of this expansive space. Lush tropical foliage with fencing offers a desirable backyard privacy to thoroughly enjoy Sarasota’s outstanding weather. Other noteworthy features include gas fireplace, tankless water heater, new outdoor grill, newer pool pump, and two car garage. Come live and play in the heart of Sarasota.