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At Tessera, you'll find yourself situated in a boutique, luxury residence in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Walk into this first-floor terraced home where lovely Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico views greet you. This rarely available 3 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, 3315 sq. ft. home, exudes the warmth and the comfort of a single-family home, yet has amenities and conveniences of exclusive condominium living. Rays of sunshine enter the unit as you soak up the morning sun and tropical bay views, while extraordinary sunsets paint the sky, visible from the floor to ceiling windows at the center of the home. As you enter the foyer that highlights a tray ceiling, and quality custom finishes throughout, you'll embrace elegant living at its best. The library/study with built-ins and 2 desk areas creates a comfortable, quiet work-from-home environment. The guest wing features two bedrooms, (one custom outfitted as an office), two full baths, and lovely balcony views. The chef's kitchen showcases dark stone countertops, a breakfast bar, a beverage and wine refrigerator, and handsome wood cabinets with access to the outdoor terrace - perfect for entertaining. Double doors open to the master suite showcasing peaceful water and garden balcony views, hdual vanities with walk-in showers, soaking tub, and customized walk-in closet. Expand your living and entertaining space with the terrace that allows for true indoor/outdoor Florida living. Numerous home updates include crown molding throughout, 8' foot panel solid doors, modern LED and track lighting, darkening shades, custom window treatments, and highest-rated hurricane shutters on all windows installed in 2019. Additional features include two A/C units, an air-conditioned storage room, and a private 2 car garage with new epoxy floors, and a Palm Avenue entrance. Tessera is a pet-friendly community with only two units per floor, which affords each residence privacy and accessibility to all amenities including the luxury heated lap pool, spa, sun deck, grilling area, and exciting building upgrades that have recently been completed. This includes a lobby re-design and a state-of-the-art fitness center and social area. Tessera is centrally located on Palm Avenue, one of the most sought after and tree-lined downtown streets, with protected bay and Gulf views and easy access to all Sarasota has to offer. Walk or bike to shopping, fine dining, Selby Library, Sarasota Opera, art galleries, cafes, Whole Foods, Burns Court Cinema, or drive over the scenic Ringling Causeway to St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach. Sarasota was voted the number one Best place to retire in the U.S. on U.S. News and World Report's 2020-2021 list. Your new home awaits you in the renowned cultural capital of Florida.
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- MLS® #A4513695
- Full Baths4
- Half Baths1
- Square Footage3,315
- Year Built2000
- ParkingAssigned,Garage Door Opener,Ground Level,Guest,Under Building
- # of Garages2
- Exterior FeaturesBalcony,Lighting,Sliding Doors,Storage
- Days on Market5
- Address500 South Palm Avenue 12
- Zip Code34236
- Interior FeaturesBuilt-in Features,Ceiling Fans(s),Crown Molding,Eat-in Kitchen,Solid Wood Cabinets,Split Bedroom,Stone Counters,Walk-In Closet(s),Window Treatments
- AppliancesBuilt-In Oven,Cooktop,Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Electric Water Heater,Exhaust Fan,Microwave,Refrigerator,Washer,Water Purifier,Wine Refrigerator
- CoolingCentral Air,Zoned
- # of Stories1
- ElementarySouthside Elementary
- MiddleBooker Middle
- HighSarasota High