Regency House is the definition of what condominium living is in Sarasota, Florida. It is a delightful find at 435 South Gulfstream Avenue, near two of the major streets— Palm and Main—of the downtown district.
The elegant design of Regency House won’t pale in comparison with luxurious Sarasota condos. This condominium is distinctive for its circular design which allows the residents excellent views of its locality. The west-facing units, in particular, overlook the picturesque Sarasota Bay, while those residences facing east have awesome views of the downtown’s skyline.
Regency House, built in 1972, is one of the pioneers in residential condominium development in southwestern Florida. Its entry in the Sarasota real estate market that year was warmly received and it has remained a highly desirable property ever since. Just like the community’s facilities which have been renovated in 2008, these condos typically have been updated.
Among the endearing features of these residences are marble tiled bathrooms and hardwood kitchens. The floor plans of these homes range from 950 to 3,000 square feet configured for one, two, or three bedrooms. There may have to be some waiting time to avail of a purchase option as the turnover can be fast for Regency House condos from among its eighty units.
Nonetheless, the wait for a residence in this property is worth it. Besides the many fine features of each condo unit, Regency House generates home buyer excitement with its myriad of amenities. Among the common facilities in the community are a heated swimming pool, a clubhouse with kitchen, a library, an atrium, and a fitness center. Likewise provided are twenty-four-hour security, covered parking, elevators, and concierge services.
Furthermore, the community not only enjoys proximity to the downtown and its business and commercial establishments, and centers for shopping, dining, and entertainment. It is also near the Sarasota waterfront teeming with plenty of places for outdoor recreation. One is the pet-friendly Bayfront Park ideal for picnics, biking, fishing, and kayaking. Another relaxing site nearby is the ten-acre Marie Selby Botanical Gardens which boasts of such features as a mangrove walkway, a butterfly garden, and a koi pond, in addition to its extensive collection of rare orchids and exotic plants.
St. Armands Circle, a few minutes by car toward west via the Ringling Causeway Bridge, offers a quick change of scene with its trendy shops and boutiques and chic dining places. Driving on a few more miles brings in the pristine beaches of Lido and Longboat Keys, for a delightful counterpoint to the daily grind at the condos in the downtown Sarasota area.
Jaime Carrion - Sarasota Realtor