FEATURED PROPERTY: Lakewood Ranch, Florida

La Gran Dama is a one-of-a-kind estate on Florida’s gulf coast, in Lakewood Ranch, 20 minutes east of Sarasota’s award winning beaches and 45 minutes south of Tampa. With nearly 10,000 square feet on 1.3 acres, the sprawling masterpiece lives like a private estate, yet offers the convenience of a centralized location in one of Florida’s most sought after gated golf communities and A-rated school districts.

“La Gran Dama is a superlative example of what happens when intelligent architectural planning and masterful construction are combined with the use of the finest materials,” says Tina Ciaccio of RE/MAX Fine Properties.

Completed in 2004, the 3½-year project was planned by the firm Bloodgood Sharp Buster and constructed by Anchor Builders. Sarasota decorator Kurt Lucas combined a warm color palette with the use of materials from around the globe, creating a mood that is formal, yet comfortable. Lucas traveled with the owner along rough terrain through the mountains of San Miguel to meet with Mexican artisans that hand carved the stonework for the living room’s massive fireplace, the non-weight bearing entry sculptures, and the multiple pillars and columns. Various craftsmen contributed to the home’s one-of-a-kind chandeliers and lighting fixtures, hand-painted tile work, and the custom wrought-iron railings and gates.

The journey begins in the foyer with double volume ceilings, a divided staircase, and a pair of hand-carved stone statues that greet visitors into an exquisite formal living space with soaring ceilings and a magnificent hand-carved stone mantle fireplace. Beyond leads to a decadently appointed dining room, as well as a fully-equipped wet bar that also houses a 725-bottle wine cellar. Floors throughout the home are inlaid with wood, granite and marble, while grandly scaled moldings complement the decorative ceiling treatments, each designed with their own statement.

The ultra private outdoor living space is drenched in antiqued Turkish travertine, artisan carved volcanic stone pillars and a series of magnificent arches that set the stage to the soaring loggia and an open 40-foot salt system pebble tec pool. The estimated 3,500 square feet of outdoor living space includes a private spa set in a walled garden featuring a Texas cork stone fountain wall. For entertaining al fresco, there is also a screened lanai offering an outdoor kitchen, wet bar, living room and dining room, all centered by a dual-sided fireplace. A custom hand wrought iron drive gate controls entry to the large motor court and the double garages for up to 7 automobiles.

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Release: TownAdvisor.com and local Realtor Pam Charron Unveil Sarasota Lifestyle Website & Real Estate Town Documentary

TownAdvisor.com and local Realtor® Pam Charron unveil Sarasota lifestyle website and Real Estate Town Documentary


TownAdvisor.com, which produces nuanced and richly detailed community-based information on its local websites and celebrated Real Estate Town Docu-Mentaries pertaining to the quality of life found in various towns, cities and neighborhoods across North America (geared towards prospective Residents), recently added Sarasota to its first wave of privileged sites.

Visitors to TownAdvisor.com Sarasota will discover a wide range of community-specific and actionable data, information, knowledge and community-based wisdom including:

A pictorial carousel of notable and cherished town venues and landmarks, access to current homes for sale, links to relevant town and municipal information and events, Neighbors Know Best, content concerning how to best match personal and family interests with various town amenities and services and a memorable town video, in the form a Real Estate Town Docu-Mentary.

TownAdvisor's Sarasota Real Estate Town Docu-Mentary, according to Co-Founder Larry Vecchio, "is a production, unlike conventional, hastily produced and thinly revealed video renderings. The stark difference is reflected in how TownAdvisor's Sarasota narration and arresting visualization comprehensively captures the essence of the remarkable Sarasota lifestyle…and does so from a Real Estate Value perspective.”

Charron, a proud, passionate, long standing resident and Realtor® with the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty, commented, "What I am most pleased with is how Town Advisor's local site offers Town Residents, through our Neighbors Know Best feature, an opportunity to share with potential new neighbors what it's like to live in Sarasota. I expect, over the years, for this to become an increasingly important section of our Sarasota site, and I am thrilled that I was selected to exclusively represent TownAdvisor in its efforts to further illuminate and attract buyers to the Wonders of Sarasota.”

Allan Dalton, President and Co-Founder of TownAdvisor.com and former CEO of Realtor.com enthused, “Pam is the ideal local Realtor to represent the Real Estate interests of both present and prospective Sarasota residents.‎”


To visit the Sarasota site or see Sarasota's Real Estate Town Docu-Mentary visit www.TownAdvisor.com/SarasotaFL

 And for any Real Estate Related need contact Pam Charron at 941-993-3388

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Posted on: 1/7/2015 at 1:41 PM
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