University Park Country Club
University Park,, FL - $2,350,000
Positioned on serenely picturesque lake and golf course setting, this 5,474 square foot two-story estate in the exclusive and sought-after gated community of University Park Country Club is a custom built offering by Anchor Builders that showcases generously proportioned spaces, soaring ceilings, architectural details, and four ensuite guest rooms. Flawlessly live and entertain in this magnificent great room plan where the grandly sized living area with gas fireplace and coffered ceiling is the epicenter of the home that opens to a formal dining area, a wet bar/butler’s pantry, and the generously-sized kitchen. Incorporating culinary accoutrements with the true gourmand in mind, the kitchen is appointed with wood cabinetry, high-performance stainless steel appliances, sprawling granite counters, island with secondary sink, breakfast bar with undercounter refrigerator, a truly oversized walk-in pantry, generously sized breakfast nook, and the wet bar/butler’s pantry with a third sink and a undercounter temperature controlled refrigerator. Behind double French doors of the great room and designated full pool bath is a voluminous club room with glass sliders that open to reveal the serene outdoors.
The resort-styled outdoor living area seamlessly connects the club room and great room via disappearing ten-foot glass sliders revealing a pavered lanai abundant with open and under cover spaces, gathering area with dual-sided gas fireplace, a heated pool/spa with sun shelf. and pre-plumbed for gas to build dream summer kitchen. Relax and unwind in the elegant owner’s retreat positioned on its own private wing on the main level with direct lanai access, gleaming lake views, wood floors, two oversized walk-in closets, and a luxuriously appointed spa-like bath with marble flooring, separate vanities, stand-alone shower with dual shower heads, and a separate soaking tub. Also on the home’s main level is one of the three additional guest ensuites with its own private full bath and wood flooring. The residence also features a private office/library wrapped in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with double-entry doors, soaring ceiling, and wood flooring. Meanwhile on the upper level, there is no shortage of living well with a screened terrace to take in the lake and golf course views beyond. Plus, there are two additional guest ensuites complete with full baths. The large bonus room upstairs is spacious enough for billiards, gaming and movie watching complete with a wet bar featuring undercounter refrigerator, sink, granite counters and cabinetry. Additional highlights include a first floor powder room off the great room, secondary office/hobby room on the main level, fully painted both inside and outside in 2023, an oversized three-car garage and a large laundry room with ample cabinetry, sink and refrigerator. University Park Country Club is consistently ranked one of the top courses in Florida featuring 27 holes of championship golf, 11 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, fully equipped state-of-the-art lakeside fitness center, newly added pickleball courts and lawn croquet, dining in the newly renovated Park Grille Restaurant, and social events at the Varsity Club. University Park residents enjoy this region’s popular country club lifestyle with several levels of membership available, while being just 8 miles to downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle, close to Sarasota’s renowned beaches, the UTC Mall, SRQ International Airport, and I-75.