Price has been reduced to well below a recent appraisal. A marvelous renovation that you will have to see to believe. Character, location and privacy are but a few superlatives that define the many features of this walled compound. The trifecta of superlatives is realized in this 2005-built Kurt Lucas designed home. This architectural icon with its distinct European styling is in the highly sought after Avondale neighborhood just minutes from downtown Sarasota. Upon entry, one feels captivated while being met with soaring ceilings, stained glass mandala windows and exquisite Peruvian walnut parquet. The home’s design and functionality flow perfectly, creating an ideal space for entertainment and gatherings. The open-style chef’s kitchen includes a generous sized Brazilian cherry wood covered island, high-end double appliance package and butler’s pantry. Continuing into the family room, there are a series of French doors that grant marvelous views onto the rose-antico columned covered terrace and gardens beyond. The formal dining room is venetian-marble and American birch paneled with impeccable boiserie trim. Bask in your own private outdoor oasis where there are vast stone and paver patios for gracious outdoor living, and a conveniently located Portuguese-tiled and stain-glass windowed half-bath. Conveniently situated is a media room with custom leather recliners, surround-sound and grass-cloth covered walls. Entertaining is made effortless where the opportunities are endless. The primary suite is delighted by generous volume and romantic French trim. Double doors with bronze angel hardware usher you into beautiful Roman marble bath and spa area. The three ensuite bedrooms are perfectly appointed upstairs for guests, each with iron balconies, glossy pine-stained flooring, custom closets, and jetted marble shower baths. The stately Spanish Mediterranean home is surrounded by lush landscaping, privacy walls and iron trimmed solar powered entry gates. The estate is set upon a double lot with a circular brick paver driveway located in the front entry of the home, and the three-car garage enhancing the rear entry area with attractive wood-paneled and iron trim doors. The properties’ location is second to none enjoying the desirable Southside Elementary, Sarasota Middle and Sarasota High School district. The area has a distinct urban vibe from the epicenter of activity. Walk to Selby Gardens, Saturday’s Downtown Farmer’s Market Midtown Plaza. Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the many restaurants and shops at Southside Village are under a 5-minute drive away.