This architectural award-winning residence offers big bay and city skyline views that leave one speechless. The stunning Carl Abbott residence was designed to maximize views and to accentuate natural light. The result is one of Sarasota's most exciting residences. The home offers carefree living, glamorous entertaining and the opportunity to be one with the beautiful natural surroundings. The property is walled and gated. An exciting entry courtyard makes an immediate statement about the quiet elegance of this striking residence. The dramatic living area with floating roof opens to terraces from both the north and south. The fireplace provides a nice touch. Travertine floors and abundant walls of glass give the home a wonderful feeling of openness. A granite and maple kitchen was designed by serious cooks with great attention to detail and quality. The owner just added all high-end appliances. The 4th bedroom or office has forever views and fabulous view terrace and is an ideal private retreat. The home features a very private and separate master suite with its own terrace for gulf and city skyline views. Two additional guest suites are located on the 1st level ideal for family living. A media room enhances the main level amenities as well. The entire lower level is garage and loads of storage space. Elevator shaft is in place for ease of addition. Two sides of water frontage make the rare combination of unobstructed views and deep water protected dockage accommodating large boats on Hansen Bayou a reality. There's a Tiki hut and a beach perfect for the adventurous you might like to swim with the ever-present dolphins. A recently resurfaced 65' lap pool is a gorgeous jewel accentuating the expansive terraces on every level of the home. Custom built by Tom Hensey; the residence is constructed to the highest standards for discerning owners.