By Robert Plunket
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Sara Bay Country Club
Today it’s a private club, and most people in town have been there at one time or another to attend a wedding or some such function. The course itself is ringed by homes, mostly ranch style from the 1960s and 70s. The homes are not part of the club; owners do not have to join or even pay homeowner fees, which means you get the beautiful golf course views for free.
811 Whitfield Ave.
Let’s take a look at some of these golf course homes. My favorite, not surprisingly, is one of the most expensive. It’s the beautiful big custom 1973 home at 811 Whitfield. It’s big – almost 3,300 square feet, with three bedrooms, three-and-half baths, and a beautifully remodeled interior that’s full of marble and granite and other expensive finishes. There are surprises galore – check out the walled swimming pool and the opulent master bath – and best of all, the home has an unmistakable atmosphere of money and tradition.
The lot size is over three quarters of an acre, and the view is particularly nice. And it’s 10 minutes from downtown. Priced at $995,000, it’s competing with the new Spanish Meds, but for my money, it’s much more stylish and unique. Call Helen Gallagher or Tyler Hyslop at (941) 366-5000.