The whole urban thing really works here. That particular part of Sarasota is the town at its most “village-y,” and right outside your door are Citrus and El Habanero and 516 and the movies and great housewares shopping. You even have a convenience store—the Short Stop—that really is convenient. Everything is just the right scale, about three stories high. True, there are lots of high-rises surrounding you, but they’re far enough away so that you feel you’re right in the middle of a little enclave of hip urbanity. And instead of those high-rise views of endless glare off the water you get treetops and tropical plants.
Burns Court Villas
It really gives you hope for how nice those other low-rise projects (Valencia and Citrus Square) might—just might—turn out.
They have two models, a two-story model and a three-story model. Each has its own pluses, and I couldn’t really pick a favorite. (And don’t worry; the three-story one has its own elevator.) The finishes and detailing are superior and seemed a cut above many other downtown projects. And you want to know what really makes a difference? Ten-foot ceilings.
In fact, once you get inside you really do get the feeling that you’re in an old European townhouse, in Barcelona or maybe Palermo. This is a different interpretation of tropical living—not so much bright and sunny but more cool and shady and a tad formal. They’ll look sensational with traditional antique furniture. And I love the little balconies. Great for people watching.
Inside a villa.