Featured Property: A Pillar of Grace in The Oaks

Live a life of gracious leisure from this elegant lakefront estate in The Oaks. Note: This Property has Sold. Every detail of this featured home for sale presented by Michael Saunders & Company, from the exclusive lifestyle it affords to the magnificent 5,553 square foot residence and guest house, expresses a true sense of style and status.

Oaks Club Sarasota FLThe Oaks is the area’s premier golf and country club renowned for its idyllic environment and busy social calendar. Set amidst a thousand acres of lush tropical splendor with incredible ancient oaks decorating the landscape, this private membership-required community brims with the essence of warm, Southern hospitality.

TheOaksClub_03Homeowners can enjoy an active, easygoing and low maintenance way of life. Imagine spending your day playing 18-holes of golf then retiring home for drinks and dinner with friends –which can be catered by the Club. Or ride your bike along the Legacy Trail, a regional mainstay of recreation and nature, and then stop for dinner at the casual Grill Room.

TheOaksClub_01The Club boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses and 12-lighted Har-Tru tennis courts. Three distinct dinning rooms offer three seperate menus and social experiences. Each restaurant – from the Grill Room to the Tavern to the Glenn Room –  is dedicated to simple enjoyment and understated elegance.

TheOaksClub_05From a delightful game of croquet, to a round of tennis or racquet ball, you’ll learn to truly relish your time poolside at the refreshing club pool or at one of your own two private pools on your estate.

The Oaks Club, Osprey FloridaThe home itself is perfectly in tune with its natural surroundings while exuding both elegance and beauty. Perfectly proportioned, this classically detailed residence is unique in its alluring qualities and dynamic sculptural compositions.

285-sugar-mill-drive-A3971128_19Upon the moment of arrival, the home demonstrates a delicate harmony of balance, order, and comfort – creating a sense of inner sanctuary.  

285-sugar-mill-drive-A3971128_12Entertain as founder of the Oaks, Bertha Palmer, once did in the tastefully appointed living areas. The thoughtful layout of the floor plan creates lively centers for conversation.  Intricately fashioned, plaster crown moldings frame the activity within each room.

285-sugar-mill-drive-A3971128_25High ceilings and a wealth of windows dispel any feelings of constraint.  The plastered coffered ceiling in the dining room was masterfully gilded in gold leaf by a local artisan.

285-sugar-mill-drive-A3971128_24Each room has a pleasing sense of scale blended subtly through color, quality materials, and volume.


285-sugar-mill-drive-A3971128_094,000 square feet of beckoning outdoor areas and the gracious guest house set the stage for a relaxed atmosphere to share with family and friends.

TheOaksClub_02For more information about this magnificent estate and the Oaks Club, visit the property page on the Michael Saunders & Company website.

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