Masterworks of Luxury Homes – A Tour of Exceptional Residences

The Masterworks of Luxury Homes tour is your exclusive opportunity to view some of the area's most impressive homes. Pictured: 712 N. Casey Key Dr.

Residents and visitors of Florida’s Gulf Coast now have a new, fun way to spend to experience luxury lifestyles this March.

Michael Saunders & Company, in conjunction with Christie’s International Real Estate and Sarasota Magazine, is pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind, two-day showcase tour of ultra-luxury coastal homes.

The three-day event is a reflection of the collective efforts of the participating homeowners, businesses, volunteers and arts groups, who are working together for the future of the Sarasota Youth Orchestra. Spanning March 2, 4 and 5, ten gorgeous properties actively listed in highly sought-after areas—namely The Oaks, Casey Key, Bird Key and St. Armands—will be included in exclusive daily tours running from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Opus I, on Friday, March 4, will be a Frolic in The Oaks and on Casey Key, featuring five golf course and waterfront homes. Opus II, on Saturday, March 5, will be a Frolic on Bird Key and St. Armands, showcasing five ultra-luxury homes. All homes involved in the tour are listed by Michael Saunders & Company, and each will feature a luxury lifestyle experience to complement its unique architecture—as well as an intimate recital performed by the Sarasota Youth Orchestra. Lifestyle vendors, artists, jewelers, chefs and high fashion representatives will also be in attendance.

The event is open to the public and kicks off on Wednesday, March 2 at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences condominium with a sunset reception featuring Anne Igelbrink—Christie’s New York Decorative Arts Specialist and appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow—who will share her perspective on trends in the world of collecting.

Ticket Information

Individual event and combination tickets are available. Pre-sale tickets are $35 for each Opus or $50 for both. A limited number of Masterworks Showcase tickets will be available the days of the event at the first tour home at $40 each. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

Tickets for the Sunset Reception are $75 and can also be purchased online HERE.

For information on the Masterworks Showcase and the Opening Sunset Reception, call 941-685-0425.

Complete listing of homes:

OPUS I: The Oaks Club and Casey Key Frolic
Free parking for the first home on the tour will be at Bay Street Village and Town Center, ½ mile south of The Oaks on Tamiami Trail. Directions to parking and van transportation on Casey Key will also be available.

#1 – Splendor on the Links
669 Trenton Way, The Oaks Club, Osprey
Lifestyle Experts: Piano recital by Sarasota Youth Orchestra’s David Chatzistamatis

# 2 – Getaway to the Beach
1215 Casey Key Road, Casey Key�
Lifestyle Experts: Giuliani Hazan, international chef and cookbook author

#3 – Treasures from around the World
929 Casey Cove Drive
Lifestyle Experts: Diamond Vault, Marine Max

#4 – A Modern Sculptural Masterpiece
1504 Casey Key Road, Casey Key
Lifestyle Experts: Robb & Stucky, State of the Arts Gallery, Grant’s Gardens, Tropex Plant Leasing

 #5 – Magical Beachfront Mansion
712 North Casey Key, Casey Key
Lifestyle Experts: Sarasota Youth Orchestra, author Julie Woik, jewelry designer Harry Roa, chef Paul Mattison, Tony H20 Art Gallery
OPUS II: A frolic on Bird Key and St. Armands Circle
Program books and directions to each home on the tour will be available at the first home at 228 Seagull Lane, Bird Key.

# 1– Generations at Home
228 Seagull Lane, Bird Key
Lifestyle Experts: Julie Woik, Diamond Vault

#2 – Bay front Beauty, Golfer’s Delight
566 S. Spoonbill Drive, Bird Key
Lifestyle Experts: Giuliani Hazan, Tony H2O

#3 –Simply Stunning St. Armands
237 South Washington Blvd, St. Armands
Lifestyle Experts: Longboat Key Club executive chef Bob Weil, The Met Fashion House and Spa, State of the Arts

#4 – Elegant Estate – A World Away
763 Tyler Drive, St. Armands
Lifestyle Experts – Ritz-Carlton Executive Sous Chef Fabien Gnemmi, Saks Fifth Ave, Cannon’s Marina

#5 – Classic Contemporary- A Westway Wow
1339 Westway, St. Armands
Lifestyle Experts: Sarasota Youth Orchestra & solo pianist David Chatzis

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