A captivating setting awaits you at this residence, with shimmering water, sunrise and preserve views and a nature lover's paradise in your backyard of snowy egrets, deer and blue herons! From the rich architecture, lush landscaping and fabulous curb appeal to the inside, boasting a chef's kitchen fit for the aficionado with granite counters, stainless steel appliances including gas range, peninsula bar top, island, dry bar and spacious breakfast nook with views of the pond and pool. The home offers an array of architetural details including leaded glass front doors, double door entry into the executive office, Plantation shutters, 12' ceilings, crown molding, cathedral ceiling in the family room and double tray ceilings in the master retreat and dining room. Its floor plan with separate and private areas for family living or guests visiting is ideal with four spacious bedrooms in a split plan plus a bonus room, perfect as a play room, library or media room. And for that true Florida lifestyle, you can have quiet moments by the waterfront pool or enjoy entertaining friends and family with its beautiful ambiance for al fresco dining! Residents of University Place enjoy two community pools, gated entrances, fitness center, playground and a location offering close proximity to an array of casual and gourmet restaurants, University Town Center mall and other shopping venues, the airport and it's just a short drive to downtown Sarasota, Lido Key and Siesta Key beaches!