Lavishly embellished with Old-World authenticity, this Waterfront estate replicates the grandeur of a 17th century Tuscan farmhouse. Artistic beauty blends with panoramic water views in a custom home built by John Cannon. From the moment of arrival, exquisite craftsmanship is evident. Walls have been finished to look aged plastered; terra cotta floors with uneven hand-made tiles have been acid washed and stained to look like they’ve seen centuries of wear; popular frescoes and ceiling beams were selected from what was popular in the Renaissance period. The great room plan creates an unforgettable backdrop for entertaining with 22’ ceiling, gas fireplace and a wet bar adorned with a hammered copper sink. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with an Italian 8-burner gas range and Brazilian soapstone counters. The dining room has a unique brick vaulted ceiling to create an aura of Mediterranean aesthetics while providing a realistic Italian dining experience. The master suite is a romantic retreat complete with his/hers walk in closets and a dream bath of wood and stone accent walls. 2-3 more bedrooms, office, bonus room, wine room, and a car collector’s garage complete the picture. Stone & wrought-iron outdoor terraces with an outdoor kitchen on the main level and spa with fireplace on the upper level, capture natural breezes and water views. Protected sailboat water, boat dock, 2 lifts and kayak pad encourage boating adventures. This storybook setting is located near Sarasota’s beaches & cultural attractions.