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Romanza Interior Design News

London Bay Homes’ Somerset model opens in Spice Bay

London Bay Homes is continuing to expand its Sarasota Collection of custom luxury estates with the opening of the Somerset, its newest single-family estate model home in the waterfront Spice Bay neighborhood on Siesta Key.

Located at 1202 Sharswood Lane in Sarasota, the two-story Somerset features stunning garden views within the community’s lush tropical landscaping of palms and flowering plantings, along with designer finishes selected by Luann Powers Gliwski of Romanza Interior Design.

The three-bedroom, four-bath estate offers more than 5,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space, with an open floor plan featuring walls of sliding glass doors opening to the pool deck and a covered outdoor living space ideal for entertaining.

Powers-Gliwski selected French oak flooring and an elegant array of light fixtures in silver tones to unify the Somerset’s great room-centered design that links the home’s dining room, kitchen, study and master suite with a cohesive feel.

The Somerset features detailed millwork, including beadboard, built-in bookshelves, a paneled entry stair wall and great room media wall, and a gallery leading to an expansive master suite.

Floating beams and polished nickel pendant lights in the ceiling above the kitchen and adjoining dining area and a pyramid ceiling in the master bedroom articulate areas of architectural interest. Double doors open into the study, which boasts a beamed ceiling and pool deck access.

The gourmet kitchen offers an oversized freestanding breakfast bar island, an oven tower, side-by-side refrigerator-freezer, and the convenience of the interconnecting wine room and separate pantry. Its dining area opens to the covered alfresco living room, which offers an outdoor kitchen and a full pool bath.

The Somerset’s offers a second-floor loft and family room, along with two additional guest suites with full baths affording plenty of privacy.

The master bedroom overlooks the pool and fireplace and offers a dedicated sitting area. The suite also has a large walk-in closet and adjoining dressing area.

Outdoors, the custom linear pool features a sun shelf for chaises, along with a spa, and an outdoor fireplace to unwind at the end of the day.

The Somerset joins the Mandeville model in Spice Bay, an intimate eight-acre gated community of just 14 homes along the Sarasota Bay. Designed to maximize panoramic water views from every room and fully furnished by Melissa Allen of Romanza Interior Design, the Mandeville was recently honored with the Best Overall Award by the Manatee-Sarasota Builder Industry Association at the Parade of Homes awards ceremony.

The Somerset is just a short walk from the private docks along the Sarasota Bay. All homes have dock access, with 11 boat slips available to Spice Bay residents that lead directly to the Intracoastal Waterway. The charm of Spice Bay is captured in the lush tropical foliage, along with cobblestone roads that create a perfect setting for Spice Bay residents.