$11.15M condo sale sets sales record in Sarasota and Manatee

The Grand Penthouse at Seaward Development project Epoch has recently broke the sales record for a condominium in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  See the original email posted in the Business Observer below:

The Penthouse at Epoch has broken the Sarasota sales record.
The penthouse was originally listed for $16.35 million in June 2022

A new record for highest-priced condo sale has been set in Sarasota and Manatee counties, with an $11.15 million sale of a downtown Sarasota unit.

The condo, with the highest listing price in the two-county history, according to MLS data, is at 605 S. Gulfstream Ave. That’s in Epoch Sarasota, a bayfront building in Sarasota.

High as the price was, it was a 30% discount from the $16.35 million that the condo was listed for in June 2022. The condo was on and off the market since then, says Longboat Key Coldwell Banker Realty agent Kelly Baldwin, who represented the buyers. “They were pretty specific about what they wanted,” adds Baldwin.

Moriah Taliaferro, a Realtor at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s downtown Sarasota office, represented the seller.

“This record-breaking home sale in downtown Sarasota exemplifies the prestige and desirability of the luxury real estate market in the area,” Taliaferro says in a press release from Premier Sotheby’s. “The exceptional penthouse takes full advantage of enhanced grandeur, located in one of Florida’s premier sun-soaked destinations.”

The penthouse condo takes up the top two levels of the building with over 6,000 square feet of interior living space. The space features high ceilings, an open layout, a private elevator foyer, recessed lighting and private terraces.

Additionally, on the rooftop is a 1,700-square-foot private sky lounge complete with a jacuzzi, putting green and seating area.

Original Article By Amanda Postma | 3:45 p.m. June 28, 2023