Coldwell Banker’s Barbara Ackerman Sells Waterfront Longboat Key Mansion for $4.3 Million

Posted by Rebecca Diehm — December 11, 2013

1386795413LONGBOAT KEY, FL – Previews Property Specialist Barbara Ackerman with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Longboat Key office closed on an impressive waterfront property on Longboat Key for $4.3 million. This is the second most expensive Country Club Shores property sold in 2013 and the fifth most expensive sale of the year on Longboat Key.

“This was a tremendous property with loads of unique features, from the car lift and waterfront garage door to the monochromatic blue interior décor and the magnificent entryway,” said Ackerman. “Luxury real estate is booming in Longboat Key, and while this gem has been snapped up, there are still several showcase homes on the market for buyers interested in the Gulf Coast lifestyle.”


The more than 7,000-square-foot Country Club Shores home features a two-story, glass-domed entryway showcasing a beautiful dolphin sculpture with multiple water and light settings. The spacious master suite and study is separate from the three guest rooms upstairs, which all feature marble en-suite baths. Additional highlights include 10 to 15-foot walls of glass overlooking the bay, which are impact resistant to 2001 codes, a custom lighting system, upper level sun terraces, elevator, elaborate crown moldings and hardwood floors throughout. The four-car garage offers a lift and front and back garage doors allowing watercraft to easily access the dock.

The corner property is flanked by 257 feet of waterfront overlooking Sarasota Bay and downtown Sarasota, featuring a private dock with a 30,000 pound boatlift and davit. More than 2,400 square feet of tiered outdoor living spaces provides the ideal setting for lavish Longboat Key entertaining, including an infinity pool, bubbling spa and overflow lap pool.


Ackerman serves clients across the entire Sarasota and Longboat Key market including St. Armands, Bird Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Osprey, University Park and Lakewood Ranch. She has won numerous awards throughout her real estate career, and was named one of the top 100 individual real estate agents in Florida in 2012 and among the top .5% of associates with Coldwell Banker worldwide in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Previews® has been serving the needs of luxury home buyers and sellers since 1933 and is exclusively available to Coldwell Banker Real Estate and its 82,200 sales associates and 3,100 offices in 50 countries and territories around the globe. In 2012, Coldwell Banker® agents handled more than 16,400 transaction sides of homes priced at $1 million or more, averaging $86.1 million in sales every day, for a total of $31 billion in sales volume.*

About Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate company with more than 80 offices and 4,900 sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay. Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker network includes 3,100 offices with over 82,000 sales associates spanning more than 50 countries. Every day, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate properties are exposed to 16 million buyers on more than 575 high-traffic websites.

For more information or to view local listings, visit To learn more about a career in real estate with Coldwell Banker, visit Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a subsidiary of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company.

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