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Golden Gate Pointe





  • Mark Sultana


  • Structural Engineer: Karins Engineering Group

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24,000 sq. feet

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Project Description

This multi-family residence designed by Architect Mark Sultana is situated on Sarasota Bay with views of the Ringling Bridge and West to Bird Key. It stands at five stories high, and it creates the new modern landscape of Golden Gate Pointe. With an expected completion date of November 2015, the stylish and modern exterior combines white stucco, wood and glass, accented by architectural metal features. The building contains eight units two per floor all being 3,000 square feet and a rooftop terrace that takes advantage of not only the west views of Sarasota bay but also the view of the city to the east. Each unit has a private entry off of the elevator and contains three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The heart of each unit is the great room which contains Living, Dining, Kitchen and Den which all open to the large coverage balcony with 10’ tall x 32’ wide sliding walls of glass. The covered balconies provide for unobstructed views of the onsite boat docks, amenity pool, Sarasota bay and evening sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. The balconies are 15’ deep by the entire width of the unit with glass railings lining the edge. The units feature high-end Italian cabinetry, solid surface flooring, wood ceiling accents, modern LED lighting, 10’ ceilings, outdoor BBQ kitchen and views of the City and or water are captured from every room.
The site was a challenge in that it was the size of a standard single family lot at 100’x150’. Our program included a building footprint of 7,800 square feet, car parking for 19 cars, 50’ long amenity lap pool, landscaping, boat dock for eight boats, front entry water feature and fire pit. The parking was accomplished by using a European style beam mounted car lift system in the lower level of the building that would not only stack cars but elevate cars in the case of rising water. The site being a non-conforming size in the zoning district that it is located lead to strict height and setback requirements that other properties in the same zoning district did not have to abide by. This greatly limited our overall footprint size and overall height.
The front of the building features a curtain wall glass framed sculptural staircase that centers between the units and is open to the entry lobby and climbs six stories to the roof. Glass accents on the building include frameless laminated glass railings and entry canopy that create unobstructed views. The building is equipped throughout with LED lighting, high efficient air handling equipment, and energy efficient glass.
The site is located in a convenient location to mass transit and water access and is walkable to the city of Sarasota, exercise on the Ringling Bridge and close proximity to Saint Armand’s Circle. This one of a kind building offers an upscale luxury lifestyle while providing easy access to the most desirable places in the city.
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