The Tower Will Be Ready For Late 2016 Occupancy
As yet another sign of the recovered strength of Sarasota’s real estate market, The Kolter Group has announced the official opening of the sales gallery for VUE Sarasota Bay, the new 18-story luxury condominium tower that will occupy the corner of Gulfstream Blvd. and US 41. Interested buyers are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the new sales gallery, which is located at 100 South Washington Street—at the corner of Washington Boulevard— in downtown Sarasota. Daily hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from noon until 5. The New Homes & Condominiums Division of Michael Saunders & Company is leading the sale’s effort.
VUE Sarasota Bay is the first new luxury condominium to commence pre-construction sales this year. Unlike most new condominiums, however, the VUE will break ground in May; and begin construction without the necessity of having to first secure advanced sales, a process that often prohibits developers from the timely fulfillment of buyer reservations.
“In beginning construction of VUE Sarasota Bay without the need for advanced presales, the Kolter Group has not only given a supremely confident nod to the vibrancy and viability of the Sarasota market, but has also made an extraordinary display of their financial strength and commitment to the project,” said Michael Saunders, founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company, at the opening of the sales gallery. “With the tower expected to be completed by late 2016, buyers will have a much firmer sense of when they can actually begin enjoying their exceptional new lifestyle and amenities; not to mention a definite timeframe in which to plan and coordinate their move.”
Through ten-foot walls of glass, residences in the new condominium tower will enjoy views of Sarasota Bay, the Sarasota skyline, its barrier islands and the Gulf of Mexico. From its site adjacent to the new Westin Sarasota—which also breaks ground in May—residents of VUE Sarasota Bay will also enjoy walkable access to downtown Sarasota , its spectacular bay front, marina and performing arts venues, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens; and scores of first-rate restaurant and retail establishments.
VUE Sarasota Bay offers buyers the opportunity to live in a sleek, contemporary tower with a design inspired by the celebrated mid-century modern works of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Its acclaimed design, by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Asscociates of Coral Gables, has been uniformly praised by many of the school’s leading, proponent architects. For residents, this means nothing less than soaring ceilings, free-flowing rooms with an abundance of light and no wasted space, large accommodating terraces; and magnificent water and skyline vistas through floor-to-ceiling walls of glass.
Visitors to the newly-opened sales gallery will get an up-close view of the project courtesy of a large scale model that highlights the architectural composition of glassed-in cubes, creating a dynamic sculpture that feels solid and grounded. A 3-D virtual tour of the community is also on view, complimented by a fully-built kitchen that enables residents to experience first-hand VUE’s package of interior design features.
“Each individual residence will feel like a unique piece of artistic expression,” says Bob Vail, President of Kolter Urban. “It was important to Kolter that the building add a visually stunning element to Sarasota’s bayfront; and become an architectural icon that pays homage to the city’s long-standing appreciation for the arts, culture and architecture. We believe VUE Sarasota Bay will be a landmark structure in keeping with Sarasota’s rich architectural heritage.”
VUE Sarasota Bay’s two- and three-bedroom residences are priced beginning in the low $800s and range in size from 1,645 to over 2,625 sq. ft. of air conditioned living area. The spacious great rooms include designer kitchens with European cabinetry and large center islands.
Each residence includes access-controlled elevators that open directly into private elevator foyers; and enjoys enhanced indoor/outdoor living with spacious terraces that are a minimum of 10’ wide and 20’ long. Many floor plans include terraces that expand to over 40 feet in length. Two covered, secured and assigned parking spaces are provided with each residence.
Four residences are available on the Plaza amenity level, offering direct access to VUE’s pool deck and spa overlooking the downtown waterfront. Six 3-bedroom , 3.5-bathroom penthouse residences with dens capture the tower’s most panoramic views of Sarasota Bay.
Buyers are invited to learn more about VUE Sarasota Bay by contacting the Michael Saunders & Company sales team for an appointment, at (941) 363-9700
About The Kolter Group:
The Kolter Group is headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida. Kolter has introduced a vision for luxury that is continually raising expectations for homebuyers and establishing new standards for the industry. Committed to “Creating Better Communities,” Kolter brings approximately 20 years of innovative residential development to each new endeavor. Currently, Kolter is developing in 40 locations throughout the southeastern United States. To learn more, visit kolter.com.
About Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates:
Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) is internationally acclaimed for its architectural design and planning of luxury hotels and resorts, luxury spas, multi-family residential, mixed-use centers, high-end office buildings and retail projects. Founded in 1967, the firm has been involved in the planning and designs of over $3 billion dollars in new construction and renovation projects throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. To learn more, visit www.nbww.com.
About Michael Saunders & Company:
Headquartered in Sarasota, Michael Saunders & Company has grown into the largest-selling brokerage throughout Southwest Florida. Locally focused and independently owned, the company is ranked 55th among the 500 largest U.S. brokerages; and is listed as one of the country’s 35 most influential Realtors in luxury real estate. To learn more, visit michaelsaunders.com.