"Under the Tuscan Sun" is the feeling emanating in describing this magnificent Mediterranean Villa situated here on beautiful Longboat Key. This masonry custom home has never been on the market & the original owner has maintained it's dramatic design exquisitely as well as replacing many systems including the high-quality tile roof. This oversized lot is lush with many palm trees, plantings, flowering bushes designed with careful attention by Grants Gardens landscape architect. As you approach this charming custom home, you notice the fine brick paved extra wide driveway with a regal entrance. This is such an incredible value for this high quality masonry construction in Country Club Shores that is a very sought after neighborhood with low HOA association dues with your own private "deeded beach access" that is located just minutes at the crosswalk, such an incredible value for this wonderful home. This Fabulous Residence offers a wonderful split floor plan w/ 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths & a powder room all donning custom venetian plaster in all the baths as well as beautiful Italian marble floors & new carpet throughout. The high tray ceilings have special illuminated lighting within the crown moldings with many ceiling fans, plantation shutters, drapes, beautifully decorated in very neutral palettes, it shows like a model. Separate formal living room with a gas fireplace and a large entertaining dining room. The large family room off the cozy kitchen has a wonderful nook, island & breakfast bar complete with a wine frig, S/S appliances , a new S/S refrigerator, 8 burner gas cook top w/ S/S hood, , granite counters, an inviting space to enjoy many family gatherings together. The whole house is light & bright with several glass sliders from the main living areas that open up to a large paver terrace, pool / spa with many viewing patios or enjoy your own private dock to watch many visiting dolphins, manatees, or just fishing all day...this lovely property sits on a wide canal just minutes from sailing away into Sarasota Bay. The upper level has a large media room / home theater complete with surround sound for many movie nights in, it also has a wine frig bar area, a separate office & be sure not to miss the large sunset viewing patio that gazes over the water and beyond. Grant's Gardens is the landscape architect & the builder is Sam Lucas. The well is for the sprinkler systems to irrigate all the landscaping. The real bonus is the lower level that was originally intended as a wine cellar with a play room or office but the builder never finished it out, but what a large storage space for that busy fisherman or water sport enthusiast to keep all their equipment & toys secure. You are just minutes from world class golfing at the Longboat Key Club & Resort as well as your own private deeded access to the white sandy beach for all of your lazy days enjoying Paradise!