Sunrise Sunset : Water Views and Sarasota City Lights

Limited to just eight fortunate residents, One88 offers the finest in luxury living in the very heart of Sarasota. Overlooking Sarasota Bay from Golden Gate Point, One88 offers these select few ever-changing vistas of sunsets and city lights.

The creation of the Florida division of Toronto based Vandyk Group of Companies. The building is designed to be as enduring structurally as it is visually. “This building has been built to last,” states Albert Luper, Regional Vice President of the Florida division.

The interior design team of Kurt Lucas and Christopher J. Sloan of JKL Design Group were commissioned to stage this 3-bedroom, 3 full- and one-half bath unit in a coastal modern design. “We wanted to have the new owners just bring their toothbrush and move in,” comments Lucas. “I believe we accomplished it with the very unique pieces we choose.”

“From the moment you enter the unit’s private foyer, the selection of finishes, furnishings, accessories, and art create living spaces that are cohesive, yet individually unique,” says Sloan.

The unit offers a large great room with an oversized balcony at floor level, designed to meld the two together. “The unit is perfect for entertaining large numbers of guests, so we incorporated ample seating without losing the spaciousness of the room,” adds Lucas.

Meant to be a model, the unit sold quickly, giving testimony to their design talents.

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The building features a 15-by-50-foot lap pool overlooking Sarasota Bay. In addition to a private east- and west-facing balconies equipped with a summer BBQ kitchen, the rooftop terrace offers perfect views of the city lights and acts as the ideal location for social gatherings. Each unit comes with a private boat slip, and a complimentary social membership at the Sarasota Yacht Club.



Exiting the elevator into a private foyer, guests are greeted by the gallery. Designed to provide ample wall space for an extensive art collection, the gallery connects the master suite to the great room. Attention to detail is seen throughout the unit, such as flush base mouldings, and the 5/8-inch channeling that runs throughout the home. Art pieces from the Phillips collection rest on a custom built, wood art ledge. Wall covering is by Elitis. Artwork throughout the home is from Daleno Art.

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he European-inspired kitchen features imported Italian cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops. The island features an over-sized sink with Hansgrohe faucet and provides casual seating for three. The appliances are professional grade stainless steel from Thermador. Also included is a full-size wine fridge. The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry providing plenty of extra storage space.

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Glass sliding doors pocket revealing an expansive 28-foot opening onto the balcony. Clear glass railings are used as not to hinder the beautiful water view beyond. Another example of design detail is illustrated in the way the balcony floor is level with the interior floor. This is accomplished by elevating the 30-by-30-inch pavers on pedestals that permit water to run off below the pavers, allowing the interior space to flow seamlessly to the exterior.

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The spacious great room easily accommodates two sofas and companion side chairs from Sunpan. The dining area is situated between them to create three separate living spaces from one. The Star International dining table is surrounded by Bernhardt chairs. The light above is by Currey & Co. Unique Noir lights hang above the seating areas. The floor lamps are from Nuevo. The Feizy rugs set on oversized porcelain tiles by Design Works. Paradigm in-ceiling speakers throughout the home are from Wicked Smart Homes.

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The east-facing master bedroom is the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise on the private master balcony. The room offers a large walk-in closet. The Modloft bed sets upon a Kaymanta area rug. It is accented by Palecek wall spears over Koroseal wall covering. The lamps are Nuevo and the accent chair is Lazar.



A smoked glass partition rests upon the vanity to provide a backdrop to the tub and shower behind. Mounting the mirrors to the partition frees up the walls for decorative finishes and art. The fixtures are by Hansgrohe. Hanging pendant lights are by Tech Lighting.

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Windows throughout the unit are tinted, impact resistant, and insulated with a third layer of glass with a gas-filled chamber between. Gas is used to prevent humidity fogging. Each panel of glass alone weighs 700 pounds and costs upwards of five-thousand dollars. The Star International bed sets upon a Chandra area rug. Side tables by Sunpan.

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The unit is a certified Crestron Smart Home by Wicked Smart Homes of Sarasota, which features the Crestron Home Automation solution. This system provides simple and reliable control of audio, video, Lutron lighting, Lutron automatic shades, security, and climate control throughout the home. Twin mirrors are reminiscent of portholes over each striped linen dressed bed.  On either side are raw wood night tables by Noir.


Written by Tony Spano

Photography by SRQ360

JKL Design Group
1839 61st Street
Sarasota, FL 34243

Design Works
4500 Carmichael Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34234

Wicked Smart Homes
527 S. Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

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