Glass Houses: Tranquil Masterpiece in Sarasota, Fla.

This custom-built luxurious masterpiece offers complete privacy while having full direct views and access to Sarasota Bay.

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Photo By: Michael Saunders & Company, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; ryanGAMMAphoto

Tranquil Masterpiece in Sarasota, Fla.: Exterior at Night

This 2006 custom-built luxury masterpiece offers complete privacy while having full direct views and access to Florida's Sarasota Bay. For boater enthusiasts, the property also includes a private dock with lift.

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Home Exterior and Grounds

The tasteful timeless two-story design of this gorgeous home features modern straight lines, expansive open spaces and panoramic walls of glass. The lush and tranquil grounds, which include a pool, offer picturesque outdoor entertaining opportunities.

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Main Living Room

A two-story wall of windows makes this beautiful living room feel as though it were sitting on the beach. Open up the doors to the patio and voila! You're poolside!

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Living Room and Pool

Enormous sliding glass doors roll back to connect the living room with the patio and swimming pool, making it a breeze to maximize the use of all the home's beautiful public areas.

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Dining Area

A round glass dining table echoes the incredible glass windows covering the wall and flooding the room with light. Doors open up to take the party outside.

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Wood and Metal Stairs

Chic industrial-style metal railings frame the wood staircase leading up to the mid-level junior master suite.

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Bird's Eye of Living Room

A wall of windows overlooking this beautiful home's patio, pool and lush grounds also lets natural light flood the two-story living room.

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Upper-Level Living Area

This upper-level living area offers a slightly more private retreat than the home's main floor, though its open concept design allows full access to the beautiful views. Brightly colored, contemporary furnishings make a bold splash against the white walls and wood floors.

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Exterior Walkway

The impressive glass entrance and walkway of this contemporary beauty is lined with mature foliage and opens to spacious public areas with views of the terrace and manicured gardens. 

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Pool Area

A large concrete patio surrounds the home's sparkling in-ground pool and overlooks the lush landscaping. Enormous glass doors open up to the home's interior, making boundaries between indoors and outdoors disappear.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Michael Saunders & Company