Making an Entrance: Posh Gated Drive in Longboat Key, Fla.

Known as Villa de Como, this luxurious estate makes a lavish first impression with its gated driveway and gorgeous entryway with sweeping spiral staircase.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classic Brick Paver Driveway for Mediterranean-Style Home

A polished brick paver driveway and lantern sconces make a welcoming first impression. Palm trees create a canopy over the drive up to the Mediterranean-style home.

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Mediterranean-Style Exterior With Brick Paver Driveway

Nestled amongst palm trees and manicured hedges, this Mediterranean-style home gives off a relaxing-yet-polished vibe. The polished brick paver driveway leads directly up to the front door and an attached garage.

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Classic Traditional White Foyer With Spiral Staircase

Capiz mosaic tile shimmers on the stair risers, adding a coastal look to this traditional foyer. White paneling and a crystal chandelier give the space a classic elegance. Wrought iron balustrades echo the Mediterranean style of the exterior.

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Stone Doorway With Corinthian Columns and Crystal Chandelier

A pair of Corinthian-style columns flank this stone doorway, creating a dramatic entrance to the formal sitting room. The spiral crystal chandelier in the sitting room carries on the glamorous sparkle from the chandelier hanging above the doorway.

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White Mediterranean-Style Sitting Room With Stone Fireplace

Tones of white give off a tropical vibe apropos to the home's location on the beach. An imposing stone surround fireplace adds grandeur to this formal sitting room. Wood trim windows contrast with the white walls, drawing attention to the view outside.

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Traditional Neutral Dining Room With Crystal Chandelier

Glass doors and a transom window with wood trim draw the eye outside to the tropical landscape. A glittering crystal chandelier sets a formal tone in this dining room. A cherry wood china cabinet and buffet table warm up the space.

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Neutral Coastal Living Room With Coffered Ceiling

The stained wood coffered ceiling makes this living space feel cozy and intimate, despite the open floor plan. Transom windows and glass doors allow for views of the beach and let in natural light. A combination of couches and chairs creates an inviting conversational space.

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Mediterranean Outdoor Living Space With Fireplace

A comfortable, homey outdoor space is a must since the majority of leisure will be spent on this porch with an incredible beach view. The outdoor fireplace, coffered ceiling and candle chandelier make this space feel like a direct extension of the indoor living room.

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Outdoor Dining Area on Porch With Coffered Ceiling

A true extension of indoor living, this outdoor living and dining space boasts a bar, stained wood coffered ceilings and candle chandeliers. The long dining table lends itself perfectly to entertaining.

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Mediterranean-Style Swimming Pool at Night

The deck and patio span the length of the entire house so that almost every room has access to outdoor space with stunning views. In traditional Mediterranean style, the pool boasts stucco posts with fountains and diamond-patterned stone tile around the perimeter.

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Mediterranean-Style Infinity Pool On The Beach

The negative-edge pool appears as though it flows directly into the ocean. Streams of water shoot out from stucco columns around the pool for a classic Mediterranean look.

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Incredible Beach View From Mediterranean Rooftop Deck

The rooftop deck offers the best views of the ocean, especially from this wrought iron balcony. An outdoor dining room sits underneath the covered area, perfect for entertaining or romantic evenings watching the sun set.

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