Waterfront Homes: Venetian Beach House in Florida

A stunning ode to Venetian palazzos, this expansive home is named Serenissima, Italian for "The Most Serene." The Longboat Key, Florida, palace features stunning architecture throughout, and windows and patios on every level to take in the oceanfront view.

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

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

Beachfront Patio at Sunset

Sunsets on the patio of this waterfront Florida house seem to go on forever.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Florida Mansion Exterior

It's hard to believe from the outside that this mansion, right on the beach in Longboat Key, Florida, isn't a historic home somewhere in Europe. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms and all the amenities, it's a sight to see.
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Foyer With Arched Windows

This palatial home reaches three stories tall, and here, in the foyer, it's easy to feel the grand sweep of the space. A series of railings look over and down onto an intricate inlaid marble floor.
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Victorian Sitting Room With Ocean View

This sitting and media room is a prime example of how the Florida mansion echoes a Venetian palace with marble halls, a coffered ceiling, columns and arched doorways.
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Luxury Sitting Room With Beach View

This waterfront mansion includes grand salons that can hold 100 guests, many leisure rooms for kicking back and taking in the gorgeous views and then of course, there's the beach.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Bar With Arched Windows and Columns

Cozy on up to this epic bar where you can enjoy a cocktail from the comfort of a leather armchair and take in the house's marble-clad architecture.
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White Eat-In Kitchen With Gingham Chairs

This sunny kitchen is big enough to include an adjacent morning room that can seat eight. A gingham print on the dining chairs is a homey, charming touch.
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White Chef Kitchen With Blue Countertops

Blue countertops are a surprising touch in this mansion's gourmet chef kitchen, uniquely tying the room to the sparkling ocean just outside.
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Renaissance Dining Room With Painted Ceiling

This home's formal dining room is cathedral-like in scope and design, with elaborate arched painted ceilings and golden dining chairs upholstered in luxe damask.
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Black and White Sitting Room With Zebra Rug

Black and white furnishings are punctuated by rich green houseplants in this sitting room. Intricate molding and millwork adds a pretty, lacy feel to the grand architecture.
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White Sitting Room With Spiral Staircase

This luxury sitting room is part conservatory, part library, with plants and topiaries greening the space and an intriguing spiral staircase leading up to a balcony full of books.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

White Hallway With Marble Floor

Even the hallways are grand in this Venice-inspired mansion in Longboat Key, Florida with marble floors, columns and railings that look down into the main foyer.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

White Marble Hall With Dome

The hallways of this luxe home, with their polished columns and elegant railings, are reminiscent of a European cathedral or chateau. A glass sky dome lets sunlight pour in.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

White Sitting Room and Beach View

The lavish home includes a sun room, grand salon, home theater and more, all decorated with lovely Renaissance-inspired style and views out to the beach just a hop, skip and jump away.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Rococo White Bedroom With Sky Ceiling

Touches of gold and a ceiling painted like a sky make this bedroom fit for royalty. Outside the blue ocean beckons—and ties in nicely with that sky mural.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Renaissance Spa Bathroom With Cloud Mural

Marie Antoinette would approve of this gorgeous spa bathroom, with its marble inlay floor, decadent soaking tub and walk-in shower and ceiling bedecked in clouds and a crystal chandelier.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Bedroom With Beach Access

A large bedroom, one of six in this luxury home, maintains a simple, open feel with just a few pieces of furniture and a wall of windows and glass doors.
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White Traditional Bedroom and Ocean View

Grand in scale, this large bedroom features a stately four-poster bed, a color scheme of cream and brown and easy access to the oceanfront patio.
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Neutral Media Room With Zebra Rug

This media room gets exotic flair from a mashup of animal prints: a zebra rug and throw, leopard print accent pillows. A wet bar along the back wall makes the space extra decadent.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Porch Looking Onto Beach

The porch provides a shady retreat from which to soak in the blissful surroundings of this Florida beach home. A series of arched doorways is a nod to the home's Italian-inspired architecture.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Beachfront Balcony

Balconies on every level of this three-story home take advantage of its picturesque setting with glass railings and plenty of seating.
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Infinity Pool With Beach View

The infinity pool with fountains is irresistible in and of itself...and then there are those views of the white sand Florida beaches and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Beachfront Patio With Pool

Thanks to a glass railing, this pretty patio with its pool and comfortable seating area seems to melt into the beach.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

Beachfront Patio With Dining Table

This patio is the place to be on a summer day—or any day at all—when the sky is cloudless and the ocean crystal blue.
From: Michael Saunders & Company and Luxury Portfolio International®

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