Transport yourself to the countryside of France where you may ensconce yourself behind the ivy-covered walls of this gated multi-level French chateau amidst the most glorious selection of plantings anywhere. A graceful display of architectural detailing and texture invites the senses to experience the true definition of noblesse and luxury in 9,492 air-conditioned square feet on half an acre of desirable West of the Trail acreage. This secure 3 structure compound defines the ultimate in live-work-play with its 5 garages ready for the ultimate auto enthusiast. These days, working at home is not just a luxury, but almost a necessity, and this residence features a stunning prodigious home office with separate entry. Let's start with the main breathtaking residence where exquisite walnut plank flooring graces 6,018 square feet, including a spacious master suite with a gas fireplace, a huge, custom marble bath and a custom wood cabinetry-filled oversized closet. The elegant entry leads the eyes soaring into the two-story living room with enormous gas fireplace and stone mantel, as well as an inviting dining room featuring glamorously draped French doors opening onto one of the most inviting Mediterranean-styled pool spaces you will ever experience. Continuing your exploration of the main residence reveals two additional en-suite bedrooms, plus playroom/storage, second-floor library, a media center, a powder room, a wine cellar featuring brick from an original house on the property, a dining room that comfortably seats 14+ and a divine chef's kitchen with quartz countertops, custom limestone mosaic splash, dining space and separate desk area, plus walk-in pantry with freezer. Add a second half bath, laundry room, two-car garage and we're still in the main house. The guest house features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a full KitchenAid supplied kitchen with Bosch laundry and a living/dining area with tons of storage. Finally, the guest quarters on the 1st floor features an additional air-conditioned three-car garage, a fully equipped maple floored fitness center with separate full bath, and a former photo studio which could easily become a major kitchen, perfect for catering for the entire compound, with miles of cabinetry. And this is just the downstairs. Upstairs in the guest quarters with private entry and full bath, experience a generous multifunctional space, perfect for your game room, craft room, yoga/workout studio, music or dance studio, extended family suite or separate home office. The possibilities are endless. A T-shaped 45-foot lap pool with the most intense lush, tropical landscaping imaginable - even an outdoor fireplace just perfect for those cool Florida nights. The final touch is the location ‹“ West of the Trail, off Osprey Avenue, just two short blocks to Sarasota Bay, a few blocks from upscale Morton's Market, and some of Sarasota's best schools. This welcoming neighborhood leads you to downtown Sarasota in one direction and Siesta Key beach in the other with proximity to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Allow yourself to encounter the luxury of a singular country French chateau in the heart of the coastal paradise we know as the one and only Sarasota. Showings available via live streaming. Contact agent to schedule.