Palatial luxury in an exclusive maintenance-free building. This La Firenza home, one of only 10 units in this exclusive community, offers more than 3,500 square feet of air-conditioned living space on a coveted southwest corner with unobstructed wraparound views of the Gulf and Longboat Key. The villa-like style of the building and grounds imbue classical luxury into the home's surroundings, with fine architectural details carried throughout the interior. Tray ceilings, arched windows, crown molding, and columns create elegant definition in the home's spacious layout, enhancing the flow and showcasing beautiful water vistas. With 10' and 11' ceilings and outdoor access from nearly every room, the grand scale of the home presents comfortable elegance to complement the renowned luxury of Longboat Key. Accessed by private elevator, the generous foyer opens into a central living area that overlooks the Gulf-facing terrace. Three large bedrooms, all en suite, are spaced apart for maximum privacy and comfort. The primary master suite is spacious enough for a seating area and features direct access to the Gulf-front terrace, two walk-in closets with built-in shelving, and a fabulously large bathroom that includes a soaker tub, separate vanities and additional cosmetic vanity. Each additional bedroom includes a walk-in closet and direct access to the eastern terrace. The kitchen includes a massive island with luxury gas range and vent hood, plentiful granite counter space and premium cabinetry. On one end of the kitchen, a breakfast alcove opens directly onto the Gulf terrace, and on the other end, a comfortable media den connects to the bayside terrace. Perfect for hospitality, a large wet bar adjacent to the central living space echoes the premium cabinetry and granite, with ample storage and two beverage refrigerators. On the enormous beachfront terrace, a summer kitchen with gas grill extends the home's exceptional livability. Facing east, a separate large terrace offers incredible unobstructed views of Sarasota Bay. Further amenities include an office alcove, travertine flooring, louvered window shutters, dedicated laundry room with utility sink and trunk storage and private two-car garage. Situated on a narrow stretch of Longboat Key with beautiful open views of both the Gulf and Sarasota Bay, La Firenza is a notably luxurious and secured retreat of only 10 boutique dwellings in two mid-rise buildings. The beautifully landscaped property offers residents private access to the beach, a private pool and hot tub, fitness room, shared lounge space, a manned gatehouse and covered secure parking. Both grand and comfortable, this home is a classical oasis within a short distance of Longboat Key social amenities.