The Sarasota area is known, among other things, for its extraordinary culinary scene. And now, the area’s newest and most impressive luxury condominium tower is proud to announce a new addition to the dynamic dining experience offered here. BLVD Sarasota, slated for move-in this Spring, is excited to be the home of Sean Murphy’s next restaurant. A renowned leader of the culinary world, Murphy’s famed Beach Bistro has garnered a reputation as one of the best.

The sister restaurant to the Beach Bistro will be located on the first floor of BLVD Sarasota. “BLVD will be the exciting new entrance to downtown Sarasota. We’ll have a perfect location, right at the front door to everything Sarasota offers,” Murphy said. The atmosphere of the new restaurant will be warm, welcoming and luxurious, with a uniquely Bistro feel.

The new restaurant at BLVD Sarasota will replicate Beach Bistro’s popular menu amplified by imaginative culinary creations and offer a truly unforgettable dining experience for every palate. The cuisine will feature fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, high-quality domestic meat selections from Florida ranches and prime offerings from the nation’s best ranchlands, all selected by Murphy himself. Sean’s new Bistro will also offer a full bar experience featuring creative cocktails from his new Island “Doctor’s Office” craft cocktail bar and an extensive wine list. Patrons will also have the option of custom personal storage in the bistro’s spectacular “Wine Attic.”

Not only will residents of BLVD Sarasota enjoy uninhibited access to one of the most impressive dining establishments in all of Florida, but they will be privy to in-residence culinary experience brought to their door, dining room or terrace. Room service is an understatement as an actual full course-by-course white tablecloth, wine, and cocktail service will be available for residents and their guests.

The most exciting part? BLVD Sarasota and the new restaurant here are just about complete! These 49 condominiums offer a landmark lifestyle and are scheduled for move-in this Spring. The spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Starting from $1.9 million, residences here range in size from 3,550 sf. to 3,900 sf.

And, BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from the city’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center-right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay Sarasota will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area.

Hard hat tours of the building and the brand-new model residences are now available to qualified buyers. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. Our sales studio is open at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Stop by for a visit, download our Digital Brochure, or visit our website at BLVDSarasota.com.

BLVD Sarasota is the area’s most exciting new residence tower that has so much to offer, especially when it comes to unique amenities. Few people have access to features like the ones offered here, such as a comprehensive indoor golf simulator, Sean Murphy’s Beach Bistro restaurant experience and the stunning views that overlook downtown and the bay. “What makes additions such as these special is that they’re completely unique to BLVD Sarasota,” said Keith Redding, BLVD Sarasota Client Liaison. “From the downstairs dining to the rooftop views, these are experiences that can’t be found anywhere else.”

The Beach Bistro has a reputation for its contemporary take on classic dishes and cavalier, yet chic, atmosphere. It only makes sense that this Cultural Coast landmark would team up with BLVD Sarasota to establish Beach Bistro’s sister location within the residence tower. Not only will residents have direct access to one of the finest dining establishments in all of Florida, but the services and expertise that come with it will be unparalleled in any residence on the gulf coast. Room service is an understatement as only BLVD residents will be privy to an incredible in-residence culinary experience brought to their door, dining room, or terrace. These dining experiences will not be just “room service” with little pop-up carts, but actual full course-by-course white tablecloth service for you and your guests.

One of BLVD Sarasota’s many unique amenities is the Indoor Virtual Golf setup. Indoor golf lets golfers enjoy ‘playing’ across some of the world’s most renowned courses, without the constraints of weather or time affecting their play. As one of the more recent technologies, a virtual golf course opens up all kinds of avenues for the intrepid player. A screen projects an image of a golf course, and players control their swing with a club. Players hit the ball into the screen, and a specially made computer reads details such as the power of the swing and the force of the ball to show how far the hit would go. Special programs can identify to players where their weak points are, how they can improve, and other helpful details.

BLVD Sarasota also offers an array of other amazing amenities as well. From the rooftop infinity pool to the 5th-floor pet lawn, to the Peloton fitness center, there’s something here for everyone.

And the views are unbeatable. A truly unique aspect of BLVD Sarasota, the views offered from the residences here are second to none. From the pristine Bay to the sparkling lights of downtown, residents here enjoy the best of the best.

The most exciting part? BLVD Sarasota is just about complete! These 49 condominiums offer a landmark lifestyle and are scheduled for move in this Spring. The spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Starting from $1.9 million, residences here range in size from 3,550 sf. to 3,900 sf.

And, BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from the city’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center-right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay Sarasota will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area.

Hard hat tours of the building and the brand-new model residence are now available to qualified buyers. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. Our sales studio is open at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Stop by for a visit, download our Digital Brochure, or visit our website at BLVDSarasota.com.

Located in Sarasota, Florida, BLVD Sarasota hosts a variety of world-class amenities, each designed to cater to the unique things that people love. Whether it’s wine tasting, swimming on the rooftop, indoor golf or simply relaxing at the end of the day, BLVD Sarasota has your favorite thing on hand.

Rooftop Amenities

With the upscale offerings provided at BLVD Sarasota, residents will enjoy the ultimate lifestyle with a rooftop zero horizon pool that overlooks the city and waterfront below. A nearby whirlpool grants residents a way to relax and unwind after a busy day in Sarasota. An outdoor kitchen lets residents host private events in style. Shaded and un-shaded cabanas let residents stretch out in the sun or cover up as needed, and fire pits provide memories when the sun has set over the Bay. Whether it’s a rooftop pool with dramatic city views, or a fire pit to enjoy with friends, BLVD Sarasota is ready to accommodate all.

Fifth Floor Amenities

BLVD Sarasota is known for hosting some of the most unique amenities, designed to accommodate the busy lifestyles of its residents, often used to jet setting, exploring, and partaking in the world’s luxuries. Many of these amenities can be found on the fifth floor and showcase the diversity of interests that the residents of BLVD Sarasota have. The Indoor Golf Driving Range lets avid golfers enjoy ‘playing’ on some of the world’s best courses, no matter the weather or the time, while also receiving detailed input from the machine to help improve their game. Many residents enjoy having their daily workout at the Fitness Center, which offers state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines – including Peloton bikes – alongside breathtaking views of the city and water from its full-length windows. For those hoping to take it slow, the adjacent yoga studio lets you stretch out. The nearby conference room allows for residents to host gatherings, reunions, and matters of business. The stylish design of the BLVD Sarasota tower is sure to leave an impression on guests. For vinos, an on-site wine cellar with seating and a personal tasting area lets residents preserve some of the wines from their collection and enjoy them with friends. Even pets can enjoy the BLVD Sarasota treatment, with the unique, open-air Pet Lawn on the fifth floor. Pet owners can accommodate their furry friends here by taking them for their daily walk, playing in the fresh air, and giving them the love and care they need at the grooming station. Offering a lifestyle that requires minimal upkeep for maximum enjoyment is simply one of the many ways that BLVD Sarasota invests in its residents.

On-Site Dining

The on-site dining available to BLVD Sarasota is second to none. Other buildings have a restaurant. BLVD has THE culinary dining experience. The famous Beach Bistro will be creating a duplicate sibling located on the first floor of Sarasota’s new landmark building, BLVD. Not only will residents have direct access to one of the finest dining establishments in all of Florida, but the services and expertise that comes with it will be unparalleled in any residence on the gulf coast.  Room service is an understatement as only BLVD residents will be privy to an incredible in-residence culinary experience brought to their door, dining room, or terrace.

With amenities like these, and construction moving quickly towards completion, it’s no surprise that BLVD Sarasota has caught the eye of everyone who sees it. Homebuyers who are interested can visit the on-site studio to view floor plans, speak with the team, and learn more. Serious buyers will be offered the chance to take a hardhat tour through the construction site. Residences start at $1.9 million.

The BLVD Sarasota is in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, and exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views of the city and Sarasota Bay. It’s located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects, The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

The BLVD sales studio is now open, featuring an in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today, or view our Digital Brochure.

Cheers to Sarasota for earning a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘25 Best Places To Live in the U.S. in 2019’. Sarasota is wonderful in so many ways, ranging from the perfect beaches to the city’s cultural landscape. Get swept up in the area and learn what makes this gulf side town so amazing.

There’s no doubt about it, Sarasota is known for its beautiful beaches. We’re not just saying that – Dr. Beach himself named Siesta Beach on Siesta Key as the #1 Beach in America for 2017. Even if you don’t make it to Siesta Key, you can enjoy the brilliant blue waters and white sands that surround Sarasota. Dogs even can get in on the fun at Brohard Paw Park, the only dog park/beach in Sarasota County.

Stemming from the city’s history as the winter home of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the thrilling cultural experiences that make up Sarasota can’t be beaten. That’s another reason that it earns a spot-on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘25 Best Places to Live in The U.S. in 2019’! If you pay a visit to Ca d’Zan, you’ll find a museum and auditorium bundled up in what was once the home of John Ringling. Even visiting a local farmers market reveals the artistic works of local creatives.

It may be on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘25 Best Places To Live in the U.S. in 2019’, but to us, Sarasota will always be number one. You won’t want to spend a minute away from this cultural and natural hotspot, and you don’t have to, thanks to the construction of one residential tower.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction, with the top off scheduled for July! These residences start at $1.9 million and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.

BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center-right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure.

The great weather doesn’t bring just culture seekers and permanent vacationers – it also heralds the beginning of spring training. The Baltimore Orioles migrated from chilly Maryland and nested at the Ed Smith Stadium to stretch their wings and play a few practice rounds before they take on the big leagues. Spring training benefits everyone – newer players get to show their stuff, older players can rehearse and strategize and fans can check out their favorite teams. The Orioles have plenty in store for Sarasota fans this season – check ahead and see what you can expect.

February 23d Game against the Minnesota Twins

The last time these two greats in baseball faced off against each other, the Twins conquered the Orioles in a 6 – 2 game, thanks to Twins right-hander Ryan Pressly keeping the Orioles from hitting until the eighth inning. Now the Orioles are back and looking for revenge at Ed Smith Stadium. Either the Twins will keep their track record or the Orioles will get what they came for on February 23rd – only way to know is to see the game for yourself!

Athletes and Artists Play for Kids Weekend

Music, art and baseball combine in this action packed weekend. From March 1st to March 3rd, fans can expect two games and two huge parties. On March 1st, the Orioles face off against the Tampa Bay Rays in what is sure to be a nail-biting match. That afternoon, Ed Smith Stadium will open its gates to music fans for the Nashville Music Row Comes to the Ballpark. This year, GRAMMY-winning hit maker Desmond Child joins MacKenzie Porter and other artists to play some of country’s greatest hits. Some of the proceeds from the event will fund the creation of the new Orioles Charitable Foundation Music & Arts Education Scholarships, which will sponsor arts students in Sarasota, Baltimore, and Nashville. Finally, the Orioles close out the weekend on March 3rd with a great game against the Detroit Tigers.

Sarasota is a town that has it all. From sports at Ed Smith Stadium to music and arts at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, you’re never far from a diverse range of activities and amenities. Score a home run and get as close to the games that you love as you can with a residence in the heart of it all.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! These residences start at $1.9 and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.

BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, BLVDsarasota.com<

It’s only fitting that the Sunshine State would have jaw-dropping sunsets. Thanks to its prime location on the west coast of Florida, Sarasota is known for having especially gorgeous ones. Whether you’re pursuing the theatrics of an urban sunset, want the peace and seclusion of watching the day end among nature, or you’re looking for something even more private, you have your selection of some of the area’s best spots when you want to watch twilight fall. 

Siesta Beach

Plenty of paddle boarders and kayakers get a front row seat to this natural phenomenon. Rent one from the local shops at Siesta Beach, then head around Sarasota’s natural areas that showcase everything from the beauty of the dunes to the serenity of the ocean. It’s all leading up to the moment when you get to view the gorgeous sunsets from the privacy of nature. The beach here is great to watch the sun set as well. Pick a spot on the sugary white sand and enjoy the magic.

Rooftop Bar and Eats

For the more metropolitan, the drama of the sun setting over the city skyline can’t be beat. Rooftop Bar and Eats has been raved over by diners and culture auteurs alike. It’s easy to see why – when you’re served freshly made cocktails and tapas with a sunset backdrop worthy of an Instagram feed, it’s hard to not fall in love. Keep your phone camera out to film the sun slipping under the city’s horizon.

John Ringling Causeway

If there’s such thing as a bridge with a history, it’s the John Ringling Causeway Bridge. It’s actually the third John Ringling Causeway Bridge to exist, with the original serving as a gift from John Ringling to the city of Sarasota. It’s the gift that keeps on giving today, with its phenomenal views of the city at its crest, its purpose as a path for runners, bikers, and walkers, and its purpose in directly connecting residents to Siesta Key. Its height makes it a fabtastic spot to catch a sunset, with the boats below helping to set the scene.

It’s impossible to leave Sarasota without catching a view of the sunset. This artistic town is made to showcase the evening glow, whether from a rooftop bar, from the beach, or from one of the tallest spots in town. Soon to be added to the ranks of sunset viewing spaces is a residential tower as beautiful as it is functional. Its interiors are made to showcase the outside view, with expansive terraces and large windows in the great room. The best of these sunset watching spots combine a private view with the space of an upscale terrace area. Coming soon to Sarasota, BLVD Sarasota includes features designed to heighten your sunset watching experience, such as balconies and multiple windows. This may be the best view of them all – and all to yourself.

BLVD Sarasota, a 49-residence luxury condominium project is currently under construction in the heart of the New Downtown Sarasota, located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! Starting at $1.9 million, these spacious contemporary residences will offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts and entertainment district. The luxury residences will range from 3550sf to 5500sf. Stunning features include large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and spectacular city and waterfront views. These spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries, and restaurants, it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, BLVDsarasota.com.

Sarasota, located on the west coast of Florida, naturally draws people in, thanks to its beautiful beaches, its amazing history in art and design, and its spectacular social scene. Whether you’re searching for the contemporary style of Louie’s Modern or want the artsy-casual of Station 400, you’re more than well equipped for the best brunch ever here in Sarasota.

Louie’s Modern

This restaurant has secured its spot as Sarasota’s specialty restaurant for high end eats. Louie’s Market Brunches are known for their bounty of food and wide selection that’s made to satisfy the most discerning gourmand. Intrepid types will enjoy the Seafood Display, topped high with snow crab legs and shrimp cocktails, while more classic diners will love the house made French toast and fresh fruit.

Lolita Tartine

Lolita Tartine has been the gathering spot for Sarasota’s art world, thanks to its approach to modern French design and modern French cooking. The building’s bright color scheme and cozy dining area gives the sense of a café in Provence, with the menu reflecting high-end Parisian restaurants. When the city’s creators need a pick me up or a whole breakfast plate to start their morning, they head here. No one can turn down spinach, feta, and walnut crepes alongside café au lait and fluffy eggs served alongside croissants.

Station 400

If there’s any one spot that’s a tribute to Sarasota’s endless creativity, it’s Station 400. Diners get a sense of this when they first enter the restaurant, where the staff will tell them of the building’s origins as a train station. Station 400 keeps its predecessors architecture, offering a combination of old and new that plays out right on their menu. Aficionados crave the cinnamon roll pancakes topped with vanilla bean maple syrup, while the truffle eggs benedict is nothing to pass up as well.

There are endless ways to have fun in Sarasota, and brunch is just the start. From shopping to art galleries to outdoor activities, there’s always something new and exciting here. BLVD Sarasota, a 49-residence luxury condominium project, is currently under construction in the heart of the New Downtown Sarasota, located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

Floor plans suit every kind of lifestyle, with plans that feature up to 3,900 sq. feet. Starting at 1.9 million, each plan has three bedrooms and up to four and a half bathrooms. From each residence’s terrace, views of the Rosemary District, Sarasota Bay, and the city skyline fill the area. Expansive windows in the great room invite the view into your home, expertly styled with influences from the Modern school of design.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay too large temperature-controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out. 

Sarasota is so full of things to do that you won’t want to miss a thing. From art shows to music festivals to dining events – it’s no wonder why everyone sees this west coast city as Florida’s Cultural Coast. Whether you’re getting up early for paddleboard yoga or catching a little caffeine to stay awake for a late night performance, you’ll need your coffee fix for sure. Sarasota is full of great cafes and brewers that range from the casual to the culinary, and it’s worth trying them all. We picked three to get you started.

Pastry Art Bakery Café

This café likes to position itself as ‘Sarasota’s Living Room’, and that just may be so. When you step in to grab your morning joe, you’ll find everyone from businessmen to freelance artists raving over the amazing coffee here. The baristas at PABC will brew up a variety of cups from lattes to frappuccinos, with flavor mix-ins if you ask for them. If you order one of their lattes, make sure to get your phone out to grab a photo of their signature latte art. Whatever you order, make sure to grab a blueberry muffin or Danish pastry with it. After all, they don’t have the Pastry Chef, Assistant Pastry Chef, and bakers in the back for nothing.

The Green Bean Coffee House

Both health nuts and coffee lovers can find a happy medium in The Green Bean Coffee House. Their business model involves ensuring that they’re able to give back to the community in everything that they do, and they do it well. The staff here prides themselves on working with local farmers and small businesses to create the items on their menu, from the homemade ice cream to the caramel hot chocolate. Local artists, yoga studios, and homeopathic oil experts also host their creations on the walls and at live events here.

The Toasted Mango Café Deluxe

More of a sit-down restaurant than a coffee shop, the Toasted Mango Café Deluxe is still a great place to grab some coffee, whether early in the morning or late in the evening. Grab a friend after a morning run for a Breakfast Banana Split topped with mangoes (what else?), or enjoy having a table to yourself and a book to read over a Sarasota Omelet and some bacon. Of course, their coffee is served with a smile, too!

One of the best parts of Sarasota is how close everything is. That means that the majority of the city is close enough to walk from place to place so you won’t have to miss a thing. Head from yoga at Siesta Key Beach to an artist’s talk at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, or end a visit from the Dr. Joseph Halton House with a walk to The Toasted Mango Café Deluxe. When you’re done for the day, head home to Sarasota’s most exciting luxury residence tower.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! Start at $1.9 million, these spacious contemporary residences will offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts and entertainment district. The 49 luxury residences will range from 3550sf to 5500sf.  Stunning features include large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and spectacular city and waterfront views. These spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.

BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development, The Quay, will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, Blvdsarasota.com

It’s no surprise that the residents of Sarasota have a deep appreciation for art and culture. The city’s history has been influenced by true artisans, from the minimalist styles of Chelsea Dunbar to the sharp aesthetics of Sarasota Modern that was forged by the likes of Castner & Castner. Sarasota has evolved to be somewhat of a destination for creatives in interior design of all styles and schools. Three, in particular, stand out on Sarasota’s social scene for their impact on the area’s design, both past and present.

Chelsea Dunbar

The first thing that stands out when you view one of the layouts from Dunbar’s designers is how she applies minimalist aesthetics to her floor plans. Utilizing pops of darker colors in a light room is one of her favorite tricks – it grants depth to an area, allowing them to make a room seem even bigger. Another is utilizing the color scheme of the area outside of the residence. The work that her interior design group, Blu Interiors, has recently done brings in the blues, taupes, and creams of the waterfront, the land, and the sky outside. Dunbar and her designs have even appeared on HGTV’s Property Brothers on multiple occasions.

Castner & Castner

Founded in 1979, this father and son duo have been taking on the Manatee County area by storm with both their unique furniture offerings and their luxurious approach to style and design. Flipping through their look book, you’ll find a combination of everything from mod to French countryside, with a touch of British Isles-type design. Their secret lies in being a local staple for years. This has allowed them to really learn about their customer, their likes and dislikes, their approach to color and design, and what their principal aesthetics. When your buyer is your neighbor, it’s easier to create something beautiful for them!

Kurt Lucas

Known for his incorporation of pops of color into bold contemporary designs, Lucas has cut a prominent figure in Sarasota’s interior design scene. As the president of JKL Design Group, he certainly should. Many of Sarasota’s finest keep an eye on what Lucas takes interest in regarding aesthetics, as it’s sure to take on Sarasota’s scene in a few months. His pioneering approach to shape and color is what makes him perfect for some of Sarasota’s most daring new projects.

You can find Lucas’ mark on some of Sarasota’s most prominent buildings, from the industrial-meets-contemporary style of Dry Dock Waterfront Grill to the coastal design that dominates Summer House Steak & Seafood. One place that exhibits Lucas’ tastes like nowhere else is the new luxury residence center on the edge of Sarasota’s trendy downtown: BLVD Sarasota. A clean white exterior shells an interior that’s crafted with natural color palettes and designer details. Those attuned to the intricacies of interior design would notice features such as marble, quartz, and granite countertop options for the bathrooms, and expansive windows that reach from floor to ceiling in the living rooms.

BLVD Sarasota, a 49-residence luxury condominium project, is currently under construction in the heart of the New Downtown Sarasota, located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

Our new sales studio is now open at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL, 34236. Come visit us to experience our models, our floor plans, to see the view, and to experience first hand our in-person virtual reality experience. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today, visit our website at BLVDsarasota.com, or download our Digital Brochure to learn more about what life on the BLVD is like.

New Development in Sarasota

Head to Sarasota’s downtown area, and within minutes, you’ll be surrounded by art, boutique stores, and unique dining experiences.  That’s how you know that you’re in the Rosemary District. In 1884, a land surveyor named Lewis Colson arrived with coworkers from the Florida Mortgage and Investment Company to what would later become Sarasota and collected vital data. Come 1885, Colson decided that he liked the area so much that he would live there. What came after that was a cultural renaissance, forged by the art, music, and dance of the locals.

The eclectic downtown district is where chefs show off their skills with wide-ranging ingredients, where artists show off their skills with splashes of color, and the waterfront sparkles with the light of the sun. But what skyrocketed this distinct downtown to the top of everyone’s ‘to visit’ list has to do with the district’s history.

Redevelopment of the Rosemary District began with the Rosemary District Plan, which restructured the area into a mostly residential zone. The addition of shops and restaurants, combined with the creation of residential housing in an area known for its artistic and cultural offerings has brought many people to the area. Even today, the Rosemary District continues to evolve, replacing worn-out fixtures with modern ones, revitalizing historical buildings, and adding new luxury residential offerings such as BLVD Sarasota.

The most exciting new addition will be quite dramatic. The Bay, located directly on Sarasota Bay adjacent to the Van Wezel performing arts center, will be one of the finest outdoor parks and recreational complexes in the country. The Bay will serve as Sarasota’s social centerpiece incorporating a variety of activities for the entire family.   Festivals and concerts will be held at the outdoor amphitheater continuing the city’s legacy of arts and entertainment. Couples can set out for a romantic night on the town dock their boat at The Bay. Head to the Municipal Auditorium and the Art Center Sarasota or to the highly acclaimed restaurants that dominate the Rosemary District. The Bay is not the only big thing coming to the area.   Keep your eye out for the new Quay Sarasota–an upcoming shopping, residence, business, and lifestyle center located adjacent to the new Westin Sarasota.

Even more exciting, BLVD Sarasota, with just 49 luxury condominiums, is currently under construction leading the renaissance of the area. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vault with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

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