The Castillian is a small, mid-rise community on Longboat Key. It consists of two adjacent buildings about midway along the 11-mile stretch of Gulf of Mexico Drive, a road corridor that abounds with select Longboat Key homes for sale.
Completed in 1979, the Castillian is among the residential developments during the initial boom which drew wealthy home buyers to the island-town of Longboat. Its location is a prime site at the narrowest strip of the key, adjacent to the pristine Gulf Coast while at the same time having an eastward vantage point for views of Sarasota Bay and the city’s skyline.
The two residential buildings of the Castillian is a study in low-density development, with just 60 residences. Their architecture, though decidedly contemporary and modern, bears traces of Spanish Mediterranean design as expressed in the building’s tiled roofs and sleek ramparts.
Unobstructed views of the gulf come as but one selling point for the Castillian. It also draws prospective buyers of Longboat Key homes for sale with its professionally designed landscaping, a flawless tapestry that weaves verdant shrubbery with carpets of grass. Masts of tropical palms are interspersed along brick-pavered paths and driveways to complete the community grounds’ pleasing ensemble.
The Castillian’s community facilities were constructed between the two residential buildings, thus providing convenience to the residents. Among the amenities in the community are a clubhouse, a pool, and a tennis court. As added delights for Castillian residences for sale, the property has a barbecue and picnic area near the beach.
Prime Residential Features
The features of the Castillian’s two residential buildings are iconic of the superiority of Longboat Key homes for sale. Besides their secured entry, each provides private under-building parking and efficient elevator service.
Residences for sale at the Castillian are thus among the fast-selling Longboat Key homes for sale. In some instances, available residences in this community will see an offer within two weeks of their market listing.
Castillian residences recently offered for sale feature floor areas of between 1,340 and 1,738 square feet designed with two to three bedrooms. The asking prices for these Castillian residences have been quoted in the $700s‒$900s range, firm indications of this property’s prime standing among Longboat Key homes for sale.