Better be smart and partner with a well-networked realtor if you’re keen on a purchase of a residence at the upscale En Provence on Longboat Key. An available residence here is the type of property that would usually trigger a bidding war, especially in a hot real estate market.
Its developer, the U.S. Assets Group, in fact sold all the 21 homes in En Provence at an average price of $2 million each within three weeks after its launching in 2001. Up to this day, this community remains a hotspot for buyers of high-end Longboat Key homes for sale, with its resale values continuing to top the market.
Like a growing number of upscale properties now being sold in major U.S. property markets, it is highly likely that an En Provence residence could be sold as a “pocket listing.” For some reasons, like a seller’s desire for privacy, pocket listings are becoming common nowadays. Their availability isn’t advertised publicly but mostly pitched privately among close-knit networks of real estate agents and their select clients.
Sophistication and Luxury
It’s truly worth the effort to seek the services of an agent with an inside track of the market for a “whisper” or “coming soon” En Provence residence for sale. Located on the block of 2141 Gulf of Mexico Drive, this community vividly displays luxury and sophistication in its three five-story buildings rendered in the French Mediterranean architectural design.
The En Provence development is a direct gulf-front property of close to six acres. Its well-maintained landscaping has grown mature over the years and now displays an eye-pleasing tapestry of trellises, palms and lush greeneries. Brick pathways and fountains provide a perfect complement to the property’s classic tropical setting.
A secure and gated community, En Provence offers upscale facilities that further enhance the market value of its residences. Its amenities include a resort-style swimming pool with a spa, shaded deck and gazebos overlooking the community’s private beach.
A charming clubhouse featuring a lounge with wet bar and fireplace, and a private dining room with catering kitchen adds to the delights of owning a residence at En Provence. Full-time concierge services along with a well-equipped fitness center with men and women’s locker rooms, are likewise provided in this community.
Indoor and Outdoor Delights
The same levels of luxury are placed within residences of En Provence. Some of its choice residences, four in total, have private swimming pools. All residences combine the best in indoor and outdoor living. Each of these homes have a private elevator lobby, spacious terraces, and a two-car garage on the first level of the buildings.
Bright and airy with their cathedral ceilings, En Provence residences facilitate spacious living with floor plans measuring around 3,400 square feet up to 6,000 square feet in three- or four-bedroom layouts. The starting prices of these rarely listed residences were at around the $3.5 million range in 2015, sustaining the uptempo in their resale values since the community’s debut in the market.