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The Jewel – Downtown Sarasota


The Jewel is an impressive mixed-use condominium tower occupying one of the most precious locations in downtown Sarasota. Built 18 stories tall, it was constructed starting around mid-2014. 1301 Main Street corner and Gulfstream Avenue are only a block away from the city’s prime bayfront.


This iconic condominium was completed in 2016, and at 225 meters (738 feet), stands among the tallest buildings in Sarasota. The Jewel likewise counts as one of the city’s most beautiful buildings with its full glass walls providing sparkle to the structure day or night.

Award-winning Creation


Credit for the Jewel’s lofty reputation in listings of Sarasota condos for sale goes to Sarasota-based developer Tom Mannausa who is also an accomplished actor–songwriter. He hired multi-awarded Hoyt Architects for the condominium’s design. A decision that paid off very well indeed, as the $50 million condominium project immediately caught the attention of prospective buyers.


Prior to the Jewel building’s 2016 completion, all of its condos, including the commercial spaces, have already been pre-sold. When the building was completed, the Jewel was likewise named as the “Best Mixed Use Building” by a panel of judges that SRQ Magazine organized for its 2016 Building of the Year awards.


This accolade is truly well-deserved, as the Jewel effectively activates the junction of Main Street and Gulfstream with the commercial establishments that have set up shop in the condominium’s first and second levels. Vehicle access is conveniently facilitated to the building via a curved speed ramp on Gulfstream to parking spaces above the first-floor retail space.

Icon of Luxury and Exclusivity


Having just 18 residential condos, the Jewel is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity. Nine of these residences each occupy a whole floor of the building, while the rest are assigned two per floor. Put on the market at tag prices in the $1.3 million–$4.2 million range, the Jewel’s residences feature living areas ranging from 2,350 to 4,700 square feet.


These residences all have open-concept layouts that provide a bright and airy feel within. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls and 11-foot-high ceilings further enhance the spacious ambiance of the Jewel’s residences. Expansive balconies that extend outward provide the building enchanting bayfront views for the Jewel’s residents.


The hallmark of luxury in these condos is eloquently expressed in their designer finishes. These finishing touches come in the form of opulent wine bars, Italian cabinetry, state-of-the-art kitchens and high-quality bathroom vanities.

Smart Condo Dwellings


Jewel condos for sale were an instant hit on the market because of their smart features. As the condominium has been designed as a smart building, its residents have remote control access to their condos to ensure that these are securely locked and thermostats are at the desired setting.


The condominium, moreover, pampers its residents with an amenities deck located at the building’s third level. The facilities here include a gathering room with card tables, Jacuzzi, steam bath and infrared sauna. Additionally, this level features a fitness center with modern workout and aerobics equipment. It likewise provides a 20-meter lap pool, a platform tennis court and a professionally designed six-hole putting green, which all contribute to the consummate lifestyle that Jewel condos for sale offer.


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