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One88 – Downtown Sarasota


One88 belongs to the new generation of condominiums that were built at the Golden Gate Point Peninsula during the Sarasota construction boom following the housing recovery after the Great Recession. A project of the Toronto-based Vandyk Group, it was developed as a boutique, five-story condominium with just eight residences which were completed in 2016.


This development counts as Vandyk’s first U.S. venture, and hence, some deft planning went into the crisp, modern architecture of One88. Aside from its contemporary look, the Vandyk marketers also dished out a smart play in branding the condominium through a word play on its address, 188 Golden Gate Point.

Modern Coastal Rendition


Like the recently built condos at Golden Gate Peninsula, One88’s architecture departs markedly from its neighboring older developments which are primarily classic renditions of the Mediterranean architectural genre. In contrast, this condominium is an expression in modern coastal design evident in its exteriors’ clean lines and stylish mix of stucco and metal elements.


One88 further builds up its appeal among buyers of Sarasota condos for sale through its meticulously rendered interior details. All these are aptly introduced in the building’s front entrance decorated with an LED linear stainless steel waterfall. “Warm” elements, like wood, have been incorporated within the condominium building, thereby underscoring further the modernist concept at work in One88.


Trademarks of Sumptuous Living


Upscale amenities complement these trappings of luxury. One88 provides a rooftop terrace offering panoramic vistas of Sarasota Bay and the city. The condominium also features a 50-foot lap pool, an eight-slip boat dock, and a fire pit.


In addition, the condo residents have space allocations in an under-building parking area good for 19 cars. A lift system stacks up cars in this parking garage, which is also used to elevate the vehicles in case of a flood. Besides its gated secure access, One88 likewise provide en suite elevators to the residences.


Luxury and exclusivity well-manifested too in the residential layouts of this condominium. Each level is home to only two condos at One88. These residences are designed with expansive living areas of about 3,030 square feet, all featuring three bedrooms, three baths and a half-bath plus 756-square-foot terraces.


Million-dollar Selections


The prime choices at One88—its two penthouses sharing the fourth floor—each flaunt a rooftop patio deck. Spiral staircases provide access to these decks, both measuring 1,657 square feet.


The pricing of these penthouses approach the $4 million level, while prices for the One88 condos from the first to the third floor have been quoted at between $2 million and $3 million. The last units available in this property were sold in early 2017, but a resale can pop up anytime, given the vibrant market for Golden Gate Point condos for sale.


In recent years, the 22-acre peninsula has emerged as one of the hotspots in the Sarasota real estate market and has increasingly differentiated itself from the nearby downtown. Unlike downtown condominiums, Golden Gate Point residences are within an exclusively residential setting. It is well set off from the din of the city center and yet convenient to all of the local points of interest that drive demand for Sarasota real estate properties.


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