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Prime Laguna Location for Luxurious Living

Have you dreamed of living in a resort style community, in a waterfront condo with fantastic views? If so, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. A spacious three-bedroom unit has just become available and the entire home has been renovated and updated in the most gorgeous way. Introducing, Unit 308 in building 610 of Laguna at Riviera Dunes. Just in case you are not familiar with Laguna, building 610 sits front and center at the deep harbor marina and directly next to the clubhouse and community pool. This end unit offers a plentitude of windows allowing you to take in those gorgeous water views as well as providing the home with abundant natural light.

This Costera floor plan offers three bedrooms and two full baths with a total square footage of 2,115 sf. under air and an overall square footage of 2,300. Stepping in through the front door you find yourself in the foyer. One of the favored features of this unit’s layout is the addition of a second covered balcony which is front and center off the foyer. To your right is a door accessing the utility room which offers ample space for a full-sized set washer and dryer as well as plenty of storage space. Lying between the utility room and the second balcony, behind double doors is the third bedroom. This bedroom has tile flooring a lighted ceiling fan and a large closet.

Turning left from the foyer, we head into the rest of the home. In the hallway to our right we have a large closet followed by entry into the breakfast nook and kitchen. This kitchen has been completely redone with quality solid wood cabinetry in an attractive mocha color with expertly chosen coordinating granite counters and tiled backsplash that lend to the striking appeal of this chef’s kitchen. This space is rounded out nicely by the stainless-steel appliances and matching hardware. The added crown accents are a metaphorical cherry on top of this pleasing sundae.

Heading back into the hallway, opposite of the kitchen you will find both the second bedroom and the first full bathroom. The second bedroom is also tiled and offers a lighted ceiling fan and large walk-in closet. The first full bathroom is just off the second bedroom and is well appointed with the gorgeous mocha cabinetry topped by gorgeous granite. This bathroom includes a larger vanity with plenty of storage and a walk-in shower. Reaching the end of the hall the mechanical closet is just on our left within it are newly installed (2018) hot water heater and air conditioner.  

The second entry into the kitchen is to our right-hand side, here, where the granite rises to bar style seating leaving a grand open view from the kitchen into the main living space. In lieu of typical pendant lighting over the bar, recessed lighting highlights this area keeping with the open-air feel. This main space is exquisite, with an expertly chosen color palette, clean crown accents, fine contemporary fixtures and terrific views regardless of which window you choose. From the living room, large floor to ceiling sliding glass doors provide access to the main and larger balcony. Before we head out on the balcony, let’s check out the master suite

The master suite lies next to the living room and is accessed toward the rear of the living room to the left of the glass sliders. Entering this bedroom, you are met with the clean lines provided by the crown molding and a striking color palette that makes this room pop. The location of the master bedroom gives its owners the best views of the marina. This bedroom is en suite with a fantastically spa like full bath. Two large walk-in closets of equal size flank the entrance to your personal spa retreat. The first thing you are sure to notice is the large corner garden tub. Separate dual vanities sit to each side of the garden tub. There is also a separate walk-in shower and the water closet sits, rightfully so, behind a door for privacy. This space has been updated as well with the natural granite counters and warm mocha cabinetry. This is a master bathroom perfectly appointed to wash away any daily stresses life may bring.

Back into the living room, let’s finally step out onto the main balcony. This covered balcony measure approximately 9 ft. by 13.5 ft. which gives you plenty of room for your favorite outdoor furniture. This home’s location gives you a vantage point to see the full Riviera Dunes Marina, the clubhouse and pool as well as views of the Manatee River. This main balcony is a prime location to take in the stunning sunrises. However, this unit is perfectly situated to witness the gorgeous sunsets as well. It’s all about location, and this home’s location is ideal.

Riviera Dunes is a landmark address for many reasons. Its central location puts the residents of this community close to nearby beaches, downtown shopping, restaurants, arts and museums. Easy commute to three area airports; Sarasota, St. Pete, and Tampa. Just across the river you will find The South Florida Museum, The Manatee Performing Arts Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital, and the not to be missed: Bradenton’s Riverwalk; a riverside park with strolling sidewalks, art exhibits, a skatepark and so much more. This location is central to some of the best shopping on the coast. Less than six miles away, you will find Ellenton Outlet Mall next to the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. Just a little jaunt south on I-75 will bring you to University Town Center a $315 million-dollar luxury mall. Among the many other reasons this address is so sought after is surely the resort style amenities. Laguna is nicely appointed with amenities to accommodate Florida living within a resort lifestyle. Amenities include a private marina for residents (purchased separately—availability limited) 2 Har-Tru tennis & pickle ball courts, a fitness center, resort style pool/spa, resident’s barbecue area, a clubhouse complete with a catering ready kitchen for events and reserved under building parking.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Schedule your showing today!