Aria is many things. Above all it is the promise of a luxurious and exhilarating lifestyle on one of the world’s most beautiful coasts. There is architecture that is certain to assure landmark status. The residences enjoy unobstructed views in every direction and the amenities are as captivating as they are unique. Floorplans, finishes and features are one-of-a-kind. Indeed, Aria is a historic opportunity, but with only sixteen residences, one will appreciate that the time to act is now, while selection is best. We invite you to visit with us and discover all that awaits here at the water’s edge.
Life at Aria flows. Inside out. From terrace to water’s edge. It is a luxurious world seemingly without boundaries, and yet supremely private. Open, spacious and transparent, Aria is a beguiling confluence of art and architecture. One immediately appreciates the fruits of a passion for carefully considered details and amenities, not the least of which are a sleek Wellness Center and a signature pool with soaring rain curtain overhead. Every luxury, every convenience is here and offered in new and imaginative perspectives.
In 1935 the most perfect place on Longboat Key was the Villa am Meer estate. Very soon, it will be so once again. This was where generations gathered, and will so again. Languid days lounging on the beach. Long walks at sunrise, a roaring fire under a starlit night sky. The lovingly restored Villa am Meer, the restored centerpiece of Aria’s expansive five-acre estate, is recreated as a one-of-a kind beachfront Residents Club. Learn more about it’s colorful history and the thrilling life ahead.
Jay Tallman is among the most respected developers of luxury properties in Sarasota. Indeed, Jay’s contribution has been to create residential enclaves that are both a joy to live in and make a lasting contribution to our community. These include noteworthy projects Vizcaya and en Provence on Longboat Key; Beau Ciel, adjacent to the Hyatt Sarasota; and the Orchid Beach Club on Lido Key, to name just a few. Bringing new life to the historic Villa am Meer estate has long been Jay’s dream … now it will be spectacularly realized.
Santiesteban & Associates Architects is a recognized leader in luxury high-rise residential design as the architects of eleven residential towers at Parkshore Naples, Ovation St. Petersburg and Doha Tower, the second-tallest tower currently under construction in the world. The firm’s work at Aria is a captivating new perspective on beachfront living – contemporary, finely appointed residences, terraces, pools and gardens. These are residences that are certain to create a new standard not just on Longboat Key, but also in the entire world.
The father and son team that is Phil Graham Landscape Architecture is acclaimed along the Gulf coast for forward-thinking design – spaces that are vibrant and artistic, and that elevate the outdoor experience. We’d like to think that the team has saved its very best for Aria, with designs that include the lushly landscaped gulf-view terrace and pool with dramatic rain curtain.
A prominent Sarasota designer, Lori Fountain has guided the space planning and interior design of many of the region’s most successful residential communities. In addition to the Wellness Center and welcoming public spaces at Aria, Lori’s work includes the noteworthy 1930s beachfront Villa am Meer estate, which will be preserved in period style as The Residents Club. She will also assist owners with their selections and with personalization of their living spaces.
Fred Hill and Eric Mauger are recognized experts in all aspects of development. Their track record includes Sarasota projects en Provence, the Tower Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Beau Ciel, 18 luxury high-rise condominium towers, and hundreds of noteworthy projects along the Gulf Coast. Their proactive, hands-on oversight and management ensures timeliness and the thousands of details that go into a successful delivery of a finished product. This includes ongoing design coordination and completion of the professional design disciplines, and oversight quality control for every aspect of the final construction.
For 40 years BCBE has been the undisputed leader in the construction industry. Up and down the coast, the firm’s outstanding portfolio includes hundreds of exquisite custom condominiums and single-family residences, notably Sarasota’s acclaimed Beau Ciel. The talents and experience of BCBE’s management team is especially diverse, with focused specialists in each phase of the construction cycle, from estimating and value engineering through to the last interior design.
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An accomplished real estate professional with considerable experience in all aspects of development, sales and contract administration, Diane McIntosh has been with Ascentia for more than 14 years. Diane is the heart of the Ascentia team, and, by extension, of Aria’s as well … the hub at the center of every part of our development cycle even well after all our owners have moved in. Having worked on notable projects including Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch, en Provence on Longboat Key, Beau Ciel, Orchid Beach Club and The Founders Club, Diane brings invaluable experience to enhance the ownership experience at Aria.
Amy Drake directs Aria’s real estate endeavors and serves as the liaison with brokers, prospects and owners. Amy is an imaginative thinker and among the most accomplished real estate and resort executives in the region. For 18 years Amy was an integral member of senior management, including vice president of operations at Longboat Key Club & Resort. Most recently at Michael Saunders & Company as director, new homes & condominiums division and vice president, MSC Foundation, Amy is immersed in Sarasota’s cultural, arts and charitable communities.
On the pristine south side of the island that is the world renowned Longboat Key, Aria is set comfortably away from the roadway, quiet and very private. It offers a genuine sense of seclusion, yet is walking distance to shops and essential services. Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, everything is within easy reach, yet safely at arm’s length. To learn more or schedule a visit to the restored am Meer villa, now the Aria Sales Center, please be in touch with your realtor or our representative, Amy Drake.