Classic, timeless, and stately, the Acqua Vita or “water of life” is a spectacular culmination of form and function. Designed by architect Cliff Scholz and built by Perrone Construction in 2017, Aqua Vita is one of the most sought-after residences on Longboat Key. The architecture is Georgian based and European in nature creating an air of simple elegance. Special details in the millwork and columns set the tone. Of the over 11,000 sf of luxury living area, the entire upper floor with over 2,800 sf is solely dedicated to the master suite for the ultimate retreat of big views and generous spaces. The glass encapsulated circular living room deviates from more traditional Georgian architecture and was designed to capture panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. The Florida lifestyle highlights easy movement from inside to outdoor living featuring upper and lower terraces, creatively designed free-form pool and spa, and multiple outdoor ‘conversation’ areas, including fire pit and logia. Originally built as a speculative home, Acqua Vita has since sold twice – initially setting a record for the highest price paid for a Longboat Key bayfront property in 2017 and recently selling in 2021 for $9.1M.