The dream of a spacious, open floor plan, three-bedroom, three-bath pool home with high ceilings, all in one of the most conveniently located Sarasota neighborhoods, has arrived. Renovated in 2013, this split plan home is light, bright, spacious and lives extremely well. Entertaining is a breeze as there is room for everyone to congregate around the kitchen and private screened-in pool area. Upon entering, your appreciation of the open floor plan with tile throughout the common areas will be evident, and you'll immediately notice that there are comfortable seating areas for dining, lounging and movie watching, all without being on top of one another. The kitchen is the heart of the home and features expansive granite countertops, 42-inch cabinets with crown molding, stainless steel appliances, a casual eat-in area, wine rack and French doors to the pool. Cathedral ceilings in the family room complement the built-in shelving and wood-burning fireplace, offering a cozy yet spacious spot to relax. The primary bedroom is complete with a sitting area, crown molding, ceiling fan, giant walk-in closet and French doors leading to the pool. The updated primary bath features a granite countertop vanity with double under-mount sinks and a step-in travertine shower. The savvy investor or multigenerational family will see the benefit of two bedrooms that provide private exterior access, including one with a private seating area, great for possible rental income. A newer pebble-finish heated pool surrounded by lush and tropical landscaping with multiple seating areas gives you an island vibe, all while being situated just moments from the Gulf Gate shopping and dining area and only two miles from the white sugar sands of Siesta Key Beach. Come see this very desirable Gulf Gate home before it is gone. We will be reviewing all offers at 5 p.m. Monday, July 26.