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Location: Longboat Key, Fla.
The Skinny: This sprawling Gulf Coast compound may be named Ohana after the Hawaiian word for "family," but you won't find Polynesian-style architecture here: the influences for the home are drawn from modern Balinese resort design. Sarasota architect Guy Peterson drew up the plans with an eye toward providing a private, luxurious getaway for the large, extended family of the clients—a family that, somewhat surprisingly, is selling the recently completed home almost before the paint is dry on its immaculate white interior walls. The resort feel begins with the layout of the grounds, with a large thatched-roof family lodge bracketed between three sleeping pavilions and a white-sand private beach. It all brags Gulf views and easy access to the beach, not to mention the free-form pool. To preserve the home's focus on the sea, the tennis court, circular drive, and covered parking are all hidden behind the main pavilions. The home, which is the most expensive listing in local real estate history, is asking $22M.
· 6633 Gulf Of Mexico Drive [Zillow]