By: Elizabeth Ward, REALTOR®, Coldwell Banker Realty, Siesta Key

Foxfire West, Sarasota’s rustic and close-to-town neighborhood of around 60 luxury homes, historically broke ground in 1981 as an equestrian community. As such, many homes include secondary structures like barns, additional garage space, fireplaces, gazebos, stables, and guest houses on Foxfire West’s spacious two-acre homesites.


Tree-covered acreage, an enormous central lake, incredible bird species and wildlife, and a variation of home styles converge to create a quietly eclectic, nature-filled paradise. Intriguing architectural styles are comprised of ranch-style, vernacular Florida cottages, Mediterranean, West Indies style, midcentury modern, and modern. East of I-75 and Proctor Road, Foxfire West shares a country lifestyle with the convenience of nearby shopping and the world-class Siesta Key Beach, all while enjoying a close jaunt to downtown.


Foxfire West’s latest sale highlights an updated three-bedroom, two-bath, 2,450 air-conditioned square foot ranch with an attached three-car garage nestled on two lusciously wooded acres. Its front circular driveway weaves through hardwood trees to the welcoming front door. The generous 500 square foot covered and enclosed L-shaped patio is surrounded by 180 degrees of picturesque trees and a peaceful fire pit. As is often the case in Foxfire West, a detached structure houses an RV garage, another two-car garage, a private office, and a carport. Hence, Foxfire West blends old Florida’s nature and diverse home styles to create an idyllic storybook community that might feel otherworldly.

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