This lovely, 8 y/o home has 4 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths and a 2-car garage. It”s surrounded on all sides by lush, mature landscaping (including palms, a magnolia tree and an olive tree) which creates an extremely private atmosphere inside & out. The lot is one of the development”s prime spaces, as it overlooks a pond and has a dedicated open lot just next-door. The home features dual AC units and ample storage space, including an attic and several walk-in closets on both floors. The fully-fenced backyard is west-facing, for gorgeous sunset views, and has a brick patio and a huge lawn that could fit a pool. At the front of the house, there is an add”l charming, shaded patio. Inside, the first floor features an open-concept floor plan, new wood floors, and new paint and crown molding. The kitchen has one-of-kind poured-concrete countertops and an island. There is also a custom laundry/ mud room with a custom closet, cabinets and shelving. The master suite includes a spacious bedroom, a bath with dual sinks, freestanding jacuzzi tub and separate shower, plus a huge, walk-in custom closet. Upstairs, a large, open loft with a huge walk-in storage closet adds loads of bonus space and is perfect for a playroom, media room or an additional living room. The home is in The Cottages at Blu Vista, a deed restricted community with a low annual HOA fee. The neighborhood boasts a playground, basketball court, gazebo and picnic tables, and is centrally located just a short drive to I-75, UTC Mall and downtown Sarasota.