1771 Ringling Blvd - PH302

Custom Designed & Built
Downtown Sarasota Penthouse

Located at the most convenient and accessible residential location in downtown Sarasota — right outside your front door — you’ll find this stunning one-of-a-kind penthouse condominium that takes modern living to the next level. This is a custom-designed and built residence on the top floor offering stunning panoramic city and bay views that span from one end of the home to the other. Designed to entertain and celebrate with friends and family year-round, you’ll find two spacious outdoor terraces with views to the west, north, and east for sunrise and sunset views. Created to bring the outside in, Rivo at Ringling is built around a huge tropical garden atrium.

The condominium was custom designed by the owners from top-to-bottom with Anne Folsom-Smith Interior Design and was constructed separately from the rest of the units in this building and completed in 2007. The residence includes large-format imported stone floors, solid birch slab doors, dramatic ceiling elevations, and sculpture niches, a built-in dining banquette and custom marble dining table, a 750-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar with art-carved glass, 350-gallon custom saltwater and live coral fish tank, a gorgeous primary suite that features a spa bathroom with oversized VitaBath Tranquility Series whirlpool, custom built-in his and hers closet and private get-away balcony. Unique to this unit: both guest bedrooms also get natural light directly from the atrium glass roof.

The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail everywhere you look is simply remarkable. The centerpiece of the living area is the dramatic custom clear maple paneling, valence and cabinetry, and glass display shelves, with built-in LED lighting, wrapping the room in a warm and inviting envelope. 

The “Chef’s Kitchen” features a centerpiece cooking island with a Thermador induction-burner cooktop, a complete range of GE Monogram professional-grade appliances with a 48” refrigerator, large under-counter sinks, under-counter beverage center, built-in wet bar, custom-designed Medallion Cabinetry and built-in ShelfGenie shelf pullouts throughout. 

This working couple’s retreat was also configured with a Media Room and Home Office, complete with built-in cabinetry for books, storage, and objects of art, a granite-topped workstation, and is sound-proofed for movie theater experiences.

The primary suite is a “zen” space with silk grasscloth wall coverings, custom built-ins for objects of art, a custom desk, and dramatic views. The expansive primary bath is wrapped in imported stone and includes a spacious glass rain shower, Hans Grohe hardware, vanity cabinets by Medallion Custom Cabinetry, art-carved exterior windows, honed & sealed travertine countertops, and a couples VitaBath Tranquility Series whirlpool.

Technology has been enhanced by installing smart-house technology by Integrity Sound, with voice-activated Lutron controls for Wi-Fi, data, lighting, and sound. The system allows you to switch from daytime to nighttime lighting and dim down to 10% lumens on command.

To see this wonderful retreat and begin imagining how you would live in it, make an appointment with your trusted real estate professional. Be sure to watch the slide show presentation for this one-of-a-kind property!

Facts and Features

  • Condominium
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • Built in 2007
  • Central air – two new Ruud variable speed HVAC systems – 2021
  • 3 interior garage spaces within the building

Interior Details

Bedrooms and bathrooms

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Full bathrooms: 3
  • 1/2 bathrooms: 1


  • Flooring: Porcelain Stone Tile


  • Appliances included: Built-In Oven, 48” Refrigerator & Freezer, Microwave, Range, Convection Oven, Dishwasher, Beverage Center, Disposal, Electric Water Heater, Exhaust Fan, Washer, Dryer

Interior Features

  • Window features: Blinds, Shades, Window Treatments
  • Interior features: Built-in Features, Living Room/Dining Room Combo, Split Bedroom, Stone Counters, Walk-In Closet(s)

Other interior features

  • Total structure area: 3,160 sqft
  • Total interior livable area: 2,950 sqft
  • Virtual tour: View virtual tour
  • Built in Features, Living Room/Dining Room Combo, Split Bedroom, Stone Counters, Walk-In Closet(s), Wall Coverings, Window Treatments

Property Details 


  • Total spaces: 3
  • Parking features: 3 interior garage spaces within the building


  • Levels: One
  • Patio and porch details: Tiled Deck
  • View description: City, Water View
  • Waterbody name: Sarasota Bay
  • Has waterview: Yes

Other property information

  • Additional structures included: Storage Unit
  • Subdivision: Rivo at Ringling
  • Zoning: DTB
  • Special conditions: None


  • Great Room: 31x25
  • Kitchen: 20x16
  • Primary Suite: 21x14
  • Primary Bath: 16x15
  • Media Room/Office: 14x14
  • Bedroom 2: 12x13
  • Bedroom 3: 12x13

Community Details

Community Amenities

  • Community features: Wheelchair/Handicap access
  • Concierge: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Private pool: Yes
  • Pool features: Deck, Gunite, Heated, In Ground, Lighting, Outside Bath Access
  • Spa included: Yes, Heated, In Ground
  • Outdoor Grill: Yes
  • Fitness Center: Yes
  • Locker Room and showers: Yes
  • Community Room and Kitchen: Yes
  • Additional amenities included: Cable TV, Elevator(s), Lobby FOB Required, Maintenance, Recreation Facilities, Security, Storage Unit
  • Services included: Cable TV, Common Area Taxes, Community Pool, Escrow Reserves Fund, Insurance, Maintenance Structure, Maintenance Grounds, Maintenance Repairs, Manager, Pest Control, Pool Maintenance, Security, Sewer, Trash, Water

HOA and Taxes

  • HOA fee: $4,243 quarterly
  • Annual tax amount: $8,833.74

Virtual Tour


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