Downtown Update: The Pearl

I recently broke down for you everything new that is going up around downtown so let’s take a closer look at The Pearl, currently being constructed on Golden Gate Point.

The Pearl


609 Golden Gate Point. Golden Gate Point is a private peninsula right at the base of the Ringling Bridge that juts out into Sarasota Bay. This small community of condo complexes is intimate in feel because of its size, but positively luxurious. Some of Sarasota’s best addresses and best views are on Golden Gate Point.

The Pearl sits on the eastern edge of the Point, overlooking the beautiful Marina, the waters of the Bay, and the downtown skyline. Residents of The Pearl will enjoy the walkability to downtown, the Van Wezel, St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Beach, and Marina Jack’s.

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Hoyt Architects

The firm responsible for the cutting-edge design of The Pearl is HOYT Architects, with offices in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Orlando. This esteemed firm also designed the recently opened aloft Hotel and up-and-coming downtown Hampton Inn, as well as condo buildings Sansara, The Mark, The Jewel, and One Palm, as well as The DeSota apartment complex. Their commercial contributions to our area include: Selby Library, Ed Smith Stadium, Patriot Plaza, and downtown’s Hollywood 20.

Building Details

  • 5 stories

  • 8 residences

  • 4 floorplans

  • Soaring 11’ ceilings

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows

  • Expansive terraces

  • Private Elevators

  • Starting price: $1,495,000


  • Resort-style pool & spa

  • Outside cabana & BBQ area

  • Pet-friendly

  • Keyless building entry w/access cameras

  • Private 2-car garage for each unit

  • Professionally designed & maintained landscaping

  • Utility storage

tech-friendly Interior features

  • High-efficiency air conditioning & heating system

  • Pre-wiring for lifestyle lighting in bedroom, living room, dining room and foyer

  • Technology package pre-wiring by Smart-House Integrations in main living area, including touch screen control pad. Allows for optional upgrades including automation of lighting, temperature, shades and security

  • USB integrated outlets within main living areas

luxury living features

  • Modern porcelain flooring or natural hardwood flooring options in main living areas

  • Abundant natural sunlight from 10’ full-height sliding glass doors and windows

  • Oversized private terraces

  • Great room design with open flow into kitchen

  • Generous lighting throughout living areas with designer recessed LED lighting fixtures

kitchen features

  • Premium Euro style custom cabinetry, by Eurotech, in a choice of finishes fully coordinated with all designer elements

  • Beautifully coordinated quartz solid surface countertops

  • Hans Grohe designer plumbing fixtures

  • Jennaire appliance package with front loading washer/dryer

  • Asko© fully integrated XXL stainless steel dishwasher available with matching cabinet panel upgrade

The Pearl is currently under construction with a 2019 completion date. I look forward to seeing what our reshaped skyline looks like after the much-needed and long-overdue growth and expansion that is currently happening in downtown Sarasota!