The Jewel represents the perfect marriage of form and function with an impressive sleek, modern design. Glass, metal and concrete intertwine beautifully to create a luminous tower 246 feet tall, while the landmark location at the corner of Gulf Stream Avenue and Main Street delivers unobstructed panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, Big Pass, the Gulf of Mexico, and downtown Sarasota. The signature structure will be Sarasota’s newest silhouette on the bayfront, the first major residential development constructed locally since 2007.
The spectacular new venture is slated to begin construction this winter 2014. Aptly named, The Jewel is the creation of visionary developer Thomas James Mannausa, President and founder of Main Street J Development Company. Mannausa has designed, developed, constructed, sold and managed numerous outstanding developments since moving to Sarasota over 30 years ago.
He enlisted Gary Hoyt, AIA, of Hoyt Architects to design the state-of-the-art structure that would become a prominent addition to the Sarasota skyline. A mixed-use commercial and residential building, The Jewel seamlessly blends street level retail with luxury living by separating the spaces with an entire floor of amenities.
The interior and exterior design impeccably blend modern materials with a contemporary aesthetic. “Every detail was examined by Kurt Lucas of JKL Design Group, Hoyt Architects and Mannausa to combine long-term function with form, which we have reinforced through design and material selections,” explains Hoyt.
Kurt Lucas, ASID, worked diligently in material selections and themes, both interior and exterior. Lucas views The Jewel as, “Exclusive, modern and earthy… like a comfortable pair of jeans with a diamond belt.”
“These are two renowned design specialists exhibiting respect and patience towards each other to create a spectacular final concept,” reflects Mannausa.
The Jewel offers 19 luxury residences ranging from 2,100 to 4,300+- square feet, nine of which encompass an entire floor. Every residence features floor to ceiling glass, generous balconies, 11’4” ceilings, Miele appliances, distinctive finishes, designer lighting and enclosed on-site parking. You can relax in the jacuzzi or swim laps in the 20-meter pool, while the high-tech gym, pilates and yoga rooms will help you stay fit and stress-free. Entertain your friends in the various lounge areas offering dramatic bay or city views. Additional recreational amenities include a rooftop viewing deck, poolside bar, steam bath, sauna, platform tennis court and putting green. There is truly something for everyone at this dazzling new gem that will undoubtedly be one of the most coveted addresses in Sarasota.