Tessera Location: 500 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Description: This 14-story building has only 24 units with balconies that offer sweeping vistas of Sarasota Bay and the barrier islands. There are only two units per floor and no common walls. The three- to five-bedroom residences range from 2,830 to about 6,000 square feet. Pets are allowed.
Amenities: Concierge services, pool, spa/hot tub, steam room, fitness center, clubhouse, barbecue picnic area, private garages and security system. Price: From $1.6 million to $3.9 million.