Located in Bellacina by Casey Key, a much sought after gated, resort community, minutes from Nokomis Beach, this 2 year old home is nestled against a large wooded preserve - a lively piece of nature located in the smaller, cozier section of the community. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath custom modified Lazio model by Taylor Morrison, has many upgrades in addition to quality standard features. The home is approximately 3061 sq. ft. with approximately 2275 sq. ft. under air. The owners suite features extra large windows overlooking the preserve and fenced in yard. A trayed ceiling, roomy glassed-in shower, dual sinks, and large walk-in closet with custom shelving are also highlights. The gathering room also has a trayed ceiling along with built-in TV console and large sliders opening onto an extended screened and paved lanai. Here ceiling fans are included for warm summer days and a gas fireplace is featured for those cooler winter evenings. Perfect for entertaining, this home also includes a spacious gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, ample work areas, an extra large island , and extended breakfast nook. There are upgraded custom cabinets, travertine backsplashes, and a pantry with wood shelves. Upgraded GE appliances make kitchen life easy. To add to its entertainment appeal, this home also includes a separate formal dining area, perfect for family gatherings. Moving on to other areas of the home, bedroom 2 has a private bath and is located at the front of the home with a view of the front yard garden and Lake Bellacina directly across the street. Bedroom 3 also has a private bath and includes a walk in closet. The office with French doors, a built-in desk, and an extra large window is perfect for working from home or for quiet homework space. The home's laundry room comes equipped with large quality Electrolux washer and dryer, and a smart system panel. This home has hurricane impact windows throughout and the HVAC system is triple-zoned to allow for different thermostat settings and electricity savings. A tankless water heater provides consistent and unlimited hot water. Flooring is large ceramic tile throughout the common areas with laminate wood in bedrooms and office. The tandem two car garage includes room for a golf cart or extra storage. Pavers are on the driveway and sidewalk, and the roof is tiled. Landscape lighting accents the front and backyard areas, and an irrigation system is maintained as part of the maintenance free community. Bellacina, an Esplanade community, has a large heated pool, hot tub, and fire pit. The amenity center offers a fitness center, spa, and clubhouse for hosting a variety of clubs and activities in addition to regularly scheduled social events. The resort community also features tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball, a playground, two dog parks, beautifully landscaped walkways through the neighborhood and around Lake Bellacina, a boardwalk through the preserve and wetlands, and a gated entrance to the Legacy Trail.