Archive for October, 2003

10/1/2003

Mr. Chatterbox

If you’ve been thinking that I haven’t been myself lately you’re absolutely right. First of all, I lost 15 pounds! Yes, even though it was virtually unnoticeable, I was carrying around, as my boss told me recently, "a lot of baggage." I had learned to accept my "spare tire" as a natural part of the […]

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10/1/2003

Boxes and Beauty

House and site are one in an ingenious Lido Shores home that stands like a modernist beacon in a neighborhood that was once the flagship of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Guy Peterson, FAIA, designed the 4,800-square-foot residence for a 60-something Oregon couple. As devoted to imaginative design as they are to privacy, the couple […]

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10/1/2003

Why Can’t We?

"If you want to see your children graduate from college I suggest you have a mastectomy as soon as possible." The surgeon’s words echoed in my head and every ounce of energy drained from my body like sand in an hourglass. I glanced up at the X-ray on the wall in front of me, still […]

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10/1/2003

Home Grown

Wayne "Bucky" Hibbs Jr. first walked into Farm & Garden Supply in 1953 at the gangly age of 11 to help his father Wayne Hibbs sell cattle feed and chickens. For the next five decades, father and son grew the store, switching from feed to flowers and chemical fertilizers to organics. They even hosted a […]

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10/1/2003

Modern Love

When architect James Bowen and his wife Anastasia moved to Sarasota from California, they had some definite criteria for their new home. They hoped for a modern structure west of the Trail, with a side front entrance and a detached garage. They got their wishes and more in a 2,000-square-foot, two-story residence in Cherokee Park […]

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10/1/2003

A Master Plan

Good design is often like a math equation. There’s a time to figure out all the variables, a time to add and subtract, and a time for creative thinking to achieve original results. Fortunately, Gary Roberts, owner of Bamboo Development, has a head for numbers and a penchant for perplexity. Plus, he and Marilee Kline, […]

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10/1/2003

Flora-days

For Kurt Lucas and Ron Butine’s whimsical castle home, featured on page 118 of the October 2003 issue, landscaper Scott Younkman deliberately avoided any hint of tropical influence. To complement the aged look of the home, he designed garden areas that were formal, refined and sculptural. "Ron said he wanted the landscaping to look like […]

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10/1/2003

Hot Tickets

Art ArtCenter Sarasota. Continuing on view through Oct. 11: the Sarasota Centennial Celebration, offering a juried photography competition on City Life & Its Buildings and oil and watercolor paintings of 1940s’ and ’50s’ Sarasota scenes. Opening Oct. 21 to continue through Nov. 15: a national invitational honoring the legacy of Hilton Leech and a Fall […]

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10/1/2003

Downtown’s Condo Craze

Every week for the past few months, press releases for condo buildings boasting everything from feng shui rooftop gardens to courtyard coffee shops come winging into newspaper and magazine offices, making one thing abundantly clear: A downtown Sarasota address might be the next must-have accessory of the ’00s. With four major projects under construction and […]

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10/1/2003

Small Pleasures

After 16 successful years on Longboat Key at the Four Winds Resort, Ivo Scafa has moved his culinary talents to the mainland in a small Southgate restaurant in a strip mall on Siesta Drive. The plain exterior and the unlovely Budweiser neon sign in the front window may not entice casual strollers or shoppers. But […]

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