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LH_OGR
July 2013

One Great Room: Master Bedroom in Jewels on the Bay Showhouse

A serene master bedroom steals the show at Sarasota’s Jewels on the Bay showhouse.

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July 2013

Home of the Month: Longboat Key Penthouse

A Longboat penthouse with an impressive view—and history.

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July 2013

Sarasota Real Estate News: July 2013

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June 2013

Sarasota Real Estate News: International Buyers and More

Ilene Denton reports on international buyers and other Sarasota real estate news.

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May 2013

Mr. Chatterbox: May 2013

Mr. Chatterbox has voted–for the Best Outsider Architecture.

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May 2013

The Luxury Home

Building news on Longboat Key, a report from the Parade of Homes and more.

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May 2013

Home of the Month: Southside Village Bungalow

An updated 1920s bungalow in Southside Village appeals to the heart and the eye.

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April 2013

The Luxury Home

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April 2013

Home of the Month: Villa Solstice

An iconic Sarasota mansion comes on the market for the first time. The wood paneled study in Charles and Kim Githler’s home has the mellow, well-cushioned feeling of great power and wealth. It’s the kind of place where important decisions are talked over and confidences are exchanged. Just ask John Boehner, Newt Gingrich and Rudy […]

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March 2013

HOME OF THE MONTH: Venice Waterfront

A waterfront estate on the island of Venice with lots of space and luxury. Here’s a home with a perfect Florida lifestyle built right into it. Located on the Island of Venice with the Intracoastal boat traffic sailing right by, the estate—a main house and a separate guest house—is a short stroll from the shops […]

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March 2013

Luxury Homes: On the Homefront

Custom builders respond to a recovering market with a number of new home models.By Ilene Denton Our real estate market may not be quite as red hot as D.C.’s, where, the Washington Post reported at year’s end, a 2,850-square-foot townhouse near Capitol Hill got 168 offers and ended up selling for $400,000 over asking price. […]

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TopoftheMarket
March 2013

Luxury Homes: Top of the Market

By Ilene Denton A grand five-bedroom, eight-bath Mediterranean palazzo with 198 feet of Gulf frontage in Lido Shores sold for $7.6 million in December. The mansion, at 1219 Westway Drive, has 7,415 square feet of heated air plus several terraces and top-of-the-line finishes throughout. There is a 30-foot dock, heated pool and spa, and private […]

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March 2013

Luxury Homes: Neighborhood Watch

Longbeach VillageBy Ilene Denton Set on the northernmost tip of Longboat Key, Longbeach Village is an eclectic old neighborhood comprised entirely of single-family homes, including a smattering of beach cottages and Sears poured-block homes dating back to the 1930s, even a one-room schoolhouse that’s been converted into a residence. Some 40 peacocks roam the Village […]

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March 2013

Luxury Homes: Get the Look

A designer and architect demonstrate how to create an eclectic blend of styles in their historic Sarasota home.By Carol Tisch The past and present harmonize brilliantly in the home of designer Susan Hritz Scholz of SHS Design and architect Clifford M. Scholz of CMSA. Built in 1916, and known as the Samuel T. Humber House, […]

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March 2013

The Other Waterfront

Want the water but can’t afford the prices? Bob Plunket has some surprising deals for you. You’re thinking of moving to Sarasota and your dream is something on the water. You feel it would be good for your soul, the way that people do. The beach would be best, with its constant reminder of the […]

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February 2013

The Luxury Home

New Residences Are Rising Again DowntownBy Ilene Denton   ON THE HOMEFRONT Downtown Sarasota advocates are cheering the return of the construction crane—which, in the not-so-distant go-go years, was the unofficial city bird—as three very different downtown residential projects are ready to fly off the drawing board. “The true legacy of the last boom is […]

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January 2013

The Luxury Home: Our Design Roller Coaster

Having your house redone as a Designer Showcase is scary, tumultuous—and thrilling.   Ever jump when you hear yourself say something and think, “Who just said that?” That’s what happened when my husband, David, and I dashed through the Jewels on the Bay Showhouse at the Powel Crosley Estate on a bitter-cold Sunday morning in […]

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January 2013

Home of The Month: January 2013

Bachelor Pad Suave and sophisticated, this Sandy Hook compound defines Sarasota style. This is a house Frank Sinatra would love. It has a rich bachelor chic, perfect for entertaining a crowd around the 16-by-44-foot pool—or for more intimate entertaining in the many elegant nooks and cubbyholes inside. And when it comes time to scramble up […]

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TopMarket
January 2013

Top of The Market: January 2013

A 8,433-square-foot Harbor Acres home that sold for $7.5 million was not only the highest-priced residential sale in October, it was the highest of 2012 to that date. The four-bedroom, two-story Mediterranean-style home at 1486 Hillview St., built in 2008, sits on 100 feet of bayfront and boasts several beautiful mature oak trees. It was […]

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January 2013

Neighborhood Watch: January 2013

Surprise, it’s Whitaker’s Landing. The tiny gated neighborhood of Whitaker’s Landing, set on Sarasota Bay just north of Sarasota Bay Club and Whitaker Gateway Park, is “one of those hidden places that people don’t know exists,” says Toi Estes of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Development started in 1990. With just seven constructed homes and four […]

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