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The Whitfield Historic Homes Tour

Great news! Chick Austin’s old house is going to be open this weekend as part of the Whitfield Historic Homes Tour and you don’t want to miss it. Chick Austin was the first director of the Ringling Museum back in the 1940’s and he was one of the great visual geniuses of the last 100 […]


A Symphony of Homes

If you like to look inside other people’s houses, you are about to hit the jackpot. This year the Sarasota Orchestra, instead of its annual decorator show house, has gathered together a spectacular collection of luxury real estate that is currently on the market, and has arranged for these homes to the open to the […]


Modern Marvel

325 S. Shore Designed late in his career, this Sarasota School of Architecture gem shows off Ralph Twitchell at his best. The modern master got it perfect this time, with strong horizontal lines and beautiful proportions. Add a historic location—the museum area—and sheltered sailboat water, and you have a house that will bring out the […]


Home of the Month: Pine Run

It’s easy to find a well-priced condo these days, but to find one that’s architecturally significant, spacious and well-priced—that’s a different matter. And that’s why I’m so taken with this three-bedroom, 2 ½-bath, 1,800 square-foot unit in Pine Run, a complex down in Osprey. It’s beautifully designed. It has two atriums—actually, atria—and the bedrooms have […]