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For Sale: Modern Mansion in Lido Shores

New to the market is this quietly spectacular Lido Shores home–located at 1155 Center Place–that dates from 1957. It was designed by William Rupp and is pure Sarasota School of Architecture, particularly after a recent redo by Siebert Architects. My favorite touch is the glass walled garage, which sort of forces you to buy a […]


“Diamond in the Rough” Homes For Sale Near Southside Village

By Robert Plunket The category of “diamond-in-the-rough” has always been my favorite when it comes to real estate. I love a run-down old house with a lot of character, and if it’s perfectly located and cheap, so much the better. Here are two I’ve had my eye on. They are, oddly enough, right on the […]


The Fogarty House

The Fogartys are one of the oldest families in Bradenton. They originally settled in the area in the 1840s. There’s a whole part of town named after them (Fogartyville), plus a cemetery, and there used to be a cafe/bar. Now the family homestead has just come on the market. The most amazing thing about it […]