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January 2014

For Sale: “Tropical Tudor”-Style Home in McClellan Park

Bob Plunket takes us inside a pretty McClellan Park cottage.

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September 2012

Palmetto Paradise

300 13th Ave. W., Palmetto If you’ve been house hunting in our area, after a while everything very well may start to blur. You’ve got your gated communities, you’ve got your condos, you’ve got your remodeled resales. Maybe it’s time to think outside the box and take a look at something completely different, like this […]

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September 2012

McClellan Park Vintage Charmer

How cute is this! A storybook cottage in the perfect neighborhood, just a short walk to Morton’s Market and Southside Village. Built in 1925, it’s got great period details: rolled eaves on the roof, the original front door with wrought-iron trim, wood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, arched doorways, a beamed and vaulted ceiling in the […]

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September 2012

Bermuda-Georgians in Boca Grande

I’ve had my eye on Boca Royale down in Englewood for several years now, mainly because of the architecture. It’s a sort of Bermuda-Georgian, formal yet tropical, and a nice change from the Mediterrean Revival of just about all the new developments. So I made a special trip there this weekend, to get a more […]

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September 2012

Labor Day in Arcadia

I went to Arcadia over Labor Day weekend and I must say, what a quiet, peaceful place it is. Compared to Sarasota it’s another world entirely, like a cattle town in Texas that time forgot. I don’t think it’s doing too well financially. Three different antique dealers refused to take credit cards, so as to […]

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August 2012

Sarasota Real Estate: Carl Abbott House, 3638 San Remo Terrace

There was a wonderful exhibit of Carl Abbott architecture at Ringling College’s Selby Galleries (it just closed Aug. 3) and as you looked at the gorgeously geometric beach houses with their soaring roofs and acres of glass, the questions arose: Is this right for me? Is it “too modern?” What would I do with my […]

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July 2012

Sarasota Real Estate: Bungalow Bliss

1629 Seventh St. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect Gillespie Park house, 1629 Seventh St. may well be it. It’s got everything: perfect location (on the fancy block of restored bungalows), the original 1925 floor plan, the original wood floors, doors, hardware, windows, etc.—the things most restorers spend so much time and money trying […]

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July 2012

Sarasota Real Estate: 1924 Lincoln Drive

This house just south of downtown (1924 Lincoln Drive) has been on the market for quite a while—several years, in fact—and I’ve never understood why. Could it be that there’s no pool? Or maybe it’s the fact that guests have to park on the street? Anyway, with a new realtor and a new price, maybe […]

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June 2012

Sarasota Real Estate: 3001 Goldenrod St.

Here’s the chance of a lifetime. Now you can actually live in a Real Estate Junkie house. Yes, a house I used to own has come on the market and I can personally attest to the fact that it’s a great place to live, at least since they remodeled it and got rid of the […]

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June 2012

Sarasota Real Estate: Taylor House

There’s a great little Paul Rudolph house on the market down in Venice. Whoops, it’s just been sold. No, wait—they need backup offers. Let’s just pray the deal falls through, because this one has an awful lot going for it, particularly location and price. It’s set on Venice Island, just a couple of blocks from […]

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