Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1930s Mansion on St. Armands

“Casa del Mar” dates back to 1936 and is big and sprawling.

09/13/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Does Doping Duty at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships

The very integrity of the entire sport was in Mr. C's hands.

09/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Design Matters

Longtime City Manager Ken Thompson’s Midcentury Modern Home Comes on the Market

John Ringling may have invented Sarasota, but it was Ken Thompson who made it work.

09/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Charming Bradenton Bungalow

It's a real Craftsman cottage from 1925.

08/23/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Party House Near the North Trail

The home may be too close to the North Trail for some, writes our Real Estate Junkie, but for a local hipster it would just add to the raffish charm.

08/09/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Where Are Sarasotans Supposed to Retire?

Mr. C has a suggestion: Mount Dora.

08/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Modern Architectural Gem in Lido Shores

The home is named "Strandhus," which is Norwegian for "beach house."

07/12/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Throws His Hat in the Ring for President

Apparently it’s the latest smart career move when you’re stuck in a mid-level job, Mr. C. says.

07/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Philanthropist Betty Schoenbaum's Palm Avenue Penthouse

Schoenbaum died last year at age 100, and her famous apartment is now on the market.

06/28/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Mobile Home with Amazing Water Views

Over half a million for a “trailer” may seem excessive, but this waterfront mobile home in Venice is special, says our Real Estate Junkie.

06/21/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Charming Bayou Oaks Cottage

This smallish two-bedroom cottage was built in 1950 and has been renovated and updated into a stylish little home.

06/14/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Siesta Key Landmark

This three-story home was inspired by Boca Grande's famous lighthouse.

05/31/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Reports on the End of the World

Is Mr. C the only one who is seriously getting worried that the world might end, like real soon?

05/30/2019 By Robert Plunket

Going Modern

How to Rescue an Out-of-Date Home

Sarasota has a glut of over-embellished, vaguely Tuscan-style homes from the building boom that took place before the Great Recession.

05/27/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Quirky Yet Elegant Anna Maria Cottage

It’s not cheap, our Real Estate Junkie points out, but nothing is on Anna Maria these days.

05/15/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Sarasota's Weirdest Restaurants, According to Mr. Chatterbox

Shouldn't the weird get recognition, too? Mr. C. asks.

05/09/2019 By Robert Plunket

Architectural Thoroughbred

The Home Where Walter Farley Wrote the Black Stallion Books is Finally For Sale

The home—a rarely seen Sarasota School of Architecture gem—is on the market for $2.4 million.

04/29/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1926 Sears Roebuck Home in Laurel Park

This home is a local landmark.

04/15/2019 By Robert Plunket

Inside Story

Mr. Chatterbox Talks with Tovah Feldshuh

Mr. C's old college friend is onstage here with Ed Asner in The Soap Myth, Tuesday, April 16.

04/11/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Returns to Havana

Sixty years after fleeing Havana during the Cuban Revolution, our humor columnist returns for the first time to the changed island nation.

04/02/2019 By Robert Plunket