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

Back in Time

A Classic American Farmhouse in Terra Ceia Will Thrill Old-Home Lovers

The interior features several rooms with the original shiplap paneling, guaranteed to warm the hearts of Chip and Joanna Gaines and other old-home lovers.

04/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Home Full of History on St. Armands

It's the home of William J. Burns, who founded the famous Burns Detective Agency and was called "America's Sherlock Holmes."

04/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Van Wezel Estate

Yes, *that* Van Wezel.

03/07/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: A Night In the Life of Sarasota

There are eight million stories in the Naked City. Fortunately for us all, Mr. Chatterbox could only find about seven in Sarasota. Here they are. It’s Saturday, Feb. 7, 1987…

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Hanging Out With the Art Crowd in 1991

When the local arts crowd gets together, the atmosphere is redolent with famous names, serious politics, and lots and lots of money.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: A Bizarre Look at Sarasota History (from 1986)

Anna Bird Schooncraft. Remember that name.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Why, at the Height of Its Power, in the Late 20th Century, Did Sarasota Suddenly Collapse?

In June 1998, a fever dream causes Mr. C. to think about what future visitors would think of Sarasota.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Fame and Fortune on the Book-Tour Circuit

Mr. Chatterbox reflects on the success of his book, Love Junkie, in October 1992.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Eight Sarasotans Who Shaped Our Past

The secret lives only Mr. Chatterbox knows.

02/25/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Most Expensive Home on Siesta Key

It's located on its own peninsula and has a swim-up bar, dining pavilion, spa and a pond for your koi.

02/21/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Two Charming Bradenton Condos Right Out of the Past

These condos are a true find.

02/05/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's Guide to Living in Sarasota

Newcomers, take notes.

01/24/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Beautifully Renovated Laurel Park Bungalow

It's a great alternative to a downtown condo.

01/23/2019 By Robert Plunket