Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Remodeled 1916 Bungalow

It’s a great old house that has finally come into its own.

11/08/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Test Drives a Tesla and Sees the Future

It was like a ride at a theme park, Mr. C. says.

10/31/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Historic Bradenton Farmhouse

It’s been updated in a way that still allows it to be quaint and quirky without a “just flipped” feeling and the current owners’ shabby chic style is the perfect look for the place.

10/17/2019 By Robert Plunket

Sneak Peek

Vanishing Old Florida to Open at Ringling College Gallery

The images are by photographer Virginia Hoffman, a Ringling alum.

10/04/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: John Ringling's Beach House

It was built by John Ringling back in 1928 as housing for his seasonal employees. And what housing—it’s right across from the best part of the beach.

10/04/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's Five Favorite Sarasota Buildings

Taking a page from a popular Sarasota Herald-Tribune column, here are Mr. C's picks.

10/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

"His Name is Plymouth Harbor"

For Architect Frank Folsom Smith, the 1966 Plymouth Harbor Retirement Center Was the Project of a Lifetime

Smith is the Grand Old Man of Sarasota architecture.

09/30/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A $7.9 Million Casey Key Showplace

Your neighbors would include Stephen King.

09/20/2019 By Robert Plunket

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