Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

A New Day for the Arts

Sarasota Art Museum Opens Its Doors to the Public

The Sarasota Art Museum opens its doors to the future in buildings reimagined from the past.

12/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Secret Garden

A Laurel Park Bungalow Gets a Lush Modern Makeover

Once the decades-long home of botanist Dr. Hans Wiehler, the bungalow and its very private grounds have been made to bloom anew by Wiehler’s son, Danny.

09/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

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

Top Sale

Ohana Estate on Longboat Key Sells for $11.4 Million

The Polynesian-inspired family compound had been on the market six years.

08/05/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sponsored Content

Sarasota’s Top Realtors Spill the Best Views in Sarasota

Sarasota is like the Goldilocks city of the United States.

02/21/2019

Year in Review

Our Editors' Favorite Stories of 2018

11 pieces that made us proud.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Design

Architect Wins Two Design Awards

Jonathan Parks of Solstice Planning and Architecture was recently honored for his work on residences on Siesta Key and Longboat Key.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Dream Homes

Textile Designer Charlotte Osterman’s New Family Home Reflects her Love of Color

Osterman has put her joy-filled aesthetic sensibility to eye-catching effect.

09/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Dream Homes

Architect Guy Peterson Grounds His Latest Home Design in Nature

The Agee House, architect Guy Peterson’s latest residential project, is remarkable for the way it sensitively takes advantage of its setting on a peninsula at the end of a very private, wooded cul-de-sac.

09/27/2018 Photography by Ilene Denton

Memory Lane

Home Tour: A Hollywood Casting Director Replicates Her Family's 100-Year-Old Cottage

Lora Kennedy—whose hits include Wonder Woman and Argo—has fond memories of her grandparents' Bradenton Beach vacation home.

04/26/2018 By Ilene Denton

Irma

World Rowing Championships a Go After Hurricane Irma

The international rowing races will go on as planned thanks to minimal damage from Hurricane Irma.

09/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

World Rowing Championships

The Ultimate Spectator's Guide to the World Rowing Championships

What to watch, cheer and enjoy at next month’s competition.

08/25/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Award Season

A Sarasota Bayfront Home Wins Big at the Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards

CompassHaus, built by Josh Wynne Construction, takes home the top Golden Aurora Award and six other awards.

08/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Architectural Accolades

Five Sarasota Architects Honored with AIA Florida’s Annual Design Awards

A major award also goes to Sarasota Architectural Foundation leader Janet Minker.

07/27/2017 By Ilene Denton

Home Again

An Architecture Lover Gives New Life to Her Childhood Dwelling

Tamara El Boukfaoui restores her 1950s home with love.

03/29/2017 By Ilene Denton Photography by Ryan Gamma

Honors

Sarasota Architectural Photographer Wins Award

Ryan Gamma was recently awarded the prestigious Honor Award of Excellence for Photographer of the Year.

07/26/2016 Research by staff

Article

House Tour: An Award-Winning Sarasota Green Home

Go inside Josh Wynne's award-winning green home: The Pearl in Sarasota's Oyster Bay neighborhood.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton Photography by Ryan Gamma