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Remember When You Could Buy a Siesta Key Penthouse for $219,000?

Our Homes 200 advertising section premiered in 1981, showcasing homes for sale at $200,000 and up (“the loftier price brackets,” explained our publisher).

By Staff February 26, 2019 Published in the March 2019 issue of Sarasota Magazine

The first Homes 200 was published in 1981.

Our Homes 200 advertising section premiered in 1981, showcasing homes for sale at $200,000 and up (“the loftier price brackets,” explains our publisher). Here's a sampling of the listings in that first "magazine-within-a-magazine."

Homes 200 Cover House, $395,000

Perhaps the most photographed home on Bird Key, this two-story Spanish beauty features spacious rooms, including a very large master suite with his/her dressing rooms and baths. Four bedrooms, four baths and two half-baths, plus: formal living and dining rooms, oversize garage with tremendous storage space, office and den, large laundry room, and a very large atrium. This residence is in absolutely mint condition.

Casey Key Gulf Front, $298,000

Striking in its simplicity, this two-bedroom, two-bath home offers a stirring departure from the ordinary. Spaciousness and light, an absence of clutter, and an interior-exterior unity distinguish this modern design. A stone fireplace is the focal point in a home that features a family room, dining room and an oversized garage with a work area. The European custom cabinets add the final touch for the discriminating homemaker.  

Gulf and Bay Club, Penthouse: $223,000; Bauhinia beachfront: $219,000

For the most discriminating, here are two highly desirable locations in Siesta Key's finest Gulf-front condominium. Enjoy the unlimited luxury of an elegantly furnished penthouse, or the sweeping beach view from a finely furnished two-bedroom, two-bath residence in the new Bauhinia Building. A 10-acre expanse of lagoons and tropical gardens with 650 feet of white sand beach is the setting for these addresses.

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