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

On the Homefront

New Models in Lakewood Ranch, the Preserve at West Villages, The Founders Club and More

Real estate industry news and notes.

04/29/2019 By Ilene Denton

Flower Child

Myakka Herbalist Debbie Blount Makes a Living From Her Floral and Herb Potions

Plus, tips on how to start your own herb garden.

04/29/2019 By Megan McDonald

Awards

Hive Architects’ Principals Receive the University of Florida 2019 Young Architects Design Award

This award recognizes a UF alumnus who has graduated within the previous 20 years and made significant design contributions in the architecture profession.

04/29/2019 Photography by Staff

Tours

Sarasota Architectural Foundation Extends Cocoon House Tours

The bi-monthly tours will promote awareness of the building and the Sarasota School of Architecture movement to the public.

04/23/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Single-Family Home Sales Increased in Sarasota and Manatee Counties Last Month

Manatee County also experienced a median price increase, while Sarasota County experienced a median price decrease.

04/22/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Ian Black Real Estate Named Real Estate Broker of Record for Venice

The firm is also the broker of record for the City of Sarasota.

04/18/2019 By Staff

Interior Design

Standouts From the High Point Furniture Market

We asked interior designers to scout out five faves from the mother of all furnishing fairs.

04/18/2019 By Ilene Denton

Architecture Events

Step Inside the Umbrella House and Cocoon House April 20; the “Other” Round House April 27

The tours are presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

04/18/2019 By Ilene Denton

Top Sale

A $5.1 Million Country Club Shores Home Tops 2019 Longboat Key Sales

The bayfront residence went under contract just one month after listing in January.

04/16/2019 By Ilene Denton

Awards

Neal Communities Named 'Builder of the Year' by Florida Green Building Coalition

It's the sixth consecutive win for the homebuilder.

04/16/2019 By Staff

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

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City of Sarasota's Community Canopy Program Returns

Three species of trees will be offered: Dahoon holly, live oak and red maple.

04/15/2019 Photography by Staff

Groundbreaking

Halfacre Construction Breaks Ground on New Lakewood Ranch Veterinary Clinic

The new facility is 6,300 square feet and equipped with cutting-edge technology.

04/10/2019 Photography by Staff

Real Estate

Neal Communities Reports Robust First Quarter Sales

The median sales price of single-family homes in the local market is up 5.3 percent, and the number of homes sold is up 4.2 percent.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Home Sales Hit Record Levels in Q1

The master-planned community reported 417 sales for the first three months of 2019.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota's Hotel Ranola Sold for $2.9 Million

The hotel was built in 1926 and has 27 units.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Return to Tuscany

Home Tour: Peek Inside 'The House of Beautiful Sunsets' on Manasota Key

A timeless, elegant design for a Gulf-to-bay vacation home.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Architecture

Architect Jonathan Rameau Opens Sarasota Office

Rameau says he sees an opportunity to contribute to urban design that will encourage residents to participate in the environment around them.

04/04/2019 Photography by Staff

Big Deal

Wow! A $1 Yard Sale Find Turns Out to Be Worth $30,000

A volunteer at The Exchange bought the rare Gio Ponti glazed bowl for just a buck.

04/03/2019 By Ilene Denton