A nearly native Floridian, Ilene Denton has lived in Sarasota since her senior year in high school. Besides her long journalism career, she had a 10-year stint as deputy director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. (Ask her about some of her backstage shenanigans sometime.)

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Tour a Gorgeous Siesta Key Beachfront Estate

Aquadisia is an oasis of calm and beauty on the Gulf of Mexico.

07/31/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Weekend Getaway: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

A trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art is a worthy trip for any art lover.

07/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Bay Point Park Home Sells for $6.825 Million

It's the second-highest residential sale in Sarasota County this year.

07/21/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Luxury Home - July 14, 2015

An artistic couple turns a Lido Beach triplex into ultra-cool vacation cottages.

07/09/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Biz(941) Off the Clock: Flying High with Sue Wolverton

Coldwell Banker’s Sue Wolverton pilots her own jet aircraft.

07/03/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Manasota Key Real Estate Bounces Back

Plus, a new app from Murray Homes and a look at new home models in our area.

06/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Neighborhood Watch: Laurel Oak Estates

Take a closer look at Sarasota's Laurel Oak Estates.

06/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Home Tour: A 1920s Cottage on Anna Maria Island

The home was originally the Anna Maria Island post office.

06/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Ringling Museum-Area Home Sells for $9 Million

This month's top sale was Villa Solstice, a grand estate in the Ringling Museum neighborhood.

06/29/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Flying High with Sue Wolverton

Coldwell Banker’s Sue Wolverton pilots her own jet aircraft.

06/15/2015 By Ilene Denton Photography by Barbara Banks

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Sarasota Real Estate News - June 2015

The latest news in real estate and design.

06/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Go Inside Siesta Key's White Sands Beach Cabanas

The cabanas are a piece of Sarasota architectural history.

06/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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This Month's Top Real Estate Sales

A Gulf-front home on Sanderling Drive was the highest-priced residential sale in Sarasota County in the first quarter of 2015.

06/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Luxury Homes: May 5, 2015

Aqua, tangerine, yellow. These are the soft, sun-and-sky colors that interior designer Kristin Raybon pulled out of her paint box to transform a dated, overly formal 1980s-era home in Harbor Acres.

05/04/2015 By Ilene Denton

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A Sarasota Home Gets a Coastal-Style Update

Go inside a Harbor Acres home that's gotten a sunny, coastal-style update thanks to interior designer Kristin Raybon.

05/01/2015 By Ilene Denton