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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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

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Top Sale: 2110 Casey Key Road

Listings on Casey Key Road and in the Positano development on Longboat Key were the top Sarasota home sales in February 2015.

04/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Neighborhood Watch: Lakewood Ranch Country Club

The inventory of existing homes for sale in Lakewood Ranch Country Club and Country Club East is starting to uptick.

04/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Noted Architects Debbie Ahmari and Roberto Gonzalez Move to Sarasota

The couple worked for architecture firms in Miami before moving here.

04/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Actor Jeffrey Wright Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Actor Jeffrey Wright wrapped up this year's Ringling College Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab with a visit to campus this week.

04/08/2015 By Ilene Denton

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News from the Sarasota Real Estate Market: April 2015

Advice for home builders, new home models and more.

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Top Sale: 26 S. Sandy Hook Road, Siesta Key

The Siesta Key homes on Sandy Hook Road and Beach Road, respectively, are January's top residential real estate sales.

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton