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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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

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Neighborhood Watch: Bradenton’s Riverview Boulevard

Riverview Boulevard has been Bradenton's most exclusive address for nearly 100 years.

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Sarasota Pool Featured on HGTV's "Amazing Water Homes"

A Siesta Key fantasy lagoon earns its spot on HGTV's "Amazing Water Homes."

04/02/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Off the Clock: Brad Ellis

Attorney Brad Ellis of the Sarasota law firm Icard Merrill advocates for the wilderness.

04/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Top Sale: 1436 John Ringling Parkway, Lido Shores

A home at 1436 John Ringling Parkway in Lido Shores sold for $5,725,000, the highest-priced residential sale in Sarasota County in December 2014.

04/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Neighborhood Watch: The Founders Club

Go inside this exclusive, gated golf community.

04/01/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Designer Sigrid Olsen Sketches Out New Life in Sarasota

With a new clothing line debuting on HSN, Sarasota's Sigrid Olsen is reinventing her career.

03/31/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Former California Academy of Sciences Director Moves to Sarasota

Science couple Greg and Jean Farrington explore our area.

03/31/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Tibbal's Luxury Home

03/30/2015 By Ilene Denton