Raw Walls

Check Out The First Completely Cast-in-Place Concrete Home in Sarasota

Think concrete looks cold? This house proves otherwise.

07/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Old and Improved

Inside Three Lovingly Restored Historic Homes

Some homeowners are choosing to preserve older Florida homes that tell a story—even when it would financially behoove them to tear them down.

07/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Bartenders Anonymous

Bartenders Are Begging You to Avoid These Amateur Drink-Ordering Moves

We asked several unnamed drink makers to reveal what they wish they could tell customers, but can’t.

07/01/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Cheers!

Sarasota's Best Bars

Whether you’re looking for a toes-in-the-sand tiki hut, a secretive speakeasy or a big boisterous beer garden, Sarasota has the bar for you.

07/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Lauren Jackson, Allison Forsyth, and Kim Doleatto

O Canada

How to Celebrate Canada Day in Sarasota

Kick off the long holiday weekend by celebrating Canada's 155 birthday on Friday.

06/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Growth Spurt

A New Mixed-Use Project Is Headed to the Rosemary District

Villa Ballada is scheduled to break ground in the next two months and will have 22 residences above a ground floor of commercial spaces.

06/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Go Solar in the Sunshine State

Two experts break down how going solar is an all-around win for homeowners and the environment.

06/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

lavish build

Peek Inside the Most Expensive Home in Sarasota County Right Now

With a price tag of $25 million, this waterfront estate just north of downtown is the most costly listing yet.

06/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Shine bright

Lakewood Ranch, Wellen Park Among 'Top 100 Planned Communities'

Based on outdoor recreation, climate and amenities, Ideal LIVING highlighted Lakewood Ranch and Wellen Park in its latest annual list.

06/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Temp check

Home Inventory Is Up Again, and So Are Home Prices

Median single-family home prices in Sarasota increased by 21.6 percent year over year to $495,000, while in Manatee they increased year-over-year by 37.5 percent to $550,000. 

06/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top dog

Sarasota Firm Named Florida Builder of the Year

Nautilus Homes was named Florida Builder of the Year by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

06/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

If You Build It...

Taylor Morrison Will Pay You to Be Part of Its Construction Superintendent Training Program

To deal with the labor shortage, the builder has launched a new training program. Its pilot took place in Sarasota.

06/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Latest

Mira Mar Plaza Avoids the Wrecking Ball, for Now

The City of Sarasota's Historic Preservation Board voted unanimously to deny a permit to demolish the 100-year-old Palm Avenue buildings.

06/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

home gawk

Peek Inside the Home That Netted San Remo Estates' Highest-Ever Sale

A local tech CEO and chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast purchased the waterfront boating property after outgrowing his Golden Gate Point condo.

06/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Need for Speed

Sarasota Native Helped Make Top Gun: Maverick the Real Deal

Former Navy Captain Brian Ferguson consulted with the crew and trained the stars of the movie for accuracy, safety—and just keeping it real. He even made it into a few scenes.

06/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Breaking

Sarasota Developer Plans to Buy and Demolish Mira Mar Plaza

Seaward Development's plans will be discussed at a Historic Preservation Board meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

06/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Nature Lover

Rattlesnake Key Slated to Become a State Park

The Manatee County island, just south of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Terra Ceia Bay, is a slice of undeveloped Old Florida.

06/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

For Sale

This Designer's Golden Gate Point Condo is on The Market for $13.77 Million

Interior designer Ellen Hanson of Pansy Bayou is selling her two-story condo. Here's a peek inside.

06/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Summer trend

Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis With a Water Feature or Pond

Two local experts share tips on how to elevate your outdoor space—and the mini-ecosystem a body of water can bring.

06/07/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sold

Former Lottery Winners' Harbor Acres Home Sells for More Than $9 Million

Merle and Patricia Butler won $157 million in 2012 in their share of the largest Powerball in history.

06/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto