Real Estate Junkie

Go Inside the Bennett Residence, a Sarasota School of Architecture Gem

All of the hallmarks of the style are there: lots of glass to let in the light, geometric lines, perfect proportions and Ocala block walls.

05/27/2020 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Quirky 1920s Cottage in Downtown Bradenton

As a home for a creative soul, this would hard to beat.

05/15/2020 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Spectacular Gulf View at Point of Rocks

Any Gulf-front view is nice, but this home boasts what may be the best one in town.

04/30/2020 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Lake Club Home for When Price Is No Object

For this price, you might expect a tennis court and a 1,000-bottle wine room—but a marble-floored car museum? A private golf course?

04/17/2020 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Shabby-Chic Bradenton Mansion

This home's got real Miss Havisham vibes.

04/09/2020 By Robert Plunket

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For Sale: Three Homes for Hunkering Down

From a Gulf-front estate to a well-priced condo, here are some houses we wouldn't mind spending (extended) time in.

03/19/2020 By Robert Plunket

Walk This Way

Southside Village Is the Perfect Sarasota Neighborhood

Homes from various decades exist side by side, and practically all have been spruced up and beautifully landscaped.

03/05/2020 By Robert Plunket

Walk This Way

St. Armands Key Is a Glamorous Place to Live a Resort Lifestyle—With a Showman's Spirit

The restaurants are among the best in town, and the shops specialize in high-end casual clothing, art, home accessories and jewelry.

03/05/2020 By Robert Plunket

Walk This Way

Sarasota's Most Walkable Neighborhoods

These neighborhoods have charms of their own and amenities that downtown can only dream of.

03/05/2020 By Robert Plunket

Walk This Way

Gillespie Park Is Proof That Walkability Can Turn a Neighborhood Around

Check out the block of brightly colored cottages on Seventh Street between Goodrich and Orange avenues and you’ll see a neighborhood literally coming back to life.

03/05/2020 By Robert Plunket

Walk This Way

Siesta Village Is One of Sarasota's Best-Kept Secrets

The best journey, though, remains the classic stroll down to the beach to watch the sunset. It never fails to stir the soul.

03/05/2020 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1920s Braden Castle Cottage

This little cottage really is little—but it's equally charming.

02/18/2020 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: An Eighth-Floor Downtown Condo in the Vue

Here's a peek at what's inside the Vue's dramatic modernistic façade.

01/23/2020 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: An Unpretentious Beach Retreat on Casey Key

It's the first time it’s been on the market in 20 years.

01/09/2020 By Robert Plunket

Living Small

Tour a 680-Square-Foot Home in Southside Village

It's like something out of a storybook.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Living Small

Three Small Homes That Make Downsizing a Delight

Small homes offer a simpler lifestyle that has an almost spiritual connection.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Living Small

Three Small Homes That Make Downsizing a Delight

Small homes offer a simpler lifestyle that has an almost spiritual connection.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Living Small

Inside a Modern Cracker Cabin

Mike's Hammock combines aging-in-place requirements with sustainability, a cool modern aesthetic and more than a little Cracker house in its DNA.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Living Small

Peek Inside the First Shipping Container Home in Sarasota County

Bill and Kathryn Birkholz have not just a new house but a whole new lifestyle.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Best of the Year

Our Top 5 Real Estate Junkie Blogs of 2019

From a modern residence in Lido Shores to a mobile home with a knockout view, here are our favorite listings of the year.

12/19/2019 By Robert Plunket