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

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Sarasota School of Architecture Gem on Siesta Key

This Tim Seibert-designed home is what our Real Estate Junkie wants for Christmas.

12/13/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox, Influencer for the Elderly

You've got to see it to believe it.

12/06/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Beachfront Home on Anna Maria Island

The spectacular view justifies the almost $4 million price tag.

11/27/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Remodeled 1916 Bungalow

It’s a great old house that has finally come into its own.

11/08/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Test Drives a Tesla and Sees the Future

It was like a ride at a theme park, Mr. C. says.

10/31/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Historic Bradenton Farmhouse

It’s been updated in a way that still allows it to be quaint and quirky without a “just flipped” feeling and the current owners’ shabby chic style is the perfect look for the place.

10/17/2019 By Robert Plunket

Sneak Peek

Vanishing Old Florida to Open at Ringling College Gallery

The images are by photographer Virginia Hoffman, a Ringling alum.

10/04/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: John Ringling's Beach House

It was built by John Ringling back in 1928 as housing for his seasonal employees. And what housing—it’s right across from the best part of the beach.

10/04/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's Five Favorite Sarasota Buildings

Taking a page from a popular Sarasota Herald-Tribune column, here are Mr. C's picks.

10/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

"His Name is Plymouth Harbor"

For Architect Frank Folsom Smith, the 1966 Plymouth Harbor Retirement Center Was the Project of a Lifetime

Smith is the Grand Old Man of Sarasota architecture.

09/30/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A $7.9 Million Casey Key Showplace

Your neighbors would include Stephen King.

09/20/2019 By Robert Plunket