Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Van Wezel Estate

Yes, *that* Van Wezel.

03/07/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: A Night In the Life of Sarasota

There are eight million stories in the Naked City. Fortunately for us all, Mr. Chatterbox could only find about seven in Sarasota. Here they are. It’s Saturday, Feb. 7, 1987…

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Hanging Out With the Art Crowd in 1991

When the local arts crowd gets together, the atmosphere is redolent with famous names, serious politics, and lots and lots of money.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: A Bizarre Look at Sarasota History (from 1986)

Anna Bird Schooncraft. Remember that name.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Why, at the Height of Its Power, in the Late 20th Century, Did Sarasota Suddenly Collapse?

In June 1998, a fever dream causes Mr. C. to think about what future visitors would think of Sarasota.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Fame and Fortune on the Book-Tour Circuit

Mr. Chatterbox reflects on the success of his book, Love Junkie, in October 1992.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Eight Sarasotans Who Shaped Our Past

The secret lives only Mr. Chatterbox knows.

02/25/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Most Expensive Home on Siesta Key

It's located on its own peninsula and has a swim-up bar, dining pavilion, spa and a pond for your koi.

02/21/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Two Charming Bradenton Condos Right Out of the Past

These condos are a true find.

02/05/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's Guide to Living in Sarasota

Newcomers, take notes.

01/24/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Beautifully Renovated Laurel Park Bungalow

It's a great alternative to a downtown condo.

01/23/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change

Five very different neighborhoods where real estate is sizzling.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

West Villages Mirrors the Way We Live Now

The houses are the result of years of learning what people want.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

Laurel Park Is Sarasota's Most Charming Downtown Neighborhood

These old homes are the perfect alternative to a downtown condo.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

It's Water, Water Everywhere at Waterside at Lakewood Ranch

It’s the first Lakewood Ranch community to be built in Sarasota County.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

The Rosemary District Is a Hipster Haven

This is the “anti-gated community”—lots of cultures, all clashing yet somehow managing to co-exist in a lively and energetic neighborhood unlike anything Sarasota has ever seen before.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

Is Parrish the New 'Center of the Universe'?

Developers say yes, thanks to Parrish's "freakishly convenient location," new high school and planned 23,000 new homes.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's New Year's Resolutions

"Fortunately, I have reached the age where you can exercise sitting down and it’s still considered legitimate."

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1950S Time Capsule in Nokomis

Everywhere you look is great bamboo furniture and wood paneled walls—kitschy, yes, but also a great deal of fun.

12/14/2018 By Robert Plunket