Mr. Chatterbox

"My Weekend as a Tourist in Pinecraft"

What's a Sarasota vacation like for the Amish and Mennonite?

04/26/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Pre-World War II Home in Laurel Park

It's a great example of the way houses were built in the days before air-conditioning—but it's been beautifully updated, too.

04/23/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Ultimate Old Florida Property

Here’s one the prettiest—and largest—pieces of waterfront left in town.

04/06/2018 By Robert Plunket

Nip and Tuck

A 1960s Condominium Gets Its Best-Ever Facelift

A 1960s condominium gets its best-ever facelift.

03/28/2018 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

The Genius and Daring of the Late Clifford Irving

The late author was one of the most colorful, disruptive and enigmatic figures in American literature.

03/28/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Three Gillespie Park Bungalows

If you're looking for an old bungalow to rehab, our Real Estate Junkie's got three great picks.

03/16/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Neo-Classical Home in the Ringling Museum Neighborhood

This week’s home is one of Sarasota’s grandest.

03/09/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Guide 2018

The Next Hot Neighborhoods

Five under-the-radar places that are ready to rise.

03/01/2018 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Takes Us on the Artists Studios Tour

A group of 10 or so visual artists—all first rate and nationally known—have banded together to give you a view of what the artistic life in Sarasota is all about.

02/28/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Two Mid-Century Modern Gems in Southgate

If you look around the Southgate neighborhood, you can come upon some great mid-century showplaces.

02/22/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Our Fashion and Beauty Editor's Indian Beach Home

Peek inside this elegant bayfront home.

02/15/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Grand Old Tudor in Bradenton

Here's a style of home you don't see very often in our area.

02/05/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: California Contemporary in San Remo

This week: A home that exemplifies what you'll find in Sarasota's rarified $5 million price point.

01/26/2018 By Robert Plunket

The Funny Farm

Inside Daredevil Bello Nock's Sarasota Retreat

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude. Batman has his Batcave. And Sarasota’s own Bello Nock—who is about as close to a superhero as you can get and still be human—has his Funny Farm.

01/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox: Farewell to Our Fearless Leader

Mr. Chatterbox pens an ode to Pam Daniel.

01/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Bamboo Farm Out East

Fun fact: some bamboo species grow an inch and a half an hour.

01/04/2018 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: That Old Florida Lifestyle in the Sanderling Club

A home that recalls the days when fishing, swimming and the simple life were what Siesta Key was all about.

12/27/2017 By Robert Plunket

Think Small

The Tiny (Vacation) House Movement Comes to Town

Would you stay in one?

12/27/2017 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

The Ghostly Links Between Lido Key's Sandcastle Resort, the Late Leona Helmsley—and Donald Trump

Future historians who ignore Leona while studying Trump do so at their peril. There are too many connections, too many similarities, too much shared history.

12/27/2017 By Robert Plunket

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Aquadisia, a Beachfront "Bargain" on Siesta Key

Aquadisia, a 3.76 acre estate in the Sanderling Club on Siesta Key, is back on the market for $15.5 million.

12/08/2017 By Robert Plunket