• An architectural icon on Siesta Key on the market
    In the neighborhood of Siesta Isles on the Grand Canal, influential architect Edward John "Tim" Seibert (1927-2018) custom designed a home in 1963 for Mr. and Mrs. Jack DeYoung, northerners who planned to use the home as a winter destination. Already identified as one of the innovators in the modern ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 44: Perez Art Museum Miami, 2013
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on Oct. 14, 2017.One would think of a museum as a progression of spacious rooms for displaying art.But the sculptural genius of the Perez Art Museum Miami, which has plenty ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • REAL ESTATE BRIEFS: Lake View Estates in Lakewood Ranch close to selling out
    Lake View Estates, a popular enclave in the Lake Club, in Lakewood Ranch, is 80 percent sold out. The community began with 68 lakefront estate homes, of which only 14 remaining.The homes in Lake View Estates are crafted by four highly acclaimed builders: Anchor Builders, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, John Cannon ... read more
    By Staff Report
  • LEW SICHELMAN: How to create a video tour
    Buyers these days go online to discover what's available. And with the pandemic still very much a concern, they tend to visit the houses they find appealing by taking a virtual tour rather than an in-person look-see.That's because many sellers still aren't comfortable with strangers coming into their homes - ... read more
    By Lew Sichelman
  • Market snapshot: Variety is the name of the game for Indigo in Lakewood Ranch
    For sheer variety of home buying options, you can't beat Indigo, an emerging neighborhood in east Bradenton in the heart of Lakewood Ranch. Neal Communities has been developing the area of 150 acres since 2015, offering 15 different models and floor plans, including paired villas, and one- and two-story single-family ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann, Correspondent
  • DAVID W. MYERS: HOA board can sometimes nix condo owner's plan to install wood floors
    It may seem unfair, but a homeowners association may be able to dictate the type of flooring that an owner can use.DEAR DAVE: We live in a large condominium complex and would like to replace our worn-out carpet with a new wood floor. Our homeowners association got wind of our ... read more
    By David W. Myers
  • CELEBRITY HOT PROPERTIES: Matthew Perry cuts price on ‘mansion in the sky'
    The price for Matthew Perry's "mansion in the sky" is coming back down to earth. The actor of "Friends" fame relisted his Century City penthouse this week for $27 million, down from $35 million last year.Located within the Century high-rise, the full-floor residence was reimagined during Perry's ownership by architect ... read more
    By By Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times
  • HAROLD BUBIL: ‘Mid-Century' misses the style's mark
    Editor's note: While Harold Bubil takes some time off, we'll reprise some of his popular columns. This column originally ran on Nov. 19, 2017.The panel discussion during Sarasota MOD Weekend on Nov. 11 was titled "The Mid-Century Modern Phenomenon."The architect Carl Abbott, always one to speak his mind, took exception ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Condo association erects 'private property' signs
    Q: If our condo association posts "private property" signs, are there any implications?A: We're not sure what you mean by "implications." Your condo association, like any other private property owner has the right to post signs on their own property to indicate that it's their own private property. Frequently, ... read more
    By By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin, Tribune Content Agency
  • Longboat Key home sells for $7.9 million
    A Longboat Key home just sold for $7.9 million, the second-highest price paid for a single-family home on the island this year.Dubbed "The White House," the 9,157-square-foot home is on the southern tip of Longboat in the Lighthouse Point neighborhood.The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home, at 15 Lighthouse Point Drive, sits on ... read more
    By Staff Report