Real Estate briefs: Sarasota and Manatee counties



The work of two legendary architects and furniture designers is the topic of a lecture Tuesday at Ringling College of Art + Design.

“Design vs. Style and Other Eames Philosophies” will be presented by Eames Demetrios at 5:30 p.m. in the Academic Center Auditorium, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A reception and book signing will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

The event is presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

Demetrios, grandson of the late Charles and Ray Eames, will present a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the remarkable careers of his grandparents. Demetrios will share insights into the processes and philosophies of Charles and Ray, including the same creative struggles that challenge today’s designers.

To honor the centennial of Ray’s birth, Eames will highlight her formidable design role — an aspect of the partnership that has often been downplayed.

Charles Eames had an expression he learned in the movie industry, “The blood will never show,” referring to the hard work required to make things look easy and natural to the viewer, said Demetrios. He will shed light on this statement and link it to one of the most important design collaborations of the past century.

Demetrios is director of the Eames Office and chairman of the board of the Eames House Foundation. He is one of Charles and Ray Eames’ five grandchildren who are stewarding the Eames legacy. Based in Los Angeles, Demetrios is a filmmaker, writer, lecturer and creator of the global artwork Kcymaerxthaere.

Admission is $15 for SAF members and $20 for others. Ringling College staff and students are admitted free with ID. Register and pay online at, or call (941) 364-2199.

The event is sponsored by SAF board member Michael Bush, Home Resource Contemporary Furniture and Ringling College of Art + Design.


D.R. Horton, the nation’s leading homebuilder by units sold, reports the near sellout of University Grove Estates. Three lots remain.

Said Darren Saltzberg, local D.R. Horton manager, “This neighborhood is definitely an example of how a great location helps propel a great product.”

University Groves is off University Parkway, near shops and restaurants and the new University Park Center, which is under construction.

The three homes left at University Grove Estates back up to a nature preserve and are ready for immediate occupancy. Homes have tile roofs and paver driveways. Lawn care maintenance is included in the HOA fee.

The community is in a wooded setting. Home prices are from the high $200,000s.



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