The American Association of University Women’s Venice Branch will present its annual home tour on Friday, Feb. 13.

Homes on the tour, all on the island of Venice, include a remodeled Sarasota School of architecture house, a condo on the Gulf with an impressive art collection, and a house that features energy-efficient construction.

Tickets, $20, benefit local women. For more information, call (941) 408-0252 and (941) 445-4767, or visit venice-fl.aauw.net. Click on Activities, then Home Tour.


The Center for Architecture Sarasota will present its next “Atelier Talk” in the showroom of Soft Square / Calligaris Studio at 1506 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Cost is $10 for CFAS members and $15 for nonmembers, with students admitted free with ID.

Soft Square /Calligaris is a home furnishings store that sells modern furniture and accessories.

Online information and registration: CFAsrq.org.


London Bay Homes will hold a “Grand Prix of Homes” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, and Feb. 14-15. Four models will be open.

London Bay has partnered with Suncoast Motorsports Porsche-Audi-Volkswagen to display luxury vehicles at each of the models.

The models have 3,000 to more than 4,300 square feet of living space; prices are from $1.1 million to $2.1 million.

The Clara, a Reserve Collection home on the golf course, has three bedrooms, a living room, den, family room, three full baths and a powder room within 3,248 square feet. Priced at $1,384,900, the Clara also features an outdoor kitchen, pool, spa and one- and two-car garages.

The three-bedroom Girona has an open floor plan that combines the gathering and entertaining areas of the great room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast nook. It has a study, kitchen, office area, three full baths and a powder room, a three-car garage, summer kitchen, pool and spa. The 3,526-square-foot model is $1,968,600.

The four-bedroom Delfina has 4,329 square feet and is finished with tumbled travertine, marble and grayed wood flooring, painted beam ceilings, and crown molding in volume ceilings. The model offers a study, formal dining and living rooms and a cabana bedroom, and is priced at $2,128,900.

Romanza Interior Design selected the finishes for the three-bedroom, three-bath Belita golf cottage, shown unfurnished. The 3,091-square-foot model has a pool and spa and is priced at $1,165,130.

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