• Chris Wille: Architects' 'shipshape' design sure to make an impact
    The eye-catching structure under construction on a small, triangular lot on Ringling Boulevard in downtown Sarasota looks like a large wooden ship about to sail right into oncoming eastbound traffic. No doubt this will attract stares. And a bit of awe.This is the solution that architects Javier and Javi Suarez ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Bradenton assisted living facility sells for $13.8 million
    A real estate investment trust has purchased the Bradenton Oaks assisted living facility for $13.8 million.An affiliate of Griffin-American Healthcare of Irvine, California, bought the 112-unit facility at 1015 7th Ave. E. in Bradenton, according to court records.The seller, a unit of Fortress Investment Group LLC of New York City, ... read more
    By John Hielscher
  • Palatial paradise for a price: Large Longboat Key beachfront estate on sale for $18 million
    Unless you're a millionaire many times over, you'll need a huge lottery win to be a contender for this Longboat Key residence. Fresh on the market this month, it's yours for $18 million.The estate at 825 Longboat Club Road ranks as the third most expensive Longboat Key listing dating to ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Sarasota-Manatee home sales rise as condo deals drop
    The hurricane hangover on the real estate market generally vanished in October as residential sales, pending sales and new listings mostly increased from this time last year. The market in Sarasota and Manatee counties saw a 2.7 percent increase in closed single-family home sales, but condo purchases fell by 10.4 ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Walker Guest House Replica likely on the move to East Coast
    The Walker Guest House Replica may be getting a new home.Displayed on the grounds of The Ringling Museum of Art in 2016 and until April of this year by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, the structure could be headed to the University of Miami's campus in Coral Gables."We are in serious ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • Sarasota's Bath and Racquet Club plans redevelopment with residences
    SARASOTA - Plans are in the works to redevelop Sarasota's Bath and Racquet Club with a new residential component for the longtime health and tennis club off U.S. 41.Preliminary concepts for the project call for a possible reduction in courts in exchange for 150 to 180 new residences, along with ... read more
    By Zach Murdock
  • Timing is everything
    Peggy Albano has been coming to the west coast of Florida since the age of 2 when she was part of a family trip to visit a relative at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Then 35 years ago when her parents bought a home in Sarasota, she became enchanted ... read more
    By By Marsha Fottler Correspondent
  • HAROLD BUBIL: 'Midcentury' misses architectural style's enduring mark
    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 to that."I don't like to use the word 'midcentury.' So let me just go another way," said Abbott. He often does."The reason I ... read more
    By Harold Bubil
  • KENNETH R. HARNEY: Hidden costs for homeowners in latest tax bill
    WASHINGTONThe message sent by Republicans in the tax overhaul bill they launched is unmistakable and blunt: We think homeowners and buyers have gotten much too sweet a deal from the federal tax code for far too long - and now we're going to whack them down. No other major sector ... read more
  • HOT PROPERTIES: Twenty-two-year-old YouTube star buys $6.55M estate in Encino
    LOS ANGELESNondisclosure agreements were signed in triplicate when a Robert Byrd-designed estate sold last month in Encino, but there's little mystery as to who is the buyer. That's because Logan Paul, a popular YouTube personality, has already produced multiple videos showing off his new home.The viral-video maker paid $6.55 million ... read more
    By By Neal J. Leitereg Los Angeles Times