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On Vamo Drive, a charming renovation is actually all-business

Realtors, and their marketing departments, have a fairly new tactic in the battle for buyers: Storytelling. Every older house has a story. The vintage property… Read more »

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Q&A: Ron McCarty on Ca' d'Zan, the Ringling mansion

Ron McCarty has seen just about everything at Ca’ d’Zan, the 1925 Venetian Gothic winter mansion of John and Mable Ringling on Sarasota Bay, during… Read more »

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The Marsh mansion: Putting a beautiful face forward

In 1979 Dr. James Marsh, a young plastic surgeon in search of a place to live and work, and his girlfriend, Beverly, a nurse, came… Read more »

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On Anna Maria tour, colorful homes reflect island’s transformation

  On an island that is seeing a lot of new construction, with big houses replacing small ones, the 23rd annual Anna Maria Island Tour… Read more »

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Revisiting the 2016 "Jewels on the Bay" designer showhouse

Note: Several spaces were not finished when the Herald-Tribune visited the Jewels on the Bay showhouse in February. We revisit today to see those spaces…. Read more »

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2016 Parade of Homes design award winners

John Cannon Homes won four “best overall” honors in the Parade of Homes design awards competition. Neal Communities, Homes by Towne, Lee Wetherington Homes and… Read more »

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Jewels on the Bay: Designer showhouse is a bayfront gem

  The 2016 Designer Showhouse celebrates the creativity of two dozen design professionals and the determination of one Ohio woman to rescue a vintage home… Read more »

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In Sarasota's Laurel Park, serial renovators list vintage home

CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTO GALLERY   Debbie and John Dart are selling their Sarasota home in Laurel Park and moving. It shouldn’t surprise friends… Read more »

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Concrete memories, now for sale

World traveler and well-known Sarasota personality Judy Rossmoore Veale is selling her distinctive purple house in the coveted area of Palm Island on Siesta Key…. Read more »

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Building the family dream house

Jesse and Erin Hostetler married 13 years ago, and three years later established JHM Construction; he organized the building team and sales, while Erin took… Read more »

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Arranging their Christmas memories

In the 48 years that she has lived in her small Florida cottage on a canopied street in an old established neighborhood in Sarasota, Mary… Read more »

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Customizing a model home

Dr. Michael Katz and his wife, Wendy, put their own touches on a home in Sandhill Preserve at Palmer Ranch…. Read more »

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MOD weekend: Tribute to the master

The focus is on Sarasota School architect Paul Rudolph, whose career had its ups and downs…. Read more »

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A midcentury makeover in Punta Gorda

This Shreve Street home has a modernist flavor, but its designer remains a mystery. … Read more »

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On Siesta Key, how small can you go?

Designers worked to make a 561-foot vacation condo feel bigger and have the conveniences of a larger home…. Read more »

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Vintage makeover of historic home

Taking on the historic Washington Park home requires compromises. But sometimes, they just don’t have enough space…. Read more »

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Architect or no, 1959 house influenced by modernism has been rescued

PUNTA GORDA — The influence of Sarasota’s midcentury modern architecture did not stop at the county line. Carl Abbott, a member of the so-called “Sarasota… Read more »

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Mable Ringling's design classroom

A collaboration now in its 10th year between Florida State University and the Ringling Museum recently brought a group of rising seniors earning a degree… Read more »

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A good bargain gets better at One Watergate

After enjoying a vacation rental on Longboat Key for two seasons, Connecticut residents Len Tavormina and Mary Younglove wondered if they could afford to buy… Read more »

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More honors for local architects

Four local architecture firms have won 2015 Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects Florida/Caribbean…. Read more »