Just Listed: Old World Ambiance on Bird Key

Casual Elegance on Bird Key Fresh on the market this week is my new listing on Bird Key.  This sprawling home captures the feel of a garden villa in Venice.  Large in size and yet surprisingly intimate, thanks to an incredibly thoughtful floor plan, this home features two full master suites, three guest bedrooms, multiple … Continue reading Just Listed: Old World Ambiance on Bird Key

Out & About at JDub’s Brewing Company

JDub’s – A New Sarasota Tradition This is a bit off my typical beaten path, but in an effort to embrace every aspect of Sarasota in all its glory, I ventured recently to one of our local breweries, JDub’s.  You may have noticed over the last 5 years the prevalence of a new, beer-centered world … Continue reading Out & About at JDub’s Brewing Company

Burns Court Cafe Wine Bar – A Best Kept Secret

A Hidden Gem in Downtown’s Burns Court It is the perfect time of year to pay a visit to the Wine Bar of the Burns Court Cafe.  Separate from, and yet a part of, the fantastic Burns Court Cafe, the Wine Bar is a quaint, quiet, and exclusive little enclave with both a worldly and … Continue reading Burns Court Cafe Wine Bar – A Best Kept Secret

Market Update

Perfect Plants for Sweltering Summers

Summer is officially starting this week! Wait, who are we kidding?  We completely skipped spring this year!  Either way, the rainy season is upon us and our plants are grateful.  But what plants can stand up to the sweltering head of a south Florida summer?  We did some research and found some plants that will … Continue reading Perfect Plants for Sweltering Summers

Elizabeth’s Pick: Fresh Find in Deer Creek

Stunning Renovation in Deer Creek Deer Creek was one of the first neighborhoods built in Palmer Ranch, and retains its own strong identity.  Large lots, pristine care, mature landscaping, and unique and spacious homes set it apart.  The homes in Deer Creek were all built in the late 1980s and early 1990s, so after a … Continue reading Elizabeth’s Pick: Fresh Find in Deer Creek

Carl Abbott Home Highlighted by Herald Tribune

The gorgeously restored Villa Cedro, “House of Cedar”, designed by Sarasota architect Carl Abbott, was featured in this week’s Sarasota Herald Tribune.  The home, which is presently listed for sale at $1.75 million, is tucked into a two-acre Eden in central Sarasota’s Hidden Forest.  Read a selection from the article below, or follow link for full … Continue reading Carl Abbott Home Highlighted by Herald Tribune

Father’s Day Festivities

Father’s Day is in just over a week and many of us find ourselves scratching our heads wondering what exceptional thing we can do with the special man in our lives to show him he’s special.  Fortunately, Sarasota has a wide variety of activities to choose from.  This week, I’m focusing on things that you … Continue reading Father’s Day Festivities

Restaurant Review: Downtown Classic Duval’s

An Established Downtown Classic With so many new restaurants popping up on every corner of downtown, many we’ve tried and reviewed (such as Boca and Lila), it’s easy to forget about some of the more established Main Street classics, like Duval’s.  Remodeled in 2014, the interior stuns with coastal colors and a white wave-inspired bar.  If … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Downtown Classic Duval’s

Architect’s Home is Pick of the Week

The most recent MS&C Broker Tour took us west of the trail and landed me in a truly exceptional home.  Acclaimed local architect Guy Peterson has his home currently listed.  If you don’t know him by name, you surely know him by design.  Mr. Peterson’s firm, Office for Architecture, influenced by the Paul Rudolf Sarasota School of Architecture, is … Continue reading Architect’s Home is Pick of the Week