April 30, 2019

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A Mod Museum


After many years of watching the old home of Sarasota High School transform, art lovers can finally celebrate: The Sarasota Museum of Art will open its doors this December. Housed in the stunning historical building on Tamiami Trail, the museum will be over 15,000 square feet of space for exhibits, a bistro, shop, auditorium, and a sculpture garden. A gala will be held this December to usher in the first group of visitors before the doors open to the public. You can find out more about the wild ride from dilapidated vacant high school to a modern art museum in this recent article in the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Sarasota Museum of Art | 1001 S. Tamiami Trail | Opening December 2019

 
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Artful Expressions


This month at theFirst Friday Palm Avenue Art Walk, which happens this Friday evening from 6-9pm, the Stackenborg/Greenberg gallery will host one of the most famous music photographers in the world, Rob Shanahan. Come for a meet and greet with the artist who has photographed rock legends such as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. Light bites, wine and beer will be served while Art Walkers enjoy his acclaimed photography.

Stackenborg/Greenberg | 1545 Main St | 941.487.8001 | www.stackenborg-greenberg.com

Wrapping up on May 11, Women Contemporary Artists' juried spring show is on exhibit now at Chasen Galleries. The WCA was formed in 1984 by a group of 20 women artists who developed a plan to pool their efforts to encourage other women artists in the region on their individual artistic journeys. Find out more here.

 
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Market Movement?

You may have begun to hear rumblings about potential shifts coming in the housing market. Recent statistics released by Florida Realtors suggest that we are pretty on par with last year in every area except for inventory. You can find the entire report here

In our tropical paradise, the national market is less relevant than the local market. Many people on the national scale are anticipating a market correction that may have already happened here in Sarasota: we moved from a seller's market to a considerably more balanced market over the past year. A rise in inventory means that buyers have more options but overall, my outlook for Sarasota's housing market is that we will see the healthy balance continue for the foreseeable future.

 

Time for a Siesta

This has been a busy season for me out on Siesta Key! While I work in all areas of Sarasota, Siesta Key has a certain appeal during the winter months. Take a look at how a few people's winters just got a whole lot warmer...

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Sold at 95% of List Price 
222 Beach Rd. #4
3 bed | 4 bath | 3,067 sq ft

This townhome was designed by architect Tim Seibert and features expansive Gulf of Mexico views and direct access to Siesta Key Beach.

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Under Contract in 38 Days
4660 Ocean Blvd #D-2
2 bed | 2 bath | 1,200 sq ft

This updated bungalow is located in Sea Village right on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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For Sale Now!
710 Siesta Key Cir
3 bed | 2 bath | 2,143 sq ft

Renovated to perfection, this canal-front home on Siesta Key provides a sophisticated and updated retreat for boaters.

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Recently Reduced!
7840 Midnight Pass Rd
2 bed | 2 bath | 2,466 sq ft

This warm and inviting home is situated right on Siesta's Heron Lagoon has been recently renovated and enjoys floor to ceiling vistas from the living space.