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Jul
23

Take a trip down memory lane in Sarasota, Florida. Take a look at the images and stories around Main Street in downtown. 

Sarasota Main Street 1887

Main Street dead-ended at the Sarasota House, the first hotel in the Sarasota Bay region. Built a year earlier, it remained a hotel until razed in 1924 for a bank building. The two indentical buildings at the end of the street was nearest present day Five Points. Adding a modern touch to downtown Sarasota was a newly built wooden sidewalk. 

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Gulf Stream Avenue and Main Street 1886

The photo below reveals the fact that the Sarasota Bay area was mainly a fishing village in the nineteenth century. The fishing industry actually dissipated after the boom of 1886-1887, for steamer skippers…

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Jul
23

Congratulations to the sellers, buyers and their agent Matt Lofthouse for the sale at 5336 Hunt Club Way in Silver Oak!

 

Silver Oak Estates

Within the Silver Oak Estates, located in Palmer Ranch sits a gorgeous home, now belonging to new owners!  This home is 5,300 square feet of spectacular! Custom built by Todd Johnson, so you know there was not one detail spared! Some features: travertine marble flooring, custom outdoor gas heated pool and spa, resistant swim-jet for pool exercising, outdoor summer kitchen, chef's kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, wine bar, walk in pantry, granite countertops, and custom cabinetry. The master bedroom is a retreat in and of itself! Master bath comes with a spa/hydro massage tub, dual…

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Jul
22

Despite what have all noticed as a slower year than those passed, Sarasota is still going strong! See this article below from the Sarasota Association of Realtors.

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Property sales again top 1,000 in Sarasota County


For the fourth straight month, property sales in Sarasota County topped 1,000 in June 2014, continuing a hot streak and signaling burgeoning strength in the local real estate market. Closed sales in June this year totaled 1,048, an improvement of 5.1 percent from the June 2013 figure of 997 sales. The breakdown was 727 single family homes and 321 condos sold, according to figures in the My Florida regional MLS system. Closings were off slightly from last month (May), when they hit 1,100 exactly.

The first half of 2014…

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Jul
22

Below is an interesting article from Bradenton.com

Downtown Sarasota Florida

Drawn both by beaches and expansive estates located in exclusive golf communities, some of the wealthiest homebuyers in the world have made Sarasota and Manatee counties a destination real estate market.

In the 2014 edition of its "Luxury Defined" white paper, Christie's International Real Estate lists Sarasota among 10 small communities in the world that draw a high percentage of "high net worth individuals" to buy high-priced homes.

With homes priced at $1 million or higher making up 8 percent of the residential real estate market in 2013, Sarasota joined exclusive "jewel box" enclaves with populations under 150,000 including Jackson Hole, Wyo., Monaco and Martha's Vineyard as an…

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Jul
14

Congratulations to the sellers, buyers and Jason Wood for assisting the sale of 1001 Beach Rd. #101!

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If the name of the building alone does not entice you, well let's add the directions in a simple form: Siesta to Beach Road.  That's what the new owners will be able to tell their friends now, when they host their first party!  This location is one of the biggest attractions to Sarasota!  Siesta Key, miles of white sand, the blue inviting water, the village, life on the beach is just superb! 

Our House at the Beach Condo Sold! 

Motivated Seller - make an offer today! The white powdery sand of Siesta Key are just steps away....location is superb. Our House at the Beach is a popular complex not only because of location, but ease of…

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Jul
9

Great White Shark Longboat Key DwellingWell.com 

1) Edgar Green caught this 20 foot Great White Shark in the Gulf off the north end of Longboat Key in 1937. The record for the biggest great white ever caught in the world is 21.8 feet.

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2) Where did Longboat come from?

In 1539 Hernando DeSoto is thought to have visited here with his scout, Juan Anasco, manning the “longboat” as it went through the north pass.

In 1941, the late Gordon Whitney discivered in Bishops Bayou what is believed to be pieces of Anasco's longboat. These artifacts prompted many to believe this was the origin of the key's name.

 

 

3) Ritz Carlton on Longboat Key?

Circus magnate John ringling tried to get Longboat Key on the map in 1926 when he broke ground for a luxury hotel to be called the…

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Jul
8

Congratulations to the sellers, buyers and Kathryn Cooper for assisting the sale of 1125 Peppertree Drive #201!

Peppertree Condos Siesta Key

Located on Siesta Key, sits this completely remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in Peppertree Bay. Some features: granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, new tile, new water heater & a/c unit, and it overlooks the lagoon. Let's not forget to mention the new owners can step outside and in minutes be on Siesta Key Beach.  Let the Florida lifestyle begin, shall we? Imagine, on a whim wanting to see the sunset and being able to make that happen in your backyard! The village is right around the corner too! This means brunch, happy hour with friends & family, or dinner and some live music. 

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Jul
7

San Remo Estates

Congratulations to the sellers, buyers & Beth Lancaster! 3827 Tangier Terrace has been SOLD!

A short hop, skip & a jump off the mainland west of the trail by Siesta Key's North Bridge sits this spectacular, brand new Allegra home. Some features of this beauty: circular drive, double door entry, 20' great room ceilings, travertine flooring, two toned cabinetry accompanied by granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 1st floor master suite, spa like master bath, large walk in closets, dual access den, Tuscan outdoor dining space, heated pool & spa, lush landscaping, large bonus/theater room on the 2nd floor, plus 2 additional bedrooms & baths. These are just a few of the many details!

This San Remo Estates home was put under construction in…

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Jul
2

From All Of Us At DWELL, We Wish You A Safe & Happy Independence Day!

Whether you will be enjoying July 4th at home with the children in the backyard, or sitting roof top overlooking Marina Jacks - we hope that your 4th is fantastic! In the event you are still trying to find out what to do or where to go, no need to stress!  Sarasota offers many places to pop open that beach chair and enjoy the weekend! Here are a few that you may like:
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  1. Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix - This is one of my favorites!  The fun starts on the week of the 4th and carries on until Sunday the 6th when the boat races take place.  If you plan on attending the boat races, one piece of advice - GET THERE EARLY!  The beach is full of vendors, tents, & umbrellas and it is…

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Jul
1

1599 Oaks Circle North Sarasota FL 

Congratulations to our clients, as well as our great agent James Tassell, for their successful purchase in the lovely Lakes Estates subdivision of Sarasota. This cozy 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 half bathroom, 1988 built, 3,444 square foot home sits on a spacious and lush 26,136 square foot lot. 

Lakes Estates Home Sold

Experience this fabulous 4 bedroom in The Lakes! Two full baths plus two half baths complete this spacious design with a huge caged pool on a lake! High ceilings, oversized side-entry garage and circular drive allow you to spread out and appreciate the established plantings and gorgeous trees. Generous room sizes allow your family and guests comfort and privacy. Open sliders for fresh air and stunning views. Newer roof,…

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