Owner of Bartow’s famed Wonder House pins hopes on zoning change

During its heyday, the Wonder House attracted curiosity seekers willing to pay a small admission to view up close a true one-of-a-kind residence considered an architectural marvel. A Bartow treasure, it featured inventive, modern conveniences such as hollow columns that collected rainwater from the roof. The water was piped through walls, feeding plants that were […]

Realtor couple take to heart the advice they give to clients when preparing their home for sale

Realtor/homeowner Patricia Hanly has a collection of 350 teapots, most of them English and nearly all bought from the potters who crafted them in various villages all over Great Britain. She’s reluctantly packed away all but about a dozen in preparation for the sale of her cottage-style home on Bougainvillea Street in Sarasota. She and […]

Fla. Jury Awards $44M To Investors In Failed Condo Project

A Florida jury on Thursday awarded $43.9 million to an investment group that includes billionaire Wayne Huizenga and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino for a condominium project that failed financially after a Wachovia employee sent out confidential contact information to more than 100 condominium buyers. The jurors in Fort Lauderdale hit Wachovia Mortgage Corp. […]