Siesta Key estate sells for $4 million

December 8, 2012 

Waterfront estate sells for $4 million

SARASOTA -- A waterfront estate on Siesta Key sold for $4.075 million, the highest selling bayfront property this year, according to Realtor Michael Saunders & Co.

The home at 8347 Midnight Pass Road sold Nov. 13 and was listed by the Addy & Wittig Team of the Longboat Key South office of Michael Saunders & Co. It was on the market for 56 days before going under contract and officially closed 56 days later.

The property was sold by Lindsay Bucknell of the Re/Max Alliance group.

Green award for Carlson Studio Architecture

SARASOTA -- Carlson Studio Architecture recently received the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Commercial Interiors outstanding project of the year award.

The project was Lakewood Ranch Plastic Surgery, specially designed with eco-friendly features.

Fantasy Travel toy drive cruising toward success

MANATEE -- Fantasy Travel's ninth annual cruise/tour show and toy drive to help Manatee Children's Service successfully received three bikes and other items for teenagers and young children.

Fantasy Travel is still collecting toys until Dec. 22.

HuB to celebrate grand opening this evening

SARASOTA -- Sarasota's HuB, a creative and collaborative office building and space at 1680 Fruitville Road developed by Jesse Biter of Biter Enterprises and Rich Swier, will celebrate its grand opening from 7-9 p.m. today.

Currently 90 percent leased, HuB tenants are comprised of start-ups, entrepreneurial businesses and organizations, including Biter Enterprises, Florida Shores Bank, the Sarasota Open and BioLucid Technologies.

There will be tours, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a 3D digital presentation developed by Ringling Collage of the Arts on the outside of the building, starting at 8 p.m.

It is free and open to the public with a confirmed RSVP to hubsarasota.eventbrite.com. Space is limited and a ticket is required to attend.

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