Archive for the ‘Charlotte Luxury’ Category

O Christmas Tree, Where to Put Thee? 10 Magnificent Living Rooms

This holiday season, we may not find ourselves blanketed with snow but we still know how to create a winter wonderland.  From garlands to Christmas trees to elaborate model trains, the home becomes a significant setting for all our yuletide festivities. As many of us search for the perfect perch to center the tree, we offer a look at some spectacular Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota homes for sale with inspiring living rooms  – the perfect merry setting for creating many Christmas (and year-round) memories.

Shown 1160 North Casey Key Road, Osprey1160-North-Casey-Key-Road---A3988189_9The living room in this exquisite 10,125 square foot home is set on 2.5 acres on the exclusive north end of Casey Key, Florida. This home may have sold, view all Casey Key homes for sale. The home shown 1160 N. Casey Key features a stone fireplace and cypress beams that are sure to complement any holiday décor (not to mention the breathtaking water views).  (more…)


9 Reasons Why There’s No Place Like Boca Grande

BocaGrande-DSC_5689 (2)Boca Grande is like a Floridian Brigadoon. It is as enchanting as it is distinctive, as untouched by time as it is by snow. And from my first visit to the island to every excursion that has followed, I’ve never been to a place that is more transformative.

This island is more like a mind-set than a destination. It’s as if the Boca Grande experience is the embodiment of those signs you see decorating vacation homes: “Gone fishing” or “Fuhgeddaboudit” or “On beach time.” (more…)

Featured Property: Coastal Chic on Palm Island

If you are drawn to sand, shells, sea, and sky, then you no doubt can imagine your ideal coastal home. You dream of a place that whispers “summer” all year long, a home that is central for creating good memories, and a haven that evokes the easy, carefree feel of boating and beachcombing. Our featured property of the month is located at 630 Bocilla Dr. Placida, Florida on Palm Island.

Please know that this property has Sold, but you can still view Palm Island, Florida homes for sale.

IMG_0093The 3,220 square foot residence provides a light and breezy atmosphere as it overlooks serene waterfront splendor. This lovely four bedroom home is perched along the Intracoatal Waterway near Don Pedro Island State Park and preserve, showcasing natural Florida beauty at its finest. (more…)

Discover Affordable Waterfront in Cape Haze….at least for now

Waterfront property is like a covered parking spot in Manhattan – all residents want one but only the very wealthy need apply. However, let it be known heretofore that there is affordable waterfront land available within Charlotte County and (like a Manhattan parking space) it is still close to everything.9300-Hialeah-Terrace-D5780222_14



Charlotte County: Leading Florida in Sale Price Increases

Englewood Homes for Sale

View Englewood Homes for Sale. A home for sale in Charlotte County where home prices have seen some impressive increases. (This home has sold.)

Interest in Charlotte County homes for sale is explosive. The Michael Saunders & Company Realtors in Englewood, Burnt Store, Boca Grande, and Punta Gorda have been witnessing an impressive increase in real estate activity. The following article, published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, outlines just how remarkable these gains are.

Charlotte enjoying a home-price bump


Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

After months of trailing the region in home price recovery, Charlotte County saw its residential prices roar past the entire state last month. (more…)


6 Kitchens You’ll Hunger For

Often called the heart of the home, kitchens have become more than a place to store and prepare food.  They are central to our daily rituals, encourage quality time with loved ones, and they even allow us to indulge in life’s many treats  – whether it be chocolate ice cream, brie cheese, or strawberries. These six kitchens featured in Sarasota homes for sale are sure to appeal to your many tastes (and your taste buds).

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Saunders Luxury Sales Report for August 3, 2013

Michael Saunders & Company is proud to announce the closings of Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota homes for sale  made possible through the professional representation of our agents, who work each day to fulfill the unique needs of homebuyers and sellers.  For the week ending August 3, 2013 the properties below sold for over $1 million.

This Gulf-front property was the highest luxury sale for the week. On Longboat Key, it sold for $6.8 million

This Gulf-front property was the highest luxury sale for the week. On Longboat Key, it sold for $6.8 million



Englewood Unveiled: A Fresh Slice of Old Florida

EnglewoodAerialI was recently treated to a grand tour of Englewood and the surrounding areas. Located between Sarasota and Fort Myers, water surrounds this laidback community that rests within both Sarasota and Charlotte County. Not having spent ample time within its borders, I was fortunate to find Michael Saunders & Company Realtor Pam Neer, who served as the ideal guide for my day trip. With a home in the area for over 24 years, Pam is a virtual custodian of the area’s history, natural beauty, recreational pursuits, and easy-going charm. Together, we explored all over Englewood, Manasota Key, Cape Haze and Placida, and only then did I truly begin to understand the depth of its many offerings. (more…)

The Neighborhood Report – Downtown Punta Gorda

Revitalized and Refreshed: Discover the charms of downtown Punta Gorda. Image courtesy of

The City of Punta Gorda was founded in 1882 by Colonel Isaac Trabue on 30 acres of land on the southern shore of Charlotte Harbor. A fire downtown destroyed almost all of Punta Gorda in 1905. After this disaster, the city council mandated all new businesses and homes be constructed of brick or concrete. After the completion of the first bridge across Charlotte Harbor in 1921, the great Florida boom reached the fishing village of Punta Gorda, and several key structures were built including City Hall, the Old Courthouse, Charlotte High School and the Punta Gorda Ice Plant

An Area of Revitalization – Downtown Punta Gorda

In 2004, the damage Hurricane Charley inflicted on the Punta Gorda area included many homes, structures and historical landmarks. A number of revitalization projects took place in the following years involving federal grants for restorations and amenities throughout the downtown corridor. Laishley Park Municipal Marina was constructed along Charlotte Harbor, the second largest harbor in the State of Florida with world-class fishing and access to the Gulf of Mexico. The marina has 85 boat slips and a boat launch for public use. A newly constructed Boat and Sail Club at Alice Park offers a kayak and canoe launch, along with powerboat dockage. The new construction of the Charlotte Event Center on Charlotte Harbor will bring culture and special events to the downtown corridor, and 800 new hotel rooms and restaurants add charm to the historic and downtown feel of the city. (more…)

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