There is lots of buzz in the office about this weekend’s upcoming Whitfield Estates Historic Tour. Among the 5 Spanish-style homes being showcased on the tour, the Knapp Residence at 7219 Broughton Street is a must see. When I was a home-owner in Whitfield, I can remember walking the neighborhood admiring every single home that is included in this weekend’s event, but 7219 Broughton was the one that took my breath away. I was very lucky to have lived in a Spanish-style home myself at 7444 Broughton Street, so being surrounded by such unique architectural style was very exciting for me. When the opportunity of touring the Knapp Residence presented itself to me, I jumped at the chance. If I close my eyes, I can still remember the incredible details of this true historic treasure… from the amazing landscaping, saltwater swimming pool, greenhouse, Mother-In-Law Quarters and covered patio offered on the outside to open floor plan, stained-glass, fireplace and French doors on the inside, I was mesmerized with every step. My words cannot do this beautiful home justice, so I can only suggest that you get to experience its charm for yourself.
In October 2009, Sarasota Magazine’s Senior Editor, Robert Plunkett included the Knapp Residence in his article “Sarasota’s 10 Most Beautiful Homes”. Kudos to you, Mr. Plunkett… I totally agree. To read Mr. Plunkett’s entire article, click here. http://www.sarasotamagazine.com/Articles/Past-Issues/2009/October-2009/Sarasota-s-10-Most-Beautiful-Homes.aspx
Be sure to read the recent article published by Harold Bubil in the Real Estate section of the Sarasota Herald Tribune for a complete breakdown of the properties included this year… Don’t miss out on this wonderful tour that is once again including these gorgeous vintage homes. An experience I can promise will not disappoint! http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110220/ARTICLE/102201018
Whitfield Estates Historic Tour
10am – 4pm, Sunday, February 27
Tickets – $15/person (Can be purchased at any tour home)
For more information, visit www.whitfield-ballentine.org
Or call 351-5725 or 755-0164
Enjoy the tour!
Elsa K. Holderness