- June 4, 2009
$1,025,000 sale at Grand Bay II
Gilbert and Susan Harrell sold their Unit 263 at Grand Bay II to Linda and Glenn Miller, from Windemere, for $1,025,000. It was the largest real-estate transaction recorded on the keys during the week of June 8 through June 12.
The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo with 2,369 square feet of living area at 3040 Grand Bay Blvd. was constructed at the 272-unit Grand Bay development in 1996.
The condo last sold for $1.2 million in March 2006.
In another sale at Grand Bay in Building V, Gemma and Steven Edwards, from Andover, Mass., paid $640,000 for Unit 531 to Yvonne and Anthony Newton Dixon, of Roswell, Ga. The two-bedroom, two-bath condo at 2721 Gulf of Mexico Drive has 1,270 square feet of air-conditioned living area.
The Dixons purchased the condominium for $880,000 in December 2005.
The second-biggest sale was the $1.01 million that Cathy and David Norton, from New Canaan, Conn., paid for Unit A-305 at the L’Elegance on Lido Beach, 1800 Ben Franklin Drive. The sellers were Zita and Robert Grepling, of Sarasota.
The two-bedroom, two-bath condominium has 1,270 square feet of living area and was constructed by Yale Properties of Boca Raton in 1996.
The Greplings bought the condo for $725,000 in June 2003.
Sandra Grady, of St. Louis, sold her home at 125 N. Adams Drive on St. Armands Key for $560,000 to Teresa and William Eckman, from Lafayette, Ind.
Grady acquired the house for $117,857 in September 1990 and added a swimming pool in 2003. The house, originally built in 1966, has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,643 square feet of living area.
Rebecca and Kim Huntley purchased a 50% interest in Unit 202 at the 40-unit Longboat Beachcomber, 2721 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Jennifer Andre, of Chama, Ill., also purchased a 50% interest in the unit. Sellers were Patricia Ann Crown and Constance Lynn Ingram, of Corvallis, Ore., for $550,000.
The two-bedroom, two-bath condo apartment was constructed in 1970 and has 884 square feet of living area.
John Bishop, of Annandale, Minn., acquired a half-interest in Unit 206 on Tract 3 at the 22-unit LaPlaya condominium, 4425 Gulf of Mexico Drive, by paying $335,000 through his revocable trust to Candace Muzzey, the personal representative of the estate of Marjorie Lindquist, formerly of Elgin, Ill.
The three-bedroom, three-bath condo has 1,704 square feet of living space and was built in 1974.
Jennifer Lister and her husband Robert Trull, of Ontario, sold their Unit 24 in Section 2 at the 93-unit Cedars East condominium to Judith and Keith Maurer, from Tampa, for $330,000.
The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo at 541 Forest Way has 1,501 square feet of living space and was constructed in 1990.
The Trulls bought the condo for $229,900 in July 2001.
There were two sales at the 300-unit Longboat Harbour, constructed by the late I.Z. Mann in 1970. Gayle and Jim Cather Jr., from Lakeland, bought Unit 304 in Building L at Longboat Harbour from Marcelyn and Harold Hendrikson for $225,500. The one-bedroom, one-bath apartment at 4420 Exeter Drive has 725 square feet of living area.
The Hendriksons bought the unit for $95,000 in February 1998.
In the second Longboat Harbour transaction, Gail and Henri Groenheim, c/o Lisa Groenheim, of Glenview, Ill., sold their Unit 101 in Building I to Karen and Robert Darby, of Fairfield, Conn., for $225,000.
The two-bedroom, two-bath apartment at 4390 Exeter Drive has 1,168 square feet of living space.
The Groenheims paid $105,000 for the condo in April 1997.
Lido Beach Club
Eric Ducharme and his wife, Kerry Fehr-Ducharme, from West Chester, Ohio, purchased Unit 501 at the Lido Beach Club, 1212 Ben Franklin Drive, from Thomas Gallagher and Mark Brill, of 101 Ben Franklin Drive, for $667,000.
Gallagher and Brill bought the unit for $465,100 in July 2001.
The 35-year-old two-bedroom, two-bath condo has 1,532 square feet of living space.
Branch Banking, of St. Petersburg, sold the 37-year-old home at 1252 Center Place in the Lido C Division of John Ringling Estates, commonly referred to as Lido Shores, to Danny Mills, of Ontario, for $500,000.
The three-bedroom, two-bath house has a swimming pool and 2,327 square feet of living area.
Kent Chetlain is a veteran Florida journalist and historian, a former Manatee County commissioner and a holder of a Florida real-estate license. He has chronicled real-estate activity in this area since 1957.