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L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling

L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling

A first-floor double sized unit at L’Ambiance on south Longboat Key closed on Nov. 17 for $4.8 million. Of note is the residence was the long-time home of  Howard C. Tibbals, creater of the Howard Bros. Circus, which is a ¾-inch-to-the-foot scale replica of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus located on the Ringling […]

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review 2014: Severe beach erosion, north end fix underway

Year in Review 2014: Severe beach erosion, north end fix underway

This year marked the year that construction finally began on the north end groins, a structural solution to the constant erosion at the north end beaches. Plans for the groins began during the last islandwide beach renourishment back in 2006. In June of 2014, beach renourishment discussion began as well as a long-range plan for […]

January 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Islandside must weather receding beach

Islandside must weather receding beach

“I do not want to say ‘Let them eat cake’ or ‘Let them pound sand,’ but they may have to make it through the season without a recreational beach.”

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand loss demands noisy solution

Sand loss demands noisy solution

‘A couple thousand trucks will be noticed for weeks and weeks and weeks. It will be a conga-line of trucks coming in and out and going on the beach and dumping sand all day.’

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

South end beach erosion causes condo concerns

South end beach erosion causes condo concerns

‘L’Ambiance, The Pierre, Regent Place and The Sanctuary are experiencing an extreme loss of beach, large drop offs at the water’s edge and water encroaching the protected dune areas, all of which leaves us vulnerable to strong storm damage and land loss.’

May 4, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

IPOC files motion

IPOC files motion

According to Islandside Property Owner’s Coalition (IPOC) President Bob White, the coalition filed a motion to amend the de-novo complaint this week, dropping counts that the development order was inconsistent with the town’s Comprehensive Plan. IPOC maintains that the town violated its own charter and state law when it amended its Zoning Code and the Comprehensive […]

December 3, 2011 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

IPOC wins standing argument

IPOC wins standing argument

The Islandside Property Owners Coalition gained a court victory Friday with Circuit Court Judge Charles Roberts’ ruling that the IPOC organization has the legal right and authority to ask a judge to overturn the town’s development order

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stylish couple hosts L’Ambiance soirée

Stylish couple hosts L’Ambiance soirée

A couple of L’Ambiance’s most stylish Longboaters Heloisa and Charles Jennings hosted a splendid evening soirée at the Hyde Park Steak House Sunday, April 10. More than 60 guests enjoyed a champagne and cocktail hour followed by a five-star dinner. Famed Longboaters Bob White and Dr. Murray and Sue Klauber were among the many other […]

April 25, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Featured property: L’Ambiance, Unit F208

Featured property: L’Ambiance, Unit F208

L’Ambiance 415 L’Ambiance Drive #F208 Longboat Key, Fla. This three-bedroom plus bonus room, 4.5-bath, 3,380-square-foot condominium home is the true definition of waterfront living. Located on the second floor of the L’Ambiance south tower, views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico are enjoyed from the terrace. A private exterior staircase leads to the pool […]

April 12, 2011 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Towers leaves IPOC

Longboat Key Towers leaves IPOC

Longboat Key Towers is now the second condominium organization to leave Islandside Property Owners Coalition LLC (IPOC). The Pierre, back in July, was the first condominium association to leave IPOC.

October 18, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »