April 10, 2013

What’s for Sale in Palmetto Bay?

As of April 8, there are 37 homes for sale in The Village of Palmetto Bay that are not under contract.  Six homes are listed for over $1,000,000, 15 are listed between $500,000 to $999,000 and 16 are listed for under $500,000.   None of these are foreclosures and only three are short sales. With so little inventory on the market […]
April 10, 2013

Khong River House is Just O-Khay

I expected greatness from Khong River House after reading and hearing only rave reviews.  My family and I anticipated this dinner with such enthusiasm, driving to Miami Beach in a torrential rain storm to taste the authentic and innovative food from Northern Thailand (Mekong River – including Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos). Maybe it was an off night for the […]
April 6, 2013

Comparison of Sale Price Per Square Foot in Pinecrest Quadrants

Last year I reported that NE Pinecrest had the highest average single family home sale price per square foot than the other areas of Pinecrest.  The first quarter of this year continues the trend.  In looking at the median sales price of single family homes per square foot, NE Pinecrest comes in at $320.00, NW Pinecrest at $278, SE Pinecrest at $256.00 and SW […]
April 5, 2013

Great New Read – “TheTropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove”

Now here’s a book that captures the heart and soul of Coconut Grove.  “The Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove” by Beth Dunlop, editor of Modern Magazine, is the pictorial story of 33 charming bungalows and cottages, their lush gardens and the eclectic people who lived in and nurtured these homes.  Anyone who has made Coconut Grove their home or hung out in The […]
April 5, 2013

The Barnacle Society Hosts The Commodore’s Birthday Bash 2013

You are Invited… Commodore Ralph Monroe’s Birthday Celebration at The Barnacle Historic State  Park… 3485 Main Hwy  Coconut Grove, FL  33133… Sunday, April 7, 2013… 6-9pm… Hosted by The Barnacle Society … Entertainment by the Solar Dogs… Silent Auction including official NBA ball signed by Ray Allen, South African Safari trip for 2… Champagne, Wine, Beer, […]
March 30, 2013

Contemporary Architecture

Contemporary architecture, in its most literal sense, is architecture of the moment or that being produced now.  Stylistically, it is innovative and forward-looking, incorporating free-form design with whimsical elements. Contemporary or Modern? Clearing up the Confusion… Contemporary architecture, by definition, is a changing phenomena, based on what is trendy at the moment, while modern style is based on a […]
March 28, 2013

Devonwood Contemporary Home Sold

A Pinecrest tri-level contemporary home just closed in Devonwood for $1,200,000.  Comtemporary architecture is red hot right now and this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 1974 total renovation is no exception.  It sold in just under two months for 97% of list price at $269/sq ft. Want to learn the difference between Modern and Contemporary architecture? Check out my blog here. I am […]
March 26, 2013

No Sales in Snapper Creek Lakes for Six Months

Three months ago, I reported that sales in the Coral Gables community of Snapper Creek Lakes have stalled.   This is a very desirable gated community yet, it has been six months now since there has been a sale.  There are currently two properties under contract and eight homes for sale.  Also on the market since last October is an oak laden lot around three quarters of an acre listed […]
March 25, 2013

Price Distribution of Pinecrest Homes for Sale

    In Pinecrest, 91 homes over $1,000,000 are currently for sale.  Forty four homes are for sale between $500,000 and $1,000,000 and only four homes are under $500,000.  Most homes in this community are on large parcels of land, often 3/4 acre and up, adding significant value to these properties. Click here to see the complete market analysis […]