December 4, 2013

The Artification of Condo Sales in South Florida

Exceptional and valuable art is being paired, not with fine wine, but with luxury condominiums in South Florida.  Paintings, sculptures, public art and video installations, art furniture, rugs and murals are adorning lobbies, pool decks and other common areas of high-end condos to attract wealthy buyers. And the art is not just for the 12th Art Basel Miami Beach, December 5-8.   It’s permanent. The […]
November 26, 2013

Mansard Style

A Mansard or Mansard style roof is referred to as a French roof or curbed roof. Architecturally, it is a four-sided gambrel-style hip roof which is characterized by two slopes on each of its sides with dormer windows often set into the lower slope at a steeper angle than the upper. The steep roof with […]
October 29, 2013

Cool Contemporary Beach House

Rick and I just spent a fabulous weekend with great friends in their crisp, contemporary and chic South Vero Beach – ten steps from the sand – beach house. It was built in the eighties and completely renovated to perfection. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Inside Outside Want to build a dream home on little piece […]
October 14, 2013

Alfred Browning Parker Home for Sale

Alfred Browning Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Florida, School of Architecture, began designing homes in South Florida in the early 1940’s. Influenced by Frank Loyd Wright’s organic style, Parker’s buildings are revered for their craftsmanship and use of local materials that embrace the environment and integrate seamlessly with the sub tropical climate. Built in […]
October 10, 2013

Barnacle Blitz this Weekend

Three big events at The Barnacle Historic State  Park this weekend….best deals in town. Friday Night  Oct 11 Barnacle Under Moonlight Concert featuring The Pitbull of Blues Band   Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Gates open at 6 pm with music from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.   Admission $ 8 members, $10 future […]
September 3, 2013

Pinecrest Modern Home for Sale

An eye appealing and spacious modern home just hit the market in Southeast Pinecrest. This gated 1990 residence was recently remodeled with a new addition by Hollub Homes. Consisting of 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and 7,225 square feet of living space, it has all impact doors and windows and a two car garage and pool […]
August 28, 2013

Key West Style in the Village of Pinecrest

Hemmingway would approve of this beautiful Key West style home under construction in North Pinecrest.  The two-story luxury home, on over an acre, will have 10,519 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, a media room, a gourmet kitchen, a staff or in-laws quarters, a full size gym,  an elevator, a pool […]
April 26, 2013

Echo Brickell – New Boutique Luxury Condo

Echo Brickell is taking reservations now for its 172 luxury residential units, featuring a cutting edge robotic parking system, a 4,000 square feet state-of-the-art fitness center and spa and a full floor infinity pool suspended over 250′ in the air.  Each residence will be delivered furniture ready, complete with interior design inspired by Carlos Ott, and include Apple […]
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 […]