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A Modern Pinecrest Family Home – True Green

The Haper home in Pinecrest is a modern masterpiece in environmental design and lifestyle. It is not simply that they use green materials in their home but that sustainability is their way of life. I met the Harpers while representing them in real estate transactions. David Harper is an innovative environmental architect; his wife Jennifer is experienced in LEED certification. What struck me the most about this couple was their dedication to sustainable living through architecture, energy efficiency and a healthy lifestyle. We have all been raised on the precepts of... Continue Reading >

Just Sold – Gorgeous Acre in Pinecrest

  I just sold this spectacular acre in the Village of Pinecrest.  The developer who purchased it will be building a beautiful contemporary home that will add tremendous value to the neighborhood. This was a challenging acre to sell.  Although located in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Pinecrest, on a no-traffic street with beautiful majestic oaks and nice property dimensions, this acre had many site development issues that had to be resolved. moving a fire hydrant moving power lines, moving neighboring fences, boundary line issues and removal and... Continue Reading >

Village of Pinecrest Land Sales – 2014 Market Report

The Village of Pinecrest has very few undeveloped parcels of land remaining.  Last year, 17 lots were purchased, 6 of which were undeveloped and 11 with tear-down houses that sold for land value only. Developers are chomping at the bit for beautiful parcels of land in prime locations in The Village. The chart below has all the data for 2014 Pinecrest land sales generated from the MLS.  This is a most time-consuming analysis as most of the acres sold are not necessarily listed under land sales but under... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Home Sales 2014 – The Annual Report

The numbers are in for 2014 single family home sales in the Village of Pinecrest. These numbers reflect all sales listed in the MLS but not homes sold by owner. Each year, I brake down Pinecrest sales by quadrants, with SW 112th Street representing the division between north and south and SW 67th Avenue representing the division between east and west. The chart below is self explanatory, but I'd like to point out the relevant changes between 2013 and 2014 that are the most interesting. The 2014 total volume in sales was up 18% over 2013.... Continue Reading >

New Construction in the Village of Pinecrest

There is certainly no shortage of new single family homes being built in Pinecrest these days. I drove around the Village from 102 Street to 118th Street, just east of Ludlam and found 8 homes under construction, some in the early stages and some almost completed. The architectural styles are a mix of Key West, Mediterranean and Modern. I definitely have my eye on the stunning contemporary going up (see photo above).  It's available if you're interested.  Call, text or drop me an email if you would like to tour the property, see the floor plans or... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Open House Sunday From 1-3

Debra Wellins Please join me this Sunday, September 28 at my open house located at 10900 SW 68 Avenue from 1 - 3 pm. You must come see this phenomenal oak laden acre in one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Village of Pinecrest. I am not kidding when I say this street is beyond quiet with little to no traffic, short of the residents who live on the block. Not only is this lot ideal for building a custom estate, but it's all Pinecrest schools and walking distance to parks... Continue Reading >

Just Listed – Fabulous Acre for Sale in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Affordable acres in the Village of Pinecrest are increasingly rare these days, especially on a quiet, low-traffic street in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Pinecrest. My new listing at 10900 SW 68 Ave is just that, an oak laden .91 acre lot with a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home, architecturally in the vernacular of an Alfred Browning Parker design.  It's 1,524 square feet of charm in need of updating that could please a first time home buyer looking for a beautiful piece of paradise, in a superb school district. More than likely,... Continue Reading >

Highest Sale – Lowest Sale in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Here's the ying and yang of single family home sales in The Village of Pinecrest this year. Let's start with the high end.  Located at 9030 SW 60th Ave, this 7 bedroom, 8 bath, 3 half bath home with 12,400 square feet of living area on over an acre sold in June for $6,199,000 or $444 per square foot. The estate was listed by Saddy Delgado of One Sotheby's and has every conceivable luxury accouchement including a spectacular theater room, bar with wine cellar, staff... Continue Reading >

Living Italian Style on the Green

Debra Wellins Live elegantly and entertain in style in this Ramon Pacheco designed Italian Villa tucked away in a private enclave directly on the Biltmore Golf Course. This grand two-story Coral Gables home has a central courtyard that allows for a wonderful flow for parties and family living. It includes six bedrooms, six and a half baths, 5,392 square feet of living space and a formal dining room and living room with a fireplace. The kitchen and family room open onto to a large covered terrace and pool patio.   [gallery ids="7926,7927,7929,7932,7931,7930"] Upstairs, the luxurious master suite has a sitting room,... Continue Reading >

Exquisite Waterfront Home in Coconut Grove’s Entrada Estates

Debra Wellins When I think of Coconut Grove, back in the 1920's, this is the house I picture... Romantic Spanish architecture with coral rock pathways leading to an arched entrance  flourishing with bougainvillea... Vaulted wood beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplace and rooms with individual character...                   Lush tropical old growth landscaping that's just a little bit wild and A separate guest cottage with living room and kitchen for my artist, poet and political instigator friends... Drama aside, this 4 bedroom, 5 bath home, with 4,023 square feet of living space  is special.... Continue Reading >