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Coral Gables Waterfront Estate for Sale

Debra Wellins This home is all about location and phenomenal unobstructed waterfront views.  Every room overlooks Biscayne Bay with views of downtown Miami and Key Biscayne in the distance. This two-story, gated home, on a low traffic and exclusive street in Coral Gables, is 4 bedrooms and 4 baths with 5,157 square feet of living space.  It has a formal living room, dining room, den, library, family room, elevator, two-car garage, large pool, hurricane shutters and 121 linear feet of open bayfront, including a private L-shaped concrete dock with eight... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Fourth Quarter Single Family Home Sales 2013

Debra Wellins In the Village of Pinecrest, 36 single family homes sold in the fourth quarter of the year (October 1 - December 31, 2013) with a total sales volume of $42,673,250.  This is a dramatic drop in sales from the third quarter of this year, where 72 homes closed. Of the 36 closed sales, 15 homes were under $1,000,000 and 21 homes were over $1,000,000. The pie chart depicts sales in increments of $500,000. Thirty nine percent of homes sold between $500,000 and $999,000, 41 percent between $1,000,000 and $1,499,000 and 8 percent between... Continue Reading >

Four New Listings in Palmetto Bay

Debra Wellins What's your price range?  There are four new single family homes on the market in Palmetto Bay.  Three of them are featured here. The one home not included in this blog is a smashing contemporary renovation in Palmetto Bay.  If you love contemporary, this is a must see.  What I can tell you is that it is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2,875 square feet of living space on a half acre and is listed for $649,000.  I'm afraid it is restricted from advertising so contact... Continue Reading >

Paraiso Bay – Presale Lux Condo In East Edgewater

Debra Wellins Paraiso Bay is a new luxury condominium close to Miami’s arts, entertainment, and design districts and just south of the Julia Tuttle Causeway, in the East Edgewater area. It features two 53-story luxury towers with 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms, plus penthouses, each with over-sized terraces and private elevator entrance. The residences will have fabulous unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay and the city skyline. Pre-construction prices start at $399,900 for the 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath plus den to $1,402,900 for the four bedroom, 4.5 bath plus den.  Penthouses are also available starting at $1.9... Continue Reading >

The Condo Construction Craze

Debra Wellins Been downtown lately?  It's a mass of construction cranes.  Condo towers are going up all over the place from Miami Beach to Hollywood. I've been tracking the 35 condo projects currently under construction in Miami-Dade County.  Three of them are now completed towers*. Most of these are available for pre-sale, meaning you can place a deposit down now, while under construction, and make payments at specified completion phases. Towers Under Construction Miami Baltus House Bay House 23 Biscayne Bay* Brickell CityCentre BrickellHouse Grove at Grand Bay Habitat II Icon Bay 1100 Millecento Residences MyBrickell Nine... Continue Reading >

Palm Island Home Sells for $7,500,000

Debra Wellins It's been six months since there has been a sale on Palm Island in Miami Beach.  One Twenty Palm Ave. recently sold for $7,500,000 or an impressive $1,161 a square foot. Built in the 1930's, this 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath waterfront estate , with  6,461 square feet of living space, retains its old world charm with modern updates. [gallery ids="5956,5966,5965"] [gallery ids="5960,5959,5958"] Magical Palm Island Palm Island is a spectacular man-made island surrounded by Biscayne Bay. It is connected to neighboring Hibiscus Island to the north and is adjacent to Star Island to the east.  Located off... Continue Reading >

The Artification of Condo Sales in South Florida

Debra Wellins 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 Bond on Brickell, a new 44 story condo planned for Miami and themed after London's  legendary Bond Street,  has British photographer Terry O'Neill's life size black and... Continue Reading >

Pinecrest Contemporary Home For Sale

Debra Wellins Featured in Florida Design Magazine, this Southeast Pinecrest contemporary home is 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath plus an office, with 4,163 square feet of living space. It is situated on a deep, gated acre and has a tennis court and screened-in pool. Built in 1969, the house was gutted and totally renovated in 1992 with high end finishes.   [gallery columns="4" ids="5632,5634,5635,5633"] Architecturally, it has a French Mansard style shingled roof, popularized by the French architect Francois Mansart in the early 17th Century. 12405 SW 64th Avenue is offfered... Continue Reading >

New Listing in North Coconut Grove

Debra Wellins Nothing not to like about this North Coconut Grove luxury home steps from the bay with Riparian Rights. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom or office downstairs, 4.5 baths , 4,768 square feet of living space and wood and marble floors. It has all the bells and whistles including a large open kitchen, fireplace, three car garage, elevator, gym, back-up generator, pool and an outdoor grill. Offered at $2,095,000 [gallery columns="4" ids="5459,5458,5460,5462"] I am an estate specialist in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Pinecrest.  If you would like to... Continue Reading >

October Home Sales in South Coral Gables

Debra Wellins Snapper Creek Lakes, Gables by the Sea, Old Cutler Bay Estates and Pine Bay Estates were the only luxury communities in South Coral Gables with closed sales in October, 2013.  A total of five homes sold along Old Cutler Road, South of Kendall Drive (SW 88th St). The chart below lists the five properties that sold, the highest in Snapper Creek Lakes and the lowest in Gables by the Sea.  When looking at price per square foot, the house on Balada St.,... Continue Reading >