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Key Biscayne Luxury Condo Sales

Debra Wellins Condos with a waterfront view are selling on Key Biscayne.  Twenty seven properties have closed in the last 105 days at or above $1 million and 24 of these were waterfront. The Grand Bay had the highest sale at $5,750,000 ($1,195/square foot) for a 5 bedroom 3.5 bath condo, with 4,810 square feet of living space. The lowest luxury sale, for $1,00,000, was a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,225 square foot condo ($533/square feet). The median sale was three bedroom, three bath, with... Continue Reading >

Just Listed in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins Need space - here it is! Northeast Pinecrest gated manse with all the bells and whistles:  7 bedroom, 8.5 bath,  8,712 square feet, enormous family and great room, rotunda foyer, mahoghany library, large cook's kitchen with Viking appliances and two pantries, fireplace, custom closets, pool, spa and patio with covered  bbq area, balconies, three car garage and impact windows and doors - all squeezed into just under an acre of lux living. Offered at $ 3,398,000.00               I am a Pinecrest luxury real... Continue Reading >

Problems with Buying and Selling Smart Homes…Get the CODE!

Debra Wellins I'm not talking The Davinci Code here folks.  However, if you don't have it, you're dead in the water.  This is probably the most important piece of advice I can give the buyer who is making an offer on a luxury property with sophisticated home automation. You must have the Source Code or you can't access or make changes to the system.  The source code is analogous to a log-in for a web page.  No code, no way into the... Continue Reading >

Chic and Modern in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins New on the market, this stylish house is perfect for the modernist who loves cooking and entertaining. Located in Southwest Pinecrest, this renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on just under half an acre, with 3,192 sq feet of living space, is offered for $1,490,000. This home has a beautiful pool area including a tiki hut for lounging out of the sun and top of the line bbq.  The master bedroom has a fantastic loft style office above with superb natural lighting... Continue Reading >

Ultra Luxury Smart Home Technology

Debra Wellins This is how it works!  You're having a party and want to set the mood.  With one touch,  the lights turn on to a preset softness and color, the thermostat reduces the temperature, the fountains flow, the motorized shades retract, the music begins, the front gates open and the fireplace ignites.  Bing-bang-boom. Home automation is the rage in ultra luxury residences and businesses.  You may have heard some of the buzz words like Lutron Lighting and Crestron Systems that are promoted in real estate marketing.  According... Continue Reading >

Spanish Hacienda Sells in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins It took about four months, but the Spanish Hacienda home in NW Pinecrest sold this week for $2,500,000 or $326 a square foot. This 6 bedroom, 7.5 baths, 7,657 square foot casa, built in 2003 on over an acre, was bound to lure the right buyer with its top notch interior formal finishes, expansive rooms with fantastic natural lighting, Old Chicago brick surrounding the house, climate-controlled three car garage, heated pool/spa, impact windows and doors, generator, and Crestron system. See for yourself... [gallery ids="2539,2543,2541,2545,2544,2542"] I am a Pinecrest real estate specialist and would be happy to help you... Continue Reading >

Just Listed in Pinecrest

Debra Wellins This spacious home located at 7650 S.W. 122nd St.,  in S.W.  Pinecrest,  is 5 bedrooms and 4 baths with  5,599 square feet of living space on just under an acre. It has a large open kitchen, an oversized master bedroom and a long  covered terrace overlooking the private pool and backyard. As you can see in the photo gallery below, the spaces of  this Mediterranean home are roomy and airy with tasteful updates.  It's a fantastic family home that is move in... Continue Reading >

Luxury Sales in Pinecrest, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove

Debra Wellins The luxury residential market is healthy with 38 homes selling at $2 million and up.  Since January,  11 homes in  Pinecrest, 10 homes in Coral Gables and 17 homes in Coconut Grove have closed, 21 of which are waterfront. *Some Nice Features* Most of these high-end homes have what you would expect: gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, game rooms, quality craftmenship, guard gates, spectacular landscaping and boat dockage with waterfront estates.  But many have additional features that make them alluring homes to attract specific... Continue Reading >

Le Parc Brickell – Urban Oasis by Simpson Park

Debra Wellins Le Parc Brickell is taking reservations for its 12-story 128-unit luxury condominium located on the corner of South Miami Ave. and SW 17th Road in Miami's upscale Brickell neighborhood. Slated for delivery December, 2014, this eco-friendly, boutique-style building will have panoramic views of Simpson Park Hammock and look out over Biscayne Bay and the Downtown Miami/Brickell skyline. Le Parc will offer "move -in-ready" studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, as well as nine expansive two-story townhome units with floor plans ranging from approximately 576... Continue Reading >

Action Galore in Gables by the Sea

Debra Wellins Sales are heating up in the luxury waterfront community of Gables by the Sea.  Eighteen single family homes are on the market.  The most expensive home is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath contemporary offered at $8,199,000 .  This property, with phenomenal wide bay views, was recently subdivided allowing for a much better asking price.  The beautiful home in the photos is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath Mediterranean estate with no bridges to the Bay and is offered at $3,199,000.  At... Continue Reading >