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Sold – Waterfront Condo in Bay Harbor

The condo market continues to be hot.  I represented the buyers in the sale of a two bedroom, two bath waterfront condo on Bay Harbor Island in Miami Beach . This condo sold for a sweet $285,000, a great price for an apartment with bay and city views from every room. The owners are thrilled with their purchase and are in the process of fixing it up as they make this their new home, all the way from Sitka, Alaska. The condo has great amenities including... Continue Reading >

New Listing in Cedar Glenn

I just listed an amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,562 square foot lakefront penthouse in North Miami. This spacious and cheerful apartment looks out over the lake and pool from the living room, kitchen and screened-in porch.  It has split plan master bedrooms with walk-in closets, one of which has a screened-in porch.  The building has a heated pool and there are two assigned parking spaces. [gallery ids="8629,8630,8634"] This condo comes with a full complement of amenities.  Just about everything is included. 24 hour security patrol... 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 >

Two Sales in Snapper Creek Lakes

Two homes were snapped up by buyers this year in Snapper Creek Lakes. 5545 Arbor Lane Sale Price  $4,994,500 $491 per Square Foot Brokerage:  EWM Realty International This home is of superb craftmanship with impeccable woodwork and details throughout.  The spacious 6 bedroom, 8 bath craftsman-inspired residence was custom-built in 2008 and includes his and her offices, playroom, media room and 4-car garage with over 10,000 square feet of living space on over an acre.   [gallery ids="7354,7355,7356"] 10645 Snapper Creek Road Sale Price $3,100,000 $424 per Square Foot Brokerage: Kendall... Continue Reading >

Oceanfront Home in Coconut Grove – The Best Deal

Debra Wellins Is there such a thing as a great buy for a home with direct oceanfront views?  I'm not talking about a canal where you have to crane your neck to see the bay. If $4,395,000 is in your price range, then this is truly the best deal on the market for a home with wide open, unobstructed waterfront views in Coconut Grove.  It is selling for $526 a square foot. 3528 Bayshore Villas Dr. - 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath, with 8,347 square feet of living space on... Continue Reading >

De Garmo Estate for Sale in Coconut Grove

Debra Wellins An exquisite 1929 Walter De Garmo estate just came on the market in The Moorings, overlooking the bay in Coconut Grove. This beautifully restored 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath Mediterranean Revival home exemplifies classic De Garmo grandeur and old world charm with its enchanting courtyard, garden and open air loggia.   The home, with 6,856 square feet of living space, is on less than 3/4 of an acre and is walled and gated. [gallery columns="2" ids="6642,6639,6638,6637"] The Moorings features a private marina with Riparian Rights. Click this link for a brief history on  architect Walter... Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >