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September 3, 2010

Cocoplum Contemporary

Whether you are into the contemporary style home or not, this is just simply irresistible. 7318 Monaco Street is a 6,138 square foot, two story, 5 bdrm/5.5 bath Estate located in the “Phase 1” section of Cocoplum, a reputable luxury community in Coral Gables. Home to many of Miami’s upper class residents. A fantastic location just a short drive from downtown Coral Gables and Coconut Grove and not far from the downtown Miami area.   From the outside it’s modern and clean with a pleasing exterior shade, pavered entry, circular drive and several stone fascades. Upon entering the double doors, through a wall of glass are views of the unique pool and patio, the center point of the home. The “walls of glass” theme prevails through […]
September 1, 2010

Elegance in the Groves

8108 SW 172 Terrace Palmetto Bay, Florida Tasteful, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, two story home, located in the the gated community of Groves at Old Cutler in Palmetto Bay, Florida.  This home was made for formal entertaining. Upon entering through the front doors you are greeted with a two story foyer and formal living room with two sets of french doors providing a view to the beautiful pool and backyard beyond. There is also a grand dining room perfect for a private gathering.  The open kitchen is updated with newer cabinets and granite countertops. There are two pantrys and an eat-in area. One bedroom and full cabana bath are also conveniently located on the first floor, perfect for a live-in nanny […]
August 17, 2010

Perfect home for a first time buyer

Are you looking for an adorable home to which you can add your own personal touches?   This could be that perfect place for you: 2338 SW 19 Street Miami, Florida This cozy 2 bedroom/1 bath has great features that are completely livable as is, but ready for some updates. So the great thing about this house is that you could update it as you see fit over time. There are two living areas, including a formal living room, with beautiful and ornate original fireplace, and enclosed florida room that is the size of the full length of the house! Perfect for an informal dining area and family room/play room as well.  The kitchen has newer cabinets, pantry storage and a door to […]
August 11, 2010

Great home in Lakes by the Bay

A wonderful family home.   3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Lakes By the Bay in Cutler Bay, Florida. Perfect for entertaining as there is a formal dining room plus two spacious living areas, with the family room right off the kitchen. The ceilings are vaulted giving this home that much more of an open and airy feeling. The bedrooms are also very spacious. It is a split plan with the Master bedroom located off the family room, and the other bedrooms toward the front. From the family room you have a great view to the recently constructed wooden deck. The backyard is also very nicely landscaped with lush palms and flowering trees and plants. It looks beautiful at nighttime, lit up by tiki torches […]
August 6, 2010

What to do this weekend in Miami

Whether you are a resident or visiting from out of town, everyone knows Miami is all about entertainment.  Here are a couple of great events that you may find interesting. Check one out this weekend. Miami Spice Miami Spice 2010 is here!  Miami Spice is a summer event in which the very best restaurants of Miami promote their best and most delicious foods.  It’s back and better than ever with reduced prices;  lunch is $22 and dinner is $35.  Lots of local restaurants participate, each with it’s own special Miami Spice menu providing diners a few options to choose from. In this Miami dining experience, you will find yourself among foods with delightful flavors and exotic ingredients.  Whether you are indoors, outdoors, casual or extravagant, […]
August 5, 2010

Charming Old Spanish Home

There’s something about the Old Spanish homes in Miami that is so unique and special. Maybe it’s because of the history; these homes were built in the 1930s. And the fine attention to detail which truly makes these homes extraordinary. From the moment you step in this home, located at 2013 SW 23 Street in “New” Shenandoah,  you are transported back in time to Old Miami. Every entrance has gorgeous wrought iron gates. Once inside you are instantly greeted by high ceilings, beautiful crown molding and a perfect focal point, a white stone fireplace. There is a side entry/vestibule now used as a small library with vintage cuban tile and built in bookshelves. From there you have access to a covered carport, which now has been enclosed […]
August 4, 2010

Unique home…two for one!

Are you looking for that “one of a kind” home… That accommodates your teenagers or extended family members, like in-laws, living with you? Or maybe you are just looking for a great house in a wonderful neighbhorhood. This is the house. This 6 bdrm/ 4.5 bath family home is located in the Killian area of Kendall, on a large, beautifully landscaped corner lot. It’s really like two single family homes. There are several living and dining areas, making it the perfect entertaining house. There are also 2 kitchens with lots of updates.   There are two driveways, one with electronic gate, and a 2.5 side entry car garage with a place for a work shop. Aside the wonderful details indoors, the backyard is a great place you and your […]
July 23, 2010

5 reasons why you should buy a home

It’s time to start thinking seriously about purchasing a home. Here are 5 reasons that explain why homeownership is a great life decision for you and your family: 1) Interest rates for a 30 year fixed rate loan are the lowest they have been in 40 years and they are not going to stay that way forever. 2) It appears the market has hit bottom and will likely coast and slowly start to pick up. It’s in your best interest to buy now before prices start inching upward again. 3) If you are currently renting, your hard-earned money is really going down the drain. Instead you could be investing it in an asset. An asset you can use for tax breaks […]
July 12, 2010

Palmetto Bay home for rent

Palmetto Bay is a great place to live. Especially if it’s in this expansive 5 bedroom, 4 bath home…the perfect spot for a large family. Grand, formal living and dining rooms. Split bedroom plan with spacious bedrooms. Master bedroom has his and hers dressing areas.  On the other side of the house is a one bedroom suite, perfect for a live-in nanny, in-laws or guests. Nicely remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances and lots of storage space in addition to eat-in kitchen surrounded by glass sliding doors with great views to the pool and yard beyond. Very nice and spacious family room with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. Neutral tile throughout, wood and laminate in bedrooms. This house is situated on a big lot with […]