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Monday, September 16, 2013

Allison Island is one of the northern man made islands that comprise Miami Beach. It is conveniently located just off of Alton Road and holds a handful of single family waterfront homes that begin in the millions. These homes are guarded 24 hours a day by security at the entrance to the island and they boast some incredible views of the Biscayne Bay. Allison Island is in walking distance to the pristine beaches of North Miami Beach and the neighborhood is quaint and quiet. South Beach nightlife is a mere 10 minute drive and the luxury shopping at Bal Harbour is also a 10 minute drive. This is one of the most desirable areas to live in Miami.

Our featured mansion this Monday is called Villa Elena and is at 6420 Allison Rd. It is Mediterranean in style and has 6 beds, 6 baths, and 1 half bath. It is located on an oversize lot of 29,000 square feet and is right on the water. The home measures in at 6,379 square feet. It has a hot tub and beautiful pool and the beds have stunning water views. It was designed by the famed artchitect Maurice Fatio and has been painstakingly restored in 2006. It has a Jack Nicklaus putting green, 135 feet of waterfront, billiard room, library, gourmet kitchen, and much more. For more information on this stunning estate, contact us today!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Finished in 2013, there is a new home listed on Star Island, and it is a true modern masterpiece. 30 Star Island Drive is an 11 bedroom, 11 bath, and 4 half bath home within 16,000 square feet. With western exposure, it has beautiful sunset views and views of the Miami skyline. Flooring is American black walnut and its ceilings are miles high with every conceivable amenity. Some of the home amenities include gourmet kitchen, theatre, guest house, cabana, and outdoor kitchen. The 1,800 separate master suite has its’ own 2nd floor pool, gym ,spa, and rooftop deck. It has a 4 car garage and expertly minimalist manicured grounds with a circular drive. This home is listed at $35 million.

Star Island has long been the most famous of the man made islands in Miami and for very good reason. Its’ location makes it equidistant from Downtown Miami and South Beach, and it contains some of the most expensive and luxurious real estate on the market. Celebrities, CEO’s, and elite global financiers have all called Star Island home. Homes are in the tens of millions, and are in high demand. These homes are often historic as well, which was the center of a large debate for the Bravo celebrity couple, the Hocksteins. Regardless of fan fare, this island boasts spectacular views and is minutes from the Miami International Airport and destinations in Miami such as the Design District and Brickell. For more information on this home and others in Miami, contact us today!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

North Bay Road runs parallel to Alton Road, Collins Ave, and Ocean Drive, on the very west side of the island of Miami Beach. The waterfront homes all overlook the Biscayne Bay and the incredible Downtown Miami skyline. The waterfront homes run in the tens of millions and some of the biggest names in Miami have homes in this neighborhood. It is convenient to downtown via 195 and the Miami International Airport. The best shopping can be found nearby at the Bal Harbour Shoppes which house Gucci, Prada, and Harry Winston, and a number of fine dining restaurants.

Our featured home in the North Bay Road neighborhood is full of old world charm and is a home fit for a king. 4330 North Bay Road is a 6 bed and 7 and 1 half bath home withint 7895 square feet. It is elegantly perched on an oversize lot with an unheard of 133 feet of waterfront. A yachtsman’s dream, the home has room for two or more vessels with jet ski lifts to boot. It has a guest home and infinity edge pool as well. The estate has been meticulously maintained and is move in ready for $8.995 million. For more information on this home, or others in North Bay Road, contact us today.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

When we use the term “sky home” in the Miami Beach real estate lexicon, we are referring to penthouses of truly epic proportions. Today’s featured skyhome, fits these criterion and goes beyond. Bentley Bay Unit 2301 occupies the entire 23rd floor of the Bentley Bay and is a spacious 6,000 square feet. The home has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths and is listed at $20 million. The amenities in this home make it perfect for entertaining. It has a kitchen and staff kitchen, wet bar, pool table, exercise facility, steam room, and stunning rooftop pool with views of the Atlantic and Biscayne Bay.  This is truly one of the most impressive penthouses on the market currently in Miami Beach.

Bentley Bay is located approximately 100 yards from the entrance to the 395, making it very convenient to Downtown Miami and Brickell. The Miami International Airport is a 15 minute direct drive, and various executive airports are approximately a 20 minute drive.  The neighborhood also is perfect for those without a car. A Whole Foods and Publix grocery store are in walking distance, and there are a number of chic al fresco dining options and boutiques nearby. Bentley Bay is comprised of two towers with all units having views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the Biscayne Bay. Some amenities of the building include, pool, state of the art fitness center, sauna, and 24 hour security. For more information on this listing and others in Bentley Bay, contact us today.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Normandy Island is the northern most man made island in Miami Beach. It is located between North Bay Village to the West and Miami Beach to the east. The location affords its’ homes incredible waterfront access and on the 79th Street Causeway, making it to the airport and to the interstate is a breeze. Bal Harbour Shoppes are just a 5 minute drive and the dining options are plentiful. Some of the restaurants that locals enjoy are Prima Pasta, Lou’s Beer Garden, and the Club at Canyon Ranch. Canyon Ranch is a short drive and offers the pinnacle of relaxation in Miami Beach. The ocean is very close and at the area of Miami Beach where Normandy is closest to, there are very few tourists and people.

The home we are showcasing is rare indeed. It has solar panels, for those interested in sustainable living, and the home has been completely remodeled to take into account this fact. All windows and glass are imact resistant and the home has a large dock and deck for entertaining. The lot is very large with a lot of space for events. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths within 2721 square feet. Everything in the home has been replaced from plumbing, flooring, roof, baths, and electrical. It has been remodeled in the modern style and the outside is a 1950’s style cinder block. It has direct access to Normandy Golf Course as well as the tennis courts. The views of Biscayne Bay are also some of the best in Miami. For more information on this home and others, please contact us today!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Sunset Islands have so much to recommend themselves with their location, real estate, and proximity to Miami Beach, that rarely do homes stay on the market long. The commercial area outside of the Sunset Islands, Sunset Harbour, has quickly become the most sought after commcercial real estate areas of Miami Beach and has gourmet dining, shopping, and it is all within walking distance from the Sunset Islands. There are three sunset islands, Sunset 1, 2, and 3, and each have a variety of homes and is just to the west of South Beach. Within minutes, you are in the heart of South Beach, and on just the other side, is downtown Miami, via the Venetian Causeway. Residents enjoy the simplicity of life here, in concert with the option of life in the big city.

Our featured listing in this exclusive neighborhood is a Spanish style home that is warm in decoration and appointment. The home is waterfront on an over 16,000 square foot lot. It enjoys Northern exposure and has dazzling sunset views over the lagoon style pool on the Biscayne Bay. It has 4 beds with 4.5 baths within 6,393 square feet of interior space. Its’ kitchen is chef ready with top of the line appliances and it also has a master suite that overlooks the pool and the bay. Its interior features are warm with imported wood and lots of natural light. The landscaping is lush and there is a two car carport. This home is listed at $11 million. For more information on this home and others, please contact us today.

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September 16, 2013
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