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Open Concept with Soaring High Ceilings in Miami’s Hottest New Neighborhood

Located in one of Miami’s HOTTEST new neighborhoods, this open-concept home with soaring high ceilings, plenty of natural light  & clerestory windows  just came on the market for $475,000 (and will go fast!).

It literally just came on the market two days ago, listed for sale through Vicki Restivo and Alexandra Hechtman .  The address:   12451 SW 89th Ct, Miami, Florida 33176.

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It has 3 bedrooms …  3 baths…  a fenced backyard …  oak trees in the front …  an enormous lychee tree in the back …. covered patios for outdoor entertaining …  a detached garage with it’s own bathroom & laundry.

And yes, there’s definitely space for a pool.

The living room is really a great room with formal dining …  There is  a kitchen with a breakfast bar as well as rather cozy breakfast nook.  And the kitchen overlooks both the gardens and the front yard.

This house has SO MUCH POTENTIAL.

Built in 1995 this 3 bedroom 3 bath home is ready for your touch (now… or bit by bit as you live and grow into it) … It has good closet space & storage… plenty of character … and is rather unique and quite lovely.

 

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Located close to transportation, shops, & dining, this is one of Miami’s most up and coming neighborhoods which just happens to fall within the school boundaries of three of Miami’s top public schools (Vineland Elementary, Palmetto Middle, & Miami Palmetto Senior High).

This one will go fast!   If you (or someone you know) would like to see it,  contact either Vicki Restivo 305 793-1365 or Alexandra Hechtman – EWM Realty International.  Believe me, it will go fast!

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Tropical Inspired Updated Home with Promise of the Exotic … 10651 SW 65 Avenue, Pinecrest $1,850,000

Nestled behind black olives, exotic palms & clusia, this extraordinary, updated/remodeled home has a backyard that rivals Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens…. with  30+ varieties of rare mature palms…. &  12+ varieties of fruit trees (mango, guava, lychee, citrus, avocado)… along with spectacular outdoor lighting.

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An enormous 50 foot pool ( 20′ x 50′ …  10 feet deep … with a diving board) anchors the back yard… with  shaded walkways & meandering  paths, screened porches/patios,  filtered sunlight,  and a hot tub.

 

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The current owner added a brand new wing in 2000, artfully & whimsically updating & remodeling the home, installing impact windows & doors.  The baths, the master suite & ensuite bath, the family room & the kitchen (the heart of the home!)  were all redone in 2011 – 2012, knocking out  3 rooms to create a magazine-quality chef’s kitchen which has been used in the filming of several commercials. Remarkably, this home has been in same family for 53 years.  *** To see it is to know why ***  All of the rooms are oversized.   The Great Room has high-beamed scissor-joist ceilings, oak floors with walnut trim, a working fireplace with a mantle that was purchased in Ireland.  There are 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths … 4,676 square feet…  And it’s a corner acre lot.
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Magazine Quality Home in South Miami For Sale for $1,999,000 -7420 SW 66th St, South Miami, Florida

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MAKES YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU’VE BEEN WHISKED AWAY TO YOUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT!

IT BELONGS ON A MAGAZINE COVER AND IS LOCATED SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE OF MIAMI’S BEST NEIGHBORHOODS, NEAR THE END OF A CUL-DE-SAC.

IT  IS MAGNIFICENT IN ALL IT’S DETAIL… 7420 SW 66th STREET, SOUTH MIAMI, FLORIDA …  LISTED FOR SALE FOR $1,999,000 THROUGH ALEXANDRA HECHTMAN 305 632-0164 and VICKI RESTIVO 305 793-1365  – EWM REALTY INTERNATIONAL

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THIS HOME WAS DESIGNED FOR LAVISH ENTERTAINING … AND TRANQUIL ENJOYMENT.

SPECIAL FEATURES:  AN OUTDOOR FIRE PIT. COVERED PATIO. BUILT-IN GRILL. OVERSIZED HEATED POOL.  SWIM-UP BAR.  GENERATOR.  ENDLESS EXQUISITE DETAILS. HIGH CEILINGS.  PARKING FOR 12+ CARS.

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7420 SW 66 STREET IN SOUTH MIAMI  WAS AN ORIGINAL RAMON PACHECO DESIGN,  RECENTLY REMODELED BY SAINT CLAIRE CONCEPTS … WITH LIMESTONE, MARBLE, BRAZILIAN CHERRYWOOD & WALNUT FLOORS.

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THERE IS A SOPHISTICATED AUDIO SYSTEM, INSIDE AND OUT.

PRIVATE,  PARK-LIKE SETTING WITH AN AUTOMATIC MOSQUITO MISTING  SYSTEM.  THERE IS A BUNKER/SAFE ROOM. WINE STORAGE.  LIBRARY. GYM. CUSTOM DOORS WITH EUROPEAN STYLE HIDDEN HINGES. UPDATED ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING/AIR CONDITIONING. NUMEROUS OTHER EXQUISITE DETAILS.

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FURNISHINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPARATE PURCHASE.

****NOTE:   BETWEEN THE WRITING OF THIS POST AND THE PUBLISHING OF IT, THIS HOME HAS GONE UNDER CONTRACT, and IS NOW PENDING SALE.

FOR OTHER HOMES IN THE AREA, OR TO LIST OR SELL YOUR PROPERTY, YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO CONTACT THE RESTIVO/HECHTMAN TEAM at EWM REALTY INT’L, ANYTIME.  [email protected] 305 793-1365.  LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEXT MOVE!

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Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club Penthouse #1404 in Siena for Sale $1,875,000

Stunning Views from PH 1404 in Siena (Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club - Coral Gables)

Stunning Views from PH 1404 in Siena (Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club – Coral Gables)

No words are needed when you have a view like THIS one!   Penthouse #1404 in Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in Coral Gables … (Siena) was just listed for sale for $1,875,000. This is a stunning corner unit with wrap-around balconies and  terraces on three sides… with views to die for … 13611 Deering Bay Dr,  PH#1404, Coral Gables, Florida…

Included are a PRIVATE 2 car garage with direct elevator access to the unit (only two units in Siena offer that) …plus a deeded golf cart space.

Listed for sale separately are a 30 ft boat slip and 16,000 capacity lift (L-9)  located in the lagoon ($155,000).

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Private 2 car garage with direct elevator access to PH 1404

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Views of the bay, ocean from this side … and views of the lagoon marina and the golf course from the other terraces

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Kitchen with breakfast bar … There is also a bay window breakfast nook and a formal dining room.

For a  private showing of PH#1404 in Siena or for additional information on the 30 Ft Boat Slip in the Lagoon (L-9), contact:

305 793-1365  Vicki Restivo

305 632-0164 Alexandra Hechtman –

EWM Realty Int’l  [email protected]

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Warmest Congratulations to the Trimboli Family on the Sale of Your Pinecrest Home !

trimboli2It was a privilege to share in your journey, Bill and Helen Trimboli … Alexandra and I wanted to thank you both, for allowing us to list and sell your home of 50 years, and for allowing us to get to know you, and be touched by your story.

It’s your story, and the stories like yours …  the reasons why people move from one home to another …  and the people themselves… that make selling real estate fun.

Many of you who follow our Miami Real Estate Cafe  blog  and many of you who live in Pinecrest and have known the Trimboli family for decades will miss them, and the wonderful neighbors that they were.

Bill and Helen … after 50 years of being the neighbors everyone hopes to find… (good ones!) … we are sad to see you go.  Happy  60th wedding anniversary too …  (coincidentally enough,  the same day that your home of 50 years SOLD and CLOSED) …  50 years to the day from when you originally purchased that house.

trimboli1 Makes for a good story!   And the St. Joseph photos add to it!  When you asked me whether I’d heard the superstition of  St Joseph … the wive’s tale about burying a small plastic statue of Saint Joseph in the yard… to help ‘sell your house’,  I remember telling you that houses like yours sell themselves …  that it was just be a matter of bringing in the right buyer.

Whether St Joseph helped,  I don’t know … but I do know that the right buyers bought your house…  and they are happy.  You, the buyers, and their Realtor (Wendy Armstrong, a colleague of mine at EWM) were a pleasure to work with.

Alexandra and I loved watching you plant that good luck charm, the little plastic statue of St Joseph in your front yard, head down under the drip line of our “FOR SALE”  sign.   Thank you for the smiles,  and for having entrusted Alexandra and me with the sale of your house.  We enjoyed helping you sell and move (… right next to your daughter) and we know how fortunate she and your new neighbors are to have you!

SOLD by Vicki Restivo and Alexandra Hechtman:

7330 SW 116th Terrace, Pinecrest Florida 33156

$585,000  … The  Restivo Hechtman Team of EWM Realty Int’l

 

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Looking for an opportunity to live in Pinecrest? $675,000 – 7330 SW 116th Terrace

Looking for an opportunity to live in Pinecrest?      7330 SW 116th Terrace  …  $675,000.00

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FIRST TIME LISTED … This is a house full of love &  a lifetime of memories. The current owners will be downsizing to another city,  to a house directly behind their daughter’s …   coincidentally 50 years to-the-day from when they bought their Pinecrest house.

We wanted to give our blog readers a head’s up on this lovely new Pinecrest listing and invite you to share it with anyone who might be looking for an opportunity in Pinecrest:

7330 SW 116th Terrace:  Some of the house is original.  Every bit of it is immaculate.  It’s situated in north Pinecrest on a tranquil treelined street,  fairly close to Miami Palmetto Senior High School,  with the added advantage of being within the most desirable  PINECREST SCHOOL DISTRIST.   

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3 bedrooms. 2 baths. (Guest bath has been beautifully redone … Master bath is ensuite and original).

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Light, bright  living room/dining room in the front of the house. Paneled Florida room/breakfast room overlooking the garden. Eat-in kitchen with sliding glass doors. Oversized 2 car garage … 15,000 square foot lot…sprinklers … hurricane shutters (accordion).  House is fully tiled throughout.  Bright, cheery, warm and welcoming.  Spacious galley kitchen …  tiled countertops, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator,  new wall oven & sink …  opens through sliding glass doors onto the covered patio.  Located on a tranquil treelined side street, fairly close to Palmetto Senior High.

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Has a huge, fenced backyard  – great for playing ball.   Screen-enclosed covered patio  AND  an additional wood deck for bar-b-queing.   Fruit and avocado trees, veggie garden.  Accordion shutters. Municipal water. “Pinecrest schools”.

FIRST OPEN HOUSE: WEDNESDAY JULY 30 (12pm- 3pm).

7330 SW 116th Terrace, Pinecrest Florida 33156:  For sale by the Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International

Vicki Restivo 305 793-1365 [email protected] Alexandra Hechtman 305 632-0164   Showing by Private Appointment … or feel free to stop by either of our two upcoming open houses:

Open House: Wednesday, July 30 (12pm-3pm)

Open House:  Sunday, August 3  (2pm -5pm).

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Step Through The Gate & Escape From It All … Coconut Grove Cottage 3720 Kumquat Ave

FROM THE STONE PATHWAYS TO THE TIKI HUT

THERE ARE BANANA TREES AND FLOWERING VINES, TREES,  BUSHES & COLORFUL FOLIAGE:  PLUMBAGO, HIBISCUS,  FLOWERING SKY VINE, CANDLE BUSH, ANGEL TRUMPET TREE,  ST. AUGUSTINE SOD (THE MOST SHADE TOLERANT), SNAKE PLANT, CACTUS, BURGUNDY LEAFED ALOCASIA, COLEUS,ARECA PALMS, LADY PALM, STAGHORM FERN, ORANGE AND YELLOW MILKWEEK, PETUNIAAND THE STEPHANOTIS VINE THAT PRODUCES WHITE TUBULAR SHAPED FLOWERS THAT SCENT THE AIR ALL OVER THE BACK YARD ON A STILL EVENING.

THE COTTAGE ITSELF IS PICTURESQUE AND WELCOMING …   2 BEDROOMS . KITCHEN, DINING ROOM. LIVING ROOM, ENTRY ROOM, LAUNDRY ROOM  … EACH AND EVERY ROOM OPENS TO THE OUTDOORS THROUGH A WALL OF SLIDING GLASS.

THE BATHROOM HAS BEEN EXQUISITELY UPDATED …  ITALIAN MOSAIC BLUE GLASS TILES … &  LEADED STAINED-GLASS WINDOW. EVEN THE LAUNDRY ROOM HAS DOUBLE GLASS DOORS OPENING TO THE BACK YARD … with ANOTHER LEADED-GLASS WINDOW.

THE OWNERS ARE SELLING … MOVING TO COSTA RICA …  THIS REMARKABLE GROVE COTTAGE (FEATURED IN BETH DUNLOP’S UPCOMING BOOK) IS LISTED FOR SALE …  MIGHT BE THE PERFECT HOME FOR YOU!

Photography courtesy of Claudia Uribe “Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove” …   3720 Kumquat Avenue,  Coconut Grove,  Florida 33133 Listed by the Restivo Team at EWM Realtors … Vicki 305 793-1365 …  Alexandra 305 632-0164 for $435,000.00  www.MiamiRealEstateCafe.com

 

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Coconut Grove Cottage … for $435,000 … 3720 Kumquat Avenue

MAGICAL , METICULOUSLY-MAINTAINED COTTAGE & GROUNDS ABOUNDING IN BOTANICAL BEAUTY  & INFUSED WITH INTRIGUE.  …  THIS MAY BE THE OPPORTUNITY YOU’VE BEEN HOPING FOR.

PICTURESQUE COTTAGE NESTLED AMID TROPICAL OPULENCE,  EVERY ‘WINDOW’  A GLASS DOOR INVITING YOU OUTDOORS, PRIVATE GROUNDS. LIGHT-FILLED HOME SURROUNDED BY  EXOTIC PLANTS,  FOLIAGE & ENCIRCLED BY WOOD DECKS.  SHADY NOOKS & OUTDOOR SITTING & DINING AREAS WHERE YOU CAN RELAX & ENTERTAIN. BREEZY TIKI HUT IN THE BACK  YARD (STUNNING OUTDOOR ROOM!)

… GATED CARPORT IN THE FRONT YARD (REPURPOSED AS A LANAI). SERENE SETTING AWAY FROM THE FRAY OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD. PRIVATE,  TOTALLY FENCED YARD & GROUNDS.

 

NATURAL LIGHT STREAMS THROUGH THE TREE CANOPY, OFFERING A COOL RESPITE FROM MIAMI’S HOT SUMMER SUN.

HURRICANE SHUTTERS. NEW ROOF.  HARD WOOD AND TILE FLOORS. DADE COUNTY PINE. CROWN MOLDING.

EASY FLOW INSIDE AND OUT. GENTLE OPEN-FEEL TO THIS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL GROVE COTTAGE…

 

 

ABUNDANCE OF STORAGE (WITH THE ADDED POSSIBILITY OF  REPURPOSING THE ‘OUTDOOR COVERED STORAGE’ INTO EVEN MORE LIVING SPACE).

 

PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY CHARMING SOUTH GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD.  TRANQUIL  STREET. EASILY WALKABLE TO SHOPS, RESTAURANTS & CAFES, GALLERIES, PARKS & MARINAS … COCOWALK … FRESH MARKET.  MINUTES FROM MIAMI INT’L AIRPORT, BRICKELL, MIAMI BEACH, KEY BISCAYNE, S. MIAMI & CORAL GABLES.

Photography  courtesy of Coconut Grove photographer, Claudia Uribe,  Miami.

This home is listed for sale by The Restivo Team.  For more information on 3720 Kumquat Avenue and to arrange to see the home, please contact Alexandra Restivo 305 632-0164 / Vicki Restivo 305 793-1365  [email protected] EWM Realtors.

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New Listing in Coconut Grove – 3720 Kumquat Ave – $435,000 – OPEN HOUSE 1/23/2012

New on the market this week is a charming cottage in Coconut Grove listed by The Restivo Team.

The cottage is featured in “Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove” by author Beth Dunlop  (Her book is scheduled to come out in print in April.)  3720 Kumquat Avenue is quaint, charming and meticulously maintained … ready for you to move in!

We are hosting an Open House on Wednesday, January 23 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Stop by and join us for a glass of wine or prosecco and  preview this uniquely charming Coconut Grove Cottage …..

The 2 bedroom home has an updated bath, new roof,  bright sun-filled rooms, hard wood floors, a lanai as well as an oversized tiki hut and tropical plantings, wood decks,  and tropical gardens … in a completely private and tranquil South Grove setting.

If you prefer to see the cottage at another time, please contact us and we will be glad to arrange to show it to you privately.

Photographs courtesy of Claudia Uribe.

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Congrats to you both …. Enjoy your very first home!

 

Buying a first home is a HUGE milestone  … and it was such fun to be part of YOUR first home-buying experience!    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL new home you have …  I’m thinking about all the memories you’re going to have in that new house ….   and I loved seeing your posts on Facebook today about it

I’m realizing just how fast you found your dream home, and closed on it, and moved in.    You found it in literally just a week, and not even one month later, it’s  yours.  That was really fast!   Congratulations on surviving (so graciously!)  the roller-coaster experience of buying your first home …  You got through all the  ups and downs, and never missed a beat (and …  never stopped smiling!).

 

You breezed right through those negotiations, pushed away whatever  fleeting twinges of buyers remorse you may have had (or  maybe you never really never had any!  Most buyers have a moment or two of second-guessing… but it’s entirely possible that you skipped that step entirely.).   Read the rest of this entry »

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