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The Tiny House Movement … HGTV … What are the chances of it hitting Miami?

The tiny house movement  ….which is defined as real estate consisting of 600 square feet or less of living space… is trending.  HGTV is currently airing shows dedicated to the Tiny House Movement.    “Tiny House Hunters”.

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I got a kick out of seeing THIS,  just up the street from my house in North Pinecrest earlier today.  I wonder what one would spend to buy it  … and what it would be like to live inside those four walls.

With all the massive ground breaking developments popping up all over Miami, and record numbers of mega mansions under construction in Pinecrest…. there are people intrigued with the idea of “doing with less”.   But how many of us could really do with this much less, I don’t know.

As I followed this tiny house down the road,  my first thought was …  “I could live there.”   In theory, the idea intrigues me … that minimalistic concept of owning a cottage or cabin.  It will be interesting to see whether the tiny house movement can or does take hold in Miami.

This  house on wheels  had solar panels …  and other than that I have no clue as to what else it did or didn’t have … or even where it was headed…  but I was unquestionably amused, and am still smiling.

And to top it off, the first person I showed this picture to said “Oh, I need to move there!”

Whatever you real estate needs,  Alexandra and I would be pleased to work with you … The Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International.  Contact us anytime !

www. MiamiRealEstateCafe.com   –   Our Miami Real Estate Blog and Website

Alexandra Hechtman 305 632-0164  and Vicki Restivo   304 793-1365     [email protected]

 

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Miami America’s City of the Future: Miami Ranks #6 on The Knight Frank Global Cities Survey Wealth Report

Miami … “America’s City of the Future”

The Knight Frank Global Cities 2015 Wealth Report ranks cities based on 4 factors: economic activity, quality of life, knowledge & influence, and political power … as well as taking into account the wealthiest individuals who call each city home.  Miami ranks #6:

  1. London
  2. New York
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Singapore
  5. Shanghai
  6. MIAMI
  7. Paris
  8. Dubai
  9. Beijing
  10. Zurich

… For more information on buying or selling real estate in Miami … or moving to or from Miami … contact Miami Realtors Vicki Restivo & Alexandra Hechtman 305 793-1365 EWM Realty International

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Pinecrest Place – Luxury Gated Community of 10 Homes in North Pinecrest Broke Ground – GC3 Development

Pinecrest Place recently broke ground and is now officially underway in North Pinecrest … with half of the homes in Pinecrest Place already having been sold …

GC 3 Development saw a need for a luxury gated home development, and is doing so at the site known as The Horse Farm  which Binder Development purchased for 5 million dollars in 2014 ….  Pinecrest Place will consist of 10 single family homes… located at 9600 SW 72nd Avenue … diagonally across from Royal Palm Tennis Club.pinecrest place pic

Each home within this private gated community will occupy a builder’s half acre (15,000 sq feet).

Each will have it’s own private pool.  Each will range in price from $2.495 million to $2.9 million.

Mature trees will be strategically relocated so as to create an impressive canopy & landscaping, and the homeowners association will provide private lawn and pool service.

Features:   High quality finishes. Mia Cucina kitchens. Impact glass.  Well designed living spaces. 19 foot ceilings.  6 bedrooms minimum. Each bedroom with it’s own ensuite bath.  Cement tile roofs.  One and two story options.

We met with Sergio Fuenzalida, Sales and Development  Associate of GC 3, last week,  to discuss the project on behalf of a client .  There are fuve homes still available.

Photo credits and article link via The Real Deal & GC3 Development.  Contact the Restivo Hechtman Team at EWM Realty International for more information 305 793-1365 or 305 632-0164 [email protected]

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Interior Features

• Chauffeured Ceilings in Living Areas and Master Bedroom
• Aluminum Impact Resistant Windows and Doors
• $12/Sq. Ft. Flooring Allowance Material and Installation
• 10’ Custom Sliding Doors in Great Room
• Spacious Walk-In Closets Throughout
• Designer Coordinated Lighting Package
• Linear Diffuser Air-Conditioner Grills in Common Areas and Master Bedroom
• 7” Wood Baseboards
• Interior Pre-Hung Solid Core Doors
• Sherwin Williams Flat Latex Paint
• Pre-Wiring for Cable, Phone and Internet in Family Room and Bedrooms
• Audio and Video Standard Wiring in Three Locations
• High Efficiency Air-Conditioning Units
• Remote Controlled Garage Door
• Front Loader Washer and Duet Steam Dryer
• Tankless GAS Water Heater
• Full Security System with Siren, Motion Detector and Cellular Connectivity
The Gourmet Kitchen
• WOLF SUB-ZERO Luxury Appliance Package
• 48” Refrigerator with Water Dispenser
• WOLF 48” PRO GAS Range/ Oven
• WOLF 52” Exhaust in Ceiling
• WOLF 24” Microwave Drawer
• SUB-ZERO 24” Wine Cooler
• ASKO 24” Dishwasher
• Top-Quality Fixture Package
• MIA CUCINA Italian Kitchen Cabinets
• Standard Hardware for all Cabinetry
• Quartz Countertops (Standard Selection)
Elegant Bathrooms 
• Top-Quality Fixture Package
• Countertop Basin Sinks
• Double Sink in Master Bathroom and Single Sink in
    Secondary Bathrooms
• $12/Sq. Ft. Flooring Allowance
• Modern Quartz Countertops
• Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures
• MIA CUCINA Cabinets
Unique Exteriors
• Pre-Fabricated Wood Roof Trusses
• 15,000+ Sq. Ft. of Land
• Aluminum Windows
• Sherwin Williams Acrylic Flat Paint
• Designer Concrete Driveway
• LUSH Landscaping with Automatic Sprinklers
• Flat Concrete Roof Tiles
• Aluminum Louvered Railings
• Custom Decorative Wood Out Lookers
• Decorative Aluminum Louvered Accents
• Insulated Aluminum Garage Doors
• Private Backyards
• 18×36 Private Swimming Pools
• Retractable Awnings in Select Models
Community Amenities
• Mature Hardwood Trees
• Gated Community

 

 

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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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North Pinecrest Estate For Sale

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This 6,000+ square foot home contains 5.5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, separate children’s quarters, a master suite with sitting area, a wet bar and wine cellar, volume ceilings and much more! Entertain outside with a covered terrace, summer kitchen and heated pool. Listed by the Restivo / Hechtman Team for $1,999,000.

Located at 6701 SW 99 Te in Pinecrest, 33156

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This North Pinecrest beauty will be open on Sunday from 2 pm-4 pm. Stop by for a tour or call Vicki at 305-793-1365 or Alexandra at 305-632-0164 to set up a private tour.

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Shear Built North Pinecrest Home Coming on the Market This Week

Coming on the Market This Week !!!
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We will be  listing an exquisite north Pinecrest estate (5 bedrooms on a 3/4 acre lot)  this week for $1,999,000.00.  If you or someone you know is looking for a house within Pinecrest’s top A-rated school boundaries (with PINECREST ELEMENTARY as the elementary school!) this 1996 Shear-built corner-lot home near SW 99th Terrace and SW 67th Avenue may be worth knowing about /or sharing.
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Walled, with electric gates, impact doors & windows, this home has volume ceilings, a beautifully-designed open-concept floor plan … and is priced to sell.
Other highlights?  There are quite a few, but to highlight some of the special features:   exquisite finishes and classic design, relaxing outdoor spaces …   This is a true Miami home, representative of our laid-back elegant Florida lifestyle… with a covered terrace/patio, heated pool, outdoor  summer kitchen/grill/ lush landscaping … and triple split interior layout.
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How to describe this home?   Understated sophistication!  Enter the property through electric gates, through the fountained courtyard, and double entry doors.  The foyer opens to the “great room” and a formal dining area defined by pillars, high ceilings and a decorative  fireplace.
The location is North Pinecrest  … with  top-rated Pinecrest schools … & Pinecrest Elementary!
The home offers a lovely gourmet kitchen with a gas stove (rare in Miami!) …. a delightful, windowed breakfast nook…. and a warm and welcoming  family room complete with a full wet bar & a wine cellar.
There is a completely separate children’s quarter with it’s own play room “hub”…. and a master suite with  it’s own adjoining office/gym/sitting area.
And it has city water as opposed to well-water.
Each of the bedrooms  have ensuite baths.
There is a security system, and of course numerous extras.  This home will be listed for sale this week, and  will be open on Sunday December 13th from 2-4pm as well as by private appointment.
For more information or to arrange a private showing we invite you to call 305 793-1365  Vicki Restivo … or 305 632-0164 Alexandra Hechtman – at EWM Realty International.

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Join Us This Sunday … Open House … Baptist Area … 8625 SW 110 St, Miami

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY   11/15/15 :   4 bedroom/2 bath home near Baptist Hospital.  Plenty of curb appeal… and immaculate!    Asking $700,000.

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Join us this Sunday for an OPEN HOUSE .. from 2pm to 4pm.  First time open!  8625 SW 110 St, Miami Florida 33156

FEATURES:  Recently renovated kitchen (remodeled two years ago). Tons of closets & storage. Billiard room. Bonus room (office/den/potential 5th bedroom).   3,713 total square feet.

Plenty of open, grassy space if you’d eventually like to add a pool.  Fenced-in backyard with an oversized, screened patio for barbeques and bug-free entertaining.   Hurricane shutters.  Generator.

Great location near Baptist and South Miami,  on a side-street in Gallo-Wood Estates.  Easy access to everything (shopping, dining, Sunset Place, the Falls Shopping Center AND the 826) .  It’s just up the road from Leewood Elementary.   A-Rated Schools (Leewood, Palmetto Middle, and Palmetto Senior).

For a private showing or for more information, call or message us at 305 793-1365 [email protected] Vicki Restivo & Alexandra Hechtman – EWM Realty Int’l.

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Hitting the Palmetto Bay Market Soon … Updated Palmetto Bay Home Near Westminster $535,000

Coming Soon!

WITH A NEW ALUMINUM ROOF,  THIS FRESHLY REMODELED 3 BEDROOM / 2 BATH PALMETTO BAY HOME, LOCATED JUST BLOCKS FROM TOP SCHOOLS, WESTMINSTER, CORAL REEF PARK/SCHOOL,  THE DEERING BAY NATURE TRAILS & MATHESON HAMMOCK PARK, IS COMING ON THE MARKET THIS WEEKEND AND WILL BE LISTED FOR SALE AT $535,000.

COMPLETE WITH A HUGE FENCED-IN YARD,  SCREENED BACK-PATIO,  UPDATED KITCHEN ,  OPEN FLOOR PLAN, LARGE FAMILY ROOM, LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM, MASTER & TWO OTHER BEDROOMS,  2 CAR GARAGE, TILE FLOORS THROUGHOUT WITH WOOD LAMINATE IN BEDROOMS AND FRENCH DOORS.

IT’S SITUATED ON A LOW-TRAFFIC TREE-LINED SIDE-STREET IN PALMETTO BAY. THIS IS A HOUSE FOR ENTERTAINING & ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS!

OFFERED AT $535,000….   TO PREVIEW THIS PROPERTY OR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE OR CALL  …[email protected]  … 305 793-1365.

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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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