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Deering Bay Penthouse Sells for $1,500,000

deering baySpectacular views from the penthouse of Siena in Deering Bay Golf and Country Club …  champagne on the terrace … and the only thing our new homeowners had to bring was a toothbrush … and  clothes.   

Congratulations!  Our buyers have an absolutely beautiful  bird’s eye view of paradise  now …   golf course, exotic birds and wildlife, lagoons, marinas, tropical greenery  …  open water, breezes and bright blue skies.  

Decoratored and furnished   …  this three-bedroom penthouse was a rather unique acquisition …  a Miami Pied-A-Terre  that was purchased replete with  tastefully luxurious furnishings…  art work on the walls …  even  patio furniture on the terraces …   potted plants… area rugs … linens…  Gorgeous!   13611 Deering Bay Drive #1404 …    Was there ever an easier move?  Read the rest of this entry »

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New Listing in Palmetto Bay – 17490 SW 83 Ave

sw 83 aveJust listed by the Restivo Team is this tranquil 4 bedroom 3 bath home. Featuring an open backyard area with a pool and chickee hut, backed up to a vacant lot. Spacious kitchen and breakfast area, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a gas stove. The home boasts skylights, a den/bonus room, and a triple split floor plan. Lovingly maintained, with a new roof added in 2008. $435,000

The home will be open Wednesday of next week …  May 18…   from 12-2 pm. Stop on by for lunch and for a tour.

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New on the Market … Four Fillies Home For Sale

11370 Smathers CircleThe Restivo Team just listed a Breakstone-built, environmentally green home in Smathers Four Fillies Farm in Pinecrest. The 2 story Pinecrest home features 4 bedrooms and 4 ensuite baths and was built in 2007. The Gated Community features over 30 acres of property, brimming  with mango, avocado and lychee trees.  The bucolic, serene surroundings are maintained by Fairchild Tropical Gardens, nestled between Red Road and Old Cutler, near Pinecrest Gardens.

11370 Smathers Circle is listed for sale at $1.1   (or available for lease @ $5,200 a month). Contact the Restivo Team today to be part of this fabulous University of Miami Community… Gated  community with tennis court, swimming pool, playground… in the heart of Pinecrest .

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Brokers Open – 6625 SW 97 Ave

6625 SW 97 Ave

Come and see this great house! It will be open from 12-2 pm on February 23.

The home is 5 bedrooms, situated on an acre lot and was built in 2007. Priced at $689,900.  Join us and preview this fantastic home.

6625 sw 97 ave

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Palmetto Bay Home Just Listed for $749,000

7470 Sw 147 St Palmetto BayThis home was listed last week, and if my hunch is right (which I’m sure it is!)  this home will be under contract in the blink of an eye. 

It’s listed for $749,000 by colleagues of mine at EWM, Libby Klein and Elena Kemper.

7470 Sw 147th Street in Palmetto Bay  is a 4,568 square foot house…  with  five bedrooms … three and a half baths …  built in 2001. School district is Coral Reef Elementary.

From the street it is quite lovely.  Inside  it’s even more so!   

With high ceilings… wood kitchen cabinets  … corian counters … hurricane shutters … a pool… and a good sized back-yard,  this is one to see quickly because it won’t be on the market for long.    If you’d like to see this house, or if you are looking to  buy or sell property anywhere in the Miami area, and need the help of  a top real estate agent, please don’t hesitate to contact me here, or on my cellular @ 305 793-1365.

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Beautiful 5 bedroom home in Pinecrest with 20 acres to explore!

11409 Four Fillies RdWe just listed a beautiful Pinecrest home, in the gated community of Smather’s Four Fillies. It’s a broker’s DREAM, driving into Four Fillies …  As I drove through the other day, there were children creating art work with chalk on the pavement…  tricycles, bicycles … dogs on leashes … a peacock in full plume…  and youngsters shooting hoops. Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Home for the Value: 8270 SW 153 – Palmetto Bay Listed at $450,000

Seriously  …  This is a great house!    We’ve been scouring Miami for well priced, comfortable homes priced under $500,000 and this one takes the prize this week.  It was  listed last week by a  colleague of mine at EWM,  Ashley Cusack …  and has a lot going for it.8270 SW 153 KitchenBesides having a great, updated kitchen and impact windows it has a newly resurfaced, screened-in pool.  And the house is listed for $450,000.   Value and charm make for a good combo. 

8270 sw 153 pool patioIt’s on a corner lot, on a quiet, winding street  … and within the Coral Reef Elementary School boundaries. 8270 sw 153 family room Someone is going to get a seriously good deal with this one … I  think.  8270 SW 153 - 3rd bedroomI have no doubt whatsoever that this will go fast.  3 bedrooms. 2 baths.  2 car garage …  This property is sweet!  If you’d like to see this,  or any other property in the Miami area,  please feel free to call me on my cellular at 305 793-1365 or contact me here.    I  think ( if  THIS house intrigues you) you’ll have to jump on it fast, because it isn’t likely to languor on the market for long.  The Restivo Team …   EWM Realtors

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8565 Old Cutler Road … Top Pick in Coral Gables

8565 old cutlerNew listings  hit the market – sometimes daily – but there is one that really stands out: 8565 Old Cutler Road. The property was gifted to the University of Miami in 1974 . It has been home to every UM President since that date, and currently is home to Donna E. Shalala.  It’s listed for sale by EWM Realtors. 

8565 old cutler The waterfront home sits on 4.6 acres of lush gardens and tropical plants and is located in Gables Estates. The Colonial style residence was built in 1965 and has since been renovated. The three-story house boasts 8 bedrooms, gym, wine cellar and pretty deck overlooking the gardens and swimming pool. An elegant place to entertain,  it has served as  the venue for picnics welcoming new freshman and their families, fundraisers and  many a dinner party with dignitaries and heads of states.

8565 old cutlerThe updated interior was inspired by Donna Shalala with the help of interior decorator, Phyllis Taylor, who added moldings and reworked lighting to create more light for the home.  Phyllis also created a tropical ambiance by covering walls with various types of grasscloth. Together, they created a guest room for the Dalai Lama when he comes to stay on his visits to South Florida.

8565 old cutlerThe new home for the University of Miami President is currently being built within the private gated community of Four Fillies, in Pinecrest.  It will be the largest home in the  community and will play host to many parties, picnics and activities.

To set up a private viewing of this magnificent home in Gables Estates (or any other South Florida home) contact the Restivo Team today. Here’s a chance to own a rare piece of South Florida history.


Written and published with Owner’s permission.

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Palmetto Bay – $455,000 Botanical-Tropical-Garden Home is my TOP Choice this month

This home is my top pick this month.  We showed it to a fun-loving, outgoing, energetic couple, anxious  to buy their first home,  and we submitted an offer on their behalf… BUT… the house is still available… and I’ll tell you why. 

16710 SW 82 Ct Pool

I took our buyers (who were  in the very earliest stages of house hunting) to see this home… and I was pretty sure that it fit almost everything on their wish list:  Top Miami neighborhood (essential for young executives buying their first place),  new kitchen, rennovated, 4 bedrooms, with a pool, for under $500K,  move-in perfect, on a charming street, with a ‘walkability factor’, excellent public schools, parks, a vibrant sense of community, “neighborly” neighbors…. and a smattering of restaurants semi close-by where they could meet friends on the spur of the moment.  Priced at $455,000, 16710 SW 82 Ct in Palmetto Bay offered Read the rest of this entry »

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Venetian Coral Gables Villas – Miami Offers a Glimpse of European Elegance in the heart of Coral Gables

venetian coral gablesThe Venetian Coral Gables is a project that was intentionally put on the back-burner when real estate slowed-down in Miami. 

The developer/builder opted to weather-out the downturn, rather than accept reservations on the Venetian Coral Gables. He  postponed the start of construction, opting to wait for the real estate market to bottom out.  I think it was wise to wait.  The idea was to have the Venetian be very high-end … with every upgrade and amenity possible.  Starting constuction as the domestic real estate market was feeling the pinch, seemed unwise. 

So many of the construction projects that were slated to be built in Miami  a couple of years back were ditched… or forced into using lower end finishes …  They sat empty…  or teetered on or fell into either foreclosure or short sale.    Read the rest of this entry »

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