Tag Archives: Miami Waterfront Homes

ShowcaseMiami Welcomes Mary Justo

Mary Justo, Realtor- Showcase Miami RealtyIt is our pleasure to welcome Mary Justo to ShowcaseMiami Realty.  Mary comes from a family of real estate professionals renowned for their success in handling the sales of ultra-luxury residences in Miami. An experienced Realtor®, Mary is eager to leverage her network and her attention to detail for her clients.
Mary can be contacted at 305-305-5521 or by email at MaryJusto@ShowcaseMiami.com.

Just Sold by ShowcaseMiami Realty’s Jason Smith for $2.2 million in Coconut Grove’s Beacon Harbour!

1660 W Glencoe (Exterior)

Property Address:

1660 West Glencoe

#301

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Property Specifications:

4 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms

Living Area…3,888 square feet

3 Parking Spaces

Boat Slip Included

Built in 2005

Jason’s Commentary:

This sale closed last Friday.  Jason truly believed in the value of this property and the market did as well.  There were 2 competing cash offers!

The value proposition for this Coconut Grove waterfront condo was that it was a boutique building with 10 luxury units right on the Biscayne Bay with a dramatic open water view.  Comparable buildings that buyers were considering included (Grovenor House, Residences at Ritz Carlton, Grove at Grand Bay, Residences at Vizcaya).  This Beacon Harbour masterpiece inlcluded a  62-foot boat slip and 3 covered parking spaces.  The unit was purchased for cash by a European investor.

Jason sold this unit for $565/sq foot.  This is the highest priced sale in Beacon Harbour since 2007.

Property Description:

Enjoy unobstructed wide bay views! (List Price includes boat slip and
3 covered parking spaces). Only two residences per floor accessed by dedicated
elevator to formal foyer.  Intimate building with only 10 luxury residences.
Gourmet kitchen, top of the line appliances, high ceilings, floor to ceiling
impact windows. Amenities include a generous lap pool, gym with dramatic water
views and trained security/concierge to cater to residents’ needs when in
residence and when traveling.

 

 

1660 W Glencoe (View3)

1660 W Glencoe (Kitchen)

1660 W Glencoe (Pool)

1660 W Glencoe (Dining Room)

1660 W Glencoe (Kitchen1)

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith (Broker)

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

ShowcaseMiami Realty Welcomes Cecilia Tavera-Webman!

ShowcaseMiami Realty

Welcomes

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Cecilia Tavera-Webman

Realtor

305-898-1661

 

Cecilia, a resident of Coconut Grove, has been a real estate agent for 20 years working the Miami market.  She is bilingual and particularly enjoys guiding Buyers and Sellers in Miami’s robust condo market.

Cecilia’s hobbies include “serious baking”, traveling, reading, cycling and beach-going.

Welcome Aboard Cecilia!

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith (Broker)

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

786-326-8115

 

 

 

Catered Brokers Open (with Live Music) in Coconut Grove…(Wednesday 12-2pm)

Brokers Open House

Catering by Baguette Box

Wednesday, May 15 (12pm-2pm)

1660 W Glencoe (Exterior)
Beacon Harbour
1660 W Glencoe Street, #301
Miami, FL 33133
$2,395,000

Built: 2004
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
Sqft: 3,812

Magnificent Coconut Grove luxury condo includes deeded 62′ X 22′ boat slip.  Beacon Harbour condominium is a boutique building with spectacular views of Biscayne Bay!   This intimate building has 10 luxury residences.   The advantage of such an intimate community is a peaceful, private living experience. Amenities include a generous lap pool, gym with dramatic water views and trained security/concierge to cater to residents’ needs when in residence and when traveling.  Show this waterfront home with confidence.

1660 W Glencoe (View3)

 

Vegetables

 

Avanzato Singing

 

Fruit and Cheese Platter

 

1660 W Glencoe (Kitchen)

 

1660 W Glencoe (Pool)

 

1660 W Glencoe (Dining Room)

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

Jason Smith (Broker)

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

3 Reasons to contact ShowcaseMiami when selling or buying real estate outside of Florida…

1)  We have a vast network of agents that we work with around the country.

2)  We know what questions to ask a potential agent when vetting the right agent for your out of state referral.

3) Follow-up and added accountability…we communicate with the out of state agent until the deal is closed.

Recent Napa example…

  Our customers purchased a penthouse condo in Coconut Grove and were seeking a 2nd home in the Napa, CA area.  We contacted 4 potential agents in Napa (Saint Helena) and after interviewing them we determined that one was the right choice.  Our customers were very pleased with this agent’s service and closed on a beautiful home with its own vineyard several months later.  See photos below…

ShowcaseMiami buyer referral to Napa area (St. Helena)

ShowcaseMiami buyer referral to Napa area (St. Helena)

St. Helena (back yard view of vineyards)

St. Helena (back yard view of vineyards)

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

(Highest price in the Shortest period of time)

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

Coral Gables Waterway Homes (Standup Paddle Board Perspective)

As a Miami Real Estate Agent, I find that there is no better way to appreciate Coral Gables’ waterfront homes than by stand up paddle board.

Coral Gables Waterway byStandup Paddle Board

 

Miami Stand Up Paddle Board

Miami Stand Up Paddle Board

Sunday’s Coral Gables paddleboard adventure from Cocoplum to the Biltmore Hotel…

On Sunday, I had the pleasure of standup paddling from Cocoplum to the Biltmore Hotel via the Coral Gables Waterway.  It is a scenic 6-mile journey roundtrip.  I finally had to turn around at the Biltmore Golf Course when I realized I was 200 feet from one of the golf holes.  It felt like being in an artillery range with approaching airborne golf balls.

 

Along the way, there was so much to appreciate…

Magnificent Homes Historical Homes from the 1920’s

Triple decker yachts behind moored behind Cocoplum waterfront homes

Boat Houses

Sting rays

Exotic birds

Conversations with homeowners relaxing in their back yards

In past trips, I have seen…

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Schools of 4 foot long tarpon

Manatees

Manatees

 

 

Biltmore Golf Course

Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables (my inland turnaround point)

Did you know?

There are boats larger than 60 feet on the Coral Gables Waterway.  They must depart and return from the dock during low tide only in order to have clearance under the fixed bridges.

Some photos of the Gables Waterway below…

 

Boat House on Coral Gables Waterway

Boat House on Coral Gables Waterway

Boathouses like the one shown above are plentiful behind the homes of the Coral Gables Waterway.  Boat Houses can not be found in any of the other premium Coral Gables Waterfront Communities including (Gables Estates, Old Cutler Bay, Journeys End or Cocoplum).

 

Java Head boat slip on Coral Gables Waterway

Java Head boat slip on Coral Gables Waterway

 The 125 foot boat slip (photo above) carved out of the Coral Rock was built by the Army Corps of Engineers.  The U.S. Navy hid ships designed to hunt German U-Boats in this Coral Gables Waterway boat slip because it was so discrete.  The U Boat hunting vessels were manufactured on the Miami River.

Feel free to call me if you would like additional information on areas to explore by standup paddle board in Coral Gables or Coconut Grove.

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

(Highest price in the Shortest period of time)

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115

 

 

 

 

A Closer Look at the work of renowned Miami Interior Designer Vincenzo Avanzato (Cocoplum Residence)

Miami Interior Designer Vincenzo Avanzato recently invited me to view his latest creation in Cocoplum.

I was so impressed with his creation that I wanted to share it with you.

 

About Avanzato Design…

Vincenzo Avanzato has over 20 years of experience and an accumulation of tastes, styles, and trends from four corners of the world. With his training and experience, Vincenzo has the ability to transform his designs for today’s diversified lifestyles. In addition to numerous high-end residential interior design projects nationally and internationally, Vincenzo has designed hotels in Egypt, Dubai and Yemen, together with a variety of luxury boutiques in Paris and Milan. His imaginative use of materials and innovative ideas has been acclaimed by his clients and peers as being on the cutting edge of interior design. His sensitive understanding of classicism and scale is reflected even in his transitional and modern interiors..

Based in Miami, Avanzato Design is recognized as one of the leading interior design firms in South Florida. The company is renowned for the quality of its work and for the very highest standards of professional integrity. Avanzato Design  specializes in custom design, offering a full range of interior architecture and interior design services.

 

In this blog post…

We will take a closer look at Avanzato Design’s latest creation.  It is a Cocoplum waterfront residence that he has transformed.  This home was designed by renowned Miami architect, Ramon Pacheco, in the 1990’s.  Vincenzo has freshened up this masterpiece with cutting edge creativity.  See his photos below…

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum foyer & console

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum foyer & console

Chandelier can be lowered to easily change the light bulbs.

The wood inlay in the marble floors is bleached oak.

 

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum foyer overall

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum foyer overall

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum foyer sectional

Vincenzo is passionate about the importance of color in creating a magical space.

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum dining room

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum dining room

Vincenzo’s commentary on the dining room photo above…

“In the dining room above, as opposed to the previous image, the artwork was the first item I acquired for the client and in many ways set the theme for the room. In the design the showpiece was placed on the wall opposite to the window creating a counter focal point. Tying in the chosen color palette, the entire color scheme visually flows as the hues are effectively repeated throughout.”

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum family dining

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum family dining

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum Master Bedroom

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum Master Bedroom

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum Master Bathroom

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum Master Bathroom

Vincenzo’s commentary

“Taking inspiration from my client’s passions is helpful in creating a space that they will love. For this open and airy bathroom interior (above) we actually had another piece in mind to be hung above the bathtub, only after learning of the clients love of crocodiles did we decide to select this subtle interpretation. It’s a perfect addition as it merges effortlessly with the overall color scheme. As for the bedroom (below), we inserted a pair of elegant bronze plaques with Indian Sanskrit. They each become a strong focal point when entering the room.”

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum Guest Bedroom

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum Guest Bedroom

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Guest Bathroom (hidden behind cabinet door)

Vincenzo Avanzato Guest Bathroom (hidden behind cabinet door)

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum exterior dining

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum exterior dining

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum exterior

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum exterior

 

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum overall exterior

Vincenzo Avanzato Cocoplum overall exterior

 Conclusion…

If you are interested in remodelling or decorating your luxury  Miami residence, contact Avanzato Design. 

HEADQUARTERS:

3692 S.W. 24th Street, Miami, FL 33145 -USA

Tel: +1(305)774-1078

EUROPE OFFICE:

176 AVENUE CHARLES DE GAULLE

92200 NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE-FRANCE

TEL:+33 1 49 76 99 13

 

ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.

(Highest price in the Shortest period of time)

To discuss the best sales strategy for your Miami home, call…

Jason Smith

Broker

Miami Realtor

Miami Listing Agent

ShowcaseMiami Realty

www.ShowcaseMiami.com

786-326-8115