Casa Babette a Mediterranean charmer full of romance and convenience. The romance begins upon entering the private courtyard of this two story home elaborately landscaped with an old world center fountain. Vaulted ceilings, keystone fireplace, original tile and hardwood floors throughout, but updated to perfection. Luxury abounds in this resort style setting with 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths in the main house and a separate private 1 bedroom/1 bath guest cottage. Upon entering into the dramatic two story foyer entry of Casa Babette you immediately see the wide expanse of waterfront with ever present sunshine. Beautiful pool, patio, dock and outdoor kitchen area compliment this wonderful home.
Brazilians have overtaken Canadians as the top overseas visitors and property buyers in Miami as the city shrugs off the after-effects of the 2008 real estate crash, América Economía reported.
“There is a love affair between Brazilians and Miami, which has helped the economy in both places,” Rolando Aedo, executive vice-president of the Greater Miami Office of Tourism and Conventions, told the online magazine. Brazilians’ stamp on South Florida’s economy has been “incredible,” Aedo said.
Brazilians outnumbered Canadians as Miami’s main international tourists and buyers last year. Around 690,000 Brazilians visited the Magic City, an 8.8 percent gain from 2011, and spent an estimated $1.5 billion.
Favorable currency exchange rates and Brazil’s economic growth – despite a recent slow-down – have helped a larger demographic of Brazilians visit Miami than could a decade ago, consul general of Brazil in Miami, Helio Vitor Ramos Filho, told the magazine. Exempting Brazil from U.S. visa requirements would flood Miami with even more Portuguese-speaking South Americans, the Brazilian consul said.
“If Brazil were included in the visa-waiver program, there would probably be an explosion of Brazilian tourists in the United States. The visa requirement is still an obstacle for many potential tourists from Brazil, since in Brazil obtaining a visa means additional costs related to having to travel domestically just to get the visa, which can increase the overall cost of a trip substantially,” Ramos Filho said. [América Economía] –Emily Schmall
By: The Real Deal – South Florida Real Estate News
Perfect proportions, breath taking light and a great layout are just a few of the captivating features found throughout this comfortable two-story Mediterranean style, updated waterfront home. The first floor consists of a formal living room and family room, dining room, a media room which can double as a bedroom suite, an open Island kitchen adjacent to a great room all overlook the waterfront. The second floor consists of four bedroom-baths en-suites, including the Master Bedroom wing with its own sitting room, walk in closet, Master Bath and private terrace.
- 6 Bedrooms
- 6 and 1-1/2 Bathrooms
- Living area 5,920 sq. ft.
- Lot Dimensions 100 X 202
- Lot Size 20,200 sq. ft.
- Waterfront: 100 Feet
- Built in 2008
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Esther’s fabulous Flamingo Drive listing makes the pages of the exquisite Florida Design’s Miami Home & Decor Magazine. Enjoy the photos and article of the painstaking task of bringing this modern Igor Polevitzky masterpiece back to its original splendor. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful architecture here on Miami Beach. If you or anyone you know are interested in this property, please give us a call.
Just in case you missed these are the fine properties featured on the Miami Herald Neighbors section last Sunday August 26th, 2012. For additional information on these properties or any Real Estate related info, please do not hesitate to contact me.
A Miami Beach Modern Classic designed by famed architect Igor Polivitsky. 1947 meets 2011 in this beautifully renovated and restored home. Big bright rooms with open spaces, high ceilings, and walls of glass flooding each room with natural light. Gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, 4 bedrooms plus guest wing, and wonderful family room overlooking the lushly landscaped pool and patio area. Superb architectural detail makes this home ideal for family, entertaining, or art collecting. A very private luxurious home.
Stunning 6 bedroom contemporary home renovated to perfection. Ground up restoration with bright, open and spacious floor plan. 5 wonderful family bedrooms plus an office/maids room. Everything from electric, plumbing, roof, and impact windows are just a few years old. Beautiful eat in kitchen with stainless still and top of the line appliances. Tons of natural light illuminate this elegant home! Wonderful pool, dock and patio area overlook the widest part of the waterway. Grand and gated entrance for plenty of parking and the ultimate in privacy.
Oceanfront corner Loft Condominium exquisitely updated being sold in turn-key condition. This Oversized combined unit is comprised of a 1 bedroom apartment plus additional space consisting of approximately 970 sq. ft. A south facing built out terrace runs the length of the apartment and overlooks the Beach, Ocean Beach Park, Biscayne Bay and the Downtown Miami Skyline. Windows surreound this loft apartment providing great light and sunrise to sunset views.
The quality finishes and streamlined design of this apartment include: polished concrete floors, stainless steel top of the line kitchen and appliances, built-ins, light and sound controlled AV system.
Located South of Fifh in a very desirable oceanfront building.