A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an amazing estate that has been restored in Shore Crest and is now on the market. I like to write about unusual architecture and historic homes that come on the market to inform and educate our customers.
This time I want to share the incredible experience that came from that particular blog-post, California Bungalow Estate For Sale in Miami. In that article I mentioned that the house was the original estate of the Renuart family, owners of Renuart Lumber. I was contacted by a Renuart family member, by one of the grand daughters of Mr. Renuart himself. Although the house had not been in the family for over 50 years, I asked the granddaughter if she would like to visit the house and see how it has been renovated.
I had the pleasure of meeting Joanne Renuart-Yagle and her husband Gene at the house, together with her good friend Celine Zigmont (the assistant-principal of St. Rose of Lima School). Joanne walked through the whole house and gave us bits and pieces of information and shared memories from her childhood. She remembered finishes, colors and events. She told us which aunt or uncle slept in which room. She brought us back to when she was a little girl and would visit the home and enjoyed family gatherings with her forty-some cousins!
I want to thank not only the Yagles for giving us the tour of their family home, but also Mr. Zigmont for finding that article and calling the attention of Mrs. and Mr. Yagle – the experience was truly priceless!