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We all know Miami is a young city, a baby compared to many other United States cities.  But when you think of Miami's birth, Coral Gables always comes to mind and the man behind Coral Gables, George Merrick.   In the 1920's... more

There's nothing we appreciate more than our loyal readers.  Once in a while, we'll get a great email that lights up our day and wanted to share one we received this week. After reading our article on using the right windows... more

If you have visited a Miami Beach historic house with me you know how I light up.  The architect in me wants to jump out and point out every single historic detail, no matter how minute.  I can't begin to tell you how many... more

We are reviving an old article about historic windows since we have received so many questions about windows this week. I wrote this back in October 2007 - remember to look in the category section of the blog under "historic... more

A few years ago, while a board member of the Miami Shores Historic Preservation Board, I created, with the help of other board members, an educational brochure for our community.  The brochure included the image shown as... more

We continue our significant Miami architecture series, this time with a perfect Miamism, a "designer parking lot".  Only in Miami do we have parking structures designed by world renown architects.  1111 Lincoln Road has been... more

When you think of significant Miami architecture, The Arsht Center is at the top of the list.  Not only was it designed by renown architect, Cesar Pelli, but it was built on the site of a former Sears department store.  The... more

What does your front door say about you? We have all heard that the front door is one of the most important elements in a house and it is true.  The front door not only echoes the architectural style of the home, but sets... more

Miami's pre-construction is back, for the simple reason that there is barely any new projects right now and super low inventory at a national level.  So why am I writing about Aria Reserve in particular? Not just because I... more

I get asked what to look for when buying a Mediterranean Revival Home, all the time!  And it doesn't matter if you are a historic preservation buff or if you simply like the Mediterranean Revival style, working with the... more

Is it [ma-ee-mo] or [meeh-mo] ??  It's a question I get ALL THE TIME!!  To think I wrote this article back in 2007 and how incredibly hot the MiMO District has gotten, especially with the  amazing restoration of the Vagabond... more

You hear it so much that it's ingrained in your brain - when selling your Miami home, go neutral - but why? People say I have a gift for color, my mom remembers me as a little girl painting color charts and experimenting... more

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How is the Belle Meade Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 8 homes for sale in Belle Meade (compared to 9 last month): Highest priced listing $19.5 Million for the huge open bay property with 480' of water... more

How is the Keystone Point Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 19 homes for sale (same as last month): Highest priced listing $7.35M for the open bay home at 13255 Biscayne Bay Drive with 102' of water frontage, 4... more

How is the Real Estate Surfside Market Doing? There are currently 10 Surfside homes for sale (compared to 14 last month): Highest priced listing:  $10,750,000 for the 6/6.5 new construction, modern home, at 1413 Biscaya Dr... more

How is the Miami Shores Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 25 homes for sale: (compared to 24 in September) Highest priced listing $8.5 Million for the 5/4.5 bay front home at 9999 NE 13th Avenue with 83' of open... more

How is the Belle Meade Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 9 homes for sale in Belle Meade (compared to 10 last month): Highest priced listing $19.5 Million for the huge open bay property with 480' of water... more

How is the Keystone Point Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 19 homes for sale (compared to 18 last month): Highest priced listing $7.35M for the open bay home at 13255 Biscayne Bay Drive with 102' of water... more

How is the Real Estate Surfside Market Doing? There are currently 14 Surfside homes for sale (compared to 13 last month): Highest priced listing:  $10,750,000 for the 6/6.5 new construction, modern home, at 1413 Biscaya Dr... more

How is the Miami Shores Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 24 homes for sale: (compared to 28 in August) Highest priced listing $8.5 Million for the 5/4.5 bay front home at 9999 NE 13th Avenue with 83' of open... more

How is the Belle Meade Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 10 homes for sale in Belle Meade (compared to 8 last month): Highest priced listing $19.5 Million for the huge open bay property with 480' of water... more