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Just last week, a client asked me to explain the correct and incorrect use of awnings for Mediterranean Revival architecture for his Miami Beach home.  I'm sure this will be an eye-opener for a lot of you, but the reality is... more

As an architect, I love historic homes and the historic real estate market is one of my favorites. For those of you coming from other places in the US and even Europe or South America, historic homes in Miami will refer to... more

A lot of you will be reading this thinking its a bit boring (at least Rick thinks so), but I wanted to address this because a lot of our Miami Beach Real Estate customers are constantly asking us about certain elements  of... 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

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

You've been driving in the MiMO District seeing this ginormous Coppertone Girl Sign for months years and have no clue what it's about - happy to say that there is history behind it and it is not at all about the little girl'... 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

Why Architecture Realtors? The answer is easy - because it's our niche! With a degree in architecture we have vast knowledge and experience about historic and architecturally significant properties. We are architecture... more

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

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

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

OLD historic article brought back from 2010 After reading a letter to the Editor in the Biscayne Times written by Peter Otto, I have to add my 2 cents.  Here's what Peter writes: Shorecrest, We Implore You:  Don't Get... more

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How is the Miami Shores Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 35 homes for sale: (compared to 37 in June) Highest priced listing $8.5 Million for the 5/4.5 bay front home at 9999 NE 13th Avenue with 83' of open bay... more

How is the Belle Meade Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 10 homes for sale in Belle Meade (compared to 11 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 15 homes for sale (same as last month): Highest priced listing $7.5 Million - for the open bay property being marketed for lot value with 17,896 SF... more

Our hearts go out to the victims and families of the Surfside Condo Collapse.  Please note that we have partnered with The Global Empowerment Mission to offer temporary housing to the families affected by the building... more

How is the Miami Shores Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 37 homes for sale: (compared to 34 in May) Highest priced listing $8.5 Million for the 5/4.5 bay front home at 9999 NE 13th Avenue with 83' of open bay... more

How is the Belle Meade Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 11 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 15 homes for sale (compared to 14 last month): Highest priced listing $8.9 Million - brand new construction at 2213 Keystone Blvd, with 350' of water... more

How is the Real Estate Surfside Market Doing? There are currently 7 Surfside homes for sale (compared to 15 last month): Highest priced listing:  $5 Million - 3/2 waterfront fixer upper with 15,075 SF lot and 75' of water... more

How is the Miami Shores Real Estate Market Doing? There are currently 34 homes for sale: (compared to 31 in April) Highest priced listing $8.5 Million for the 5/4.5 bay front home at 9999 NE 13th Avenue with 83' of open bay... more