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Azure Condo, Surfside – Real Estate Market Report for June 2015

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on July 27, 2015

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We are Surfside Real Estate Specialists and Azure Condo Realtors.  Azure is a boutique condo built in 2005 with 74 residences and 150′ of ocean frontage.  Azure’s real estate stats can be considered boring because there is very little turnaround but this is extremely positive for owners.  A building that has few listings and few sales is a very stable investment.  Keep this in mind when you consider other buildings in Surfside and call us if you are considering to buy or sell at Azure.

Azure Condos – current listings

The are currently 2 Azure condo residences for sale:

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  • Residence 206 – 2,480 sq.ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.  This unit has direct ocean views, marble floors, wrap-around glass balcony, floor to ceiling glass sliding doors and is being offered at $2,800,000 ($1,129/sq.ft.)
  • Residence 203 – 1,910 sq.ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  This unit faces Collins Avenue on the NW side of the building (see site plan above).  It has marble floors, European cabinetry with granite and stainless steel accents, floor to ceiling windows and is being offered at $1,650,000 ($864/sq.ft.)

Azure Condos – pending sales

There are currently no Azure condos under contract as per the Multiple Listing Service

Azure Condos – June 2015 Sales

There were no Azure condos sold in June of 2015, according to the MLS.

Azure Condos – 2015 Sales (as per county records)

  • Penthouse 1106 – selling for $2,600,000 in January (2,480 sq.ft. – 3 bed/3 bath/1 half-bath – $1,048/sq.ft.
  • residence 505 – selling for $1,000,000  in January (1,614 sq.ft. – 2 bed/2 bath/1 half-bath) – $620/sq.ft.
  • residence 207 – selling for $100 in February
  • residence 302 – selling for $900,000 in April (1,945 sq.ft. – 3 bed / 3 bath) – $463/sq.ft.
  • residence 305 – selling for $1,040,000 in April  ($1,614 sq.ft. – 2 bed/2 bath/1 half-bath) – $644/sq.ft.

Azure Condos – Building Features

  • Fitness center with separate sauna, massage and treatment rooms for men and women
  • Social room with billiards, game tables and leather armchairs
  • 150′ of ocean frontage
  • Heated swimming pool
  • air-conditioned cabanas
  • Whirlpool spa
  • 24-hr valet and security

Azure Condos – 2014 Sales

To see 2014 Azure condo stats, click HERE – you’ll see the average price per square foot in 2014 was $626 with the highest at $847/sq.ft.


The Miamism Sales Team specializes in Azure and can represent you in the sale or purchase of a condo.  Please contact us

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Condo Name:  Azure
Architecture:  Revuelta-architecture
Location:  9401 Collins Ave – Surfside, FL 33154


Miami Historic Homes – Phineas Paist in The Moorings

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on July 22, 2015

Before you start reading this post, I have to warn you that this historic home has a major WOW FACTOR!

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As you know, The Miamism Sales Team specializes in architecturally significant homes as well as Historic Homes in Miami.  We are happy to report that there is an amazing Phineas Paist designed home in The Moorings, that is for sale.  As always, we ask that you please contact us to set up a consultation appointment with our real estate sales team and to schedule a private showing of this property.

Phineas Paist

Phineas Paist was the main architect for George Merrick, founder and developer of The City of Coral Gables. But before then, he worked as an associate architect to Paul Chalfin in building The Deering Estate (Villa Vizcaya).  Some known local projects by Paist include Coral Gables City Hall, The Venetian Pool, Douglas Entrance, Coral Gables Police and Fire Station and The Miami Federal Court House.  He was known for not only his architecture in Mediterranean Revival, Moorish and Beaux Arts style, but also for his magnificent watercolors.

The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce gives us a bigger insight into Paist:

Phineas Paist, the supervising architect, was largely responsible for ensuring the continuity of development of the city of Coral Gables and for creating the aesthetic codes that keep Coral Gables beautiful today. Paist established the Board of Architects Review Panel at the city’s conception, an organization that remains in existence today. Paist was a known colorist and created a vibrant color scheme for the city that ranged from the pastels to the more intense, all true to the original Mediterranean style.

3505 S Moorings Wy – The Moorings home by Phineas Paist

This amazing estate not only features the most intricate architectural details by Phineas Paist, but sits on a Raymond Jungles landscaped 25,000 SF lot in The Moorings.  The home was built in 1931 and has been restored and expanded with amazing taste and is a beautiful example of the marriage of old and new.

The home has  3 stories, 9,481 square feet of living space, has 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms and boasts modern comforts like sauna, gym, 76′ lap pool, media room, studio and elevator.

Phineas Paist is present wherever you look, from coffered and vaulted ceilings, to intricate iron work – arches, Historic Cuban Tile Roof, perfect window proportions.  And then the Cherry on Top with Raymond Jungles gardens, courtyards and perfect Florida plant specimens.

Priced at $6,800,000

3505 S mooring wy - phineas paist extMarketing description reads as follows:

Designed by Phineas Paist on an enchanting Raymond Jungles landscaped Double Lot, this legendary estate from the 30’s offers the romance of a bygone era while seamlessly updated & expanded; from the lavish sauna, cabana bath & gym flanking the 76′ lap pool to the media room, studio, large office & guest suites,no luxury is overlooked. Quarried limestone walls; inlaid marble floors; high ceilings, impact windows, Otis elevator, gracious courtyard,3 fireplaces, motor court & all balconied en suite bedrooms.

Phineas Paist Home in The Moorings for saleFor more information about buying and selling historic homes in Miami, please contact or call the telephone on the website 305.758.2323.  We will be happy to assist.

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Paraiso Bayviews

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on July 20, 2015

Paraiso Bayviews is the last of 4 condo towers in the Paraiso Master-Planned Community by the RELATED GROUP.  The community consists of 10 acres with 1000 linear feet of water frontage along Biscayne Bay in the trendy neighborhood of East Edgewater.  Paraiso Bayviews was designed by Arquitectonica with interior design by Karim Rashid. (who I had a private interview with about the project – see below)

Edgewater is a community rich in culture and littered with creativity which has marked a new gilded age for Miami Pre-Construction, making history and creating a legacy for the Related Group.  Pulling from Global Design, courtesy of World-Renown Designer Karim Rashid, while keeping in mind the etiquette of smart investment, Paraiso is a true Urban Utopia and a gold mine for the savvy investor.  Leaping “outside the box,” Karim Rashid has lent his talents resulting in a fusion of art and future.  The unique fusion of color, shapes and textiles, not only makes the interiors beautiful, but an iconic testament interior design in Miami.

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Paraiso Bayviews Building Amenities

  • 43 stories with 398 residences
  • units from 1 bedroom + den and 1.5 bathrooms with 750 sq.ft. to 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1200 sq.ft.
  • convenient retail stores
  • double height lobby
  • ample parking for all residences
  • access to Beach Club and Michael Schwartz Restaurant
  • Marina Slips
  • Community Park

9th Floor amenities

  • State-of-the-aft Gym and Spa
  • Kids’ Room
  • Business Center
  • 3000 sq.ft. Party Room

75 ft. long sunset pool

  • On the 43rd Floor Roof Club
  • Pool / Spa
  • Barbecue Area
  • Party Room

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Paraiso Bayviews pricing

Pricing at Paraiso Bay starts at $350,000 for a 1 bedroom residence with a den, to $760,000 for a 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom plus den.

Paraiso Bayviews by Karim Rashid**We have floor plans available upon request **

Miamism Private Interview with Karim Rashid

What an honor to be able to have a one-on-one interview with the candid and so down to earth Karim Rashid.  Thank you for the Paraiso Team for making it happen, especially to Liza Walton, social media expert extraordinaire!  So here’s the interview, which was more of a casual conversation:

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Ines:  Karim, tell me about the main concept of Paraiso Bayviews.

Karim:  The main feeling of all the spaces and of the building will be this notion of what I call, techno-organic.  It simply means this idea that we live in a new technological, digital age.  This digital age is actually very young – it is only 10-15 years that we’ve had all these digital tools that give us heightened experiences.  So I believe we need to elevate the physical world to be as beautiful, as seductive, as poetic and actually as human as the digital age is.

With that said, I’m going to do something quite different than I did with My Brickell, which is to actually really embrace the nature of the 10 acre master plan and do things where nature feels a little more seamless with everyday life – do soft, organic, very natural but super contemporary.

Ines:  Are you’re taking a sort of  mid-century-modern approach?

Karim: I guess the language of what I’m doing may, where I may be using a lot of natural materials, but I use them to speak about the technological age.  At the same time it’s quite different because rather than being too architectonic, my work tends to be more of a language and a feeling that is at the moment of which we live in.  I’m not a regressive person, If I’m a designer contributing to this world, I need to do something original and new that is related to the social behaviors of the time.  Don’t want to sound too intellectual about it but it’s how I see things.

Ines: Personally, I think you are right on, social behaviors are currently about, “let me look at my phone, and this world is so much more interesting that my surroundings”

Karim:  That’s why we need to make the world around us as interesting. if we don’t, we will lose more and more contact with that world.  In fact the only thing that is going to be interesting at that point will be nature itself.  But if we’re going to build an environment, I have to do things that are a bit unfamiliar, that let you question the world a little bit, that let you look at the world slightly differently and THEN you get inspired.

Every day, I try to feel inspired.  When you feel inspired, you’re alive.

Ines:  Out of all the Paraiso towers, this is supposed to be the young and hip tower.  Aren’t you happy to get the “young, hip” project?

Karim: You know what’s funny?  Around the world, I’m always brought in to do the young, hip projects.  I’m supposed to be the “young, hip guy” – I’m turning 54 in a month – I may be hip, but not young. (we both laugh)

Ines:  Thank you so much for the opportunity and look forward to many good things from you.

Karim:  thank YOU and let me and my team know how we can be of additional help to you.

The Miamism Sales team is ready to help you with your PARAISO BAYVIEWS Condo Purchase and of course surrounding condos as well. Call us for details 305.758.2323 or

Architecture:  Arquitectonica
Interior Design:  Karim Rashid
Developer:  The Related Group
Neighborhood: Edgewater Miami
Location: 600 NE 31st St, Miami, FL 33137




Miamism Mojitos

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on July 18, 2015


Why are we posting about Mojitos? …because we can!  HAHA!!  Just a quick weekend cheer from The Miamism Sales Team to you!!

For the Miamism Mojito recipe, visit

Have a great weekend!


Keystone Point Real Estate Market Report for June 2015

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on July 16, 2015

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There are currently 31 Keystone Point homes for sale:

  • Highest priced listing: $5,290,000 (open bay Mediterranean estate located at 12485 Keystone Island Dr)
  • Lowest priced listing: $419,000 (non-waterfront at 1790 Keystone Bl)
  • Pending Sales (properties under contract): 13
  • Closed sales in June 2015: 5

The 5 Keystone Point homes sold in June were the following:

  • 2025 Alamanda Dr – Short Sale on a dry lot (non-waterfront) with 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms, 1,832 SF and built in 1954 – listed on December 2014 for $350,000 and sold for $393,950 ($215/sq.ft.)
  • 1875 N Hibiscus Dr – canal front, 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms, 3,223 SF on 10,596 SF lot and built in 1960 – originally listed in February 2015 for $1,549,000, with several price reductions and selling for $1,275,000 ($396/sq.ft.)
  • 2320 Bayview Ln – canal front, 4 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms, 2,918 SF on 9,375 SF lot and built in 1956 – listed for $1,600,000 in April and sold for $1,500,000 ($514/sq.ft.)
  • 12935 Ixora Rd – canal front, 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms, 2,983 SF on 10,275 SF lot and built in 1956 – listed for $1,395,000 in February and selling for $1,150,000 ($386/sq.ft.)
  • 13085 Coronado Ln – canal front, 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms, 2,600 SF on 9375 SF lot and built in 1955 – listed for $899,000 and sold for $900,000 ($346/sq.ft.)

Although Keystone Point is a small subdivision within North Miami, prices vary greatly within its guard gated perimeter.  The further EAST you are, the higher the prices.  There are also non-waterfront homes within Keystone which we will separate from the waterfront stats for obvious reasons.

The average selling price per square foot for Keystone Point homes in June, for dry-lot homes was $215 (only one sale and it was a short-sale), and for waterfront homes was $411.  The average price per square foot in Keystone Point, in the first half of the year, comes in at:

  • Keystone Point non-waterfront homes average $241
  • Keystone Point waterfront homes average $438

The highest price per square foot in Keystone Point for a waterfront home in the first 1/2 of the year, was $584 for the bay front home located at 13395 Biscayne Bay Dr – we’re talking a contemporary estate, built in 1980, with 6,426 SF of living area, sitting on a 21,755 SF lot with 230′ of water frontage and 100′ dock.

Keystone continues to grow in popularity because of its location and affordability.  It’s become the place to buy for those wishing to upgrade their dry-lot homes to waterfront.

Call us if you are thinking about buying or selling in Keystone – we’ll be happy to provide a no obligation consultation for your home.

Keystone Point House of The Month

The Miamism Sales Team recommends the Keystone Point home located at 12933 Ixora Cr.  This contemporary home was built in 2008 and features 4 bedrooms / 5.5 bathrooms, 4,552 sq.ft. of living space, 10,875 SF lot, polished concrete and Bamboo floors, 2 docks with lifts, cabana bathroom and high ceilings.

It is offered at $2,200,000 and it’s virtually in move-in condition (if not for a few aesthetic changes which are common in this price range).

12933 ixora cr - keystone point home

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