There are currently 43 Miami Shores homes for sale: (2 more than last month)
Highest priced listing is $3,395,000 (9215 N. Bayshore Dr – pictured above)
Lowest priced listing is $239,000 (217 NW 91 St)
Pending Sales (Properties under contract): 44 (3 less than last month)
Closed sales in May: 30 (9 more than last month)
Average price per square foot for Miami Shores homes has increased to $230 which is huge considering we were at $187 a short year ago. What this means is that the average house will be priced here – if your house is above average (you do need to be objective because everyone thinks your own house is better than the rest), it will be in the mid $250 per SF. Because of the lack of inventory, it definitely helps to stage and prepare your home for sale BEFORE you put it in the market. It will guarantee a quick sale for top dollar. We are Miami Shores REALTORS, call us for a free market analysis of your home and remember that with our architecture background, we will help you with preparations to get the most for your dollar.
Where are all of our Miami Celebrities going? Hopefully to new and better things…..locally. We told you back in May of 2012 that Billy Joel listed his Miami Beach home for $14,750,000. Well….the scoop by The World Property Channel is that he has sold it for $14 Million to fashion mogul Diego Della Valle (Reportedly worth $1.55 billion, Mr. Valle is the owner of Tod’s shoes and a majority shareholder in Saks Fifth Avenue, according to Forbes magazine.)
The Piano Man singer bought the 8,881-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion for $13.5 million in 2006, according to the Real Estalker. He will most likely lose money after all fees are paid.
As we told you back in May of last year:
The house has 8,881 sf of living space, with 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 1 half bath. It sits on a 30,330m sf lot and has a private dock , amazing pool area and views to die for.
Tax records show that the home was purchased in February of 2006 for $13.5 Million. The selling description reads:
Elegant 7 bedroom 8.5 bath Mediterranean waterfront estate is situated on prestigious La Gorce Island. this 8,881 sq ft home boasts expansive open areas with breathtaking views of the bay. Luxurious bar with wine cellar, gourmet chefs kitchen, formal living and dining room, office and sumptuous master suite all of which showcase the finest details and finishes. Perfect home for entertaining with outdoor summer kitchen. Over 150 feet of water frontage.
Here are some photos:
Congrats Mr. Della Valle and welcome to the neighborhood!!
Remember we are here to help you sell or buy your dream Miami Beach home or condo! With architectural expertise and specializing in luxury real estate, historic homes and architecturally significant properties!
Funny enough, we did this video 3 years ago and never shared it here at Miamism.com. We had so much fun water skiing yesterday with the whole family that I decided to share. Many have asked that I give my perspective of why I love Miami so much and what makes it such a great place to live.
Remember, we don’t just share pretty pics and interesting information – we specialize in luxury real estate and architecturally significant homes in Miami. Call us to buy or sell your Miami Beach homes!
Alfred Browning Parker was known as the leader of Miami’s modernist architectural movement. He was known for his green designs which married local materials to suit South Florida’s climate. He built pre-air conditioning, so his homes took advantage of air currents, landscaping and light. ABP’s spaces were organic and managed to seamlessly bring the outdoors in. His architecture was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and his motto was “Make it useful and make it beautiful.” He was way ahead of his time when sustainable design was not even in our vocabulary and will remain an inspiration for years to come.
5900 SW 28 St – Miami
asking price $475,000
Team Miamism is honored to list an Alfred Browning Park home for sale in Schenley Park, just west of Coral Gables. The proud home owners have meticulously cared for this architectural gem for the last 20 years and that love is evident from the time you walk in.
If you follow Miamism.com, you know that my passion is architecturally relevant real estate and this home is the perfect example. But what makes it even more special, is the fact that the owners exude the same passion and want the future owners of this treasure to appreciate it as much as they do.
The home’s common areas have open beamed ceilings with clerestory lighting and a beautiful combination of brick, stucco and wood textures. The living room has the typical ABP wow factor that gives me goose bumps every time I go in. It has a wood-burning fireplace and overlooks the canopy of a Gumbo Limbo and other native plant species.
The house has been updated to today’s standards with central air conditioning, plumbing, new drain field, new kitchen, etc. But the work has been sensitive to the integrity of the home and its important features.
The features are as follows:
Built in 1951
1/3 acre, corner lot – 105′ X 139′ (14,495 sf)
1,939 sf of living space
2 bedrooms + den or sitting room
masonry and wood-frame construction
Vic Polk swimming pool
But it doesn’t end there. This ABP home sits on an oversized 1/3 acre, corner lot full of native landscaping. It has a signed Vic Polk pool from 1959 – he was one of the main pool builders in South Florida in the mid-century. The exterior is a play of geometry and materials with brick and siding as well as angled roof lines. Brisk geometry and massing welcomes you on the front approach and you wonder about the interiors from the time you see this house from afar.
I always wonder who the lucky home owners will be, in the meantime, I will continue to enjoy every minute I’m there. Feel free to contact us for more information ABPschenleypark@miamism.com
Had to republish this article since we just listed an Alfred Browning Parker home in Schenley Park. I am truly honored to represent owners that appreciate what they have and take the time to find the perfect buyers for their property. Thank you for remembering that our passion is architecturally relevant real estate.
So I visit many homes because I’m a Miami Realtor – I see all kinds of styles, interiors and price ranges…..but today was a different day. I walked into an amazing Alfred Browning Parker home in Miami Shores and had goose bumps from the time I laid eyes on the exterior.
Most people don’t get me and why good architecture totally heightens my senses but I have to tell you that it makes such a difference to see and experience a well designed space. These home owners bought a modest Browning Parker home and were able to restore, modernize and make it their own. All the important MiMo features were untouched and the elements that were added were carefully thought out to compliment the existing architecture. (And the amazing modern classics throughout made the house complete).
Alfred Browning Parker was not only a modernist, but a green mid century architect – to think that these homes were built around our humid and hot weather to incorporate the organic nature of exterior spaces into interiors – using massing, wide overhangs, local materials and clerestory lighting to take advantage of our climate without air conditioning!
I commend the home owners for having had the vision to acquire a decrepit, tired and dark house and turning it into the magnificent space that Alfred Browning Parker envisioned back in 1949 when he designed it.
Goes to show that these gems do exist, they are hidden amongst us and there are people that appreciate them and see their worth. From Miami Beach to Coconut Grove, Miami Shores and Miami’s Upper East Side, if you have a Browning Parker gem, let me know…..some of these can even bring tears to my eyes (I’m not kidding).