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Top 3 Most Expensive Miami Beach Home Sales – February 2010

By: Ines Hegedus-Garcia on March 8, 2010

There were 16 Miami Beach Homes sold in February ranging in price between $191,300 for a bank owned Normandy Island home to $7,250,000 for a Star Island fixer upper.  Talk about a huge disparity and what makes Miami so interesting to many.  We can’t deny that there’s something for everyone here!  With no further delay, here are the 3 Most Expensive Miami Beach Home sales last month.

February’s Most Expensive Miami Beach Home Sale

44 Star Island Drive – Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $8,750,000 and sold for $7,250,000 on February 25th, 2010

Funny enough, this same house was our featured luxury listing for January: Miami Beach Luxury Home – Star Island

Here’s what I had to say:

The house itself is only 4,720 square feet, which is tiny compared to its neighboring estates.  It was built in 1935 and to many it will be the “ugly duckling” of the island.  But I urge to look past the obvious and notice that the existing structure does have a nice Florida Vernacular feel to it and nothing a little money and love can’t fix.  It’s listed at $1,854 per square foot but I know that’s not a fair assessment since it’s all about the size of the lot.  Well….Shaq’s lot was 87,120 square feet with 312 feet of frontage and the house was impeccable and needed no “updating” (other than changes here and there for tastes sake).  So, my guess is that neighbors are pretty angry right about now because the only comp is throwing all the numbers off.  Just based on the one sale, this property is grossly overpriced.

Here’s the MLS description:

Located on exclusive Star Island among some of Miami’s favorite celebrities, this bayfront estate offers over 200 feet of prime water frontage and provides beautiful sunrises, southeastern breezes and the utmost in security and privacy.  Just minutes from both Downtown Miami and South Beach, this Colonial-style 4,720 home is ready for your update or build to suit.  Ideal waterfront for large vessel.  Least expensive property on Star Island!!

Features:

  • 4,720 square feet of living space
  • Built in 1935
  • 6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / 1 half bath
  • 215 feet of water frontage
  • 48,266 square foot lot
  • Barrel tile roof
  • 2-story home

February’s Second Most Expensive Miami Beach Home Sale

269 N. Hibiscus Drive, Miami Beach, FL  33139

Listed for $5,995,000 and sold for $5,400,000 on February 24th, 2010

New Hisbiscus Island construction (built in 2007) with an interesting listing history.  The home was originally listed in April 2007 for $10,900,000 and was on and off the market with several price reductions and increases and finally selling for $5.4 M last month.  The MLS description reads:

New-elegant Mediterranean-waterfront estate on guard gated Hibiscus Island. This luxury 3-story home comes equipped with dramatic volume ceilings, oversized impact windows/doors, multiple private balconies and boat dock which can accommodate large vessel.  Resort style swimming pool w/jacuzzi, elevator, top-of-the-line appliances, marble/wood flooring throughout. 40 X 30 roof top terrace with spectacular views of Biscayne Bay, the Downtown Miami Skyline and Port of Miami.  Never been lived in.  New home.

Features:

  • New construction – built in 2007
  • 8,096 square feet of living space
  • 12,250 square foot lot with 70 feet of water frontage
  • bayfront
  • 2-story home
  • 6 bedrooms / 7.5 bathrooms
  • pool with jacuzzi
  • elevator
  • within guard-gated Hibiscus Island

February’s Third Most Expensive Miami Beach Home Sale

5760 North Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Listed for $5,950,000 and sold for $4,500,000 on February 22, 2010

This home was listed for $7,495,000  in September 09, reduced to $5,950,000 in December and was under contract by January 7th 2010.  North Bay road boasts with the most beautiful, unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, and this house is the perfect example of that.  Older home, built in 1963, without being pretentious, except for the view.  Shows location is still worth a pretty penny in Miami Beach.  The MLS description reads:

Endless views on this gated Mediterranean Estate on prestigious upper North Bay Rd, on a very large lot (26,830 SF) wide Biscayne Bay front lot with a large concrete dock for a substantial boat, elegant open floor – turnkey estate! Gorgeous pool, large master bedroom with sitting area and the best views on N Bay Rd. Circular driveway and lush landscaping Miami Beach Waterfront Dream!

Features:

  • Built in 1963
  • 6,752 square feet of living space
  • 26,830 square foot lot with 92 feet of water frontage
  • 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms
  • 2-car garage
  • pool

**all information obtained from the SouthEast Florida Multiple Listing Service**

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