Listing: Comfortably Sophisticated 5BR/3.5BA in Pine Bay Estates

French flair in Pine Bay Estates! This nearly 4700 (square foot adj.) estate with five bedrooms and three and one-half baths provides tranquility the moment you enter the oak-shadowed brick-paver driveway.

You'll feel warm and welcome as the impact-resistant double doors open to a scene of peace in every direction, especially out to the backyard.

Oversized family room, open to the classically French country styled kitchen, is pure perfection for entertaining and quiet evenings at home.

Chef's kitchen has all the things you need in just the right places. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, all wood custom cabinetry and granite counter-tops flow to the light and airy breakfast table.


The master bedroom and a second bedroom are on one side, allowing easy configuration for an office, gym or nursery. The master suite has a cavernous closet, dressing room, and a separate lanai.

The touches are too numerous to mention and the choice of finishes, materials and quality appliances are impeccable.

The three bedrooms on the other side are generously sized. They are matched with finely finished bathrooms.

The lushly landscaped property includes many oak, palm and other varieties of tropical vegetation. They perfectly envelope the pool, spa and backyard patio.

Come on out and see this incredibly well-maintained home with impact windows, brand new roof and all the touches that you'll be proud to call your own. I'll open the doors for you!

See all the photos of this incredible estate:

5800 SW 116 Street
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Listing price $1,499,922

Downtown Palmetto Bay Gets First Seeding

On Monday June 21, Palmetto Bay's Village Council approved two projects that will be the first "seeds" on what hopes to become a thriving downtown district.

Atlantico at Palmetto Bay will be the first to break ground. The project will be located at the northeast corner of Franjo Road and SW 180 Street and consists of a five story, mixed use development with 271 residential units, 7,010 square feet of ground floor commercial/retail space and accessory parking. The pedestrian-friendly project features interior, interconnected public walkways, widened landscaped sidewalks, a civic plaza and twice the amount of required open spaces.

The other project is the future Somerset K-8 Academy, slated for development on vacant land east side of Franjo Road roughly between East Hibiscus Street and Guava Street.  The project had originally come before The Village for approval in 2011 and then in 2014, a settlement between the two parties approved a K-12 charter school for 1,400 students. Monday night's item reduced that number down to 1,000 and cut down the maximum grade level from 12th to 8th grade through the negotiations of Councilman Tim Schaffer and Village Manager, Ed Silva. During public comments, Village resident Bev Gerald asked for a hard cap of 1,000 in perpetuity, a condition to which the applicant agreed to incorporate in the approval documents.

I am proud of my Village and continue to be civically active through my participation in the former Downtown Redevelopment Task Force, the Palmetto Bay Partnership and through direct conversations with our Village leaders and management.

Listing: Great 2006 Palmetto Bay 4/3 Home

Looking for a modern four bedroom, three bath home in Palmetto Bay? Look no further! This is a great family home without compromise.

This is a 2636 square-foot (adj.) home just waiting for you to make it your own. Built in 2006, it has full wind mitigation credits and 9' ceilings throughout. It is well-cared for and boasts consistent tile and lots of recessed lights.

Enter to a great room that is truly great!

The house was designed to have five bedrooms and could be easily converted to have that bedroom with en suite bath, but I'm sure you'll agree the family nook for TV and entertainment works out perfectly, as is.

The kitchen with dark wood, stainless steel appliances and black granite opens to the rest of the living areas for a great flow.

The huge master bedroom suite is separate from the other three bedrooms and has direct access to the backyard, large his and hers walk-in closets, and a wonderful master bath with his and hers sinks.

The other bedrooms are configured on a common hallway with an inside laundry room and a shared bath.

There's even room for a pool! So you know the house already is equipped with a cabana bathroom off the back covered patio.

You can see all the photos here:

17221 SW 93 Avenue
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Listing price $429,922