Lovely Florida Cracker-Style Veranda House in Miami Beach Stands by Its $12.5M After Stagnating on the Market




This place is adorbs. Unfortunately adorbs does not a successful sale make. Surrounded by tall hedges, with a gorgeous view of Sunset Lake, this house on Sunset Island 3, at 2569 Lake Avenue, is listed for $12.5 million, complete with gracious old- world verandas, a lovely interior, and a beautiful yard.

The current owners have lived here for 22 years and are obviously not the types of people who succumb to the vagaries of fashion. Otherwise they would have demoed this gem, which is rather modestly sized at 5,387 square feet, and built a big, white behemoth in its place. Designed by the classic Miami Beach architect Carlos B. Schoeppl in 1940, the house comes with Jerusalem stone flooring, a wood paneled den, a grand staircase, formal living and dining rooms, and some fabulous verandahs.

It also has a very high end kitchen with Wolf, Gaggenau, Subzero and Asko appliances, an organic garden and edible yard, a private dock, 6 bedrooms, and 7 baths.

The house was put on the market in July of 2017 for $13,400,000, with no action. It took a breather later that year and was re-listed April of 2018 for $12,500,000, and has held steady to that price ever since. Like many other properties, the owners don’t appear to be succumbing to the waves of the real estate market, which right now is pretty blah, and one can only surmise they are holding out for a price they judge to be fair.

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