The cheesy, cheesy, cheesy listing description notwithstanding ("Eat, Pray, Love in El Portal on the Little River," really?), this four-bedroom house on Miami's Little River in El Portal, is an interesting little number.
It's a sign of just how obscene the Miami real estate market is, when a nice but ultimately not particularly outstanding Mediterranean Revival number on Miami Beach attempts to get over four times the price it sold for 11 years ago.
Looking for a little house for your Granny that's got space to tie up her speed boat out back while being conveniently close to the highway for those last-minute trips to the hospital, with an adjacent (but most importantly, separate) unit for yourself to use while in town? Have we got you covered?
One of the most bizarrely unsettling homes in Miami, a massive castle designed to look very much like a brutalist middle school where capital punishment is still used to keep the students militantly in line, is back on the market for just under $20 million. For the last three months Chateau Artisan, as it is known, has been back out there as a live listing on the MLS for the first time since 2014. Located at 25791 SW 167th Ave, in Homestead, the home was "built to resemble a modern French Chateau" by architect Charles Sieger, who designed it for himself.
This 4,400 square-foot compound in South Miami comes replete with an all-stainless-steel kitchen, groovy pendant ball lighting, a spiral staircase, exposed beams under a vaulted ceiling, and of course, a floating fireplace hanging from its own big iron chimney.
Built in 1924, this historic Tudor Revival family home in Miami's Shorecrest survived almost a hundred years of people moving in and out, neighborhood highs and neighborhood lows, renovations, new kitchens, changing tastes, and whatever the '70s threw at it, always being the kind of house that everyone always says has "charm." Designed to be an old English fantasy that you lived in, it would have had interiors that evoked ye old past just as seductively as its exteriors still do.
Located on just under an acre of land, extremely close to the sweeping Lake Worth views of S. Flagler Drive, but on a leafy and extremely quiet dead-end street, this Balinese compound was built in 1950, yet has been thoroughly updated for contemporary life. Located at 250 Essex Lane, does that updating, along with the obscene excesses of today's real estate market, justify a $22 million price tag, however?
An adorably ancient coral rock house and accompanying guest cottage on Coconut Grove's Oak Avenue, at numbers 3041 and 3041 1/2 practically spitting distance from Main Highway, is the kind of property that could only ever exist in the Grove. Oozing old grove salty sailor vibes from between every stone, the house is historically designated by the City of Miami, making it most certainly not the kind of place one would or even could buy just for the land and "location, location, location" investment potential.