Grand estate features spacious guesthouse, multitude of luxuries



This elegant, two-story, Italian-style villa features seven bedrooms, eight and one half baths, a guesthouse and an array of unique amenities and artful details. Located in the Ponce/Davis area at 5395 North Kendall Dr., the gated, double-entry home is priced at $3,600,000 and offers 8,900 square feet of interior space.

A stately foyer opens to spacious living areas, accented by marble and wood flooring, crown molding, tray ceilings, wide windows and a grand staircase. A fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the family room, while the formal dining and living rooms provide views of the home’s lush exterior. With an iconic wood-beamed ceiling, the large eat-in kitchen is a dream, outfitted with a butler’s pantry, double ovens, a gas range and two dishwashers. The master suite offers a sitting room with a terrace, his-and-hers baths and a Jacuzzi. The estate additionally has a gallery overlooking the front stone patio, a media room and an elevator.

Outside, two covered terraces sit adjacent to the pool and barbeque area. The neighboring guesthouse has one bedroom, one bath and a generous living area.

Adding to the home’s multitude of desirable qualities, it has a three-car garage, a generator capable of powering the entire house, professional landscaping and a waterfall in the pool.

For more information, contact Monica Betancourt at 305-632-7248 or visit

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The private island, along with its four-bedroom, three-bath estate, is a rare retreat and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those desiring a Caribbean-like setting and 360-degree water views.

    Ultimate private island retreat in the Florida Keys

    Just off the coast of Marathon in the Florida Keys, the epitome of living an island lifestyle awaits potential home buyers. East Sister Rock Island is being offered by EWM Realty International, the exclusive South Florida affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate. Priced at $11,500,000, the private island, along with its four-bedroom, three-bath estate, is a rare retreat and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those desiring a Caribbean-like setting and 360-degree water views.

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    Unique residence in Coral Gables’ historic Dutch South African Village

    This home was last on the market more than 75 years ago attesting to its comfort and livability, having had but one owner in all those years. But its 1920s magic and charm, evocative of that long ago lost era in American architecture when elegance and glamour were de rigueur, clearly captivated its owner as well.

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    Prospective buyers can step into the latest home designs at Napa at The Vineyards in Homestead. The Lennar Homes master-planned community offers elegant single-family homes featuring the expansive NEXT GEN - The Home Within a Home design to accommodate multigenerational families. The innovative home designs are like getting two homes in one, says a Lennar spokesperson.

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