Custom-built estate sits on 3.5 acres within preserve



This custom-built, impeccably maintained, Mediterranean-style estate is tucked away on 3.5 acres in the gated community of Hicks Estates. Nestled within a nature preserve, this home offers complete privacy within a sanctuary of mature, tropical palms and oak trees. Featuring five bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths, an expansive master suite, sitting area and walk-in closets, the home is further enhanced with volume ceilings, marble floors, custom built-ins, high-impact glass windows and French-style doors.

Additionally, the home has a library, gym, media room, built-in generator and safe room for hurricanes. Chefs will swoon for the double-island kitchen featuring custom cabinets, granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances.

Ideal for entertaining, this home features a huge covered terrace, private pond, pool and spa, circular driveway, 7,000-square-foot composite wood patio and three-car garage. The separate 6,000-square-foot garage can accommodate a motor home and 12 cars. The property has room to build basketball and tennis courts.

This estate is offered at $3,500,000. For more information, call Dorothy Alfano at 305-821-4700.

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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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