Nick Churton of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty London office, visits a waterside property that, he thinks, offers a fabulous investment opportunity, as well as a magnificent home.
The Property: 9540 W Broadview Dr, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
The Broker: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty
The Agent: Nelson Gonzalez
All of us like the idea of an ahead-of-the-curve real estate deal: but, take it from me, these are hard to find. You have to get everything right. The location, style, size and specification all have to anticipate, rather than follow, the zeitgeist. Plus you have to have a bit of luck.
So I was amazed to come face-to-face with opportunity at a home in Bay Harbor Islands, just north of Miami Beach. It seemed to tick all the boxes. No one can, or should, promise or guarantee success in real estate – it is not an exact science – but this does look a very good bet.
First, the location is cool and fast up-and-coming. The view is over Biscayne Bay. It is just across the water from the celebrated Indian Creek Country Club and only a few minutes drive from the uber-luxury shops at Bal Harbor – think Gucci, Valentino, Dior and Bvlgari. To eat, choose from Makoto, Carpaccio or Flanigans Seafood Bar and Grill, to name but three. Bay Harbor Islands is a location that is just about to pop. Now is the time to get there before everyone else wants to.
Second, the style is smooth, contemporary-modern. Say no more.
Third, the specification is the highest quality with a smooth look and sleek finishes to marble and hardwood floors, and concrete spine walls which reflect the amazing Miami natural light. Outside, beyond the south-facing pool is a great dock.
Forth, the size is perfect for all year round or vacation living with plenty of space for spacious closets and bathrooms besides the fabulous open plan living areas and kitchen.
So that leaves you with luck. I think this is your lucky day – not only reading about the house, but the agent is Nelson Gonzalez, and what he doesn’t know about being ahead-of-the-curve in luxury Miami homes isn’t worth knowing.
Take it from Nelson, the smart money is on locating here before everyone else catches on. Lucky you.