Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gables Estates Coral Gables - Casuarina Concourse Estate $49 Million

Coral Gables home - 11 Casuarina Concourse, Coral Gables Florida, home of Alan Potamkin, in Gables Estates just south of Miami 11 Casuarina Concourse in Gables Estates, Coral Gables Florida - Alan Potamkin's House

Gables Estates Coral Gables, one of Miami's loveliest communities, is an area with ultra-luxurious homes nestled in a neighborhood of 192 properties, and is home to former Miami Heat coach Pat Riley. Entering the guard-gated, exclusive community of Gables Estates, via Casuarina Concourse, and driving all the way to the very end of the peninsula, passing some of the most beautiful homes in Florida, one finds him/herself in front of, perhaps the most grandiose property in all of Coral Gables, 11 Casuarina Concourse, home of Alan Potamkin.

Situated on a 3.5-acre lot, the spacious 20,862 square feet house, with 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 2 half-baths, faces the open waters of Biscayne Bay, with breath taking, testimonial views of Miami’s unmatchable beauty. It is no wonder that Miami is so often referred to as the magic city. view of Biscayne Bay from 11 Casaurina Concourse, a Coral Gables home Gables Estates mansion in Coral Gables Florida, Alan Potamkin's house

Last week, the estate was listed for sale with a price tag of $49,500,000, making it Coral Gables most expensive home. The property juts into Biscayne Bay and is surrounded by 880 linear feet of waterfront. Attached is a 150 feet long dock to accommodate a yacht of equal length. Replete with a lighted tennis court, adjacent to a private guest suite, which sits on it’s own acre, the estate was built to satisfy those who can afford the very best in real estate.

Some additional features of this marvelous Coral Gables mansion are an upstairs master suite with a full gym, billiard and media rooms, luitron lighting & a 12-camera security system. Any takers? Photos courtesy of Avatar Real Estate Services

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Paris Vacation Apartment, an Apartment with modern room design

Paris Vacation Apartment, an Apartment with modern room design

An apartment with modern interior design, completed with blue dark color thet will make the room more convenience.
Paris Vacation Apartment, an Apartment with modern room design

Kirklands Home Decor, your home accessory

Kirklands Home Decor-rug
Kirklands Home Store Decor is well known in the decorating world, operating since 1966. They now have 340 stores throughout the states. If you’re looking to doing a house remodeling or home improvement, then Kirklands offers great home accessories and products to make great rooms. They also offer discounted prices for interior decorators working on rooms for their clients.

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Kirkland’s home decor store is indeed one of the most inspiring accessory stores around. It has a broad selection of distinctive merchandise for the discriminating buyer, coupled with affordable prices to keep the average homeowner happy. Their stock consists of framed art, picture frames, lamps, candles, mirrors, accent rugs, and garden accessories.

Monday, April 27, 2009

House remodeling for Media room as mini home theater

media room as mini home theater

This house mini home theater concept are based on house remodeling with combining home theater and media room. The project was taken from The marquee condominium. The Marquee Michigan Avenue Condominium features a private theater/media room with a large-screen and a surround-sound system. Homeowners love to watch their favorite movies and listen to music. Come enjoy the stunning audio and sophisticated style. This elegant amenity is rarely available in other hi-rise buildings. Have fun entertaining your family and guests.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Kitchen remodeling with modular approach

Kitchen remodelingAlign Center

Creating and remodeling a kitchen is not a big problem anymore, by using our unique modular approach, custom built interior such walls, roofs, dormers and a variety of design details are possible. This system allows us, to design an addition in a matter of minutes, which will perfectly meet your requirements and budget.
All modules and all finishing materials are pre-calculated, so you can have control over construction cost and a house remodeling is not a big problem anymore.
Kitchen remodeling

Kitchen remodeling

Saturday, April 25, 2009

House remodeling on creating basement home theater

basement home theaterAre you faced with a dark, unfinished space that you want to become something you can actually enjoy? Don't know where to start? one of several ideas for basement is creating a home theater in basement, so you can change and turn your dark, unfinished basement into a bright, comfortable living space you can enjoy with a home theater there. [via-basementideas]

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fisher Island Condo Sold For 60% Of Asking Price

Fisher Island condo - view from condo on Fisher Island,in Miami Beach Florida
Fisher Island Condo at 7912 Fisher Island Drive Sold for 60% of the Asking Price

A Fisher Island condo, on the ground floor, just steps away from the ocean with northeast views of the pool, and cruise ships in the distance, and just a few steps from the beach, sold last week for $5,457,000, just over 60% of the $8,970,000 asking price. The finely designed home, features a master bedroom suite, with an adjacent gym, and renovated and expanded guest bedrooms.

The 5,600 square feet condo has 5 bedrooms, and 6 bathrooms. Originally listed in August 2007 for $12,500,000, the price was dropped twice, and the property finally sold for less than half of the original price. The sale should serve as a good lesson to those sellers who have a need to sell, but are still pricing their properties at inflated values, remaining oblivious to present real estate market conditions. condo on Fisher Island, Miami Beach condos for sale, 7912 Fisher Island Drive

Fisher Island real estate encompasses a 216-acre private island residential community of unrivaled luxury and splendor. The classic, Mediterranean style, private residential community of Fisher Island is nestled in a tropical-lush island club resort. Here, residents discover the privacy and security of an island where cultures from 40 nations blend against the backdrop of a cobalt-blue sky and the Atlantic Ocean. This private Miami Beach community, with its own zip code, is easy to reach by boat, seaplane, helicopter or car ferry.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Understanding the process of house remodeling

House remodeling is one main way to get home improvement goal, by using these several Home Remodeling Steps Guide to review the entire home remodeling process. It collects all of the information from several site and outlines it for your review in a step-by-step plan.

Step 1: Analyze the House Remodeling Numbers
Before starting your home remodeling project, understand the numbers that will be required. Would it be better to buy a new home instead of making a major renovation. Run the analysis
Step 2: View House Remodeling Ideas
What kind of remodeling are you looking to do? What is the architectural layout? What is the overall square footage needed? Use this guide to help formulate ideas.
Step 3: Sketch Your Plans
Now that you have the idea what you want to do, use this step plan to formulate your home remodeling idea into a design plan that can be used to bid the project to a contractor.
Step 4: Find a House Remodeling Contractor
there are several options in finding house remodeling contractor: search contractors , search home builders, search local classified ads, and contract negotiations, this step is the main keys for managing the cost.
Step 5: Arrange Financing
is one of the best financing option for home improvement. A Home Equity Line of Credit lets you finance home improvement and other family needs at minimum cost.
Step 6: Manage Your Project
Remodeling Your Home is not Easy. Expect Frustrations. But with some attention, you can lessen the frustrations and ensure that the remodeling process works smoothly. Review the issues for important home remodeling management.

download this home remodeling pamphlet as a guid.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How to remodel a Dressed-up Laundry Room

laundry room demodeling design
There are several ways in creating and remodeling a laundry, as we know that today's main-floor laundry rooms are much more convenient—and stylish—than their basement-dwelling forebears. This one combines elements of the adjacent kitchen and butler's pantry: the same Shaker-style cabinets, here given a coat of deep green paint; a pale Carrara countertop; gleaming black-and-white marble flooring; and a pair of unexpected storage-seat stools. The beadboard backsplash adds another classic touch—and hides the dryer vent and water hookup.

The mix of traditional and offbeat elements looks handsome but not fussy. "It's dressed up and cheerful," says interior designer Becca Laufenberg, who created the room with business partner Wendy Daniel. Her home improvement guidelines for making an utilitarian room suited to an out-in-the-open location: "Keep neighboring architectural elements such as cabinetry and trim the same, then get more playful with the color palette and other finishes," says Laufenberg. Here are ideas for creating a similar space. [via-thisoldhouse]

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tech Home Theater Room Design

Tech Home Theater Room Design, startrek home theaterSome of you may have heard of Tony Alleyne, the Star Trek home creator who went bankrupt. Well now, he's started his own renovation business, called 24th Century Design. His latest project involved turning a studio apartment into the Star Trek: Voyager Home Theater, this tech home theater room design is special designed for you that had favorite of tech movie.
Tech Home Theater Room Design, startrek home theater
Tech Home Theater Room Design, startrek home theater

Japanese Unique Modern Home Interior Design with Ring Concept

home interior designs, Japanese Unique Modern Home Design with Ring ConceptJapanese home interior designs are famouse in the world, with natural design, a lot of world class home designers use Japanese home designs to create their home models, on these picture, there is a special modern Japanese unique and modern home interior design with ring concept. With glass wall and strong iron steel ring allow this house to be the best creative home design, by proved several awards.
home interior designs, Japanese Unique Modern Home Design with Ring ConceptSpecial shape in several floors allow home owner to create maximum the use of house space, smaller spaces for bathroom of bigger room for living room.
home interior designs, Japanese Unique Modern Home Design with Ring Concept

Florida Governor Very Upbeat On Real Estate

As part of this year’s Great American Realtor Days, 10 Florida realtors met with Governor Charlie Crist in Tallahassee this week, where discussions took place regarding real estate trends and current market conditions. The Governor was very upbeat, and told those in attendance that now is the time to buy real estate in Florida. Governor Crist said, "It doesn't get much better than this. Supply and demand is going to come into balance here. Two to three years from now, people will be saying, 'Back in April 2009 I could have gotten that home for so many dollars’; so you don't want to wait. Prices have gotten as low as they can. Now is the time to buy, while the deals still exist."

The Florida Association of Realtors (FAR), an organization with 125,000 members, was represented by 1,000 Realtors at the two-day Great American Realtors event. Realtors also expressed their positive outlook, telling the Governor that according to data compiled by the FAR, existing home sales this February were up by a whopping 20% over the same period last year. In addition, February home sales statewide were up 17% over January.

There are a number of reasons why real estate sales are beginning to show signs of improvement. Mortgage rates have dropped below 5% in most parts of the state, first time homebuyers now receive an $8,000 tax credit, and more people are taking advantage of housing opportunities that have become more affordable. The economic stimulus package has also become a major plus, encouraging more buyers to enter the market place.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Minimalist House Ideas with Rectangular Plates

Minimalist House Ideas with Rectangular PlatesThis minimalist house ideas just like diorama, when we are enjoying vineyard view from inside. Simple structure contains two thin rectangular plates - roof and floor - lay into a gentle rise above the vineyard stretching down to the main road.
Minimalist House Ideas with Rectangular PlatesThe lower level, defined by the black concrete walls, contains entry, carparking wine cellar, study and guest bedrooms. The upper level - conceptually a single space - contains master bedroom, living, dining, and kitchen. See complete description of this prefab house on
Minimalist House Ideas with Rectangular Plates

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Al Capone House Miami Beach Still Pending

Al Capone home in Miami Beach - arial viewAl Capone’s former Miami Beach home, located on exclusive Palm Island, is still a pending sale, according to the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service. The property was listed for sale in early 2006, for the first time in more than 35 years, and was on the market for 28 months, before it became a pending sale in June 2008. The closing is scheduled to take place within the next few months.Al Capone House - Palm Island, Miami Beach Florida

The historical home needs total renovation, and if not for city ordinances that prohibit the demolition of buildings of historic value, it would probably be torn down, and replaced with a new structure. The house sits on a large 30,000 square feet lot, with 100 linear feet of frontage on Biscayne Bay’s intracoastal waterway, with a view of adjacent Hibiscus Island.

The 6,103 square feet house was built in 1922, and is one of the oldest homes on Miami Beach. The asking price for the property was $6,800,000. According to a Miami Herald report, Henry Morrison, who owns the home located at 93 Palm Ave., purchased it in 1971 for $56,000.

Minimalist Best Home Interior Design in contemporary room design

Minimalist Home Interior Design in contemporary room design, interior home designsMinimalist Best Home interior Design in contemporary home design allow us to minimalistic the use of room, living room with minimalist design will make the room looks larger than the actual size. Several interior home designs use special new shape and color as todays interior trend.
Minimalist Interior in contemporary room design, interior home designsColor is the main key in minimalist room design, blue, red, yellow, green, purple, pink, black and white or brown are the basic of interior designing. But the important thing is how to make the room designed with several (less than 3 colors) similar color, so, the room looks comfortable with special similar color. Today, minimalist interior for contemporary is one of best home design trend.
More Contemporary Interior:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Digital Sky Ceiling, an alternative ceiling design

Nowadays, almost all of home component and decoration use modern design, one of its komponent is ceiling, a great and big digital sky ceiling, an alternative in ceiling design. The digital picture can be change as we like, this concept is suitable in creating a modern home interior design.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Alonzo Mourning Sells Miami Home

Alonzo Mourning home in Miami Florida
Alonzo Mourning Miami Home Sold For $6,000,000

Alonzo Mourning, retired Miami Heat player, and NBA star, recently sold his Miami Home for $6,000,000. Located in Coconut Grove, at 3525 Anchorage Way, the 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 10,121 square feet home, is situated on an 18,583 square feet lot, with spectacular views of the Biscayne Bay from almost every room in the house.Alonzo Mourning's house - arial view

The closing took place only two days after the Miami Heat retired Mourning’s number 33 jersey. The house was originally listed in 2006 for $10,000,000, but the price was subsequently dropped to $8,750,000, before it finally sold for $2,750,000 below the asking price, a discount of about 31%.

A German couple, Timo and Georgia Kipp, who had been leasing the house since last August, purchased the property. Apparently, the Kipps liked it enough to buy it. Alonzo Mourning owned the house since 1996, when he paid $3,200,000 for the property.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Contemporary Home Interior Design, Best Home Design Ideas for Modern Home

Contemporary home interior design, best home design ideasContemporary interior design as best home design ideas is the trend of home design todays, with contemporary design, the room looks more convenience and doesn't need much space to arrange the room. So, it suitable for designing a modern home.
Contemporary home interior design, best home design ideas
There is a less formal look in the family room. With a change of accessories, a completely different look can be achieved. Here, bright cushions, throws and a vibrant centrepiece rug enliven the room. --
Contemporary interior design, best home design ideas
Here are several contemporary bedroom design, like Justines bedroom, all contemporary bedroom used new look modern interior design with minimalist concept. See another contemporary interior here.

Home office decorating

If you don't know what you want for home office decor, these photos may help. See before and after pictures of a bedroom converted to an office, creating workspace from stock cabinets and shelves, and much more.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Clean bathroom ideas, white color dominated

Clean bathroom ideas, white color dominatedClean bathroom ideas are the trend today, an inexpensive plywood is used to cover a wall in a chequerboard pattern. The result is an almost suede-like texture. A beautiful solid teak stool grounds the scheme, while a 1930s-style chandelier adds a touch of glamour.
Clean bathroom ideas, white color dominatedThis bathroom has been transformed to create a spa like feel. The white suite is from Romanys and the natural mosaic tiles and dark wood accessories with slatted blind creates a cool, calm feel. --

Clean bathroom ideas, white color dominated

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Remodeling Kitchen, how to reduce the cost?

home and kitchen remodelingRemodeling your kitchen can be very expensive. Before you invest your hard earned money on remodeling your kitchen, you would like to know what the returns on this investment would be. One would like to know whether the resale value of the house would increase once remodeling is done. You would like to know whether it is better to build a new kitchen or to remodel the existing one to get a home improvement. Returns on remodeling investment depend on a number of factors. These factors are briefly discussed below:
  • The type of remodeling you are planning to do is important. If you plan to repaint your house then the investment will not be large.
  • Returns will depend on the market value for houses in your locality. If the prices of house are increasing in your locality, then you will get a good return.
  • Returns will depend on how your house will appear after the remodeling is done. If it doesn't fit in with the way the other houses look in the neighborhood then the value of the house will not increase.
  • home and kitchen remodelingReturns will depend on number factors in the neighborhood as well. If a highway is being constructed in the neighborhood the value of the house is likely to decrease in future.