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By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 16
Ahhh Wednesday, the middle of the work week day, well for most anyway. For Realtors who work 7 days a week it is the bulls-eye day and I like to take it off myself. I think I may enjoy the crowd less calm beach today. Come join me! Water is flat and warm...and NO SHARKS!

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 12
           The third time was a charm for the 40,000ish square foot Alton Road Whole Foods Market designed by Chad Oppenheim which was officially approved  by the City of Miami Beach. I had worked with Chad while he was still at the U o M school of architecture. Some of his hi-rise condos are the...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 5
 Above is a photo taken from a boat of the fireworks in downtown Miami last year. Every municipality in south Florida will be doing their own thing. From Music & Fire sponsored by Coca-cola on Miami beach to Fireworks and food trucks in downtown Miami @ Bayfront Park.Most shows start @ 9:00 pm bu...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 6
The Floridian opened her doors in 1925. Situated on the bayfront instead of ocean front seems strange today but back then the public was not that interested in tanning on the beach. These resorts were geared for northerners just looking to escape the cold winters.There was a massive veranda for a...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 6
As the Great Depression was ending the new Miami Beach was beginning. The bigger and more kitchier the better. The Roney plaza was an elegant beach front grand dame modeled somewhat after the very grand Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables that had just been finished.Next to the hotel was built the Rom...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 10
After a very fun and successful series I did on Cool Pools a couple of months ago I have decided to highlight our local Historic hotels. Some are still here, some have transitioned or have been re-imagined as condos or offices. The Blackstone Hotel.This beauty is a non-beachfront hotel but has a ...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 22
Morningside's ( Northeast Miami) fabulous and iconic Jetsons House has sold for $1.5 million to a buyer who apparently loves the design and the history and wants to restore it, NOT tear it down. It's a great save for a house that is not historically designated. Easy prey for demolition due to  it...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 22
J Lo aka Jennifer Lopez bought a fabulous Miami Beach house back in circa '95 for $9.5M from a well know Realtor here on AR. She sold it for a little more than $13M 10 years later. The current owners did a total reno and the results are pretty fab. So fab in fact Phil Collins of Genesis fame just...

By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
Comments 0
Not far from the world-famous Fountainebleau, the Capobella condominium rises high above the Atlantic Ocean, offering gorgeous beach views and upscale living. The 84 units of Capobella offer privacy and security with luxury amenities. Miami Beach Realtor Josh Stein recommends Capobella residences...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 16
It is Wednesday which is also known as Hump day in this country. I noticed my mind drifting a bit this morning and the vision of a hammock popped into mind. Here is a photo of where I would really like to be right now!Anyone care to join me, Barbara Todaro ?

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 8
Ever wonder what it would be like to see the inside of a twenty seven million dollar penthouse apartment? Here is a few photo of the nearly completed unit at what is being called The Edition on Miami Beach.    A few details would include 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths in just under 9000 sq ft. Of course th...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 16
Morning showings on the beach are always so energizing and beautiful. The ocean is usually calm, the light perfect and everything looks gorgeous.Now tell me this killer view doesn't sell it of what!?! If that is not enough of a view for you on Saturday and Sunday's the giant cruise ships leave ri...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 22
This direct oceanfront rarity is for rent for $70,000 per month.Located in Altos del Mar in north beach. How would you like to wake up to this view every morning? Inside you will find 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, coffered ceilings and many more amenities. Owner is asking for full re...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 22
Old world architecture vs new.........The South Florida area has many many mansions fashioned in the era of the 1920's and 30's. You see their exquisite attention to details in every aspect of the design. This particular ceiling that is approximately 14 feet high features native cypress (no longe...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 14
    Since purchasing the house in 1999, Calvin Klein was always intensely private about publicity and photos of his North Bay Road home in Miami Beach. Bruce Weber photographed it for Vanity Fair in 2008 and the New York Times surreptitiously got images at another point, which apparently quite up...

By Josh Stein, Miami Luxury Real Estate Agent
(Josh Stein Realtor)
Comments 0
Imagine a place where you can just settle in without any worries and doubts. A calming and relaxing place where you can be free of on any inhibitions and expectations where convenience, luxury and never ending fun is a reality. Somewhere you can see yourself happy and contented. It may sound like...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 13
Everyone knows South Beach is sexy. Sexy people, sexy restaurants, sexy buildings and definitely sexy pools. Here is the newest addition of sexy @the all new and first in the world 1 Hotel.This is where you find the roof top pool and bars and cabanas and multo sexiness!Talk about privacy with a v...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 3
This is the rendering of the massive convention center hotel approved for Miami Beach. Yes those are balconies on this 800 room monster of a building stuck right in the center of the beach across from city hall. The amenties include 3 pools on roof top levels and a whole lot more. It will be priv...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 9
Didn't have time to make it to another hotel for #17 Coolest Pools series so I thought I would post the BEST POOL in Miami!!! Yes that is our beautiful Atlantic ocean right in my backyard. It seriously does not get much better than this. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend instore, cheers!

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
Comments 11
The Historic Art Deco Surfcomber is a delightful whimsical place. The hotel just puts a smile on my face everytime i pull up to it. Located in South Beach the pool area is set just behind the dune line. Oh, and did I mention cows?Time to take a dip and relax stay tuned for #17.

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