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Banyan Woods: Palmetto Bay’s Walled Community Across from Starbucks

December 4, 2008

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Corner Home
Banyan Woods: Corner Home

There’s a charming Starbucks on the corner of SW 168th Street and Old Cutler Road… with bike paths leading to it.   Right across the street, behind a brick wall, is the non-gated community of Banyan Woods.   Inside the community runs a single, circular road,  with two exits only,  giving it a contained, neighborhood feel.  

Homes aren’t often on the market in Banyan Woods.  One sold recently, and there’s another, currently on the market,  a large 5 bedroom corner house  at  7469 SW 168 Street in Palmetto Bay.   The size of this home alone gives it the potential to be out-of this-world.  Located  at the fathest corner from Old Cutler, the fenced back yard backs up against SW 168th Street.  7469 SW 168th Terrace, Palmetto Bay 


The screened-in pool has a separate non-heated jacuzzi,  and the screen  itself is domed-in.  Two covered patio areas make for fabulous outdoor time.  There’s a big  walled-in yard, with a 1/2 court basketball to one side.   And, there’s a nice angle, perfect for an herb or vegetable garden. 

At the front entry (as well as in the patio area) the ceilings are wood  … (and high).   The first thing you see when you enter are the high ceilings and then your eye is drawn directly out to the pool (…a feeling of spaciousness). The pool area is one of the highlights of this house walled-in and private,  and the proximity of 168th becomes white noise.  This home was built in 1991, with black granite counter tops in the eat-in kichen, and tile floors that are for the most part white, with some black accents interspurced.  Stepping down from the entry foyer into the living room and main living areas, the eat-in kitchen, family room with a working fireplace, formal dining room,  large indoor laundry, 2 car garage,  and a fifth bedroom (which could easily be an office/den or fitness room ) are toward the right as you enter. 

The other bedrooms, and cabana bath are off to the left.   Master suite overlooks the pool on one side, and the basketball court to the other.  There is a sauna in the master.   

A new barrel-tile roof was installed 10 years ago, and the house is equipped with central vacuum, and has accordian shutters, and a stamped concrete circular drive. 

FEATURES:      4,729 square feet of living space.  18,830 square foot corner lot.

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