Located in the heart of the Village of Pinecrest, this South Florida model of environmental Green Living feels something akin to living in a National Park! Beyond bucolic, Smathers Four Fillies Farm is a rare community offering a unique concept, and an even rarer opportunity to live in a sustainably eco-friendly environment! The link to an article in e-Veritas is below:
Smathers Four Fillies Farm is among the three finalists for this year’s Urban Land Institute’s top awards recognizing sustainable developments and GREEN living. Lowering home operating costs by $1,000.00 a year, Four Fillies far and away exceeds Florida Energy Efficiency Code standards… by 20 to 30 percent… and offers a unique quality of life.
ULI’s GREEN AWARD recognizes projects that offer sustainable values, have minimal environmental impact, improve quality of life, comfort, and health… and incorporate regenerative site development strategies, energy and water conservation, use of sustainable or renewable materials, and improved air quality.
As one the “Florida Green Building Coalition” (FGBC) certified developments, Four Fillies includes abundant healthy insulation, special air filtration, energy star appliances, and continuous water conservation (through landscaping choices and choices of appliances and fixtures). Impact glass aids in energy conservation, facilitates hurricane preparation and adds an intrinsic safety feature. Paints have low levels of volatile organic compounds. Interior wall studs are steel. The homes are termite and mold-resistant.
Dual concentric horseshoes consisting of 30 homes on a portion of 32 acres of lush tropical foliage, were created in and around existing plant life, mature trees, and tropical foliage… minimizing impact on the natural fauna, hammocks and spectacular surrounding grounds maintained and protected by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.
The 32 acre property, donated to the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 16 years ago, was a gift from long-time philanthropist and UM trustee Frank Smathers. 31 homes will grace the grounds including a residence that will be home to the President of the University of Miami. 21 acres will remain pristine … (apart from the natural hammocks, which are stunningly wild and utterly beautiful!) and preserve the history of the original Smathers stables, as seen here to the right.
A brilliant concept, with ingenious architectural finess and design, Four Fillies offers residents a unique opportunity to live and be a part of this eco-friendly community built by Breakstone, under the wing of MAMCO ‘s (Miami Asset Management Company) Michael Katz and Patrick Burbank… with environmentally friendly urban design concepts from Donna Shalala , and backing and support from Evelyn Greer.
Only a handful of homes remain available in Four Fillies for purchase. Deed restrictions apply, as the property is affiliated with the University of Miami. Professors (adjunct, part-time, volunteer), deans, in addition to medical, research and recruits qualify under the deed restricted status. Pricing ranges from $1.1 to $1.4 (11411 Smathers Circle and 11414 Smathers Circle) , and the gated communityis located is between Red Road and Old Cutler: with the entrance to Four Fillies on 11511 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida. For further information, call Vicki Restivo at 305 793 1365 or Alexandra Restivo at 305 632 0164.