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Miami Waterfront : Two Story Contemporary Home Just Listed on E-Lake

March 6, 2010

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R E S T I V O – H E C H T M A N    T E A M

Contemporary  Two Story Miami Waterfront  – Just Listed For Sale 13724 SW 92 Ct,  Miami, Florida 

E-LAKE …  A True Miami Lifestyle…  ON VACATION … Living In Your Own  RESORT  Home!

E Lake great room

 This private oasis is nestled on a quiet side street,  abutting  Miami’s highly desirable recreational and motorized  freshwater  E-Lake.  The 76 acre Miami lakefront community is home to residents who rarely relinquish their claim to the lakefront!   Here’s a contemporary home – 13724 SW 92 Court, Miami, Florida  33176 –  renovated and modern, with high ceilings, a truly breathtaking “great room”, modern European kitchen overlooking the lake, dual stairwells, a wine cellar,  indoor black granite spa with lake views, private dock with electric boat lift, private beach, and a beachfront outdoor covered summer-kitchen. 

Jennings-built homes have dotted the lakefront since the 1960’s –  originally selling  for $15K – $20K in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Today the lots alone ( and  knock-downs)  sell for more than a million!  And updated and expanded and renovated homes run well above $2 million.  13724 SW 92 Court is listed at $2,249,000…. one of Christie’s Great Estates listed by Pam Mayers, Vicki and Alexandra Restivo of EWM Realtors in Miami.

Wave runners, sailboats, ski boats, rafts, wake boarders… private sandy beaches… E Lake’s water  quality  is tested monthly  –  as it has been for over 30 years  now –  and  the results repeatedly come back as being among the highest water quality throughout  Florida.  

You’ll come home… to vacation!  Contemporary home… with a peaceful,  ZEN feel…

13724 SW 92 Ct on E-Lake has a private dock with an electric boat lift…  private beach…. outdoor summer kitchen… breezy second floor outdoor terrace… 2 two-story covered patios …  and spectacular sunsets.  Off the master, you have a private, indoor black granite spa overlooking the lake front.

E-Lake affords  an active-lifestyle for the sports-oriented, and a laid-back lifestyle for anyone wanting resort-style tranquility

Curl up in a hammock with a book.  Enjoy a leisurely bar-b-que.  Watch the sunset … Linger on the beach, or boat.  Enjoy the privacy … or … the comforting sense of community.  Living on the lake affords an outdoor, active lifestyle unique to this particular area of Miami…  a peaceful retreat where you can savor your spare time.

E Lake Dock

A lake as your backyard!  Most residents have boats, waverunners, jet skis…. There’s a strong  sense of community, and while “rules” are few and far between on the lake, there’s a refreshing sense of caring and respect shared by those who reside on E-Lake. There is NO Homeowners Association, apart from a voluntary  one, which collects an annual (voluntary) contribution of $150 toward testing and treating the water. What there is on E-Lake,  is a common thread… a lifestyle that revolves around the outdoors…  “good neighbors” ..  “good fun”…. and “quality of life”.

 A little history on E Lake:    In the early 1920’s Henry Flagler  bought the land around E Lake  as a rock quarry… for the coral rock, limestone (also known as oolite)   needed to build his railroad.   The rock was crushed to form  the bed of the tracks, and  used in making the cement for necessary bridges and other structures. Flagler’s railroad was to go from Miami all the way down to Key West.  Because of the aquifer and Miami’s unique water table, the quarry began to fill with water. In spite of concerted efforts, the digging apparatus couldn’t contend with the infiltration of water… eventually causing excavation to cease.  By the 1940’s  a fresh water lake filled in the rock quarry, and  when seen from above, the lake looks like  the letter “E”.  The largest of the fingers is to the north, with the depth ranging  from 35 ft on the east  to  over 60 ft on the west side.   E-Lake Community extends between SW 136th Street  and SW 144th Street (on the north and south), and from SW 92 Avenue over to SW 97 Avenue (on the east and west).

By the way, the (historic) Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, had it’s origins (as did E-Lake)  as a rock quarry that filled with water from Miami’s natural underground spring / aquifer. The Venetian Pool ( a few miles to the north of E-Lake)  became an elegant public swimming hole for local Gables residents.

E-Lake, on the other hand, remains private… for the sole use of the homeowners who reside there.

By the 1960’s two developers began building homes on the land immediately surrounding E-Lake.   F & R  Builders and Jennings were the two prominent builders and many of their homes are still right where they built them.  Jennings homes are known for the scalloped edges in the closets, and their solid construction… enabling Jennings homes  throughout South Florida to withstand hurricanes in the days when  shutters or impact windows were the name of the game. Today,  many of the original Jennings homes on E-Lake have been added to, enlarged or remodeled.  Nevertheless,those homes that originally sold for $15,000.00-$20,ooo.00  occupy lots  today that themselves are valued at over a million dollars.  

Real estate has long been a wise investment!  There are certainly market ups and downs, but in the long run, real estate (especially water front property) often appreciates nicely

  Homes are not often available on E-Lake.   If you have an interest in E-Lake, contact The Restivo Team at EWM Realtors  (305) 793-1365.    The Restivo Team just SOLD 9200 SW 140 St on E Lake for  $915,000 (a beautifully updated, original Jennings-built home  – 4 bedrooms and 2 baths)…. and JUST LISTED a stunning, contemporary 2 story home on E-Lake for $2,249,000 ( 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths on the big finger of the lake)  13724 SW 92 Ct.  Miami, Florida 33176    www.MiamiRealEstateCafe.com

E-Lake Community … a lifestyle worth exploring!   Considering living on E-Lake?  Call or contact us here for more information 305-793-1365  EWM Realtors, Miami.

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