If you want a Miami neighborhood (with acre estates – and priced below what you’ll find in Pinecrest) there is one neighborhood that relatively few people know about: Historic Sunset ( by South Miami).
Architects and builders have been building personal residences for themselves and their families there for years now … living there and not wanting to move. Up until a few of those multimillion dollar homes actually came on the market, and began to sell, prices in that neighborhood remained low – for lack of comps and lack of inventory. The neighborhood still isn’t as well known as Pinecrest or Coral Gables … and that adds to the value … Where is this “secret gem of a neighborhood” ? It’s the Historic Sunset area … south of St. Thomas the Apostle Church & School … north of Sunset Drive … south of Miller Road… and east of the Palmetto (SR 826) … It abuts both Coral Gables & South Miami … very close to the University of Miami.
It’s a quiet tree-lined neighborhood that juxtaposes recently-built multi-million-dollar acre-estates with rather modest smaller older homes… in an area that many people are only vaguely familiar with (unless they’ve searched a five mile radius of UM for property and stumbled across it that way … or have driven around to explore). Buyers tend to be familiar with/ or “know” Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and South Miami … but this Historic Sunset Neighborhood is an awesome alternative for home buyers, and can offer significant bang for your buck. And … it’s literally just minutes from everything. May be worth exploring if you’re relocating to Miami, working for the University of Miami, Baptist Hospital, or wanting to live and work in the general area of Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, High Pines, Ponce/Davis, or South Miami … and not stuck on needing to be within the boundaries of Pinecrest Elementary School.
We listed a unique French-style two story pool home in this Historic Sunset area last week. It’s an acre estate, with a lighted tennis court, fenced and gated … with European feel, flair & warmth: 7411 SW 66th Street. Listed for $1,100,000 this home’s façade hints of France (with it’s mansard roof) … It blends the Mediterranean with a tropical Miami vibe and location … It has an outdoor summer kitchen and paella grill… Grounds surrounded by fruit trees (mango, avocado, lychee, citrus, star fruit, kumquat) … Located at the far end of a cul-de-sac across from a mega mansion that’s going up just across the street… and from what I know, amazing neighbors.
This home is gated and fenced … with a circular drive … It’s a two story (with three of the bedrooms upstairs). There are 3260 square feet of living area – and the home was completely remodeled in 2001. Lighted spacious tennis court. Sparkling pool. Outdoor summer kitchen and built-in paella grill. An understated theatre/media room. Full house generator. 4 air conditioning units. 60 foot deep well. Impact windows/shutters. Alarm. Fireplace. Wine cellar. Wine Fridge. 4 bedrooms. 3.5 baths. Upstairs terrace overlooks the pool and tennis courts and grounds. Vegetable garden. Covered patio entertainment area downstairs. Surround sound (indoors and out). Located on a cul de sac with no through traffic.
To see this property or others, or to list your property for sale, contact the Restivo Hechtman Team at 305-793-1365 and 305-632-0164. This house is a pleasure to show! Visual Tour 7411 SW 66th Street, Miami Florida