Looking through press releases a few minutes ago, I ran across a ONE Sotheby's International Realty announcement of a dream sale. The record breaking sale of 3500 Curtis Lane in Coconut Grove, according to the news, took only 60 days to close. But beyond this astonishing sales record, there is the "dream factor."
ONE Sotheby's top selling agent Jorge Uribe made a great sale on the reported $13.5 million home waterfront estate. Now that the new owners can plunge into their 65 foot long, mosaic tile lined swimming pool in privacy (image below), and Jorge can pop the top on a bottle of Dom, Internet editors and the average Joe can sit back and gawk. Boy do I wish I could afford a Boffi Kitchen (bottom image) - my darling wife would love it.
With 300 feet of water frontage (that's a football field), its own tennis courts, this palatial place has 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms (who knows why places need more bathrooms than beds?). Casa Sirena (what's your house's name?) is situated on an over 2 acre family compound. Yeah, I know, it "compound" makes it sound like something out of The Godfather.
Folks, the master bedroom (suite) of this joint is bigger than most people's houses (2,000 sq ft). There's also a 4,400 square foot guest house on the grounds!
Well, I don't want to sound too jealous, or even cynical here. Reading about such pomp and pageantry on the fringes of a real real estate meltdown is, of course, a multifaceted mental exercise. Should we be concerned that there are people who can still afford §13.5 million dollar homes? Or happy?
Is it a good thing there are real estate agencies that can afford PR Newswire press releases about a single sale? Or? I for one think it is a good thing - the American way is about plowing through tough economic times.
And, ONE Sotheby's International Realty is the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida. From what I am reading, hundreds of agents down and over there are working with this firm now. Every time I see a Sotheby's news bit, or look at one of their brokers, their system (however it works) seems to shine through.
If only every $13 million dollar sale were accompanied by some act of altruism? Say, matching free meals in Miami for dollars spent on press releases? Sorry, just thinking out loud - you see, our company pays Pamil Visions does press releases too - and our PR news site covers lots of them - unless Sotheby's got a freebie, this one was not on the cheap.
Sotheby's sites, agents, and listings do seem to rise to the top of things. But a press release about a single sale? I'm not so sure about that? Some kid in South Florida probably needs tennis shoes or something? The images you see are a good example of what I am talking about here. I do not know if the Internet had anything to do with Uribe's sale, but Sotheby's agents do tend to have better means to show off luxury properties than most competitors. I always cringe when a Realtor offers a multi million dollar listing and 400 pixel images of it.
Any way, I leave you with some very cool pictures of this lovely home, courtesy ONE Sotheby's International Realty. You can check out the rest of the very cool images of this home here. For further information about ONE Sothbey's, Jorge Uribe, or other listings and services of associated, the reader can use the contact points on their website, or connect with Jessica Kiibler Levy, of Levy Communications via the press release.