5 Extravagant Gifts for an Extraordinary Home Life

luxury holiday shopping guide

luxury holiday shopping guide

From posh waterfront estates to sprawling exclusive condos, living in luxury is all about a five-star lifestyle. No world-class home is complete without indulgent amenities, accessories and features. With the New Year around the corner, there’s no better time to usher out the old and usher in the new, especially when it comes to your most precious private space.

Here are 5 fabulous gifts for an extraordinary home:

  1. Ornate plumbing fixtures. Bathroom fixtures don’t have to be boring. Opulent details can transform any sink or tub into your own indulgent spa oasis. We love the THG Paris Monte Carlo faucet designed with porcelain and white gold handles that feature ornate and classic crystal embellishments, which starts at $9,046.
  2. Add a new car to your multi-car garage. The best part of having a multi-car garage is what you get to park in it. The more room you have, the more automotive adventures you can embark on. Whether you’re the super car type who likes to go fast or someone who wants to kick back in first-class luxury while your chauffeur takes the wheel, or both, consider adding a new vehicle to your personal collection. Not sure where to start? Check out the Rolls Royce Bespoke, which goes for about $13 million, or a limited- edition special series LaFerrari Aperta, which sold for $10 million at a recent auction.
  3. Say it all with a statement furniture piece. The design of any room can be transformed in an instant with the right focal point. You’ll love to entertain with a brand-new statement piece; always a topic of conversation and envy. Try a mirrored piece of furniture that will mesmerize your guests and can even make a room look bigger simply with its fabulous reflection. We love this Arabesque Mirrored Console from the John-Richard Collection, which goes for $6,039.
  4. Brighten up your entryway with a knockout lighting fixture. Lighting sets a mood and creates the atmosphere in your home, particularly when it comes to creating a fabulous entryway. Think about the statement you want to make when your guests enter your home. You can opt for something minimal, industrial, grandiose, or fun like Italamp’s incredible S083 Chandelier, which consists of a metal structure and sustains its body in black crystal with iron grey finishes and details in black Swarovski elements and is priced at $26,180.90.
  5. Upgrade your home theater to rival upscale entertainment venues. Create a home theater that puts other entertainment venues to shame. With a state-of-the-art home movie theater, a cozy night in can feel just as authentic as a night out. Most home theaters are decked out with seating, lighting, stereo speakers and perfect picture screens, but what can help you take it to the next level? Consider adding authentic details that will make the experience memorable such as a deluxe ticket booth starting at $2,000 or a hardwood concession counter starting at $3,435. You could even opt to build a custom candy wall or to buy tablets that will allow your guests to order food and drinks from your chef while they watch the show.

An upscale addition can make anyone on your shopping list feel like the superstar they are. If you’re ready for a bigger purchase like a new home or even a vacation property, contact Audrey Ross for all of your luxury real estate needs: aross@miamirealestate.com or 305-206-4003.

Miami’s Real Estate Forecast Looks Good for 2018

The last part of 2017 brought some challenges to the real estate market in South Florida after Hurricane Irma, but in true South Florida fashion, we are showing our resiliency. With year-round sunshine, endless water views, and global access to major business markets, the desire to own property in Miami shows no signs of losing steam in 2018.

Despite warnings of hurricanes and sea level rise, the market in Miami remains hot. Investors and residents are still buying properties.

Home prices have consistently risen over the past year and will likely continue to rise, meaning that there is still a strong demand in the market. The U.S. housing report still shows strength in all major markets, in which Miami ranks ninth.

Miami is more attractive to foreign buyers and businesses due to the global connection to Latin America and Europe. As the economy strengthens over the next year, and more jobs come into the area, housing will remain a necessity for those moving into South Florida.

For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, please contact me at aross@miamirealestate.com or 305-960-2575, or come see me at the Compass office located at 2550 South Bayshore Drive, in Coconut Grove.

Live in Moorish Majesty at 515 Casuarina Concourse in Gables Estates

Gables Estates Home For Sale 515 Casurina

Depart from the ordinary and immerse yourself in a lifestyle that embodies true-to-form Moorish majesty right here in Coral Gables, Florida.

Crafted from the finest materials amassed from around the world and uniquely designed by renowned architect Ramon Pacheco, this stunning residence offers a wealth of enchantment, grandeur, and a myriad of features not found elsewhere in South Florida.

The exceptional residence, located in the gated community of Gables Estates, was built in 2003 and rests on approximately 1.62 acres. Carefully and sensibly arranged outdoor loggias create the perfect space to entertain in style amidst exquisitely manicured gardens with a majestic freshwater pool complete with water features. Enchanting walkways lead you on a journey across the manicured property, which becomes your own private oasis.

The historically inspired exterior is only exceeded by the meticulously curated interior living spaces. From soaring 17-foot ceilings adorned with gold leaf, copper and bronze, to floors with Jerusalem stone features accented by mahogany and Italian marble, no detail was overlooked in this incredible home. Boasting eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, the 12,492 SF palatine residence’s interior is also adorned with chandeliers custom made by Ecuadorian craftsmen and built to the most exacting historical standards. No detail is left forgotten, including luxurious and spacious closets garnished with mother-of-pearl, outfitted by California Closets.

The Gables Estates neighborhood is one of the most prestigious communities in the country. Residents truly live in a luxurious secure world with 24/7 security inside this exclusive neighborhood. Just moments away from the gates are world-class restaurants, shopping, and beautiful South Florida beaches, providing access to a variety of enchanting entertainment within a short drive. Gables Estates is a luxurious place to call home in the City Beautiful, Coral Gables.

Leave everything familiar behind and come home each day to a world of wonderment.

Contact us for showings and more information about this once-in-a-lifetime listing: aross@miamirealestate.com or 305-206-4003, or stop by the Compass office located at 2550 South Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove.