Friday, March 19, 2004
Luxury Living: Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Home
It's an old Fort Lauderdale neighborhood that's getting a fancy facelift. In tonight's Luxury Living report, Belkys Nerey takes us inside a Harbor Beach home that's been transformed into a Harbor Beach hacienda.
(WSVN) -- It's a house originally built in 1980... but, like lots of others in this Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, it was gutted and re-decorated in the new millennium.
"Harbor Beach has been around since the 50's," Liz Buiani, "but what's happening is a lot of the small vacation homes are being torn down, and a lot of these larger homes are being built."
Now, this 78-hundred square feet of living space has been turned into a 7 bedroom, five and a half bath, south of the border style home.
"The couple met and married in Mexico," Liz says, "so when it came to decorating this house, they wanted a high-end hacienda look. They worked with their decorator, and that's the look that they got."
Adding to the hacienda look is this dramatic doorway, discovered at a salvage store...
This unique cocktail bar made of wood...
The rich woods lining the ceilings...
And even the dishes.
Downstairs, the home has an open floor plan, so the family and guests can mingle easily.
"The best feature of this home is the fact that it's so open," Liz says. "The living room, the dining room, and the kitchen."
Head up the sweeping staircase to the bedrooms.
The master has a separate sitting area, plus a huge bathroom... and, for extra privacy, the walls were sound-proofed with special fabric.
Junior's room not too shabby -- and this home has it's own exercise room complete with a ballet bar.
Head outside and take a dip in the pool or just sit back and relax.
There's also a 120-foot dock for your mega yacht.
All this plus the added amenities of your location, location, location.
Liz says, "The beauty of living in harbor beach is not only do you have a private marina for your guests to use if they come to visit by boat, you also have a private beach club for picnics and parties."The home's for sale for 4-point-five million dollars...
For a little more they'll throw in the furniture.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Liz Buiani with Re/Max Partners
1507 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316