It may be near the airport, but Miami Springs is still a quiet town that's in a great location, centralized enough to be minutes away from Coral Gables, South Beach and Downtown Miami.
The city's smallish downtown is a throwback to another time, with local businesses dotting the main thoroughfare. The red flame trees are a sight when blooming along famed Curtiss Parkway, and the quaint gazebo at the end of the street is the site of festivals and farmers markets.
With all this old-style charm, it's no wonder that Miami Springs is a desirable area and the lovely home for sale at 910 Pinecrest Drive is a find at $589,000. The four-bed, four-bath, updated looker features a cobblestone driveway. but still plenty of yard out front. There's also a three-car garage and an attractive arched entrance. The barrel-tile roof adds to the home's character.
The split-plan design home has an inviting interior, with crown moldings, ceramic floors and Hi Hat lights throughout. The den is an added bonus, and in essence a fifth room.
The kitchen and bathroom have matching onyx mother of pearl granite counter tops. In the kitchen they complement the light-wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances -- including a built-in microwave that allows for plenty of counter space. The kitchen's eat-in bar area is a great spot for breakfast or entertaining.
The master bathroom has an oversize walk-in shower, Jacuzzi spa tub and dual sinks, and the bedroom features a walk-in closet.
Two French doors off the living room, and one off the kitchen, lead to the wood-fence-enclosed backyard, with paved patio, surrounding the built-in, kidney-shaped pool that leads to a step-up jacuzzi tub. A small covered area leads to an open-air courtyard that has a built-in barbecue and granite counter-top seating area.
And laundry's a cinch here with updated, stackable washer and dryer and a convenient sink.
At 2,700 square-feet and $218 per square foot, it's a steal. Other homes in the area sell for between $280-$396 a square foot and feature fewer bedrooms and bathrooms.
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