Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ground-Breaking at PRIVE - Aventura

PRIVE at Island Estates starts construction. 

Following a judge’s decision to confirm the developers’ and the City of Aventura’s vested rights, groundbreaking is taking place at the luxury project. 

On June 9th, Gary Cohen, principal at BH3 announced that Prive is now in its second month of foundation work. 

"This is a major achievement for us in bringing the project to fruition and the development team could not be more excited," said co-developer Daniel Lebensohn. "We are moving full speed ahead, having experienced another great sales month in May." 

 Prive is a very special real estate venture in Aventura, recently listed in Elite’sTraveler’s “Most Desired Ultra-Luxury Residential Developments in the World” .

Prive has been designed by Sieger Suarez, a major architecture firm, and will feature two 16-stories towers, on an eight acre island across from Sunny Isles and William Island. 

This is one of the projects that I like to recommend to my clients looking for an ultra-luxury residence, in a great location, with good water views. In Aventura, Prive and Echo Aventura are the type of project that attracts the most exigent buyer.

Only 160 residences ranging from 2585 to 9000 sq. ft. with private elevators, high ceiling and 10’ glass all around. Superb ten-foot deep balconies, and water views from every corner will fill every day’s life of the lucky owners. 

It goes without saying that the most stunning European kitchens, grandiose appliances, splendid bathrooms will complement the deal. 

A 10,000 sq. ft. gym/spa for each tower, dramatic social rooms, dining facilities, spectacular pool-side café, gorgeous wine and cigar rooms, kids playrooms, tennis courts, pools, marina, nature trail, private beach, jogging path, and of course 24-hour gated security.

All common areas will be decorated by Interiors by Steven G. 

A few units are still available.

Call me for an appointment or reservation.

Henry B. Nathan

United Realty Group

(954) 296-6741

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Bella Vista at Lauderdale Lakes

TOWNHOMES and VILLAS at BELLA VISTA – Lauderdale Lakes
Each town home showcases the finest finishes, from dramatic volume ceilings and elegant tile floors throughout the living spaces, to rich granite countertops, designer wood cabinetry and sleek energy efficient stainless steel appliances in the kitchens.



• Breathtaking main entrance at the Clock Towers on Oakland Park Blvd.
• Street Lights
• Sidewalks
• Interlocking brick pavers at entry
• Community sprinkler system
• Lighted decorative fountain
• Community swimming pool
• Basketball Court
• Children ‘s playground
• Library
• Dog park
• Gazebo
• Trellis on walking path




• Textured stucco with smooth architectural bands
• Covered entry
• Designer color-coordinated paint scheme
• Inter locking brick paver driveways and walkways
• Vapor-proofed, steel monolithic concrete found ation
• Soil treated for termite protection
• Landscape designs with fully sodded home sites
• Palm, shade trees and shrubs front and rear
• 6-panel entry door
• Door chime with push button
• Architecturally coordinated white windows
• Sliding glass doors with screen
• Embossed metal garage door
• Exterior hose connections front and rear
• Hurricane impact windows and doors
• Exterior waterproof GFI electrical outlets front and rear
• Coach light at garage



• 6′ wide sliding glass door
• 24″x24″ porcelain inkject technology tile on 1st leve l
and 2nd story bathrooms
• Raised-panel interior doors
• 16′ SEER energy efficient air-conditioning and heating system
• Marble window sills
• Deluxe lighting fixture packages
• Lever door hardware on all interior doors
• Abundant closet space with vinyl-clad shelving
• Fully air-conditioned walk-in closet
• Textured knockdown ceilings
• Smoke detectors
• Ceiling fan outlets in all bedrooms and family room
• Cable television outlets in all bedrooms and family room
• Telephone outlets in all bedrooms and family room
• Decorator “rocker” light switches
• Automatic garage door opener
• Full-size washer and dryer
• 150 amp electric service
• 65 gallon water heater
• Linen closet per plan in select units



• Granite counter-tops with 4″ back-splash
• Designer raised-panel Therm afo il 36″ upper cab inets
• Cabinet pantry with she lves
• Stainless steel double under mount sink, chrome faucet with spray
• Stainless steel appliances including: Self-cleaning oven
– 25 C.U. Ft. refrigerator
-Over-the-range microwave oven
-Automatic dishwasher
• In-sink disposal


• Full length mirror over van ities
• One-piece granite vanity tops
• Elongated commodes
• Deco rative chrome faucet s
• Pedestal sink in powder room
• Thermafoil raised-panel vanities
• 24″x24″ porcelain inkject technology tile floor and 12″x24″ tub enclosure

Bella Vista Lauderdale Lakes –  Sales Prices

June 3, 2015 –  Launching Prices

66 Villa A: DAHLIA SF: 1136 AC, 1437 GS $227,200    -   $158.10 P/S.F.
28 Villa C: FLORENCE SF: 1584 AC, 2051 GS $269,900   -  $128.91 P/S.F.
12 Townhouse A: AZALEA SF: 1507AC, 1878GS $269,500  -  $146.17  P/S.F.
12 Townhouse B: BAIA SF: 1530 AC, 1901GS $269,900 -   $144.61  P/S.F.
6 Townhouse C: CAMELLIA SF: 1435 AC, 1806GS $279,900  -  $154.98P/S.F.

For more information or reservations, please call directly

Henry B. Nathan

(800) 416-2747 

(954) 296-6741



Information about HOA (Association) Fees

Townhouses $208.00 per month
Villas $225.00 per month


Get your own mortgage loan or talk to the Onsite Lender: New Penn Financial
BELLA VISTA  is FHA approved

BELLA VISTA – Lauderdale Lakes –  Progress Information


  • construction time per block is approx 8 months
  • construction of first 2 blocks to start in August 2015
  • phase one: 94 Villas and 30 Townhouses
  • Prices starting in the low 200’s
  • BELLA VISTA - Lauderdale Lakes - Floor Plans






For more information or reservations, please call directly

Henry B. Nathan

(800) 416-2747 

(954) 296-6741

Email:  hbnathan@gmail.comai


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Bella Vista - Lauderdale Lakes - The Revival

I heard about it a few weeks ago. 

The unfulfilled hope of re-development at Lauderdale Lakes had been a sore in Broward county real estate since the start of the big recession. But something was going on that could re-launch the Bella Vista for good.

Then I read an article in the Sun Sentinel.

Finally I was contacted by the developers who have started selling the new project at Bella Vista.

Wonderful news!

This is one project that will provide quality homes at affordable prices for our middle class. 

God knows that we need this type of development rather than the multimillion-dollars condos catering to foreign buyers and vacationers.

Let's read first  the Sun Sentinel's article of May 15, 2015: 



A project once heralded as key to the city's economic revival — a development that was crushed by the housing collapse and later fell into foreclosure — is ready to rise again.

New owners are breathing life into the planned Bella Vista development on Oakland Park Boulevard east of State Road 7, where none of the commercial space and only 100 of the originally promised 541 residential units have been built.

"There was so much hope when the development came and it looked promising at the time," Mayor Barrington Russell said. He owns property there and is optimistic about "the new upturn."

A joint venture by Integra Investments and Forse Holdings has set up a sales office in the existing clubhouse and plans to begin construction soon on 30 town houses and 124 villas. The units are to be priced between $220,000 and $270,000 and should take about 18 months to complete, officials said.

What that means for the city is a bigger tax base and more residents.

"I'm extremely excited about this project being restarted," said Commissioner Patricia Hawkins-Williams, who heads the city's redevelopment board. "We're growing. We're trying to do what we can to revive our city."


The activity is welcome news to residents who bought there only to see construction stall and property values plummet during the recession. They watched as the development became swamped with renters and have been looking out on acres of vacant land where they had expected to find neighbors and stores.

In retrospect, given the impact of the recession on property values, maybe the construction delay was a good thing, said Gary Rogers, director of the city's redevelopment agency that originally assembled the property and shepherded it through the needed zoning changes.

"I'm just glad more people didn't get hurt," said Rogers, who always had confidence the development would resurface.

"Lauderdale Lakes is like the rest of the country, coming back to life," Rogers said.

The 26.7 acres of vacant land was purchased for $8.25 million in August, according to county property records.

The new developers have taken steps to fix a fountain behind the regional library, which opened in connection with the project in 2010, said Ivan Ramirez, president of Crescendo Real Estate, that is marketing the site. They've also repaired and touched up the existing clubhouse, gates, pool and landscaping.

The developers are also putting together plans for the designated open space, which will probably include a dog park, walking trails, benches and possibly a playground, Ramirez said.

 A second phase is to include 112 condominiums in four, four-story buildings. 

A third phase would have another 205 condominiums combined with 15,000 square feet of commercial space along Oakland Park Boulevard.

From The Sun Sentinel -  May 15, 2015