Fall is officially here accordingly to the calendar and the news. Even at the White House they are harvesting. Here in South Florida, these are a few of the indicators it is fall, as well as seeing a pumpkins at your local grocery store. Luckily there are two Fresh Markets in East Fort Lauderdale that surely display gorgeous pumpkins, gourds and all festive fall goodies. Get into a spooky fall mood for this month’s Halloween holiday.
Book a tour at the most historic, riverfront home in downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Historic Stranahan House, built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan. Credited as Fort Lauderdale’s founding father and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area’s first school teacher. It is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and has served as a trading post, post office, town hall, and home to the Stranahans. The house is a wood-frame vernacular structure with wide porches and a stunning view of the New River. Join Victorian Mourners to learn about those who died in Broward County’s oldest home. Meet the Grave Keeper for creepy tales of other haunted sites in South Florida. You might even come across the spirit of one of the Stranahans.
Tours are offered four consecutive days at the end of October: 27, 28, 29, and 30. Tour begins promptly at 7pm and costs $25 per person. Reservations are required as space is limited. The Historic Stranahan House Museum is located at 335 SE 6 th Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale right off Las Olas Boulevard across from the Cheesecake Factory along the New River. Once you tour this splendid structure you might very well consider living along the many waterways and rivers that drift along the Fort Lauderdale banks.
Fantasizing living along right on the edge of one of Fort Lauderdale’s many waterways but not particularly a haunted house like the magical Stranahan House? Then contemplate buying one of the
luxurious condominiums on the Miami River … RIVA. RIVA is the latest 15-story riverfront building getting constructed in the heart of Fort Lauderdale on Federal Highway. RIVA is a swift bike away, one mile to be exact, from the soft sandy beaches and AIA, walking distance to the Galleria Mall, restaurants, and nightlife. RIVA stands across from a 20-acre park, tennis center and the well-known, established neighborhood of Coral Ridge and Bayview Drive. This innovative residential condominium spans along 400 feet of the Middle River waterfront leading to the Atlantic Ocean or even The Stranahan House via boat. The property includes private boat slips for the fortunate 100 owners. Fort Lauderdale is world renowned for the 165 miles of waterways, spanning 36 square miles and is dubbed the Venice of America. RIVA could not be truer in scenario combining Italian features and design as it situated along one of the finest waterways in this bespoke beachside town.
If you want your Italian dream but want to buy a residence in the United States particularly in South Florida RIVA is the one. Drive on Federal Highway North of Sunrise Boulevard and you will see the long 250-foot entrance drive as it leads to the concrete structure by Bradley Deckelbaum, a fourth-generation developer. This developer has prominent 100-year legacy from Canada to Florida with an impressive Florida portfolio containing over 2,000 Florida homes. It is being built by Moss & Associates a solid local general contractor. The developer recently just lowered the deposit down to 20% from 35% in order to push for the building to be sold out. It is nearly sold out now so time is of the essence.
The location is at 1180 North Federal Highway and will have a 40,000 –square foot club deck on the fourth floor, 7,000-square- foot state-of- the-art fitness center, a 2,500-sqare- foot club room, equipped with a 1,5000-square- foot kitchen, private wine lockers for residents. Not to mention it keeps its Italian roots and is a dog-friendly building and will even feature a dog park for family pooches. Owners and their dogs will be pampered with a lap pool, landscaped river walk, a water taxi, water sports center with a private dock, docks to accommodate boats up to 30 feet, sanctuary gardens, and a spa. That is just the outside of the 2-acre site. Wait until you learn more about the spacious resident layouts. Choose from one of the ten different model plans, with only 90 residences from floors 5-14 with garage parking and private storage areas. Spacious two bedrooms are over 1,500 sf and expansive three bedrooms go over 2,500 sf. Each residence has a wrap-around panoramic enormous terraces featuring summer kitchens for entertaining or simply to enjoy coffee and sunrises. Unit price range from the $748,000s to $2.25 million. The living space of the condos range from 1, 500-square- feet to about 8,800-square- feet. RIVA’s penthouse collection is sold out. The building will also have on the ground floor 8,000-square- feet of commercial space.
We would be happy to schedule a showing at RIVA if you are in the market to buy waterfront real estate in Fort Lauderdale this fall. Hurry and book a showing before the snowbirds come into town. Please contact us at 954.817.1056. for a showing request. We live right across from RIVA and are Fort Lauderdale locals. Or visit http://www.rivacondosforsale.com