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September 27, 2010 17:38 ET

Douglas Elliman Florida Agent Sells Coconut Grove Home and Helps Preserve Local History

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - Madeleine Romanello of Douglas Elliman Florida Real Estate sells a century-old historic coral rock estate home in Coconut Grove. The buyer plans a complete restoration and preservation of the home's former glory.

With more than 40 years since last on the market, the home has had only two previous owners since it was built in 1912. It sold for $1,350,000 in a matter of days, with multiple parties expressing interest because of its historical value, ample land and features. Listing agents Madeleine Romanello and John Landers, both of Douglas Elliman Florida, ensured that the home was ultimately sold to a buyer with an avid interest in keeping a part of Miami history intact.

"I remember seeing an old model A in the garage when I was a young child," says Landers, a 30-year Miami real estate veteran and Coconut Grove native. Having lived at the estate's guest cottage for 5 years, Landers was able to provide a distinct and personal perspective to potential buyers. Together with Romanello, who offers clients well-researched and intuitive advice on selling and buying South Florida residential, commercial and investment properties, the team ultimately found the right buyer.

The 5,015 square foot home sits on 50,000 square feet of land and was originally the estate home of the Crawford family, pioneer developers of Coconut Grove in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The house is unusual in that it boasts a full basement, ten-feet high ceilings, a three-car carport, and a separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage. The main house has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a living, drawing and dining room, a butler's pantry, eat-in kitchen and formal bar.

About Madeleine Romanello of Douglas Elliman Florida
Douglas Elliman Florida agent Madeleine Romanello is a South Florida real estate veteran of twelve years, running her own Miami real estate brokerage company for eight years. Romanello has sold over $120 million in Miami real estate including high-end residential and waterfront homes, condos, and commercial properties. She is an Accredited Buyer's agent, Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, certified REO specialist, and a member of the Dade Real Estate Investors Association. For more information about the recent sale of this historic home, contact Madeleine Romanello at 305.282.2133. For more about Madeleine, visit

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