Well, the auction is history. It wasn’t too bad. Lots of energy, lots of bidding. But most important—how did our two houses do?
2958 Bay Street
First of all, the mid-century modern on Bay Street. We said it would be a good buy at anything under $170,000. Well, it went for $160,000. Right on the nose.
1644 Dolphin Lane
OK, forget about the auction. Let’s move on. Did you ever stop to think what one of those million-dollar Spanish Meds in one of our many gated communities would look like if it wasn’t all gussied up like the set of an Italian opera? They are great houses in terms of space, proportion, ceiling height, layout—they’re just so numbingly similar that they don’t make much of an impression anymore.
7861 Wilton Crescent Circle
That’s why you’ve got to see 7861 Wilton Crescent Circle in University Park. A designer named Robert McNichols got hold of it and gutted the inside and put in an interior that looks like SoHo meets South Beach—part cutting-edge urban, part tropical glamour. He took out walls, created a hip pool bar and kitchen and put in special finishes everywhere. The living areas have Portuguese tile that looks like polished glass, the bedrooms have black ebony floors, and the master bath is the sleekest in town.
Black ebony floors and Portuguese tile make this home disctinctive.