Nick Churton of EWM’s London office gets to know a town outside Miami that combines great creature comforts with, well, great creatures.
Agent: Alicia Mayz
2947 Lake Ridge Lane, Weston near Miami in Florida is a house on the edge. It stands between a comfortable manmade world and nature in the raw tooth and claw.
From the raised deck the view ahead is the Everglades, that 100 mile river of grass that flows from central Florida and down into the Gulf of Mexico in the south of the state. The view behind is of a magnificent home with pool, summer kitchen, and large entertainment area. It is a glorious juxtaposition with a world-class eco system on the doorstep with flamingos, pelicans, ospreys, turkey vultures, short tailed hawks, deer and bobcats as your neighbours on one side and some very nice human meighbours on the other.
The town is called Weston and it is one of south Florida’s most desirable communities. It’s easy to see why. Just look at the beautifully manicured roadside verges and the public parks of which there are many. Learn about the school system here and you can’t fail to be impressed. This is civic management at the top of its game. It is a perfect environment for families. As perfect as the Everglades is for its rich and teeming wildlife.
This house stands elegantly between these ideal worlds. One is mapped out the other still remains largely untouched and unexplored. There may not be dragons over the fence but there are alligators.