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Four Reasons to Make Four Fillies Farm Your New Home

Tranquility

Smathers Four Fillies Farm, a residential community of 31 single-family homes for University of Miami faculty, administrators, and staff, is located in the Village of Pinecrest.

The neighborhood, with a Home Owners Association (HOA) to maintain the common areas, is built on 11 acres in the center of the 32-acre Smathers estate that was donated to the University by philanthropist, alumnus, and longtime trustee Frank Smathers Jr. He and his wife MaryBelle bought the lush estate in 1967, added horse stables and riding trails (now walking trails), and named it in honor of their four daughters (thus the “four fillies”). The remaining 21 acres of the estate’s rare plant life, which includes extensive fruit groves and a natural hammock, has been left intact and is being maintained and protected by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Convenience

Located on Red Road (SW 57 Avenue), the Four Fillies neighborhood is only minutes from the Coral Gables campus. There are also three Metrorail stations located nearby for easy and stress-free access to the Miller School of Medicine campus.

Within Four Fillies, there is a walking trail, clubhouse with a pool and hot tub, playground, tennis court, and workout room. Paved bike and jogging trails are available along Red Road and Old Cutler Road.

Pinecrest Community Center, just a few steps away, is the site of a 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, fitness classes, adult and youth programs, camps, outdoor recreational fields, activity rooms, and playrooms for kids. It is also the site of the Pinecrest Branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System. The adjacent Pinecrest Gardens, the former Parrot Jungle, includes botanical gardens, historical structures, walking trails, family and youth education programs, interactive playgrounds, arts presentations, and hosts a Sunday farmers market.

Location

The Village of Pinecrest has long been considered one of South Florida’s most desirable, family-oriented communities. Pinecrest Elementary and Palmetto Senior High consistently rank among the top public schools in the state, and some of Miami’s best private schools are just a short drive away. The village’s ongoing commitment to its residents can be seen in the community center. Other nearby amenities include diverse retail options (from daily needs to regional shopping malls); Miami-Dade County’s Matheson Hammock Park, with its lagoon beach, boating facilities, and biking trails; and the internationally recognized Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Environmentally Sound Construction

Built by Accolades Companies (formerly Breakstone Homes), the residences were designed as “Green Homes.” A conceptual analysis by GreenMind, Inc., the project’s certified green building consultant, indicates that all of the homes are eligible for this certification by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), which several homes already attaining Certified Florida Green Home status. The FGBC establishes requirements that ensure homes meet certain environmental and energy standards by using sustainable construction methods.

At Four Fillies:

  • Homes perform 20- to 30-percent better on average than the Florida Energy Code, which could represent significant savings.
  • The home design and construction practices focus on creating good air quality.
  • The homes feature healthy materials and products that will protect the indoor air quality.

For Information

For sales inquiries on the few remaining homes, please call 305-284-4707 or email r.murphy@miami.edu to arrange a visit.

Still Deciding? Try Lease-to-Own

If you are relocating and need some transition time, we offer a one-year lease-to-own option. If you decide to buy your beautiful home at the end of the lease period, part of your lease payments may be applied to the purchase of the house. Please contact us at 305-284-4707 for additional details and restrictions.