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Barkin-Gilman & Associates Property Featured In Fort Lauderdale Magazine

Monday, May 23, 2016

It’s always spectacular to see a Barkin-Gilman & Associates property featured in print. We were thrilled to see our Victoria Park home [Casa Chic] showcased in the May 2015 City Life section of Fort Lauderdale Magazine.

FROM THE STREET, it’s hard to tell what’s behind the gate of the prop­erty on a rare, oversized lot in Vic­toria Park owned by Orangetheory Fitness founder, David Long.

Once inside, visitors are greeted by a foy­er with double doors on the right for side yard access. Above the white glass-glazed porcelain floors lined with black stone is a circular chandelier hanging centered above a round wood table. The unique chandelier softly lights the space, revealing sea green and gold iridescent wallpaper. The staircase to the second level ascends from the left side of the foyer, and past the crowned threshold of the entryway space is the sitting room, beautifully accentuated by a sprawling 24- foot inward-pitched wood ceiling supporting three modern, round chandeliers. The sitting room is also home to an electric fireplace encased by rough limestone and tucked into the wall on the left.

A snug hallway breaks to the left from the front of the sitting room, revealing the home’s laundry room on the right and two bedrooms around the corner. This bedroom wing has a door leading outdoors to part of the home’s extensive driveway, and the two bedrooms share a bathroom with a walk-in shower decked with custom grey slab marble tile detailing and trim.

Back in the main space, the sitting room opens to a computer nook on the left, and the family living and media room sits to the right through another crowned threshold. The computer nook holds a mini wine storage fridge under a two-level countertop made of Calacatta Oro. Built-in wall storage made of espresso-finished wood cabinetry matches that of the cabinetry in the home’s kitch­en, which rests beyond a separate crowned threshold accessible from the computer nook. The kitchen counters are also covered in Calacatta Oro, which mounts the wall cre­ating a fluid transition from the countertops to the backsplash. A large peninsula counter­top extends from a support wall and forms a barrier between the naturally lit kitchen and an open space, allowing full view of the family living and media room.

The spacious family and media room is enclosed by three walls, two of which are painted a cool grey with the third accented by a darker shade of grey. A closet on the left side of the darker wall houses the AV equip­ment while a simple cabana bath sits on the right end of the same wall with adjacent French doors accessing the side yard patio.

Extending through yet another crowned threshold beyond the kitchen and family/ media room is a formal dining area, grace­fully dressed in subtly shimmering silver Victorian wallpaper. Suspended above a large custom dining table made from re­claimed Indian railroad ties is a rectangular deco-mod crystal chandelier. Natural light shining in through a door leading to the outside refracts through the crystals and is reflected from a mirror on the back wall of the dining room. Another bedroom with its own bathroom sits off of the dining room.

Two enclosed outdoor spaces stretch along the sides of the home, with the left side driveway leading to a freestanding garage toward the back of the property, which the current owners converted into a home gym (and is easily converted back into a garage for potential future owners). A rooftop ex­tension from the freestanding gym/garage provides covering for two vehicles to accom­modate for the building’s conversion, and a quaint sitting area rests in the outdoor space in between the freestanding building and the main house.

The outdoor area on the right side of the main home is made for family and fun. A roomy Jerusalem-tile patio is covered by a tall, vaulted wood ceiling mirroring that of the indoor sitting room. It’s lined by rounded arches covered in vines and greenery. A built-in outdoor kitchen with a large Napoleon grill sits under the covering at the front end of the pa­tio, and a custom Caribbean reclaimed boat wood dining table sits in the center of the covered patio, separating a cozy outdoor sitting area from the outdoor kitchen. A television is also mounted on the wall.

Beyond the patio is a sizable grassy area with a play set under a shady tree. Extending to the right is a large swim­ming pool and a freestanding hot tub encased with more Jerusalem tiling. At the far end of the swimming pool is a raised lounging area with two luxury poolside recliners.

Back inside the home at the top of the espresso-stained bamboo wood staircase is a door leading to a rooftop balcony. Continuing through the upstairs hall, guests can be a part of the downstairs action thanks to a wood-trimmed glass pane railing and the extra-tall pitched wood ceiling, which opens the upstairs to the downstairs sitting area. And at the end of the upstairs hall sits the two-level master suite.

The sole upstairs bedroom is home to a 600-crystal chandelier that hangs above a lamb rug in the room’s sitting area. On the same level are two walk-in closets on adjacent walls with built-in organizational features as well as the master bathroom, which is also on two levels. A walk-in shower covered in grey marble slab sits next to a free­standing jet bathtub, which is also encased in grey marble slab. Back in the main bedroom, a private rooftop balcony is accessible by a door on the bed’s level. Outside is an oversized two-person lounger, perfect for enjoy­ing this uniquely Floridian space.


Forbes Names Fort Lauderdale One Of 2016's Best Buy Cities

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Barkin-Gilman & Associates has been working with buyers and sellers to achieve their real estate dreams collectively for more than 42 years. Truly, Barkin-Gilman & Associates has become Fort Lauderdale’s renowned real estate team specializing in all types of specialty properties throughout the greater Fort Lauderdale area.

With a 20 percent home price growth forecast over the next three years, it comes as no surprise that Forbes named Fort Lauderdale as one of 2016's best buy cities. Forbes Magazine released its 2016 list of Best Buy Cities last week, and Fort Lauderdale was named among them as the eighth best housing market in the country.

If you're looking to finally purchase a home in 2016, Fort Lauderdale is not a bad place to buy. In fact, it might be one of the best! To learn more about Forbes 2016 Best Buy Cities, check out the referenced article in Gold Coast’s Fort Lauderdale Daily at:


Barkin-Gilman & Associates Hosts Three Broker's Open Houses On May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Barkin-Gilman & Associates is hosting three Broker's Open Houses tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

1.) 1523 SE 2nd Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
2.) 211 NE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
3.) 2537 Lucille Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Come enjoy a catered lunch & refreshments while touring the best homes Fort Lauderdale has to offer!

For more information on these property, please visit our website


Fort Lauderdale Air Show Jets Returns With Big Ticket Performances

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Looking for something to do this weekend? After 2 years off, the Fort Lauderdale Air Show comes roaring back to Fort Lauderdale Beach on May 7-8, 2016 featuring the top line up in North America in 2016.

The cloudless skies today were perfect for watching jets roar over Fort Lauderdale during the first day of the two-day air show. Big ticket item for this year is the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, with Headliners including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Air Force Snowbirds.

A large number of city and private parking lots are available along the aerobatic box or aerial football field extending from Ford Lauderdale Beach Park to Oakland Park Blvd. The Galleria Mall on Sunrise Blvd is the closest parking to Air Show Center and the event site for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show that is located at State Road A1A north of the Sunrise Blvd intersection.

Visitors are encouraged to come early and “make a day of it.” Performances start at 11 a.m. each day, and gates close at 4 p.m.

Don’t miss out! The air show is free to the public and ends Sunday. For more information on the Fort Lauderdale Air Show and the schedule of events, please visit their website at:


Exquisitely Updated Private Compound In Colee Hammock

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Just Listed! Barkin- Gilman & Associates is proud to present this gorgeous home nestled in the Colee Hammock community. Listed at $875,000, this 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home, boasts 1,811 sq. ft. of living space. The private compound has beed exquisitely updated with state-of-the-art luxuries while maintaining the classic charm of its original design. The bright great room opens onto the enclosed porch with a vaulted wood beamed ceiling. Curved walls, detailed moldings, new impact windows & doors, roof, tankless gas hot water heater, a/c & more. Fully equipped separate Guest House w/separate entry, parking & patio area. Just steps to restaurants & shops of Las Olas Blvd. Minutes to the Beach. For more information on this property, check out our website at:


Seven Contemporary Deep Waterfront Townhomes With Dockage Included

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Just listed by Barkin-Gilman & Associates! Palermo Yacht Club of Las Olas, located on Isle of Venice, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Experience seven Contemporary Deep Waterfront Townhomes with dockage included in the Las Olas Isles. Offering 3 different floor starting at just $1,295,000.

Deep waterfront town home inspired by contemporary architecture. Private dock for a boat up to 35' & fully equipped power station. Unparalleled standards of luxury are exhibited throughout with the use of limestone & wood flooring, large open culinary kitchen with Zebra wood cabinetry, upgraded stainless steel appliances & Silestone countertops. Bright open floor plan, 2 story great room, elevator, large 2nd floor loft area, multiple balconies, roof top terrace & waterside patio.


Exceptional Home Located On 97 Foot Of Waterfront

Monday, April 18, 2016



Barkin-Gilman & Associates Ranks The Highest Echelon Of The Nations Largest Real Estate Company

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Congratulations to Barkin-Gilman & Associates for ranking the highest echelon of NRT LLC, the nations largest real estate company, for its phenomenal achievements in 2015. Barkin-Gilman & Associates is a member of the Society of Excellence and is recognized as a top company producer.

Barkin-Gilman & Associates prides itself on its unwavering dedication to our business and providing clients with top-notch level services. We graciously acknowledge the awards we receive; however, the true value of our work is measured by the amazing customer feedback we receive, as well as though the endless referrals we garner from those we have served.

Barkin-Gilman & Associates looks forward to a successful 2016, helping residents of South Florida obtain their real estate dreams!


Need An Island Corner All To Yourself?

Monday, March 07, 2016

Check out the Barkin-Gilman & Associates property spotlight in The Real Deal South Florida Real Estate News. Built for the late Ohio industrialist Robert Friedman and his wife Genie, this is first time the family has brought the mansion to the market.

With an asking price of $25.9 million, this 7 bedroom, 6.5 bath home has five waterfront lots boasting 600 feet of frontage. Click here to read more!


Fort Lauderdale | Harbor Beach | 600 Feet Of Waterfront | Offered at $25,900,000 In the MLS

Monday, March 07, 2016

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