HARRY WEITZER HAS BEEN ONE OF FLORIDA’S BIGGEST HOMEBUILDERS FOR DECADES, AT ONE TIME SECOND ONLY TO LENNAR, AND ALL THIS WHILE STRIVING TO BE THE BEST, NOT THE BIGGEST. NOW HE BUILDS CAREFULLY-DESIGNED NICHE COMMUNITIES, WHERE HE CAN GIVE A SMALL NUMBER OF OWNERS SOMETHING THEY CAN’T FIND ELSEWHERE.
Florida builder Harry Weitzer, known for making distinctive yet affordable homes throughout South Florida, is now very excited about his new real-estate adventure in Aventura. “I call them jewel-box communities,” he says, “and there’s a lot more satisfaction in creating an Aventura Place, where you can concentrate on quality.”
Harry Weitzer was already one of Detroit’s leading homebuilders when he decided to relocate Weitzer Communities to South Florida in the 1970’s. He quickly built a reputation that positioned his firm as the second largest homebuilder in the area, behind only Lennar. Now 32 communities, 6,000 homes and $700 million in sales later—with a reputation for quality value and integrity—he has opened Weitzer Communities’ first ever location in Aventura. It’s appropriately called Aventura Place, and Harry Weitzer’s ability to design and price exactly what buyers want is evident here again. The project is already 60% sold. The 82 townhomes and condos, clustered around a landscaped courtyard and swim club, are a unique combination of stylish, contemporary design and ready-to-move-in value.
“I’ve been waiting to do really elegant contemporary design, especially in a small courtyard community. Then I found this site north of Ives Dairy Road, almost next door to synagogues, schools and a lakeside park. I knew I could build here the kind of homes you don’t see anywhere else, for families who want to walk to worship, school, and the park. And because we know how to do this very well, we can build townhomes with garages we can sell for under $400,000. There’s nothing in Aventura like it. And guess what? We sold more than half of them before we had a brochure. Now we’re under construction, and I’m sure it’ll be sold out before our new owners move in next summer,” said the veteran builder. Like all Weitzer Communities, the West Aventura location has immediate advantages: an established neighborhood just north of Ives Dairy Rd, close by schools and synagogues, and convenient shopping—from your local grocery to Aventura Mall.
Aventura Place will be friendly-scale, intimate community where you step out your door and stroll down the sidewalk to schools along 26th Avenue, or beautiful Highland Lakes Park a few blocks away, then come home to your striking, contemporary townhome or condominium. Beautifully finished in a palette of pure white, stainless steel and natural stone, the homes will stand out from many of the “me-too” faux-Mediterranean style homes typical of nearby communities.
Aventura Place is all 21st-century, with up-to-the minute features like tankless hot water supply, Cat 5e wiring for high-speed internet, keypad locks, and programmable systems. It is fully-equipped with top-rated GE stainless steel kitchens and steam washer and dryer, plus smart contemporary finishes like quartz counters and porcelain tile that are complemented by wall-to-wall carpeting and custom lighting.
Each two-story townhome also features a one or two-car garage, and both townhomes and condos feature luxury baths with frameless-glass showers, Moen fixtures and designer cabinetry.
Like all Weitzer-built homes, this new set of homes includes more than intelligent design and attention to detail. More than 40 years of experience also result in a significant advantage in delivering more for the money. That is how a community like Aventura Place, with so many built-in features, can still deliver two and three-bedroom condominiums from the low $200,000s, and two and three-bedroom townhomes with garage from the $390,000s.
Harry Weitzer has been surprising and delighting home buyers for over 40 years. Now he’s welcoming a new generation to Aventura.