Nancy Batchelor Discusses Historic Homes in The Real Deal

Nancy Batchelor discusses historic homes in South Florida in a recent article featured in The Real Deal, “Should this old house be saved?”

Should this old house be saved?

Miami Beach mulls a proposal to boost setbacks that may curb the razing of older homes
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“Miami real estate broker Nancy Batchelor agreed with the notion of refraining from saving structures that don’t warrant it and objected to what she called the “remuddling” of some older homes that have been partially or shoddily restored for a quick sale.

“There are plenty of old houses that have been remodeled so many times they should be knocked down,” she said, adding that others by classic architects should be saved. Batchelor recently sold just such a home, a 3,643-square-foot residence designed in 1936 by noted architect Carlos Schoepple in Sunset Islands in South Beach.

The price of $4.7 million, or $1,292 per square foot, for 2830 Lucerne Avenue set a record for a home not on the waterfront.

“Good design is good design,” she said, “like a classic blue blazer or a black Chanel dress; it never goes out of style.”

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