What Happens When Real Estate Agents Take Their Work Home With Them?
Danny Hertzberg drew inspiration from his most spectacular listings and incorporated them into his condo to create the ultimate Miami Beach bachelor pad.
Guest post by Elise Ramer
Have you ever toured a property and thought, “That’s exactly the kind of kitchen I would want in my own home?” Or, have you seen a high-tech toy in a property that you wished you had? Danny Hertzberg, a member of The Jills®, the No.1 Coldwell Banker team worldwide and No. 1 real estate team in America, did just that. He has taken aspects from his most spectacular listings and incorporated them into his condo to create the ultimate Miami Beach bachelor pad.
Hertzberg purchased his condo at 100 South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach back in 2012. It was a standard two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the City of Miami. But, he saw more than just floor-to-ceiling windows in his 1,438 abode. He saw potential. Wanting to improve upon his own home, he started building a mental collection of things he liked from his listings and finding ways to incorporate them into his condominium. As Danny grew his real estate business over the next several years, he upgraded his condominium, piece by piece and sale by sale.
“It was important to take on the renovations one at a time. I had a master plan, and selling real estate in order to complete these projects was a big part of it.”
Let’s take a look at these inspired rooms inside Danny’s condo.
The Master Bathroom
“6650 Roxbury, which is on the market for $6.5 million, was the inspiration for my master bathroom. The owners designed it in a high tech, yet elegant manner. I liked the way they incorporated their high-definition television into the master bath. In others listings I have seen, big screens in the bathroom can appear out of place. The design of their vanity imbedded the flat screen into a custom mirror, which was clever.”
Hertzberg upgraded his master bathroom to include a custom-made counter top, vanity and mirror where a flat screen television is recessed behind the mirror. There is a special coating on the mirror that allows the TV to be viewed clearly when powered on.
Next, he replaced the master shower and outfitted it with Waterworks fixtures.
“The new lifestyle direction in bathrooms is to recreate a spa feeling. The teak and Corian vanity, as well as the tile and shower glass were purposefully selected to emulate a spa-like experience.”
Natural Wood Floors
“I really liked the wood floors used in a new construction project at the Ocean House,” said Hertzberg. “I’d shown property there, and the beautiful natural wooden floors in the common areas of the building really caught my eye. I have noticed the trend moving away from narrow planks, and I wanted that look for my own home.”
“Many of the clients who work with The Jills also happen to be real estate developers. One such home was owned by a professional MLB athlete who was also a real estate developer. A bathroom in this home was my inspiration. It featured reclaimed wood and a standalone stone tub.”
Hertzberg’s guest bathroom displays a Japanese-style soaking tub, sink made of reclaimed wood and poured concrete.
“As an agent, a lot of time is spent turning on every light before showing a property. It is a pleasure when I show listings that are wired for whole home automation, where one button turns on every light and turns up the music. It really makes a difference when showing a property, and makes it a pleasure for me to come home, too!”
Hertzberg’s condo is wired with a fully interactive smart home Control-4 automation system, which can control everything from the blinds, lighting and music to the air conditioning, all controlled from his iPhone.
“The integration of technology into a home allows for a fully customized living experience with the highest level of convenience,” said Hertzberg. “I am confident that in the near future automation will be less of a stand out feature and more of an expected basic element of luxury properties.”
“A client and friend invited me over after he completed his media room. He showed me how he set it up, and explained why and how he selected the projector, equipment and sound system,”said Hertzberg. “His room inspired me to install a projector and screen in the living room of my condo.”
Featuring expansive views of the waterfront from the living room, Hertzberg installed automated black out curtains to descend when the projector screen comes down.
New Digs for Danny?
His bachelor pad is now under contract and Danny is ready to move into a single family home.
“It was time to move into something larger with more space, and it will be nice to have my own yard.”
If Danny could do all this with his own condo, can you imagine what he can do with an entire home? We will be sure to check in with him as he creates more spaces inspired by his spectacular listings.
Elise Ramer is a Senior Public Relations Specialist with NRT LLC – Southeast