Since Miami is the mecca of the sun on the east coast, a lot of artist come down here to live large and spent time on the beaches, pools and outside in general.
Lot of people buy this amazing houses with kinds of amenities, like pools, saunas, in front of the ocean, on golf courses, on the bay, lake front properties and everything else.
When it comes to these mansions we are talking about several floor of luxury and exuberant rooms that are fulfilled with so many expensive and imported articles that they sometimes can be mistaken with a museum.
I remember sharing a maintenance contract with a company that specializes in Sectional Rugs cleaning and Drapery cleaning throughout south Florida.
We got together with several general contractor and started figuring out how much they would expend on taking care of the entire interior of these specific mansion. Just on the carpet, draperies and rugs cleaning they were talking north of 5 thousand dollar a month to keep everything clean and spotless.
The reason why other companies don’t get such of nice contracts is because they look at the houses and they think they won’t the lottery or something and go crazy when estimating cleaning prizes. Another companies that charge and arm and leg are the roof cleaning (pressure cleaning) companies.
On a specific house which was not even a mansion, this friend of mine and his company could take this other contractor that was charging the owner $2,500.00 per visit every time they come around to clean their roof. My friends company gave an estimate for $1800.00 for the same service plus extra perks to the owner and of course he got the contract and the owner is very happy.
When it comes to landscape is when the real money is spent specially when owners of these big mansion want to replicate any roman or Greeks garden with plants that are not even native to Florida.
My friend owns a gardens and patio decoration company with year-round landscaping services and she tells me that it’s very difficult not to please these owners when they start asking for trees that they don’t even know the names and that for sure are not original to Florida and therefore sometimes they would not even survive on this weather.
The easiest plants to decorate in Miami are the palm trees a coconut tress she says and they can be at a cost of $1,500 per tree very easy. When it comes to furniture it’s when things get real expensive especially if the owners are older or from European or middle east countries.
That’s when they want to replicate certain styles and want the interior designers to bring furniture from their country of origin and thinks like that.
To summarize when you a big mansion you can have for sure that to keep a home like those it will cost at least 25 grands a month to be able to maintain the way the usually love their places.