This monolithic three-story concrete bunker-like building, jazzed up with a contemporary wedge-shaped entrance and a scattering of random windows along the facade, is actually a luxurious private parking garage designed to hold a collection of fifty cars. Located at 3070 SW 38th Court, the 12,354 square foot structure, which also contains an office, a lounge area, and an expansive roof deck, has recently been sold for $4.7 million.
Built in 1959, this subtropical modern Coconut Grove house at 3571 N Prospect Drive was renovated by a "world renowned" architect in 2008, according to the real estate listing. I wrote about it back in 2018 on the Big Bubble, and have a hunch I also might have done a write-up on Curbed Miami back in the day, although I can't find that old piece. Either way, it's a treat.
Coronavirus may be raging over all our heads, but the world must go on in some way, and interesting properties are still coming on the market, including this adorable--and restored--historic cottage in South Coconut Grove, built in 1915. The wooden house at 4286 S Douglas Road hit the market yesterday, for $1.499 million.
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Way back in 2012 on Curbed Miami, I wrote about this baronial med revival palazzo located in the gated compound of Hughes Cove, named after one-time owner Howard Hughes, with views looking over a private harbor to Biscayne Bay. The real estate market was emerging from the doldrums of the Great Recession, the house--built in 2003--was listed for $13 million, and things were looking up.
The Fairchild Coconut Grove, the boutique luxury building in Coconut Grove designed by Max Strang, is racing toward completion, as can be seen in new construction photos. and is 80% sold out, with over $80 million in sales and 5 units remaining, according to brokerage One Sotheby's.
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Kenneth Treister, one of Miami's most iconic architects, helped define the subtropical modernist postwar look of many of Miami's more jungly neighborhoods around Miami. The interior of the Golden Girls set, for example, is reminiscent of a design by Treister or his compatriot Alfred Browning Parker. The living room practically screamed "Kenneth Treister!"
This giant condo, at Grove at Grand Bay, the famously twisting towers in Coconut Grove, is a whopping 10,600 square feet on one huge floor. Listed for $24 million, it's the largest condo currently on the market in Miami proper (that would be the City of Miami, not including Miami Beach, etc.). The unit is being offered fully furnished, with an interior design by Nick Luaces, including the art work.
Although a good real estate listing makes you feel like you could live there, a lot of the fun of exploring real estate listings is guessing at the lives of the people who currently live there. This house is a great example. It's a three building compound in the center of Coconut Grove, surrounded by a concrete wall, with a two-story fashion studio attached. Oh, and there are two outside showers big enough to share with a few friends.
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Grosvenor is the famous last name of the British Dukes of Westminster, a prominent family in that country that goes all the way back to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Grosvenor House, in London, is a luxury hotel that stands on the former site of the family's palatial townhouse. In Miami, there's a condo tower called Grovenor House. It has nothing to do with the family or the hotel, and no, its name isn't a misspelling. It's a pun. Developed by CMC Group, is in Coconut Grove. Get it?
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For the past few years, Freebee Shuttles have operated in the urban centers of Miami, where population is dense enough that advertising revenue from the shuttles can pay for their operation, like Downtown Miami and South Beach, but now Miami-Dade transit is allowing transit dollars to be used to subsidies the expansion of Freebee into cities where there isn't a large enough population to justify trolley service, reports the Miami Herald. And Uber could be next.