Coconut Grove Midcentury with Contemporary Subtropical Makeover Wants $3.29M

This two-story, six bedroom, five bath, 5,267 square foot house on the border between Coconut Grove and Coral Gables was built in 1959 but remodeled in 2009 by a “world renowned architect” into the sleek, midcentury-mod-cum-contemporary subtropical courtyard house it is today. Who that architect is, the broker’s description doesn’t say, but it’s on the market for $3.29 million.

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Inside Three of Miami’s Most Luxurious Condo Spas

This month is Miami Spa Month 2018, when spas all over the city offer deals on their swankiest services. Residents of most of Miami’s plushest condo towers, however have luxury spas and bathing facilities at their beckoning all year. From Turkish hammams to brain-fitness sessions (whatever those are), here are three of the sweetest spreads for luxuriating any time you want… if you live there.

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The Subtropical Modernist Houses of Max Strang

Architect Max Strang recently released a monumental monograph of his work in Florida, and particularly Southern Florida, where he has developed a contemporary architectural style adapted to the local climate. ‘Environmental Modernism: the Architecture of [Strang]’ is rich with photography, floor plans, and renderings of his work. Although mostly luxurious houses, the book also contains some of his urban planning, high-end condominium buildings, and his pavilion at the Kampong.

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Walter De Garmo’s 3467 N Moorings Way, at the Head of a Grand Canal, is on the Market for $8.75 Million

3467 Moorings Way, designed by the classic Miami architect Walter De Garmo in 1929, is back on the market for a very nice $8.75 million. In addition to a fantastic restoration, some sublime historical details, a grand living room, a louche and luxuriant pool, and some fantastic gardens, the house sits at arguably the grandest spot in the exclusive enclave of The Moorings in Coconut Grove.

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Iconic Miami Architect Kenneth Treister’s New Book Examines Many of His Greatest Local Works

Architect Kenneth Treister, whose distinctive subtropical style flourished in Miami during the fabulous heydays of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and even later recently released a book exploring many of his most significant local buildings. These include some fantastic courtyard houses, the sublime Mayfair in the Grove shopping center and hotel, and a building whose current limbo has been covered at length here on the Big Bubble, the Office in the Grove.

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