One of Miami's most anticipated new residential projects, Park Grove, has been completed. Well, two thirds of it is done at least. Construction of Two Park Grove and Park Grove Club Residences has just wrapped up and been unveiled, while One Park Grove, the tower closest to the bay, remains under construction. It will be done next year.
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.
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.
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.
This classic Coconut Grove house was built in 1910 for an original Grove family the Peacocks, according to the brokerbabble. It looks like it's had quite the swanky re-do that will guarantee its preservation. Sure, it's missing its old bathrooms and some of the original details, but many of the others have been saved, including that sensational atrium.
Vizcaya has always been fabulous. The architecturally and horticulturally spectacular bayfront villa built by International Harvester Company tycoon James Deering in the 1910s is preserved today as a museum of his time.
Camp Biscayne is the kind of Miami, in the heart of Coconut Grove, that just screams "Miami." This house, a grown-up's tropical tree house, was built in the swinging '80s and has been on the market since 2016, slowly trickling down in price from $5 million to $3.1M now.