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.
This historic Med Revival house, hidden behind hedges and oolitic limestone privacy walls, and nestled in the old growth Coconut Grove hammock, is located on land once owned by legendary orator and Grove resident William Jennings Bryan. It's listed for $1.95 million.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, also known as Villa Vizcaya, Miami's exotic, paradisiacal house museum, recently celebrated its centennial. Built in 1917 for International Harvester scion James Deering, the house is a sublime melding of art and architecture into a cohesive, exotic whole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.