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Boutique Condo Fairchild Coconut Grove is Almost Complete & 80% Sold

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.

Iconic Miami Architect Kenneth Treister’s Home is For Sale, Although it’s Changed a Bit

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!"

The Biggest Condo on The Market in Miami Proper is This $24M Penthouse

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.

Hedonistic Bachelor Pad and Fashion Studio in Coconut Grove is Asking $2M

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.

Both Penthouses at the Grovenor (No, Not Grosvenor) House Are Languishing on the Market

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?

Freebee Shuttles Are Expanding Across South Florida With Public Subsidies. Could Uber be Next?

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.

Historic Coconut Grove Med Revival With Underground Pool-View Wine Cellar Wants $1.95M

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.

Incredible Historic Photos of Miami’s Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

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.

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.

Inside Starchitect Rem Koolhaas’s Super-Luxury Coconut Grove Condo Towers

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.