The estate at 41 Arvida Parkway in Gables Estates is currently the most expensive listing on the market in Miami-Dade County. Located on a primo corner lot abutting Biscayne Bay and a canal, the $54.9 million property has, shall we say, a very sort of unique look to it, and has been on the market for almost a year, listed by the well-known and frankly quite preeminent, for better or worse, The Jills Zeder Group.
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.
The luxury Brazilian furnishings brand Artefacto, which has long had a big presence in Miami (its owner lives here), had a mini groundbreaking ceremony early this month on its new US flagship store in Coral Gables.
In Miami, townhouses used to be considered a little, well, bleh. Why have a narrow, skinny thing, when you can spread out with a big, circular driveway, and a lagoon style pool? Well, things change, and there are a lot of very nice townhouses around Miami, like this fabulous, three-story number that feels straight out of... London. It has four bedrooms, five baths, and a roomy 3,781 square feet. Oh, and it's on the end of a block of new equally new townhouses, so you've got views in three directions. Naff? Nahhhh. This joint's classy.
This 5,000 square foot house sits on a plum corner lot on Coral Way, that majestic, oak-shaded street bifurcating Coral Gables, and neighboring Toledo Street. The two-story Med Revival palazzo was built in 1926 and is located in one of the oldest parts of Coral Gables, catty-corner to the George Merrick House, the home of Coral Gables' founder. With the main facade facing Toledo, there is a second entrance directly facing Coral Way which directly accesses the house's 45-foot-long ballroom.
A well-preserved courtyard house in Coral Gables' historic Chinese Village, with plenty of original details and exotic charm, has just hit the market for $1.625 million. When the City of Coral Gables was being developed in the 1920s, although most of it was built in the Mediterranean Revival style, little 'themed' villages were also created to add some architectural variety. The most fantastical of them all is undoubtedly the Chinese Village, with only eight houses
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.
The newest addition to the cluster of buildings that comprise the University of Miami School of Architecture will be unveiled at a ceremony on November 29th. Designed by iconic Miami-based firm Arquitectonica, the new 20,000 square foot architecture studio building is named after Thomas P. Murphy Sr., father of the founder of the construction firm that built the project, Coastal Construction.
Listed just over a month ago for $1.78 million, this modernist house in Coral Gables embodies the 'machine for living,' minimalist, glass-on-white ethos of high modernism, with a Le Corbusian / Bauhausian aesthetic. Built in 1979, and designed by a "European architect" per the listing, it looks like something that could have just as easily been plucked out of late 1920s Germany.
The Palace, in Coral Gables, is one heck of a luxurious retirement home. Costing a cool $13,000 a month to live there, The Palace was featured on Vice Media's 'Most Expensivest.' a show where musical artist 2 Chainz checks out the most balling, most expensive of everything there is.