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.

Located in the south end of Coconut Grove, the house is close to Biscayne Bay. Although extensively renovated, it still has some magnificent midcentury touches, like the two-story, vaulted living room with luscious hardwoods on the walls and ceilings. However, there are bold contemporary touches too, like the sculptural spiral staircase that slices through the living room. Loggias and breezeways merge indoor and outdoor space, and the house wraps around a statement-making pool, with views looking out to it from almost every room. The spiral staircase in the living room leads to a really grand surprise: a tower with views over the rooftops of Miami.

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