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.
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.
Built in 1954, this split-level mid-century ranch house has been redone while preserving some of the 1950s flair that made it unique. The 3,360 square foot place, with four bedrooms, and four and a half baths, is listed for $1.185 million, which, after the cost of the renovation, is just a little bit above the $835,000 the owner spent on the place in 2014. It's a buyer's market people!
Alfred Browning Parker, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, was one of South Florida's most important and iconic midcentury modern architects, creating fantastic structures across the state. Only three of the houses he designed in Broward County remain, however, one of which has just hit the market for $949,000.
Have you ever heard of Henry End? Nope? Well, neither has the Big Bubble, but apparently he was a prominent South Florida architect in the midcentury period known for his hotel and restaurant design, and he also did this spectacular Miami Shores house in 1959.
Built in 1952, this midcentury modern house in the Estate Section of Palm Beach is listed for $5.69 million and centered around a fabulous circular courtyard and pool. The house has some traditional architectural detailing, like a chevron parquet wood floor, and large french doors, but it also includes some spectacular midcentury elements like that pool. Ohhhh, that pool. The front gate is pretty spectacular too. This place is meant for people who drink way too much and somehow stay fabulous doing it. Here's how the brokerbabble describes the joint:
It looks like Morningside's iconic, midcentury modern, Rufus Nims-designed Jetsons House, after being listed for $1.875 million about a year ago, was taken off the market at some point, unsold. Although in a great neighborhood, and oozing with futuristic, modern flair, the house needs work, is rather small, and is on a rather humdrum lot. In this soft market, perhaps almost 2 mil was a tad much?