Lobster mini season opens at 12:01am! In just a few short hours the Florida Keys and Biscayne National Park are going to be inundated with hunters and gatherers looking for their bounty (although that bounty shouldn’t exceed 6 lobsters per day per person). It isn’t a true Florida summer without mosquitoes and the lobster mini-season. My husband and boys left our home in South Miami yesterday for Islamorada to scout the waters, gather tickle sticks and nets, and basically get ahead of the next guy.
Come see this sprawling ‘ponderosa’ in Pine Vista South; minutes to Suniland, Dadeland, & Baptist Hospital, but removed from the hustle and bustle. A long, stately driveway leads to impressive double-door entry and formal foyer; sunlight fills every room from there on. Expansive social spaces throughout the home allow for great entertaining, both indoor and outdoor. A lovely covered terrace, beautiful pool, and grand backyard await you to spend your summer days.
5 Bedrooms/4 Baths
4,215 Adj. Square Feet/46,174 Square Foot Lot
List Price: $1,099,000
List Price: 1,699,000.00
5 Bedrooms | 4 Baths
We closed this beautiful gated estate on a private street in lovely Killian estates after only being on the market a couple of weeks. Soaring coffered ceilings, elegant kitchen, and spectacular millwork set this home in a class by itself. The fountain, gardens, and pool were so wonderful I was sold the moment I drove up. Congratulations to the buyers and sellers!
This time of year always seems to sneak up on us! Miami is filled with beautiful venues to enjoy activities as we celebrate our independence in this great country. Although there are tons of options to choose from, I have three favorite spots where I like to enjoy this holiday with family and friends. First and foremost is Key Biscayne, this year celebrating its 55th July 4th parade at 11AM; local bands and homemade floats will parade down Crandon Boulevard with a large picnic held at the Village Green afterward. The Key Biscayne crew sets off a fantastic show of fireworks later in the evening; locals crowd the beach with their blankets and picnic baskets. If you are closer to the Coconut Grove/Coral Gables area and don’t feel like driving all the way to ‘the Key’, you can join thousands on the lawn of the Biltmore Hotel for their annual Coral Gables’ Fourth of July celebration. The event begins at 5PM with a concert at 7PM and a flawless show of fireworks following. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, head to 73rd and Collins Avenue on Miami Beach where they will be having live music and activities going on beginning at 2PM with their own fireworks show in the evening around 9PM.
If you lived at Cloisters on the Bay in coconut Grove, or Deering Bay in Coral Gables you would be able to watch spectacular fireworks shower over the Bay. If you are interested in being able to enjoy July 4th just steps away from your home next year, contact me about my listings in both communities!
Fabulous new developments are popping up all over Miami, but one in particular stands out among the rest in Coconut Grove, and that’s Park Grove! I had a fantastic breakfast presentation at the sales center Wednesday morning and was absolutely blown away! Three towers overlooking spectacular views of the bay and the treetops of Coconut Grove will stand where Coconut Grove Bank now resides. The new condos will be walking distance to Fresh Market, CocoWalk, and upcoming Regatta Park, a 17-acre paradise adjacent to The Harbour in Historical Coconut Grove.
World-renowned architects Rem Koolhaas and OMA are the brains behind this elegantly designed project creating new ways to use space and light to their utmost potential. Park Grove is bringing a new sensation to modern design; keeping the elegant pristine look while incorporating new warmth; a warmth that I personally think has been lost in recent interpretations of “sleek”. Interior Designer William Sofield notes, “At Park Grove, luxury will be articulated through a delicate dialogue between elegant minimal design and crafter organic materials.”
Each tower has its own price range and floor plans; for comfortable living every day with phenomenal views of Biscayne Bay one would lean more towards One Park Grove or Two Park Grove. One Park Grove ranges between 3-6 million dollars and Two Park Grove ranges between 2-4 million dollars. And for the occasional weekend visitors or someone looking to invest Park Grove Club Residences provides smaller living spaces within the price range of 550 thousand-1 million dollars. All three towers share one master association, the price for the association fee will be approximately $1.00 per square foot of the unit.
For more information or personal tour of the project please call me any time! 305.323.6231
- Expansive Bay and City Views
- Certified LEED Silver
- 24-Hour Concierge and Valet Service
- Nautical Themed Concierge for Booking Yachts, Boats, Sailing Lessons, etc.
- Butler Service
- Large Dining Area and Full Service Kitchen with Acclaimed Chef
- Private Business Center with Meeting Rooms
- Lush Landscaped Gardens by Enzo Enea
- Sculpture Garden
- Artwork by Notable Sculptures and Artists
- Lobbies and Amenity Area designed by William Sofield
- Luxurious Pool with Private Cabanas
- Bayview Dining Room for Private Events
- Dedicated Penthouse Pools
- Wine Cellar and Wine Lockers for Residents
- Indoor/Outdoor Yoga Spaces
- Large Conference Room
- State-of-the-art Fitness Center accessible from all Three Towers
- Fitness Rooms, Reception, and Marl Room for each Residential Tower
- Spa with Personal Treatment Rooms, Steam, and Sauna
- Men and Women’s Locker Rooms
- Storage for Bike and/or Watercraft
- Residents’ Lounge for Events
- Children’s Indoor/Outdoor Play Areas
- Private Screening/Media Room
- Adult Gaming Room including Billiards and Table Tennis
On June 5th I listed this beautiful, sophisticated colonial-style home in Coral Gables (South Gables) for rent and for sale, and in a nanosecond it was under Contract! We started showing it on Friday and by nightfall Saturday we had multiple offers to buy it and to rent it. I think the owners were so taken aback by the enthusiasm (and by the determination of some) that they decided to keep the property (we rented it at the asking price of $6,200).
That is a typical day in sunny Coral Gables in the rental and sales market! The inventory of luxury homes to rent is especially low, so these charming rental homes in Coral Gables are being snapped up about as quickly as they enter the market. It is the same situation in South Miami/High Pines, Coconut Grove, and Pinecrest too. In the last week or so luxury rental properties at 460 San Servando Avenue, 741 Santurce Avenue, and 700 San Esteban Avenue have come on the market in Coral Gables, and if I were to guess, they will be going, going, gone very shortly. Call me if you are interested in learning more!
10. You’ll never have to worry about parking at the Coconut Grove Art Festival.
9. “The Harbour in Historical Coconut Grove” is going to be absolutely fabulous!
8. Ransom Everglades School, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, and St. Hugh Catholic School are blocks away.
7. The Security Staff at Cloisters on the Bay is THE best.
6. My listing at Villa 1137 in Cloisters on the Bay is marvelous (and the least expensive)!
5. Paragon Grove 13 Movie Theatre offers reserved seating and has a great wine lounge.
4. Cloisters on the Bay is in the middle of three spectacular parks: Peacock Park, Barnacle Historical Park, and Biscayne National Park
3.Restaurants galore, all within walking distance Cloisters: Strada, Bombay Darbar, Peacock Café, Le Bouchon, New York Roma Pizza, and so many more!
2. My favorite restaurant and venue, Green Street Café, is directly across the street from Cloisters!
1. Erik Spoelstra is a regular at Green Street Café.
Colonial sophistication meets old work charm in this sprawling home on a beautiful corner lot in the South Gables. Gleaming hardwood floors, impact glass, and architecturally significant volume ceilings are present in every spacious room. A beautiful pool, patio, and covered terrace await you!
• 3 Bedrooms / 3 Baths
• 2,604 Adj. Square Feet / 14.880 Square Foot Lot
• List Price: $1,150,000 OR $6,200/month
The most discerning rental prospects will appreciate this beautifully updated home in north Palmetto Bay, only two blocks off Howard Drive, on a quiet, no traffic street. It’s a sun-filled charmer recently renovated by current owners; located on a quiet no-traffic street, in a phenomenal neighborhood.
Dade County’s finest public and private schools are minutes away (Howard Drive Elementary, Palmetto Middle School and Palmetto Senior High School public school district). Parks, shopping, and the best restaurants are at your fingertips!
• 4 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
• 3,330 Adj. Square Feet
• List Price: $4,900/month
Cloisters on the Bay is Coconut Groves finest urban address. Villa 1137, one of only 40 homes in this exclusive enclave of Mediterranean Villas, was recently completed; never lived in. It’s a gracious tri-level residence with additional rooftop terrace, and is comfortably outfitted with an elevator. At the Cloisters one can relax at a beautiful swimming pool & entertainment pavilion, play tennis on lighted clay courts, and reflect at the water’s edge.
Although located in the heart-of-the-Grove this one-of-a-kind community is far from Main Highway and separated by guard house, impressive gated entry, and 24-hour security. Walk to the finest restaurants, boutiques, parks, and schools; drive only minutes to Coral Gables, downtown, and the Brickell Avenue corridor.
• 3 Bedrooms / 4 Baths
• 5,090 Adj. Square Feet
• List Price: $1,749,000