Just Sold: 3 Bedroom Townhouse in Coconut Grove for Under $500k

a10072625_201_22 3119 Mary Street #4, Miami, FL 33133
3 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms | 1,470 sf | built in 1993 | sold for $479,550

Congrats to my buyer on closing on this fabulous townhouse in Center Coconut Grove! This bright, 3 bedroom corner unit sold for under $500,000 which is quite rare to find in the neighborhood these days. The property is located on Mary Street in the quiet gated community of Grove Cove, which consists of 9 townhouses.

In addition to 3 bedrooms, the home has 2 full baths upstairs and a half bath on the main floor, as well as an updated kitchen, a one car garage and a lovely, landscaped backyard patio.  Although the property has less than 2,000 square feet of living space, it has vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan, which makes it feel larger than it is.  The home has tile floors downstairs and carpet in the bedrooms, and there are beautiful brick pavers throughout the community and around the front and back of the property.

Check out all of the photos below, and feel free to contact me at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305.799.2124 for more information.

*photos courtesy of Jill Penman, One Sotheby’s International Realty









Under $500k: Adorable, Updated Home in Coral Gables

1225 Tangier Street, Coral Gables, FL 33134
2 beds/2 baths | 1,224 sf | 7,500 sf lot | Built in 1937 | Offered at $495,000 | Listed by Jorge Fernandez with One Sotheby’s International Realty

Get ready to swoon! For today’s Under $500k, we have this Coral Gables home that’s as cute as a button.  Listed for $495,000, the home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,224 square feet of living space and a 7,500 square foot lot.  This house may be cozy but it exudes character!  I’m loving the combination of its charming, original features (like the fireplace, exposed brick in the kitchen, Spanish tile and wood beam ceilings in the sunny family room) with modern updates (renovated bathrooms, updated kitchen, and recessed lighting).   And check out those gleaming hardwood floors!  Other notable features include a 1 car garage, a charming outdoor patio, and a beautifully landscaped lot.

 As for location, the home sits on a quiet, tree-lined street just off of Granada Blvd. and is walking distance to nearby parks, country clubs and golf courses.  It’s also a quick drive to Downtown Coral Gables, Miami airport and major highways.

Check out all the photos below and contact me at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305-799-2124 for more info!












Under $500k: Luxury Living at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Coconut Grove

A1964557_301_15The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove
3350 SW 27 Ave., #1603
1 bedroom/1 bathroom/1 half bath | 896 sf | $499,000

After a bit of a hiatus, Under $500k is back! – and this week, I’m featuring a modern and bright 1 bedroom unit at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove.  Tucked away in the heart of Coconut Grove just off of Bayshore Drive, these Ritz-Carlton residences are located in one of Miami’s most exclusive neighborhoods surrounded by nearly two acres of lush tropical gardens and views of Biscayne Bay.  Built in 2002, the property consists of 2 towers (one for hotel guests, another for residents), and the residents’ tower has 22 floors with 115 units.  Residents can enjoy the hotel’s premier amenities, such as a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, luxurious pool, valet and concierge services, as well as the hotel’s cafe and fine dining.  It’s also worth noting (for all of your dog lovers – like me!) that the Residences are pet-friendly.

The property I am showcasing  is #1603 and it has 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom and 1 half bathroom.  It has just under 900 square feet and is listed for $499,000 ($554/sf). The property is listed by Mitzi Mitchell of Cervera Real Estate.  The unit features beautiful modern finishes including beige marble floors throughout with Venetian plaster walls. It has a large balcony overlooking sailboats on the bay and a sparkling city skyline at night.  The spacious master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a luxurious en-suite master bathroom with dual sinks, a bath tub, glass-enclosed shower, and ample cabinetry.  The kitchen is light and bright with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, and the powder room is a great added bonus for entertaining.

One of my favorite parts about this property is all the gorgeous light fixtures.  While recently decorating my new house, I became obsessed with light fixtures – they’re an easy way to make a dramatic change in a space.  I’ve counted three sparkling light fixtures throughout this property – one in the kitchen, and one in each bathroom.  They are super chic and provide the perfect touch of luxury!  Scroll down to see all the photos, as well as recent sales activity in the building:


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Below is the sales data for the last 12 months:

Unit Sq Ft #Beds #FullBaths #HalfBaths List Price Sale Price Price/SqFt Date Sold
# 1105 959 1 1 1 410,000 405,000 422.315 5/30/2014
# 1401 2235 3 3 1 1,329,000 1,250,000 559.284 4/22/2014
# 1406 2028 2 2 1 849,000 849,000 418.639 1/8/2014
# 2202 2607 3 3 1 1,750,000 1,675,000 642.501 11/12/2013
# 2203 1831 2 2 1 825,000 750,000 409.612 9/16/2013
# 1603 896 1 1 1 499,000 480,000 535.714 9/6/2013
# 1904 1084 1 1 1 499,000 468,000 431.734 9/4/2013
# 1806 938 1 1 0 399,000 395,000 421.109 8/15/2013
# 1004 2028 2 2 0 799,000 725,000 357.495 8/2/2013
# 1601 2235 3 3 1 1,475,000 1,250,000 559.284 7/2/2013
# 906 2028 2 2 1 795,000 740,000 364.892 7/1/2013

Below are all of the available units for sale in the building:

Unit Sq Ft #Beds #FullBaths #HalfBaths List Price
# 1901 2530 3 2 1 1,599,000
# 1002 2032 3 3 1 1,230,000
# 1204 2028 2 2 1 925,000
# 1603 896 1 1 1 499,000
# 1003 896 1 1 1 495,000
# 1706 938 1 1 1 459,000
# 907 896 1 1 1 450,000

Contact me at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305.799.2124 for more information.  Happy weekend!


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Unit 405 at Wynwood Lofts
250 NW 23 St., Miami, FL 33127
1  bedroom/1 bathroom/ 1,063 sf

I am thrilled for my client who just closed on his fabulous new condo in Wynwood Lofts!  Located at 250 NW 23 Street just off of 2nd Ave., Wynwood Lofts is just a stone’s throw from neighborhood staples like Panther Coffee, Jugofresh and Cafeina, and a quick walk to the shops, restaurants and art galleries of Wynwood.  Built in 2005, the pet-friendly building has 36 loft-style units with soaring ceilings, concrete floors, covered parking and a rooftop pool.  In-unit camera monitors provide extra security allowing tenants to view building activity at all times.  The unique feature of Wywood lofts is that it is zoned for both residential and commercial use.  This provides for quite an eclectic mix of residents, from photographers to designers and beyond.

The unit my client purchased has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 1,063 square feet.  It has 14-foot ceilings with a built-in mezzanine and spiral staircase, as well as an upgraded kitchen and bathroom, and upgraded light fixtures and air ducts.  It sold for $362,000 ($341/sf).  It’s an amazing space and I can’t wait to see what he and his fiance do with it!

There are currently two other available units for sale in the building and one available rental:

Unit #         Bedrooms          Bathrooms          SF          List Price           Price/SF

302                  1                               1                   1,463       $560,000           $382.7

304                  1                               1                   1,063       $425,000           $399.8

402                  1                               1                   1,463       $2,800                $1.91

Check out more photos of unit 405 and the Wynwood Lofts building below, and contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com for more info or to set up a private showing!


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 Upgraded kitchen and lighting

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 View of Downtown Miami from the rooftop

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 Rooftop pool

Under $5ook: Remodeled Gem in Shenandoah/Coral Way Neighborhood

A1872263_101_121831 SW 16 Ave., Miami, FL 33145
3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 1,895 sf | 8,100 sf lot | Built in 1938 | Offered at $450,000
Listed by Betsy Alvarez of Sterling One Realty, Inc.

Anddddd I’m back!  Last week was rough, as I picked up a miserable germ while traveling over  Thanksgiving weekend.  Unfortunately, that meant no Art Basel for me this year.  Oh well, there’s always next year, right?  At least I got to avoid the nightmare traffic that ensued…

Luckily, I’m feeling much better this week and am happy to show you this gorgeous, remodeled gem in the Shenandoah/Coral Way neighborhood.

I found this description of  Shenandoah on Metro Atlantic, which perfectly describes the neighborhood: “Shenandoah is a beautiful, historically-rich neighborhood located just south of Little Havana and west of Downtown Miami. The neighborhood roughly spans from SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) to the north to Coral Way to the south, between SW 27th Avenue and SW 12th Avenue. The neighborhood is made up almost entirely of historic single-family homes and duplexes. Aside from the (surprisingly) well maintained historic homes in the neighborhood, the neighborhood is also conveniently located between two major commercial centers – Miracle Mile and Downtown/Brickell…The neighborhood is safe and walkable. Despite being in the center of the city, is very quiet and peaceful. Walking around Shenandoah you’ll notice a lot of historic architectural gems…The neighborhood also has a strong feeling of community. The public schools, parks and library in the neighborhood are easily walkable from the homes in the area. Walking around really is pleasant.”


The home I’m featuring is located at 1831 SW 16 Avenue and is offered at $450,000.  It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and almost 1,900 square feet of living space.  The home was originally built in 1938, but was recently given a complete face-lift.  According to the listing, the updates include:  a new kitchen with new appliances (although the appliances are not pictured in the photograph, above), new A/Cs, new bathrooms, re-stained hardwood floors, and hurricane-impact windows and doors throughout.  Additionally, the home features a covered patio perfect for entertaining, a large lot with mature trees, and great curb appeal with a brick-paved path and palm trees fanning the front of the home.

I’m loving the modern kitchen and the stained hardwood floors.  The bathrooms are sleek and polished, and it looks like there might be enough room to put in a pool in the backyard.   Not bad for $450k!

Check out the rest of the photos below, and as always, contact me for more info or to set up a private showing.  Stay healthy, all! 🙂