JUST LISTED: 3373 Day Ave, Coconut Grove

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3 beds/3 baths | 2,014 sq ft | built in 2014 | asking price $799,000

I am thrilled to share this STUNNING townhouse which I just listed for sale in Coconut Grove! This is a rare opportunity to purchase a newer construction (2014) modern townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2,014 sq ft, and a HUGE 950 sq ft rooftop deck with a beautiful summer kitchen.

This home has a fabulous open floor plan: the foyer entry flows through to a sitting and dining area, large kitchen, living room and bar, complete with a gorgeous view of the lush backyard and sparkling pool. This first level also includes one full bath with a glass shower, as well as entry into the 1-car garage.

The home features white marble floors on the first level and porcelain tile “wood-look” floors on the second level & rooftop, impact glass windows and doors, and recessed lighting throughout the home. The stunning chef’s kitchen has quartz countertops, top of the line Mia Cucina cabinets and Jenn-Air appliances, and loads of storage. Other notable features include California Closets, electric shades in the living room and master bedroom, gated entry to the driveway, and security cameras in the front and back of the home.

If you love to entertain, this home has it all: the 950 sq ft rooftop patio is fully tiled with porcelain “wood look” floors, complete with outdoor speakers, a beautiful summer kitchen and fantastic views of the city.   On the first level, the Seller upgraded the home with a sleek built in bar with luxe cabinetry and a wine refrigerator.  Enjoy music and media in 5 zones throughout the home with the “Control 4” Smart Home system.  And the spacious backyard includes outdoor speakers, a tiled patio, lush landscaping and a lovely pool.

Located on Day Avenue, just two blocks west of McDonald St., you’re just a quick walk or drive to Coconut Grove’s parks, restaurants and shops.

Check out the gorgeous photos below, click here for more info, and contact me today to schedule a private showing of this property! If you’re interested in this property or similar properties in the Grove and surrounding neighborhoods, I can be reached anytime at 305.799.2124 or Lrubens@bhsusa.com.

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Just Rented for Asking Price: 3167 Gifford Lane, Coconut Grove

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3 beds/4 baths | 2,491 sq ft | Built in 2015 | Rented for $6,200/month

Earlier this summer, I posted about this newer construction (2015) ultramodern townhouse that I had listed for rent in Center Coconut Grove.     You may recall that it is a nearly brand new, larger townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and almost 2,500 square feet of living space.  It has all of the incredible bells and whistles that come with high-end new construction (impact glass throughout, sleek modern kitchen with white quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, recessed LED lighting, indoor/outdoor sound system, advanced security system with outdoor cameras, porcelain tile “wood look” floors throughout), as well as a large rooftop patio with wet bar, two A/C zones, and a spacious backyard with a heated saltwater pool.  We had a ton of interest right from the get-go, and within just a couple weeks we received a full priced offer for $6,200 per month!

This transaction is a perfect example of how an experienced agent who specializes in a particular neighborhood can make all the difference (and can usually help a seller or landlord make more money!).  When my client initially asked me how much he could get to rent out his home, I knew I would not find any comparable properties on the MLS that had recently rented.  Since I live and work in the Grove and know the market so intricately, I was well aware that my client’s property was super unique and incomparable to the mostly older townhouses that had been renting in the neighborhood for around $4,500/month give or take.  My client was elated when I told him that I truly believed his property was worth $6,000 – $6,500 per month, as it was more comparable to a new or completely renovated single family home in the North or South Grove.  After careful consideration he decided to list it for $6,200/month, and we were thrilled to receive a full price offer just a couple weeks later.  Imagine if my client had listed the property with another agent who works outside of the Grove – s/he would most likely have relied on the MLS comparables and suggested a list price of $1,000 – $2,000 less per month!

Take a look at all of the photos of this property, below.  If you are interested in selling or renting a similar home in Coconut Grove or the surrounding neighborhoods, contact me today for a customized property analysis. I can be reached any time at 305-799-2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

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Just Sold: Stunning Center Grove Townhouse Remodel


3153 Peachy St, Miami, FL 33133
2 beds/2.5 baths | 1,700 sq ft | built in 1991 | sold for $679,000

Every now and then a very special home hits the market and people go berserk over it – 3153 Peachy St. happened to be one of those properties!  Within three days of this property coming to market, the seller had FIVE offers, at least one of which was above asking price (according to the listing agent)! I am thrilled to say that I represented the lucky buyers who snagged the property and just closed on this gorgeous home!

This townhouse is located in Center Grove and is tucked away in a very quiet, nearly hidden gated community of 18 townhouses called Arboretum in the Grove. The community is incredibly charming and has a slightly European feel to it.  This particular townhouse originally had 3 bedrooms but a prior owner converted it to 2 bedrooms to create a large master suite and bath (there is a screened-in patio on the ground level that could potentially be enclosed to create an additional bedroom, office or playroom should the new owners so desire).

The home has 1,700 square feet of living space and was completely remodeled to create a spacious open floor plan on the first floor.  The extensive renovations include a stunning, sleek and modern kitchen complete with Mia Cucina cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances;  modern bathrooms with top-of-the-line fixtures and vanities; hurricane impact glass windows and doors; a modern, glass-framed staircase; and hardwood floors throughout. Additionally, the roof and air conditioner were recently replaced, so the home is move-in ready!

Other special features about this property include an air conditioned one-car garage with tons of extra storage, an adorable outdoor patio with gorgeous landscaping and a tranquil water feature, and a large terrace off of the master on the second level.

Okay, enough talking – let’s get to the good stuff – check out all the drool-worthy photos below! And a BIG congrats to the buyers and sellers on closing this fantastic transaction!

Images courtesy of Lindsey Brown, EWM International Realty

Spotlight on Arbor: Coconut Grove’s Newest Boutique Condo Project

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Arbor
3034 Oak Ave | Miami, FL 33133

Have you heard? There’s a new boutique condo building coming to Center Grove and from the looks of it, it will have no problem fitting in. Arbor describes itself as “52 residences in Coconut Grove inspired by eco-living, good living and everything in between.” Inspired by the Grove’s lush canopy of trees, natural beauty and laid-back pace, Arbor’s high ceilings, private gardens and floor to ceiling windows offer a natural retreat from the daily grind.  With only five floors, the building nestles discreetly among the leafy streets of Coconut Grove.

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Developed by Urban Atlantic Group and Oak Ventures, Arbor will be situated just north of Cocowalk at 3034 Oak Avenue.  Behar Font & Partners is the architect behind Arbor’s design, which it describes as “practically proportioned both inside and out…a welcome contrast to many of the large-scale, statement developments that have become the norm.”

I recently had the opportunity to meet with Arbor’s developer and sales team to get the full scoop on the project, and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold.  Sales have already launched and groundbreaking is expected in about three months.

Read on for more details on the project and photos from the sales gallery.  For more information on Arbor, contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or lrubens@bhsusa.com.

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Quick facts:

  • 52 residences on 5 floors
  • 2-3 bedroom residences
  • residence options include single level units, two-story townhomes, and two-story lofts
  • square footage ranging from 1,466-2,010 sq ft
  • pricing from $799,000+

Residence features:

  • single level units with 10-foot ceilings
  • townhomes with over 20-foot ceilings and private gardens
  • penthouses with private terraces
  • floor to ceiling windows
  • porcelain tile floors
  • Miele appliances
  • gas cooktop
  • Quartzite countertops

Amenities and building features:

  • concierge
  • fitness center
  • lush courtyard pool
  • social lounge
  • rooftop terrace
  • pet friendly
  • private garage parking and visitor parking
  • electric car charging stations

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Spotlight on 3183 Oak Ave: Highest Priced Sale in Center Grove in 2016

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3183 Oak Ave, Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/3.5 baths | 2,987 sf | built in 2007 | sold for $1,150,000 on 10/27/16

With the new year just on the horizon, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the priciest sale (as per MLS data) in Center Coconut Grove in 2016 to date. This two-story home sits at 3183 Oak Avenue, just off of McDonald St. The property was originally listed for sale in June 2016 asking $1,225,000.  The price was dropped to $1,195,000 at the end of August, and it sold on October 26, 2016 for $1,150,000 ($385/sf).

The home was originally constructed in 2007 as a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhouse, but the seller completely renovated it, and in the process he removed one of the bedrooms in order to construct a large master suite with a spa-like bath and an enormous closet.

The renovations are simply stunning – I toured this house several times and it truly feels like you are walking through a Restoration Hardware catalog.  Just check out these photos I snapped of the master bath (shower envy, anyone?):

Other improvements include a GORGEOUS kitchen with loads of counter space, Italian porcelain floors, statement walls with reclaimed wood from New England, beautiful light fixtures, plantation shutters in all bedrooms, recessed lighting, and a spacious laundry room.  The home also features impact glass windows, a two car garage, a zen-like backyard with a pool and Chicago brick patio, and balconies off the master suite and one of the guestrooms. For more photos of this drool-worthy property, check out the virtual tour here.

FUN FACT: My sale at 3167 Gifford Lane in September was the second highest priced sale in the neighborhood in 2016.  There is a handful of new construction properties that will be completed in Center Grove in 2017, and many of them have already sold! Contact me directly at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305-799-2124 for more info.

*Top image via ashleycusack.com