Just Sold – Grove Hill Tower #1901

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View from Grove Hill Tower #1901
2645 S Bayshore Dr.
2 beds plus den/2.5 baths | 1,910 sq ft | built in 1996 | sold for $1.215M

Happy New Year! I am thrilled for my happy homebuyers who closed out 2019 with the purchase of their beautiful new condo at Grove Hill Tower in Coconut Grove! Grove Hill is a boutique, full service building located on Bayshore Dr., just steps from downtown Coconut Grove’s galleries, boutiques, cafes and bayfront parks and marinas.

This particular unit feels like a single family home in the sky; located on a high floor with just under 2,000 square feet of living space and 9-foot ceilings, this corner unit boasts 2 bedrooms plus an enclosed den, 2 full baths, a powder room, and a beautiful kitchen with glassed-in breakfast room.  Two spacious wrap-around terraces, marble flooring and two assigned parking spaces complete this residence.

Grove Hill recently completed a full building renovation. Its first class amenities include: stunning atrium lobby, 24 hour concierge, 2 lighted tennis courts, large children’s playground, walled gardens and dog walk, gazebo for grilling and private parties, and 75-foot lap pool.

Scroll through for more photos of the unit, below. If you are interested in buying or selling in Coconut Grove or the surrounding neighborhoods, contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

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JUST SOLD: Stunning New Construction in South Coconut Grove

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3630 N Bay Homes Dr, Miami, FL 33133
5 beds/5.5 baths | 5,481 sq ft | 9,212 sq ft lot | built in 2019 | sold for $3,300,000

I am thrilled to share the details of this spectacular new construction home that my buyers just closed in South Coconut Grove! Located on a quiet, private street just steps from the bay, this stunning property is an architectural beauty.

Features include a sculptural staircase plus elevator, a large open floor plan, and endless floor to ceiling windows that overlook an extensive 60 foot lap pool and lush vegetation from every corner. Stylish modern finishes, ample closets and top-of-the-line appliances complete this 5 bed/5.5 bath home.

Scroll below to see all the gorgeous photos!

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Congratulations to the lucky buyers and sellers on the sale of this very special home!

For more information on this or similar properties in Coconut Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods, please contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

Center Coconut Grove Homes Under $600k in High Demand

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There is no question that the Center Coconut Grove townhouse market is currently facing a major shortage of “affordable” townhouses. In fact, there is only a very small handful of 3+ bedroom townhouses presently listed on the MLS, and about half of them are asking over $1 million.

As the demand for Center Coconut Grove townhouses has increased over the last several years, we have naturally seen an increase in price. It is now incredibly rare to find a decent 3+ bedroom property listed for under $600k, and usually when one comes along, it goes fast.

Case in point: last week, an updated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom townhouse with almost 1,600 square feet was listed at 3038 Day Avenue for $565,000 ($354/sf).  The property was built in 1970 but had been renovated extensively (including impact glass), and is located in a small gated community with a heated pool and two assigned parking spaces.  When I contacted the agent only 3 days later, she informed me that the property was already under contract, having received multiple cash offers and dozens of inquiries within one day of the listing going up!  Hopefully we will see more affordable listings coming to market in the coming months, as buyers are ready and willing to jump on these types of opportunities.

If you are a buyer interested in Coconut Grove, it is critical to work with an experienced Realtor who knows the neighborhood inside and out, understands the market, and is connected to the community.  As a Coconut Grove resident specialist, it would be my pleasure to help you through this process.  Similarly, if you own a home in Coconut Grove and you are interested in selling or learning about the current value of your home, please contact me at any time.  I can be reached directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

2018 Center Coconut Grove Sales Recap

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It’s hard to believe that we are already well into 2019! The market for 3+ bedroom townhouses in Center Grove fared well in 2018, with an average sales price of $750,796.08 ($344/sq ft), and an average of 66 days on the market (note that these statistics are via MLS data and do not include off-market sales, including two of my new construction sales noted below).

Here’s a quick recap of some of my notable Center Grove sales in 2018:

– 2975 Jackson Ave., Miami, FL 33133
4 beds | 3.5 baths | 2,940 sf | built in 2018 | sold for $1,150,000

– 3150 Shipping Avenue, Miami, FL 33133
4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths | 4,030 SF | built in 2018 | sold for $1,700,000

– 3373 Day Ave, Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/3 baths | 2,014 sq ft | built in 2014 | asking price $799,000 | sold for $800,000

– 3035 Orange St, Miami, FL 33133
4 beds/3.5 baths | 2,881 sq ft | built in 2007 | sold for $950,000

– 3135 Gifford Ln Unit A, Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/2.5 baths | 1,430* sq ft | built in 1994 | sold for $550,000

If you’d like a more detailed analysis highlighting the sales and inventory levels of the major markets throughout Miami in Q4 2018, take a look at the Brown Harris Stevens Market Report, here.

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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