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


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.


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

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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

FullSizeRender 17A very “Grovey” sales gallery entrance complete with a lush vertical garden

FullSizeRender 12Model kitchen complete with quartzite countertops and backsplash, and Miele appliances 

FullSizeRender 11Another shot of the beautiful kitchen

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FullSizeRender 10Vanity in model bathroom

FullSizeRender 9Close-up of porcelain tile “wood look” floors

20161104_pool-1920x1440Rendering of pool deck


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


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 or 305-799-2124 for more info.

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Pair of New Construction Townhouses Under Contract in Prime Center Grove Location

58464f70274d7dd29f9c9ef87145fa9d61a293ab6261 3127-3129 Matilda St, Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/2.5 baths | Offered at $795,900

I’ve been watching this pretty pair of townhouses go up just around the corner from my street in Center Grove, and they look like they’re nearly done. I spoke to the developer’s agent today who confirmed that both units are under contract.  The developer, Jemko Development Corp., is no stranger to Center Grove, having completed four gorgeous townhouses at 3046-3052 Day Ave. in 2015, as well as a portfolio of other projects in the Grove.

These particular townhouses have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a little over 2,000 square feet of living space.  The asking price for each unit is $795,900, which would come out to under $400/sf (assuming the units are 2,000 sf or larger).  Each unit has a carport, a backyard patio with a pool, and a rooftop terrace.

Scroll down to view the floor plans, and check back in a few weeks for an update on the sales prices once these units close.




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 or 305.799.2124 for more information.

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








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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Master Bathroom


Master Bathroom




Powder Room


Living Room


Hotel Lobby


Pool Deck


Hotel Dining

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 or 305.799.2124 for more information.  Happy weekend!