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:


Master Bedroom


Master Bedroom


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

Miami New Construction Spotlight – Reach Brickell City Centre

Project Exterior Night (1) Reach Brickell City Centre 68 SE 6 St., Miami, FL 33131

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you’ve probably heard a lot of hype about the mega project that is Brickell City Centre.   This $1.05 billion mixed-use development by Swire Properties  is the single largest project currently underway in Downtown Miami, which will consist of  a 565,000 square-foot shopping center, 128,580 square feet of offices, a 131,651 square-foot wellness center, 790 condominiums in two towers (“Reach” and “Rise”), 263 hotel rooms, 89 serviced apartments, and 2,600 parking spaces above and below ground.

Currently, only one of the two condo towers has been released for sale: Reach Brickell City Centre.  I had the opportunity to tour the sales office yesterday and hear from the sales team about this exciting new project.  Designed by internationally acclaimed Arquitectonica, Reach will consist of 43 stories with 383 luxury condominiums, and floor plans ranging from 1-4 bedrooms.

The building models were beautiful and incredibly detailed; read on for photos and more info on Reach Brickell City Centre.


Building models at Reach Brickell City Centre



We also got to check out the model kitchens and bathrooms  by Italkraft.  The units are being delivered “furniture ready” (i.e. finished), and buyers can select between two color palettes: “espresso” and “latte”:


“Espresso” bathroom model featuring imported marble flooring and geometric mosaic marble tile walls in wet areas.  Elegant soaking tub with frameless glass-enclosed shower and rain-shower showerhead in master suite. Duravit Sensowash “water closets” (aka a toilet and bidet in one).


Quartz stone vanity tops with integrated-light mirrors by Electric Mirrors, designer Danze faucets, and modern Italian cabinetry.


“Espresso” model kitchen with cabinets by Italkraft, quartz stone counter tops and back-splash, and imported marble floors.  Premium Bosch appliance package including 36″ refrigerator & freezer, 300 series microwave, integrated panel, extra-quiet dishwasher, built-in convection oven and ceramic glass stovetop.  Uline 48-bottle temperature-controlled wine storage and oversized, stainless steel, square-edge sink with European-style pullout faucet sprayer.


“Latte” model bathroom featuring a lighter color palette.


Model walk-in closet.

Other residence features include:

  • 9’4” to 11’4” ceilings
  • Penthouse residences with 12’4″ ceilings featuring upgraded appliance packages, outdoor/summer kitchens and some with private rooftop pools and outdoor spas.
  • Ten luxurious corner Tower Suites featuring 3 bedrooms and 4 baths
  • Residences are delivered fully finished and “furniture ready” with choice of two interior finish packages (“Espresso” and “Latte”) including Italian cabinetry and imported marble floors
  • Bio-metric technology elevator access
  • City-view terraces with glass and aluminum railings directly accessible from living areas and bedrooms
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Over-sized, fully finished walk in closets in all master bedrooms
  • Powder room in most residences
  • Pre-wired for high-speed data, telephone and cable, with USB charging outlets in bedrooms and master closets

Building amenities at Reach Brickell City Centre will include:

  • Interiors by renowned design firm Richardson Sadeki
  • Expansive half acre amenity deck including tropical gardens, bbq grills, outdoor fitness areas and children’s play areas
  • Heated lap and social pools with two heated spas
  • Poolside beverage and cafe service
  • Library
  • Spacious, state of the art fitness center
  • Tech-savvy children’s playroom
  • Exclusive spa for residents’ use featuring dipping pools, showers, steam rooms, as well as treatment rooms and blow-out bar for touch ups with mani-pedi station
  • Entertaining suite with furnished living room, dining room and kitchen
  • Business center with ample meeting room
  • Wi-Fi throughout the lobby and amenity deck
  • On premise concierge
  • Assigned parking for all units in secured garage plus optional valet parking services

Looking for more info?  Contact me today at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com and you can always call me at 305-799-2124.

A New Year, A New Journey!

With 2014 just upon us, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Avatar Real Estate Services, a preferred boutique luxury real estate brokerage in South Florida. I’ll be working with the Marilyn Cromer Team, a top producer in Miami-Dade County.  I’m excited to see where this new journey leads me in the new year; it’s only been a couple weeks, but I’m already loving my new real estate “family”!

My bio and new contact information is below (although my cell phone number has not changed).  Be sure to update your address books with my new email: lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com.

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!

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