Notable New Construction Sales in Center Grove – November 2018


3220 Matilda St., Miami, FL 33133
3 beds/3.5 baths | 3,300 sq ft | built in 2018 | sold for $1,265,890 on 11/9/18

Just drive around Coconut Grove and you’ll see it everywhere – bulldozers, front loaders, dump trucks and trenchers. New construction, whether you like it or not, remains alive and well in the Grove and prices are stronger than ever.

There were 2 notable new construction sales in Center Grove in November.  Pictured above is 3220 Matilda Street, which sold for $1,265,890 ($384/sf). The property has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,300 square feet of living space. The developer is Drive Development, which currently has a number of ongoing and completed projects throughout the neighborhood (including my two new construction sales back in July). The home features a contemporary design and beautiful wood features which are in line with Drive’s other projects, including a floating frame which Drive describes as “simultaneously providing shelter from Miami’s summer rains and serving as a versatile wood-screen shading device system that offers tranquil tree top views.” Below are some renderings of the gorgeous interior design and finishes of the home.

Another mentionable sale was 3190 Lamb Court (a small cul-de-sac tucked off of McDonald St.), which sold for $1,285,000 ($453/sf). The home has 4 beds, 4 baths and 2,833 square feet of living space.  The property features a dramatic double-height entry with floating staircase,  Italian 48″X24″ porcelain tile flooring, a sleek Euro-style kitchen with high-gloss custom cabinetry, quartz countertops and Thermador appliances, including a 36” gas dual fuel range.  Other notable features include: LED lighting, Hikvision camera system and Sonos sound system. Finally, the property has a large roof-top terrace with artificial grass, and a backyard with private patio and pool. View the slideshow below for photos of the property.

For more information on these properties and/or other real estate opportunities in Coconut Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods, contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or LRubens@bhsusa.com.

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*images via Riley Smith Group

Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Condo at the Waverly South Beach

photo 51330 West Ave. #2312 | 1 bedroom/1 bathroom | 806 sf | Offered at $2,200/month

Searching for the perfect South Beach sanctuary? Look no further than this 1 bedroom unit I just listed at the Waverly South Beach, complete with sparkling bay views and a spacious balcony to soak up those gorgeous Miami sunrises and sunsets!  This bright unit features a foyer entrance, newly installed carpet in the living room and bedroom, an open floor plan in the living room and kitchen, large master bath, a laundry closet with full size washer and dryer, and 1 assigned parking space in the garage.  The landlord lives locally and is looking for a minimum 1 year lease.

Located at the southwest corner of 14th St. and West Ave., the Waverly is situated in the heart of South Beach, right on the edge of Biscayne Bay.  Residents love the location because of its neighborhood feel and walkability to Lincoln Road and the shops and cafes along West Ave.

The Waverly was built in 2001 and has 399 units between two interconnected towers.  The building recently underwent beautiful renovations and features incredible amenities, including:

  • 24-hour security and valet services
  • a resort-style, lagoon pool outlined by tropical palms right on the water’s edge
  • an exotic Feng Shui garden with lush, green foliage and waterfalls
  • tennis court
  • bay front sand volleyball court
  • fitness center
  • a café and convenience store
  • a party room, billiards, and business center

Check out all the photos below and contact me today for more info or a private tour!

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Just Rented with Option to Buy: Coconut Grove Townhouse

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3103 Oak Ave., Coconut Grove, FL 33133
3 beds/2.5 baths | 2,200 sf | built in 2004 | rented for $3,800/month

You may recall that I recently listed this townhouse in Center Coconut Grove, and I’m pleased to inform you that the property just closed!  Although the property was originally listed for sale, the owners ultimately decided to also list it for rent due to the short time frame in which they were closing on their new home.  Their hope was that this would increase the number of prospects for the property and thus provide them with the cash they needed for their new purchase.  The perfect solution? A lease with an option to buy!  We ended up finding a couple that was in the process of selling their own home and looking to relocate to the Grove.  They needed to be out of their house quickly, but they weren’t prepared to buy a new house in that short amount of time.  As a result, they entered into a lease for $3,800/month and paid a non-refundable deposit for an option to buy the house within a certain number of months and at an agreed-upon price (I cannot disclose the sales price until the property closes, assuming the renters exercise the option to buy).  This type of transaction is not all that common, but in this case, it was an ideal arrangement for all of the parties!

If you are interested in buying or selling a home, you need an experienced Realtor that thinks outside the box and can help you navigate through the tricky terrain of home buying and selling.  I am your Coconut Grove resident specialist and I also work in the surrounding neighborhoods including Pinecrest, Coral Gables, South Miami, Brickell/Downtown Miami and Miami Beach.  I would love the opportunity to work with you – contact me today at 305.799.2124 or lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com for a confidential discussion about buying or selling a home in Miami!

Kim and Kourtney’s Miami Pad

Check out this video for an insider’s look at the home where Kourtney and Kim Kardashian lived while they filmed in Miami.

Palazzo di Mare” is located on a point lot with 343 ft of water frontage directly facing beautiful Biscayne Bay with stunning views of Bal Harbour, Indian Creek Island, and Miami Beach. The tri-level estate boasts +/-16,446 SF of lavish interior living space, a romantic interior courtyard, balconies overlooking the vanishing edge pool with LED underwater lights & underwater speakers, & Lutron & Crestron equipment. The second floor of the main house has 5BR/6BA & connects to the 2BR/2BA guest house, overlooking the motor court and dock.

Contact me today for more info! 305.799.2124

MLS# A1752867 | List Price: 14,500,000 USD. | Bedrooms: 8 | Baths: 11 full and 3 half  |  Adj. Sq.ft: 16,446 | Waterfront: 343ft
2095 NE 120 Rd., North Miami, FL