JUST SOLD: Stunning New Construction in South Coconut Grove


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!



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.


Tonight – Don’t Miss Avatar’s Summer Twilight Tour!

Don’t miss Avatar’s Summer Twilight Tour TONIGHT, August 11, 2015!  From Coconut Grove to Coral Gables and Ponce-Davis to Pinecrest, our twilight open house tour will feature an array of  luxury properties in some of Miami’s most coveted neighborhoods!

I will be holding an open house at my beautiful townhouse listing in Center Coconut Grove at 3103 Oak Avenue, from 5pm-7pm!  Stop by for lemonade and cookies and enjoy a tour!

Check out all of the homes on the open house tour, below.  See you tonight!

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Under $5ook: Remodeled Gem in Shenandoah/Coral Way Neighborhood

A1872263_101_121831 SW 16 Ave., Miami, FL 33145
3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 1,895 sf | 8,100 sf lot | Built in 1938 | Offered at $450,000
Listed by Betsy Alvarez of Sterling One Realty, Inc.

Anddddd I’m back!  Last week was rough, as I picked up a miserable germ while traveling over  Thanksgiving weekend.  Unfortunately, that meant no Art Basel for me this year.  Oh well, there’s always next year, right?  At least I got to avoid the nightmare traffic that ensued…

Luckily, I’m feeling much better this week and am happy to show you this gorgeous, remodeled gem in the Shenandoah/Coral Way neighborhood.

I found this description of  Shenandoah on Metro Atlantic, which perfectly describes the neighborhood: “Shenandoah is a beautiful, historically-rich neighborhood located just south of Little Havana and west of Downtown Miami. The neighborhood roughly spans from SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) to the north to Coral Way to the south, between SW 27th Avenue and SW 12th Avenue. The neighborhood is made up almost entirely of historic single-family homes and duplexes. Aside from the (surprisingly) well maintained historic homes in the neighborhood, the neighborhood is also conveniently located between two major commercial centers – Miracle Mile and Downtown/Brickell…The neighborhood is safe and walkable. Despite being in the center of the city, is very quiet and peaceful. Walking around Shenandoah you’ll notice a lot of historic architectural gems…The neighborhood also has a strong feeling of community. The public schools, parks and library in the neighborhood are easily walkable from the homes in the area. Walking around really is pleasant.”


The home I’m featuring is located at 1831 SW 16 Avenue and is offered at $450,000.  It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and almost 1,900 square feet of living space.  The home was originally built in 1938, but was recently given a complete face-lift.  According to the listing, the updates include:  a new kitchen with new appliances (although the appliances are not pictured in the photograph, above), new A/Cs, new bathrooms, re-stained hardwood floors, and hurricane-impact windows and doors throughout.  Additionally, the home features a covered patio perfect for entertaining, a large lot with mature trees, and great curb appeal with a brick-paved path and palm trees fanning the front of the home.

I’m loving the modern kitchen and the stained hardwood floors.  The bathrooms are sleek and polished, and it looks like there might be enough room to put in a pool in the backyard.   Not bad for $450k!

Check out the rest of the photos below, and as always, contact me for more info or to set up a private showing.  Stay healthy, all! 🙂






Under $500k: Normandy Isle Bungalow

A1766458_101_12 7017 Trouville Esplanade, Miami Beach, FL 33141
$499,000 | 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms | 1,539 sf | 5,650 sf lot
Listed by Keith Gordon of ADDVANTAGE Real Estate Services

For this week’s Under $500k, we have a cozy bungalow on Normandy Isle in Miami Beach.  Normandy Isle is a neighborhood of North Beach in the city of Miami Beach, located along the eastern shore of Biscayne Bay.  The address is 7017 Trouville Esplanade (all of the streets on Normandy Isle are named after French cities or landmarks…tres chic).  The home is conveniently located across the street from Normandy Isle Park and Pool – with free entrance for Miami Beach residents.



A1766458_E01_12The home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,539 square feet and a 5,650 square foot lot.  Listed for $499,000, this “MiMo gem” features an eat-in kitchen w/ European cabinetry and granite countertops,  a spacious living /dining room space, granite bathrooms with mirrored built-ins  and an en-suite master bathroom, granite floors throughout, a Florida room with high ceilings and quarry tile floor, and a garage with a washer and dryer.

The home was originally built in 1949 but has been updated with high impact windows and doors, and has been freshly painted inside and out.  The property has lush, tropical foliage and professionally landscaped gardens  (complete with a Buddha statue) to create a tranquil environment, as well as a peaceful sitting porch and a large deck in the backyard, perfect for entertaining.

Check out all the photos below, and contact me to schedule a showing before it’s gone!

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Under $500k: Coral Gables (Part 2)


315 Viscaya Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134 | $498,000 | 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms | 1,450 sf | 5,000 sf lot
Listed by Jeannett Slesnick of Slesnick & Jochem, LLP

Although it wasn’t my plan to post more than one property each week for Under $500k, I couldn’t resist sharing this property this week (it’s been on the market for 12 days and I have a feeling it won’t be available much longer!).  Plus, since I didn’t get a chance to post anything the last 2 weeks, I figure we’re making up for lost time.  Aaaand, since it’s located in Coral Gables, we’ve got a little Gables theme going this week.

So without further ado, I present to you 315 Viscaya Avenue.  Before I tell you about it, let’s check out some more photos, shall we?  I think they speak for themselves:






Wouldn’t you agree that this home just exudes charm?!  Listed for $498,000, it has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,450 square feet and a 5,000 square foot lot.  From the ivy-covered arched entrance to the Spanish tile and gleaming hardwood floors, this Old Spanish cottage is the perfect starter home for a young couple or a new home for empty-nesters looking to downsize.

According to the listing, the home, which was built in 1926, features a glassed-in front porch which the current owner uses as a foyer and library, a fireplace in the living room, a formal dining room and an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances.  The backyard is fenced, and lush foliage and palm trees provide great privacy.  The home also has a carport and plenty of street parking, and all furniture is also for sale.

I just love all the unique details of this bright home, from the large windows flanking the front door, to the brick paved front walkway, to the large wrought-iron gate…plus, I’m a total sucker for ivy.  Check out all of the photos below and let me know – what do you think of this property?

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