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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Just Sold: 3 Bedroom Townhouse in Coconut Grove for Under $500k

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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








Market Update: Center Coconut Grove Townhouses


3 bedroom townhouses in Center Coconut Grove continue to be in high demand.  Below is a mailer I sent around the neighborhood last month, which shows all of the sales data for the properties that had closed from February-May 2016. The average sales price was $650,490 or $296/sf.  Since then, there have been 4 other sales as follows:

  • 3276 Day Ave – 2,862 sf – 3 beds/2.5 baths – sold for $855,000 ($299/sf) on 5/24/16
  • 3121 McDonald St – 2,079 sf – 3 beds/2.5 baths – sold for $680,000 ($327/sf) on 5/20/16
  • 3180 New York St – 2,460 sf – 3 beds/2.5 baths – sold for $575,000 ($234/sf) on 5/20/16
  • 3123 Gifford Ln – 2,695 sf – 3 beds/2.5 baths – sold for $780,000 ($289/sf) on 5/16/16

Take a look at the rest of the data below, and contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or for more info or to be added to my mailing list!

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Lindsay Rubens Recognized in Avatar’s President’s Circle for 2015 Sales

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I am excited to share that I have been recognized within Avatar’s prestigious President’s Circle for my sales performance in 2015, with more than $3 million in sales.  Thank you to my wonderful clients for choosing me for your real estate needs – it has been a pleasure to work with each of you and get to do what I love every single day!

2015 was truly a spectacular year, as my husband and I also welcomed our baby girl to the world in October!   Sloane Noa Rubens arrived on 10/29/15 at 6:33pm, and she has already assisted Mommy with three showings in her 5.5 months of life.  She looks forward to meeting all of you soon!


Just Sold: Gorgeous Condo at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Coconut Grove

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Coconut Grove
4300 SW 27 Ave., #1407 | 2 beds/2.5 baths | 1,666 sf | built in 2001 | Sold for $900,000 ($540/sf)

Congratulations to my buyer who just closed on this stunning condominium at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Residences in Coconut Grove!  Tucked away in the heart of Coconut Grove just off of 27th Ave. and Bayshore Drive, the property consists of 2 towers – one for hotel guests, another for residents. The residents’ tower has 22 floors with 115 units, complete with its own residents’ pool and gym.  Of course, residents can enjoy the hotel’s premier amenities, such as a state-of-the-art spa and pool, valet and concierge services, as well as the hotel’s cafe and fine dining.

This particular unit features a split floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a half bath and 1,666 square feet of living space.  It was listed with Helen (Jeanne) Nicastri of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.  The listing price was $950,000 and the property sold for $900,000 ($540/sf).  The unit has sparkling marble floors throughout, an open concept kitchen-dining-living room space, and an oversize balcony with beautiful views of Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami, and the surrounding Coconut Grove neighborhood.  The sellers had updated the property with recessed lighting, fine wood cabinetry with a wet bar and wine refrigerator in the living room, as well as cabinetry in the second bedroom.

One of the best features of the unit is the spacious master suite, which has two large walk-in closets and a gorgeous marble bathroom with a glass shower and separate roman tub.  Take a look at all of the photos below!  And as always, contact me directly at 305-799-2124 or for more info on buying or selling a unit at the Ritz-Carlton Residences or the surrounding neighborhoods.

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