Just Listed In Coconut Grove! 3983 Kumquat Avenue

Kumquat Avenue, Coconut Grove

I just listed a great property in South Coconut Grove that epitomizes Coconut Grove living.  This bungalow is a true tropical oasis with jungle-like grounds that make you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of Miami.  The home is totally enclosed and gated with plenty of room for you and your guests to park.  It offers an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets and granite counter-tops.  It has a new roof and potential to expand with added living area and/or a pool.   The home is close to the Grove village center’s many boutiques, cafes, bay front parks and art galleries.

Kumquat Avenue, Coconut Grove

Details of 3983 Kumquat Avenue in Coconut Grove:

  • 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
  • 1,159 Square Feet Of Living Area
  • 7,200 Square Foot Lot
  • View More Photos Here
  • Offered at $725,000

Kumquat Avenue, Coconut Grove

 

Garden with Fluffy

As the #1 Top Producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years, I know the market inside and out. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove and would like to set up a no pressure consultation, please contact me on my cell at 305-342-1623 or you can fill out our contact page here.

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Waterfront Home In Coconut Grove Is Highest Priced Listing In Miami-Dade County

La Brisa, Coconut Grove

The most expensive home for sale in Miami-Dade County is now located right here in Coconut Grove.  Today the property at 3551 Main Highway hit the market at a whopping $65,000,000.  “La Brisa” is a 6.9 acre estate and boasts 16,500 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms and 11 baths. That comes out to $3,939 per square foot….but who’s counting?

La Brisa, Coconut Grove

The property dates back to the original settlers of Coconut Grove.  It was first deeded to Kirk and Mary Munroe in the late 1800′s.  Kirk Munroe was an American writer & conservationist and his wife Mary founded the southern Tropical Audubon Society as well as the Coconut Grove Library.  They were both instrumental to the development of Coconut Grove.  The Munroe’s sold the property to Pittsburgh Industrialist John B. Semple and his wife Eleanor in 1920.  They commissioned architect Richard Kiehnel of the Pittsburgh firm Kiehnel and Elliot to design a “winter cottage” for them.  Kiehnel designed many mansions, public buildings and smaller homes that remain in Coconut Grove today including El Jardin located at the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart.   Kiehnel is recognized for his Mediterranean style and aged his materials to give them an “antique” look.

La Brisa 2

This spectacular residence offers unique architectural details including a multi-colored tile roof, original woodwork on the upper floor galleries, intricate keystone and carefully restored entryways.  The grounds include a sunken fire pit, mangrove lined waterfront, 536 foot long canal, boat slip which can accommodate a 68 foot yacht and views of Biscayne Bay.

The property is listed by William Pierce of Coldwell Banker.

As the #1 Top Producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years, I know the market inside and out. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove and would like to set up a no pressure consultation, please contact me on my cell at 305-342-1623 or you can fill out our contact page here.  

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Off Market Sale | 4140 Battersea Road Sells For $2,100,000

4140 Battersea Road, Coconut Grove

Congratulations to our buyers who recently closed on the property at 4140 Battersea Road in South Coconut Grove.  This mid-century modern home was completely renovated, expanded and designed by Lointerhome & Brillhart Architecture.  The home offered 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms with 4,120 square feet of living space on a 11,400 square foot lot.  Sale price was $2,100,000.  Listing agent was Roque Castro of EWM Realty.

With inventory so low, it is essential to work with a Realtor who has connections to off market properties.  We secured this home for our buyers prior to it hitting the MLS because of our relationships with other local agents.  As the top producing team in Coconut Grove, our clients have access to properties that never make it to the open market.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove, we would love the opportunity to work with you.  Please contact us at 305-342-1623 or send us a message here.

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Just 10 Homes For Sale In Coconut Grove Priced Under $700,000

Residents of Coconut Grove (including myself!) are thrilled with the rising values we have experienced over the past few years.  However, the combination of higher prices and lower inventory levels have made entry-level homes virtually non-existent here. There are fewer than 100 single-family homes currently on the market and of these just 10 are priced under $700,000.

One of the best homes on the market in this price range is my listing located at 3752 Kumquat Avenue.  The price was recently reduced to $699,000.  You will not find a more charming or well-maintained home in this price point in Coconut Grove.  3752 Kumquat Avenue was featured in Beth Dunlop’s recently published book “The Tropical Cottage: At Home In Coconut Grove“.  This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with 1,584 square feet of living space on a 7,400 square foot lot.  View more photos and information here.

If you would like to schedule a showing of this home, please contact my office at 305-960-5318.  The home will be OPEN next Sunday, October 19th from 2:00 to 4:00.

3782 Kumquat Avenue, Living Room

3782 Kumquat Avenue, Kitchen

Backyard at 3752 Kumquat Avenue, Coconut Grove

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove it is essential to work with someone who knows the numbers and tracks the sales.  I have been the #1 top producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I can be reached anytime on my cell phone at 305-342-1623 or you can send me a message here.

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Grove At Grand Bay Is Almost Sold Out!

Coconut Grove Skyline Edited 2

Coconut Grove Skyline Edited

If you have driven down South Bayshore Drive over the past 6 months you have no doubt noticed the Grove at Grand Bay new construction project going up across from Dinner Key Marina.  These “dancing towers” designed by famed architect Bjarke Ingels will change the skyline of Coconut Grove forever.  They are the first “twisting” towers built in the United States, and will also be the first LEED Gold Certified buildings in Miami-Dade County.  Estimated completion at Grove at Grand Bay is July of 2015.

News Flash! I am thrilled to report that the project is almost sold out!!  This is great news for residents of Coconut Grove because it shows how much confidence buyers have in our luxury real estate market.

Grove at Grand Bay Rendering

Stay tuned to the blog next week for an update on Park Grove, Coconut Grove’s next high-rise luxury condo project which is already 50% sold out!

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove it is essential to work with someone who knows the numbers and tracks the sales.  I have been the #1 top producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I can be reached anytime on my cell phone at 305-342-1623 or you can send me a message here.

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Coconut Grove Townhouse Just Sold In Peppertree Village For Full Price!

Peppertree Collage

Congratulations to our sellers who recently closed on their townhouse in Coconut Grove for full asking price.  The townhouse was located in the highly sought after community of Peppertree Village and offered 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with 1,275 square feet of living space.  The property sold for $399,000.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove it is essential to work with someone who knows the numbers and tracks the sales.  I have been the #1 top producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I can be reached anytime on my cell phone at 305-342-1623 or you can send me a message here.

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Former Miami Heat Player James Posey Sells His Coconut Grove Home

James Posey

In more sports news this morning, former Miami Heat player James Posey finally sold his home in the Coconut Grove gated community of The Cloisters for $1,425,000.  Posey purchased the property back in 2005 for $2,170,000.  The property had been on the market for 3 years.  The home offered 5,090 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, marble floors, crown moldings, top of the line appliances, vaulted ceilings, private elevator and a rooftop terrace with bay views.  At the time it sold, the property was listed for $1,825,000.

Clolsiters View

James Posey spent 2 years with the Miami Heat before playing for the Boston Celtics. He is currently an Assistant Coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

There has been 1 other closed sale at The Cloisters this year, Unit 1239 sold for $1,500,000.  

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove it is essential to work with someone who knows the numbers and tracks the sales.  I have been the #1 top producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I can be reached anytime on my cell phone at 305-342-1623 or you can send me a message here.

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Is LeBron James Selling His Coconut Grove Home?

People Magazine Le Bron James

*Update Since This Posting: James’ house officially hit the MLS, view photos and details here.

People Magazine has reported that LeBron James is selling his Coconut Grove waterfront home.  The property will be listed for $17,000,000 by Tomi Rose of Opulence National Realty.  He purchased the 12,178 square foot home with 6 bedrooms, 8.5 baths for $9,000,000 back in 2010.  The home offers direct bay views, dockage for two 60 foot yachts, a 500 bottle wine cellar, an infinity edge pool and rooftop sundeck.

Crystal Court

If it is placed on the MLS at $17,000,000, it would be the highest priced listing in Coconut Grove (second is 3575 Stewart Avenue listed for $16,900,000).

Crystal Court

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove it is essential to work with someone who knows the numbers and tracks the sales.  I have been the #1 top producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I can be reached anytime on my cell phone at 305-342-1623 or you can send me a message here. 

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Values In Grovenor House Continue To Soar

As we enter the 4th quarter of 2014 I am thrilled to report that condo values at The Grovenor House continue to trend upwards. Although the number of overall sales is down slightly this year, values have increased from an average of $693/sq. ft. in 2013, to $761/sq. ft. in 2014. Unit 2101 was the highest “sale price/sq. ft.” this year which closed for $835.00 (sale price $3,362,500).  This was a corner unit which offered 4,026 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.

Chart Grovenor House

Effect Of Grove at Grand Bay and Park Grove on The Grovenor House?

This is great news for owners at The Grovenor House who have been slightly nervous about the effect that the Grove at Grand Bay and Park Grove (2 new construction condo projects going up blocks away) were going to have on the value of their condos. I believe that the once completed, the two new condo buildings will only help values at The Grovenor House. First of all, they will help bring in more luxury condo buyers to the Grove than we have ever had before.  Second, The Grovenor House will always offer more square footage for your money. Third, starting prices at the Grovenor House will be more affordable than those at Grove at Grand Bay or Park Grove.

Real estate in Coconut Grove is changing on a daily basis.  If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove it is essential to work with someone who knows the numbers and tracks the sales.  I am the #1 top producing Realtor in Coconut Grove and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I can be reached anytime on my cell phone at 305-342-1623 or you can send me a message here.

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Palmetto Avenue In South Grove Is SOLD OUT!

Palmetto Avenue Sold

Real estate on Palmetto Avenue has been busy this year!  There have been 4 properties sold leaving ZERO on the market for sale.   I am proud to say that my team has had the buyer or seller for 3 out of the 4 transactions.  Palmetto Avenue is a great tree-lined street in South Coconut Grove with a wide variety of architectural styles.  It is just steps from the historic grounds of Plymouth Congregational Church and the Grove village center’s many galleries, cafes and boutiques.

Check out the details of the recent Palmetto Avenue home sales below:

  1. 3559 Palmetto Avenue | Riley Smith Group Represented Selller | 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths | 3,142 sq. ft. LA | 7,000 sq. ft. lot | Sale Price: $1,330,000
  2. 3653 Palmetto Avenue | Riley Smith Group Represented Buyer | 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths | 3,713 sq. ft. LA | 7,000 sq. ft. lot | Sale Price: $1,075,000
  3. 3630 Palmetto Avenue | Listed  by Coldwell Banker | 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths | 1,142 sq. ft. LA | 7,000 sq. ft. lot | Sale Price: $580,000
  4. 3656 Palmetto Avenue | Riley Smith Group Represented Buyer and Seller – off market transaction | 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths | 858 sq. ft. LA | 8,000 sq. ft. Lot | Sale Price: $1,100,000

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Coconut Grove it is essential to work with someone who knows the numbers and tracks the sales.  I have been the #1 top producing Realtor in Coconut Grove for over 5 years and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I can be reached anytime on my cell phone at 305-342-1623 or you can send me a message here. 

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