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Coconut Grove Real Estate

Grovenor House, developed by Ugo Colombo is a 32-story tower with estate-sized residences, including extraordinary two-story penthouses with private swimming pools and commanding unprecedented views of Biscayne Bay. Residents will experience a level of luxury and technology including touch-panel concierge surpassing anything in South Florida, typified by private elevator lobbies, wine cellars, expansive living areas, marble bathrooms and wood and granite kitchens.

LHermitage Coconut GroveL’Hermitage-On-the-Bay-in-Coconut-Grove. L’Hermitage is a secluded enclave of residences in the prestigious Coconut Grove area of Miami. A beautifully architectural-designed community with a unique Mediterranean villa feel, L’Hermitage has the coastline of Biscayne Bay as a backyard. With a private entrance guarded with 24-hour security, residents have the privacy they desire at all times. As you drive in through the private roads of this tropical paradise, you will notice the lush landscaping maintained by a cadre of professionals who care for the grounds meticulously on a daily basis. The flowers are changed thoughtfully throughout the seasons. Each cluster within the community has its own private cul-de-sac, providing a tranquil environment outside your doorstep.

Via27 Miami Logo SmallVia 27 condo will have 192 units; One, Two, and Three bedrooms condos plus spectacular two-story Penthouses and 12 incredible Town-homes. At Via 27 condo fabulous fifth-floor lifestyle deck will house a beautiful infinity-edge pool, a wading pool, fitness center and private club- lounge. The Via 27 Miami condo lobby will be enhanced with a spectacular water feature. All this by renowned designer of Brickell on the River, Andres Escobar.

Beacon HarbourBeacon Harbour Condo Coconut Grove has deepwater slips. Beacon Harbour, one of the last remaining parcels of bayfront property in Miami’s Coconut Grove, is an intimate 10-unit luxury waterfront enclave, which boasts eight deepwater slips right on Biscayne Bay, six of which are for sale. These spacious slips can accommodate yachts up to 68 feet in length and 22 feet wide. Beacon Harbour’s elegant three- and four-bedroom residences are extremely spacious and offer up to 3,800 square feet of living space. In addition, to rooftop terraces for each penthouse, each unit features expansive, wrap-around terraces with stunning views of Biscayne Bay.

Bay Heights Homes Coconut Grove is located within the City of Miami on North side of Coconut Grove over South Miami Avenue. This well established neighborhood features 7 tree lined streets within a walled community. Bay Heights Single Family Homes also feature 24-hour patrolled service. Located just minutes from Miami International Airport and the financial and business districts of Brickell, Downtown, Coral Gables.

To Search Coconut Grove Real Estate properties within Coconut Grove. Just go to my Search Listing Page and under Cities type in Coconut Grove and the type of real estate property you are looking for. If you are interested in Coconut Grove Real Estate or Coconut Grove Condos, please allow Philippe Diener to show you this exclusive neighborhood. Condos for sale or rent are available throughout Coconut Grove. With so much to do and see The Grove is perfect for professionals, students and families. Coconut Grove is one of the most popular areas within Miami. Coconut Grove offers easy access to the airport, downtown, Port of Miami, Metrorail, and all major roadways

Brief History of Coconut Grove

The earliest settlers of Coconut Grove were the Pent and Frow families. In the 1830’s both families were lighthouse keepers at Cape Florida and homesteaders in what is now Coconut Grove.

Another settler of that era was Edmund D. Beasley who homesteaded 160 acres bay front property. In 1873, after Beasley’s death, his widow rented their home to Dr. Horace P. Porter. He lived there for only a year but during that time established a post office that he named “Cocoanut Grove.” When Porter left the area, the post office was closed, but years later it was reopened using the same name.

Historic photo of the Peacock Inn

He persuaded his brother Charles, then owner of a wholesale meat business in London, to join him. Charles Peacock, his wife Isabella and their three sons eventually settled in Coconut Grove and in 1882 opened the Bay View House, later called the Peacock Inn, the first hotel in the area. The Peacock Inn attracted all kinds of visitors including scientists, authors, and nobility, many of whom remained to make Coconut Grove their permanent home. Among the settlers were yacht designer and wrecker Ralph Munroe whose home, The Barnacle, is now a state historic site; homesteader Flora McFarlane, Coconut Grove’s first schoolteacher and founder of the Housekeeper’s Club (now The Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove); and author Kirk Munroe.

The fledgling community grew and prospered, and by the early years of the 20th century, a school, library, Sunday school, chapel, and yacht club were built. Attracted by the climate, wealthy Northerners, such as James and William Deering and William Jennings Bryan made Coconut Grove their winter home. In 1925, the City of Miami annexed Coconut Grove, but it continued to retain its own identity.

As the population of South Florida mushroomed, Coconut Grove Real Estate continues to grow.

Grove Art

Coconut Grove, with its verdant landscape, serene bay front setting, and casual ambiance has always attracted artists. In the 1950’s, artists from all over the US and as far away as Europe, settled in Coconut Grove and established studios. The Grove soon became known as an artists colony, and it was not unusual to see artists setting up their easels on the sidewalks and painting the local scene. By the 1960’s there were many thriving art galleries as well as Grove House, an artists’ co-op. In 1963, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, now recognized as one of the leading arts festivals in the country, was established. Rising real estate prices in the 1980’s and 1990’s caused most of the galleries to close, but the artists have remained. In 1998, local artists formed The One Ear Society, a group that holds juried exhibits in donated spaces.

While much of the “old Grove” has disappeared, it is still possible to get a glimpse of what life was like in the past by visiting Villa Vizcaya, The Barnacle, and The Kampong, three vastly different Coconut Grove homes.

Villa Vizcaya as seen from the bay.

Villa Vizcaya, now a decorative arts museum set in the midst of magnificent formal gardens, was originally the home of International Harvester Vice President James Deering. Deering purchased the bay front property in 1910 and hired architect F. Burrell Hoffman, Jr. to design the house and an Italian Baroque farm village containing a dairy, poultry house, barns, garage, and staff housing. This village enabled Vizcaya to be entirely self-sufficient.

Deering traveled throughout Europe with interior designer Paul Chalfin purchasing furniture and works of art for the house. Construction began in 1914 and 1,000 craftsmen and artisans worked on the house for two years. Deering moved in on Christmas Day, 1916, arriving by yacht. All the furnishings Villa Vizcaya are just as they were in Deering’s time, including such early 20th centuries amenities as a telephone switchboard, central vacuum cleaning system, elevators and fire sprinklers. Deering enjoyed nine winters at Villa Vizcaya before his death in 1925. Deering’s descendants sold Villa Vizcaya to Miami-Dade County in 1952, and in 1970 it was placed on the Register of Historic Sites.

The Barnacle Coconut Grove in its current state.

The Barnacle

Built in 1891 by Commodore Ralph Munroe, The Barnacle is the oldest home in Miami-Dade County still on its original site.

Munroe, a native of New York City, moved to Coconut Grove in 1886 and made his living by designing yachts and working as a wrecker, salvaging boats that had run aground in Biscayne Bay. A year after he moved to the Grove, he founded the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and was its Commodore for more than 20 years.

The Kampong contains an array of flowering trees and tropical fruit cultivars.

The Kampong

As Chief of the Seed and Introduction Section of the US Department of Agriculture, Fairchild traveled all over the world collecting plant specimens and bringing them back to his Coconut Grove home. Scientists and world leaders such as Winston Churchill, Richard Leakey, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Dwight Eisenhower have visited the Kampong. Another visitor was Fairchild’s father-in-law Alexander Graham Bell, who invented a device for extracting fresh water from sea water while staying at The Kampong.

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