April 21, 2014

Exquisite Waterfront Home in Coconut Grove’s Entrada Estates

When I think of Coconut Grove, back in the 1920’s, this is the house I picture… Romantic Spanish architecture with coral rock pathways leading to an arched entrance  flourishing with bougainvillea… Vaulted wood beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplace and rooms with individual character…                   Lush tropical old growth […]
March 14, 2014

You’re Invited – Party at The Barnacle

Join The Barnacle Society and The Barnacle Historic State Park in commemorating the 163rd birthday of Ralph Middleton Monroe, Coconut Grove pioneer and founder of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. Ralph Monroe was a New Yorker who came to the wilds of South Florida in the late 1870’s and adopted Coconut Grove as his home.  He built The Barnacle in […]
March 11, 2014

The New Modern in Coconut Grove

Sleek modern architecture and walls of glass define this new 3,767 square foot home for sale in North Coconut Grove. This four bedroom, four and a half bath home opens up to a covered terrace with a tropical pool and garden, blending the interior seamlessly with the exterior. Even the wine cellar is enclosed in […]
February 27, 2014

Oceanfront Home in Coconut Grove – The Best Deal

Is there such a thing as a great buy for a home with direct oceanfront views?  I’m not talking about a canal where you have to crane your neck to see the bay. If $4,395,000 is in your price range, then this is truly the best deal on the market for a home with wide open, unobstructed waterfront […]
January 29, 2014

Hitchcock Film Fest at The Barnacle

Everyone loves a great Alfred Hitchcock movie and The Barnacle Society is presenting three classics this Thursday and Friday.  The musical score alone from the shower scene in “Psycho” is enough to make you shriek in horror. Bring your outdoor movie accoutrements:  chairs, blankets and picnic – and hunker down for some moonlight movie thrills. Thur. Jan 30:     7:00 pm    VERTIGO Fri.  Jan. 31:       7:00 […]
January 21, 2014

De Garmo Estate for Sale in Coconut Grove

An exquisite 1929 Walter De Garmo estate just came on the market in The Moorings, overlooking the bay in Coconut Grove. This beautifully restored 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath Mediterranean Revival home exemplifies classic De Garmo grandeur and old world charm with its enchanting courtyard, garden and open air loggia.   The home, with 6,856 square feet of living space, is on less than 3/4 […]
December 28, 2013

Crazy Zany King Mango Strut 2013

Nothing but a natural disaster (well…not even) could stop the insanity, the debauchery and the hysterics of the King Mango Strut this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. There were no X-Factor auditions or chair turning judges. And there’s no million dollar prize or contract with Sony Music.  The only requirement for participation is lunacy and a good sense of humor. What […]
December 17, 2013

The Condo Construction Craze

Been downtown lately?  It’s a mass of construction cranes.  Condo towers are going up all over the place from Miami Beach to Hollywood. I’ve been tracking the 35 condo projects currently under construction in Miami-Dade County.  Three of them are now completed towers*. Most of these are available for pre-sale, meaning you can place a […]
December 16, 2013

The Resurrection of the Coconut Grove Playhouse

The once vibrant Coconut Grove Playhouse is on its way back to life, poised for renovation. A 50 year lease was approved on October 8, 2012, by the Board of County Commissioners between co-lessees Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County.  The lease also includes two renewable 25-year terms to provide current and future donors with a firm assurance that […]