The trend in Miami toward new high-end and design-driven boutique condo buildings is showing no signs of abating despite a leveling-off market and the recent effects of Hurricane Irma. People love South Florida despite, nay, because of the exotic and tropical weather. A recent example of this is Glasshaus in the Grove, a Bauhausian 23-unit building that recently opened its sales center despite being located in one of the areas most affected by Irma.
Nestled in the dense, jungly heart of the artistic, luxurious enclave of Coconut Grove, Glasshaus will be a low-rise residential building with large units beginning at over 1,000 square feet for a one bedroom unit and topping out at 2,380 square feet for three bedrooms. The design is contemporary yet natural, an aesthetic combination that has been right at home in the Grove since some of Miami’s most interesting midcentury modernist architects started experimenting there in the years just before, and after the second world war. Buildings such as the Office in the Grove, the Coconut Grove Public Library, the glass house in Peacock Park, and the Mayfair Hotel, which is literally two blocks away from the future site of GlassHaus in the Grove, come readily to mind.
Amenities include a rooftop pool and summer kitchen (although in Miami ‘winter kitchen’ is really a much more apt description), private garden, fitness center, and of course walkability to everything else in Coconut Grove. Prices range from $595,000 to $1.2 million. It is being developed by GD.8 and Element Development LLC and designed by Varabyeu Partners.