“The three most important factors in architecture are space, structure, and scale." – Eduardo Fernando Catalano (1917-2010), Argentinian-born architect who practised in North Carolina
MODERN HOMES FOR SALE
South Florida rebounded quickly from a slow residential real estate market at the beginning of the Corona outbreak in 2020. The result is a currently somewhat limited selection: from Stuart to South Miami, from mid-century-modern to new large mansions to modern luxury waterfront residences, there are just over 300 modern homes available for sale.
Those are difficult to find among all the homes for sale if a Realtor is not an expert in this style of architecture: mid-century modern and modern homes make up less then three percent of the 16,000+ local single family houses for sale.
Especially in two distinct categories, modern-style offerings have dwindled: anything modern under $1m asking price, and true mid-century modern homes in the luxury price category. Sadly, these homes, instead of being preserved, very often become tear-downs due to their priced locations. As investments, they benefit therefore from two factors: prime locations and demand exceeding supply.
Prices for available modern architecture range from approx. $490,000 – homes with 'modern bones' that often need de-cluttering, substantial remodeling and/or removal of period-incorrect details – to $29 million for ultra-luxury beachfront houses.
Below please find a constantly rotating selection of interesting modern residences for sale. Don't see what you are looking for? You are cordially invited to phone, video-call or email Tobias for a free consultation and personalized offers, tailored to your taste and criteria.
Temporarily off-market: Modern contemporary waterfront home with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, pool 2-car garage. Approx. 7,350 sf under air (676 m2), built in 2017.
Stunning, newly completed modern home by architect Cesar Molina. In a gated community with wonderful South and Southwest open bay views of downtown. Open plan living, breathtaking lofted ceilings, Porsche lighting with Lutron controls, custom gourmet kitchen with Subzero & Wolf appliances, Dornbracht fixtures, large master with sliding telescopic doors, outdoor Jacuzzi, Lush landscaping surrounding tranquil pool area. 75 ft on the water with open ocean access. Offered fully furnished.
Off the market but may consider offers: 70’s Modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool and 10-car garage. Approx. 5120 sf under air (471 m2), built in 1974.
Inspired by the Organic American Style of Frank Lloyd Wright, architect Chayo Frank designed a home that is a "Sanctuary Paradise", unique and extraordinary in every aspect. The home facilitates a tropical living style surrounded by a sunken private garden boasting an extensive collection of over 200 of the world's rarest exotic tropical plants as recognized by Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens. Steel beam columns encased in California Redwood, large expanses of sliding glass walls, 25' ft. volume ceilings and 10' foot high curving natural coral rock walls delineate interior and exterior spaces. Steel beams and columns make up the home's structural skeleton and render the home an absolute fortress.
Temporarily off-market: Late 60’s Modern waterfront home with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 guest baths, pool, 2-car garage and carport. Approx. 4,500 sf under air (414 m2), built in 1968.
Extraordinary waterfront location. Unique contemporary architecture facing a canal and a State Park, with direct access to the bay. The location of this residence is a jewel. Total privacy on a double cul-de-sac street. Gated. Yacht accommodation, large covered pool area to enjoy the water view, cabana bath with large inviting couches. The house is elevated with a large Master Suite, reception area, office and open kitchen with direct water and State Park views. 3 additional bedrooms on the other side of the house. Wood floors throughout the house. High ceilings. Top of the line kitchen, concrete countertop. Reception area offers loft feeling that blends with the exterior. Large balcony. Beautiful landscape and trees.
Contemporary modern home walking distance to the beach, with 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, pool, 2-car garage and carport. Approx. 7200 sf under air (ca. 651 m2), built in 2015.
Exquisite luxury home with approx. 9000 sf total space – this architectural jewel is a streamline beauty, offering high ceiling contemporary grandeur with its own private elevator. Alternatively you can climb the state-of-the-art stairway that leads you to a spectacular roof deck. The unique property also offers lavish walk in closet, palatial bathrooms and an Italian designer kitchen. Make an entrance wherever you walk in this 6 bedroom / 8 bathroom internationally recognized home. Seller financing available.
Modern home with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, pool and 2-car garage. Approx. 3,330 sf under air (306 m2), built in 2013.
Spectacular Tropical Modern home on a quiet street. Walls of glass & soaring ceilings create light-filled open living spaces overlooking serene pool & terrace. Formal living & dining spaces & European style kitchen that features quartz countertops, high-end appliances & island. 4 bedrooms with en-suite baths plus upstairs den, easily converted to a 5th BR. Large master suite includes spa-like bath & private balcony w/ tree-top views. Deep lot runs street-to-street, creating an ultra-private back garden w/ lush landscaping surrounding the outdoor living/play area. Walk to some of South Florida's best schools. Close to the village center’s boutiques, cafes and bay front parks and marinas. Minutes to downtown, MIA & the beaches.
Sold: Mid-century modern home with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 4,050 sf under air (373 m2), built in 1958.
This architecturally interesting home features 5 bedrooms and 6 baths over an expansive 4,050 square feet of living space. A truly unique tropical gem that takes full advantage of its 10,500 sf lot, it was designed by renowned local artist Ken Triester. This home features lush landscaping, restored mahogany entrance doors, marble floors, high ceilings in the living room, and an oversized artist's loft that leads to an impressive rooftop deck. Several skylights adorn the ceiling and allow plenty of natural light to flow through this private sanctuary. Dark bottom pool with a large bar area is perfect for entertaining family and friends. This home was thoughtfully restored and carefully updated in 2019 with new wood floors in the bedrooms and freshly painted.
# 40216, sold.
Modern waterfront home with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 guest baths and pool. Approx. 4180 sf under air (385 m2), built in 1984.
Luxurious modern estate on one acre of land with private gated entry and a long circular driveway. Beautiful landscaping with canary palm trees, orchids and a Buddha fountain Koi pond, custom made and shipped from Indonesia. The home offers 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. There are large seamless tiles throughout the home, wood tiles in the bathrooms and master bedroom, a shallow-entry pool, oversized pergola over a custom outdoor kitchen, entertainment galore with bar, lit-up counter tops and impact windows and doors that protect the home. New roof. Top of the line appliances, Italian cabinetry and so much more. This Beauty has been completely remodeled with special attention to detail and is ready for a big family.
80’s Modern home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool 2-car garage. Approx. 3,170 sf under air (292 m2), built in 1981.
Unique property reminiscent of the style of modernist architects Dan Duckham or Don Singer, on a large 33,000 sf lot in excellent location, near a hospital and a mall. Custom-built 4 Bedroom plus library/den, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage. Pool and patio with 2 gazebos and a pond for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Enjoy a 24 ft x 22 ft great room with tray ceiling and tongue-and-groove wood accents, vaulted up to 30 feet. The kitchen and breakfast bar have stainless steel appliances and an open floor plan to great room. The bedrooms are a triple split plan and the master bedroom is 26 ft x 14 ft with a huge bathroom and huge master closet. The roof is 50-yr-asphalt shingle installed in 2006. Room for boat or trailer or guest house in backyard. Modern exterior – artistic inside.
Mid-century Modern home with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, pool. Approx. 3,740 sf under air 344 m2), built in 1962.
Exemplary Mid-Century Modern architecture by beloved local architect Dan Duckham AIA with amazing space and style. This large home is perfect for entertaining with '6' rooms surrounding the central game room (Billiards & Ping-Pong). Vaulted wood beam ceilings where natural light SHINES into a most unique design; Heated Pool & Spa, SpazioDiCasa kitchen, 7-Zone HVAC, 7 skylights, metal roof & fireplace, 10 fruit trees & edible garden! Premier location w/great schools, playground/park, and an easy bike ride to the ocean.
Mid-century Modern waterfront home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 2,210 sf under air 203 m2), built in 1960.
A true Mid Century Modern in a historic neighborhood. One of the lowest-priced Ocean Access properties (via canal), on a dead end street and only one mile to the beach, with easy access to I-95, located in an ''A''-rated school system. This home has the style you are looking for... imagine a 24' wide floor-to-ceiling glass wall, an open concept, concrete floors, a large yard with pool and a modern outside fireplace.
In Contract: Mid-70’s Modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool garage. Approx. 2,507 sf under air 231 m2), built in 1975.
Stunning 3 bedroom, 3 bath pool home in desirable area. Enjoy the open design of this home with many upgrades throughout including tiled floors, new master suite bathroom, dual vanity, glass circular views surrounding the bedroom and new built in closets. All bathrooms have been newly renovated to compliment the second master bedroom and garden patio bedroom. You will love the surrounding glass windows with vaulted wood ceilings, a heated pool and oversized entertainment patio, and an amazing landscaped yard so you can relax each evening with the view of the sunset. Additional renovations include the 2017 roof and new stucco mansard, impact sliding doors and windows on the rear of the home, shutters on the front, 2 year old AC, travertine deck and paved driveway.
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Please understand that because of the expertise and time required in identifying and evaluating modern homes in such a niche market, only for those homes he sends to prospective buyers Tobias asks for a fair and brief loyalty confirmation.
Under contract/pending sale: property is in contract, but has not closed yet. If contract falls through, home will become available again. Until that time, showings are not possible.
Back-up Offer: like a above, but accepting "waiting list" offers. If the contract falls through, the seller can pick from the back-up offers already on the table, instead of starting from scratch. In such cases, offers with the least contingencies, especially those with no financing clauses, have the best chances. Showings are possible.
Short Sale: property will be sold for less than face value of the mortgage. The owner is the seller, but the lender has to agree to the contract. Short Sales typically now sell above asking.
ModernSouthFlorida features homes Tobias Kaiser's clients have listed for sale, along with other unique modern properties listed by cooperating Realtor® partners.