“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
If you consider buying or selling a modernist home in South Florida – from mid-century modern to contemporary modern – a cordial welcome and Grüss Gott (that's Bavarian) from Tobias Kaiser, the area's only real estate broker specializing exclusively on modern homes.
Driven by his passion for modern architecture since childhood, Tobias has documented over 4,700 modernist homes in South-East Florida. He brokered quite a few of them, donates three percent of all earned commissions to charity, and is actively engaged in architectural preservation.
Because there is no search function per se for modern houses on the web, Tobias will be delighted to help you find the right modern home, or assess yours if you consider selling. Please contact him any time for a complimentary consultation.
As a first orientation, below please find a few of the currently available modern properties between Stuart and Miami, ranging from $340,000 to $38.5 million.
Waterfront modern home with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool and 2-car garage. Approx. 7760 sf under air (ca. 714 m2), built in 2017.
Tropical and modern 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 2 powder-room home with direct downtown and sunset views with a rooftop terrace for entertaining. Amenities include a theater room, large pool cabana with outdoor kitchen, powder room and outdoor shower, wine cellar and butlers pantry with chefs kitchen. Completion in late 2017. # 7301, asking $19,900,000 ($2,564/sf or $27,874/m2). Request additional photos and information
Waterfront modern home with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, pool and 3-car garage. Approx. 7,390 sf under air (ca. 680 m2), built in 2017.
Iconic modern architecture estate with 171 feet of water frontage with direct ocean access, uniquely positioned to allow for wide open water views. Exterior walls covered with natural stone from Spain and custom doors handmade from Ecuadorian solid wood contribute to the luxurious allure. Floating Master Suite and second-floor rooftop terrace provide stunning views. Home boasts an open layout, gourmet kitchen w/Italian Calacatta marble and Miele appliances, infinity pool etc. # 8892, asking $13,490,000 ($1,892/sf or $20,570/m2). Request additional photos and information
Waterfront contemporary-modern home with 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, pool and 8-car garage. Approx. 12,250 sf under air (ca. 1,127 m2), built in 2016.
Just reduced! Modern gated masterpiece with quick ocean access, just completed. 3 stories, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, office, media room, gym, loft, separate gazebo, huge balconies and roof terrace set up for entertaining. A fully-smart house, with supercharger and lifts in garage, all concrete and steel construction, fantastic and unique construction quality and finishes throughout. Custom 10' interior doors, 11' tall insulated and impact glass doors. Brand new seawall and concrete dock. Oversized pool with pebble tech finish. # 7766, asking $7,500,000 ($612/sf or $6,655/m2). Request additional photos and information
Contemporary modern waterfront home with 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, pool and 4-car garage. Approx. 7156 sf under air (ca. 658 m2), built in 1994.
This award-winning, published residence sits on 2 extraordinary acres providing the ultimate retreat for the sophisticated nature enthusiast. Unlike anything on the market today, this family compound is anchored by a contemporary 5 bed/4.5 main home, surrounded by multiple guest houses. With native flora to rival Miami's Fairchild Gardens, the infinity pool, lake, beach, bridge, courtyards and paths all interplay with sun-kissed rooms. Resident fish and turtles are included in the sale in this once-in-a-lifetime home. # 6815, reduced to $4,995,000 ($698/sf or $7,587/m2). Request additional photos and information
Contemporary-modern home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and 2-car garage. Approx. 4760 sf under air (ca. 438 m2), built in 2017.
Brand new construction on golf course in the highly sought-after Lake area. Modern 4,760 sf house on a 12,000+ sf lot. 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half hath. 2 heated pools, 2 car garage. House is elevated to the sky, so you have stunning breathtaking views throughout. Gourmet kitchen, laundry room. Developed by Todd Michael Glaser and designed by Domo Studio. # 8964, asking $4,990,000 ($1,048/sf or $11,395/m2). Request additional photos and information
Contemporary modern home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and 2-car garage. Approx. 3,570 sf under air (ca. 328 m2), built in 2011.
The current owner bought this house in 2014 and added additional renovations to enhance this unique and beautiful home. Impressive modern entrance, 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and one on the 1st floor that can be used for service quarters. State-of-the-art kitchen with high-end appliances. Pool view from family room, spacious master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets. Master bath has double sink, tub and sauna. Lot with 11,900 sf is located on a corner with lots of parking. Outdoor entertainment area with gas BBQ grill, heated pool, remote-controlled gated entrance and security system cameras and alarm. # 6314, asking $2,680,000 ($751/sf or $8,160/m2). Request additional photos and information
Reduced: Architecturally significant mid-century modern home by Rufus Nims, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool and carport. Approx. 2250 sf under air (ca. 207 m2), built in 1949.
Make this property your Miami mid-century modern dream home! The iconic "Jetsons House" designed in 1949 by noted architect Rufus Nims AIA, one of the leading practitioners of tropical modernism, is situated on a 16,214 sf lot in a gated bohemian residential enclave of tree-lined streets nestled near the bay. Enter the elevated, 2-story, glass-walled structure via a swirling concrete external stairway that floats above a minimalist landscaped garden. Open floor-plan includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and an authentic period kitchen. Lot offers ample space for an extension. # 8659, now asking $1,725,000 ($766/sf or $8,326/m2). Request additional photos and information
Architecturally significant mid-century modern home with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and carport. Approx. 4320 sf under air (397 m2), built in 1956, addition/expansion approx. from the late 90s.
You are invited to explore a rare opportunity: owning one of the few mid-century modern homes by renowned architect Paul Rudolph on the Atlantic coast (Rudolph practiced mostly in Sarasota). This historic structure is located in a premier beach location a few blocks from restaurants and shopping, and just a block away from direct access to the ocean. # 8558, asking $1,395,000 ($323/sf or $3,510/m2). Request additional photos and information
Mid-century modern waterfront home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2-car garage and pool and ocean access. Approx. 1,681 sf under air (ca. 155 m2), built in 1965.
Beautiful three bedroom/two-and-a-half bathroom house with cathedral ceilings. The house was recently remodelled but retained its unique unforgettable look. Stained glass vintage windows bring this house its charm. The house is on the water with ocean access in a desirable area in Broward county. # 8528, asking $989,000 ($588/sf or $6,395/m2). Request additional photos and information
Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, carport. Main building approx. 1654 sf under air (ca. 152 m2), built in 1981.
Step into a secluded, walled/gated sanctuary; a 5-acre meditation retreat canopied by massive oaks. Amazing spaces with great vibes include a family room opening to a screened terrace surrounded by lush botanical gardens – an abundance of space open to whatever you can imagine. Main house of approx. 1,654 sf includes 1 bedroom/1 bath, double walk-in closets, fully equipped custom kitchen with updated appliances, and Cuban tile/slate floors throughout. Detached studio is used as an Artist Studio has 1 bed/1 bath and an oversized space for living area. Additional detached 2 story building w/storage and guest apartment. Amazing entertainment deck with spa, kitchen and covered dining. Airstream trailer on property is included in sale (also used as Art Studio). # 7410, asking $865,000 ($523/sf or $523/m2). Request additional photos and information
Mid-century modern waterfront home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, 2-car garage and carport. Approx. 2,681 sf under air (ca. 247 m2), built in 1955.
Reduced: a one-of-a-kind, completely renovated mid-century modern home in a historic area. Features include split floor plan with an atrium and skylights, spacious backyard facing a canal and a park on the other side, diamond-brite pool, fire pit, a gourmet kitchen with quartz counter-tops, new cabinets and Bosch appliances; dual high-efficiency A/C units, impact windows and doors, beautiful terrazzo floors throughout, master bedroom with vaulted ceilings. No HOA and ready for new owners. # 8489, reduced to $699,999 ($261/sf or $2,838/m2). Request additional photos and information
Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms and carport. Approx. 1820 sf under air (ca. 167 m2), built in 1962.
A Mid-Century Modern east of the Intracoastal waterway! Completely renovated in 2009 w/$250k in upgrades. Open floor-plan with tons of natural light. Exposed beam ceilings and designer-lighting throughout. Impact window and doors. Gorgeous kitchen features custom cabinetry, Cesarstone counters and stainless-steel Bosch appliances. Resort-style baths w/floating vanities, frosted glass tops and frameless shower enclosures. Exterior features an enclosed veranda, pavestone driveway, outdoor fountains, LED landscape lighting, and a generator with transfer switch. # 1375, in contract, $669,000 ($391/sf or $4,247/m2). Request additional photos and information
Mid-century modern lake-front home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2-car garage. Approx. 2030 sf under air (ca. 187 m2), built 1961.
Spectacular long lake view, huge screened lanai, located in sought-after neighborhood. Split floor plan, large master bedroom, tile floors and exposed wood beams are just a few of this home's rustic, charming features. Ready for remodel, with room under the screened patio for a pool. There is a full home generator and complete accordion shutters for your piece of mind. # 7436, asking $559,000 ($275/sf or $2,993/m2). Request additional photos and information
Contemporary-modern home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2-car garage. Approx. 2327 sf under air (ca. 214 m2), built in 1978.
Unbelievably gorgeous open floor plan with a mid-century vibe in this 3-bedroom home on a golf course. High end features throughout – all new in 2017: Anderson impact windows, marble and Pompeii granite bathrooms, gourmet granite kitchen with stainless-steel GE Profile appliances, island hood and wine bar. Designers Choice shaker cabinets. Marble rainshower master shower and Never-Clean glass enclosure. 24 x 24'' high gloss porcelain tile. Lifetime warranted laminate flooring and quality upgrades everywhere. # 7148, reduced to $469,900 ($202/sf or $2,195/m2). Request additional photos and information
Mid-century modern waterfront home with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ocean access and carport. Approx. 1320 sf under air (ca. 121 m2), built in 1955.
Ocean access without fixed bridges! Home with 65 feet seawall in an excellent location within minutes of downtown, beaches, airport and major highways. Great views, abundant natural light and open design – perfect for entertaining. New A/C, newer roof and stunning upgrades, dream kitchen with pendant & track lighting, granite counters and breakfast bar, stainless-steel appliances, white cabinets w/crown molding and built-in wine rack. Vaulted beamed ceilings, master spa shower, porcelain tile floors. # 1934, asking $400,000 ($303/sf or $3,294/m2). Request additional photos and information
Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Approx. 1544 sf under air (ca. 142 m2), built in 1955.
In contract: Completely updated home in CBS construction, immaculate and beautifully maintained. Enter to a refreshing open and inviting living and dining space with beamed volume ceilings, tile floors throughout, split floorplan, beautiful kitchen offering cherry cabinets, granite and stainless appliances. Both full baths are completely updated with new vanities, tile and lighting. Roof, AC, appliances all new within the last 4-5 years, and new impact-resistant windows throughout. # 9744, sold.
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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.
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