“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 or "Grüss Gott" (in Bavarian) from Tobias Kaiser, the area's only real estate broker specializing exclusively on modern homes.
Driven by his love and 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, he donates 3 percent of all earned commissions to charity, and is actively engaged in architectural preservation.
Tobias will be delighted to help you find the right modern home, or, if you consider selling, evaluate your current modernist residence. Please contact him any time for a complimentary consultation.
As a first orientation, below please view several of the currently available modern properties between Stuart and Miami, ranging from around $400,000 to $38 million. For more information, please phone or email Tobias at your convenience.
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, reduced to $12,900,000 ($1,744/sf or $18,953/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 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, pool and 3-car garage. Approx. 4013 sf under air (ca. 369 m2), built in 2002.
A work of art for riders, contemporary design meets function on 5+ acres. Stunning half-circle, courtyard barn concept provides the ultimate efficient work space & healthy living for your horses with 7 to 11 stalls depending on your desired use of space. The home capitalizes on natural light and brings the outside in through expansive windows and doors, while being energy efficient. The main residence offer 3-4 bedrooms, with an open floor plan on the first level, center-island kitchen, and a family room with fireplace. # 4406, asking $4,750,000 ($1,184/sf or $12,866/m2). Request additional photos and information
Architecturally significant mid-century modern home by Rufus Nims AIA, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool and carport. Approx. 2250 sf under air (ca. 207 m2), built in 1949.
Off-market but may consider offers: The iconic "Jetsons House" aka The Charles Roman house, designed in 1949 by noted architect Rufus Nims, one of the leading practitioners of tropical modernism, is situated on a 16,200 sf lot in a gated 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. This house deserves preservation; the lot offers ample space for an extension. # 8659, last asking $1,725,000 ($766/sf or $8,326/m2). Request additional photos and information
Sold: 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 practised 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. This home deserves to be preserved as well as Nims' design above. Razing the addition could make space for a pool and restore the original house/site context. # 8558, sold.
Pedigreed mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 1630 sf under air (ca. 150 m2), built in 1950.
This gorgeous modernist home by Alfred Browning Parker, FAIA, has 3 bedrooms (plus an office) and 3 full bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings and walls of glass let in tons of light and views of the pool. Home has large living room with a fireplace and an enormous Florida room. Spacious kitchen and lots of closets. Many of the house's original details have been carefully preserved. This house is a true treasure, a 1950's modern master piece. Located on a 11,000+ sf lot with lots of privacy. # 1131, asking $1,200,000 ($734/sf or $7,983/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 $987,000 ($587/sf or $6,382/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 home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool and 1-car garage. Approx. 2450 sf under air (ca. 226 m2), built in 1953.
You will fall in love with this stunning renovation of a mid-century modern home in a desirable neighborhood. Designer-owned home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, including the master addition that opens onto the salt-water pool. Beautiful natural light fills the house. Gorgeous Zebra-wood cabinets in the kitchen. Enjoy the huge walk-in shower in master or experience the zen outdoor shower. You truly live the outside-in lifestyle in this home. The spacious and thoughtful floor plan makes this home a masterpiece. Newer AC and roof. # 6155, asking $849,000 ($349/sf or $3,768/m2). Request additional photos and information
In contract accepting backup offers: 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 fees. # 8489, asking $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 frame-less shower enclosures. Exterior features an enclosed veranda, pavestone driveway, outdoor fountains, LED landscape lighting, and a generator with transfer switch. # 1375, sold.
Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 1748 sf under air (ca. 161 m2), built in 1962.
Unique mid century modern home located in a trendy area east of US-1 near downtown. This pool home has 3 full bedrooms, 3 full baths (his and hers in master) plus a bonus room... perfect as an office, exercise room, art studio or an extra space for whatever you need. Space was once a garage and could be again if desired. Lush tropical landscape, totally private pool area. Close to movie theater, fabulous dining, art museum with art festivals and concerts. # 1966, asking $658,900 ($377/sf or $4,097/m2). Request additional photos and information
Major price reduction
Contemporary modern home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and carport. Approx. 2312 sf under air (ca. 213 m2), built in 1977.
Delight in the distinctive design of this renovated single level home. Spacious open floor plan. Volume ceilings with custom millwork and recessed lighting. A ''smart home'' with cameras, thermostat, locks and lights. You will be won over by this renovated kitchen with center island work station, top of the line stainless appliances, cook-top, stainless range hood, wall oven and microwave, dual zone wine fridge and touch-less faucet. So many cabinets and lots of counter space. The master bedroom with renovated bath features Jacuzzi soaking tub, large step-in shower and dual vanity. Enlarged guest bath with dual sink vanity. Open patio for outdoor entertaining. Be the first to live post-renovation in this fabulous home, located on a corner lot near area pool and clubhouse. # 7892, reduced by $110,000 to $489,000 ($211/sf or $2,297/m2). Request additional photos and information
Temporarily off-market: Modernist home with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool and garage. Approx. 1770 sf under air (ca. 163 m2), built in 1974.
"Retro-contemporary" home – in the modernist vernacular typical for local architect Don Singer – with pool and detached 2-car garage, located on over 1/2 of an acre in a quiet neighborhood. Large patio and lots of yard. Modern kitchen with center island, skylight and pass-through to pool and patio. Open dining area, sunken great room. Very unique home with lots of potential for a period-correct restoration / renovation. # 9372, asking $595,000 ($335/sf or $3,646/m2). Request additional photos and information
Accepting back-up offers: 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, in contract accepting back-up offers, asking $469,900 ($202/sf or $2,195/m2). Request additional photos and information
Modern home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 1990 sf under air (ca. 181 m2), built in 1980.
Architecturally unique renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home in a hot Arts Neighborhood. Contemporary design, spacious floor plan w/ high beam ceilings & lots of light. Sunken living room, open kitchen, generous sized bedrooms, modern baths, fenced back yard w/ pool & spa, circular driveway & more. Newer roof, a/c, pool finish & decking, fencing, range etc. Centrally located 2 miles to the beach, blocks to the activities, restaurants & nightlife. # 8981, asking $429,900 ($216/sf or $2,347/m2). Request additional photos and information
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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.
ModernSouthFlorida.com features homes Tobias' clients currently have listed for sale, along with unique modern properties listed by cooperating Realtor® partners.