“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
If you consider buying or selling a modern home in South Florida: a cordial welcome! Tobias Kaiser is Southeast Florida's only real estate broker who focuses exclusively on modern architecture.
With a passion for modern architecture since childhood, so far Tobias has documented over 2,700 modernist residences in South Florida, and brokered quite a few of them. Of every commission earned, he donates three percent to charities.
Tobias would be delighted to find a modern home for you – contemporary or mid-century – or help you sell yours. Please contact him at any time.
As a brief overview, below is a selection of modern houses currently for sale between Jupiter and South Miami, ranging from ca. $435,000 up to $37m, sorted by descending price:
Contemporary modern waterfront home with 6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, pool, 2-car garage as well as a 2-car carport. Approx. 5800 sf under air (ca. 530 m2), to be completed in 2015.
On a prestigious street, a magnificent modern masterpiece now under construction. 5 bedrooms / 5 1/2 baths plus 1/1 maids’ quarters and a poolside cabana bath. 5,800+ sf of contemporary luxury; open floor plan with walls of glass offering lots of natural light and beautiful water views from every room. Spectacular 2-story residence with rooftop sundeck and elevator. Private dock with over 66 feet on the wide Intracoastal waterway. Simply magical and not to be missed. Completion scheduled for 2015. # U058, asking $8,000,000 ($1,372/sf or $14,918/m2). Request more details and photos
Contemporary modern waterfront home with 7 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, pool and 3-car garage. Approx. 7300 sf under air (ca. 670 m2), built in 2013.
Enjoy Florida's lifestyle at its best. This new contemporary home has floor to ceiling windows that surrounds the home with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Unique modern craftsmanship in every detail, spacious rooms with magnificent master suite, state of the art technology, beautiful outdoor and rooftop space gives this home a delightful environment for easy living or elegant entertainment. This home is a gem in this secluded neighborhood with only 48 homes on the sand. # 7723, asking $7,995,000 ($1,090/sf or $11,851/m2). Request more details and photos
Contemporary modern waterfront home with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and 2-car garage. Approx. 4620 sf under air (ca. 425 m2), built in 1979.
This is a spectacular and gorgeous single-story home on the water which has the feeling of a resort - comfortable, spacious, bright, open and unique. Great floor plan with living and dining room, 4 bedrooms + staff quarters, office, spacious kitchen/laundry room and an incredible pool and terrace area for those who like to entertain. This home is elevated and it also has a 2-car garage plus 100 feet on the water which can accommodate a boater's dream. # 8253, asking $5,700,000 ($1,234/sf or $13,411/m2). In contract. Request more details and photos
Contemporary modern home with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 6940 sf under air (ca. 638 m2), built in 1985. Stunning architecturally unique home with separate guest house on 1.2 acres. Secluded cul-de-sac lot. Gated entry leads to Palm-lined pavered drive. Family room, formal dining, breakfast area and inside utility. One-of-a-kind retreat with exceptional features: grand entrance w/custom staircase, huge gourmet kitchen w/island, and marble floors. Natural light spills in from the abundance of glass. Sparkling pool and patio. Every fixture has been carefully chosen; see detail sheet. # 8306, asking $2,395,000 ($345/sf or $3,751/m2). Request more details and photos
Contemporary modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool, 2-car garage and 2-car carport. Approx. 3180 sf under air (ca. 290 m2), built in 1981. Beneath the canopy of a tropical hardwood hammock and giant bamboo sits this home, a classic modern residence designed by the office of Arquitectonica. Live, share and appreciate historic interpretations of voluminous spaces, dramatic angles, glass window wall views of black and white stone Zen grounds, shimmering pools and lush vegetation. Enjoy the finest stone and wood finishes and latest technology. # 9264, asking $1,799,000 ($565/sf or $6,145/m2). Request more details and photos
Mid-century modern waterfront home with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, pool 2-car garage waterfront. Approx. 1810 sf under air (ca. 162 m2), built in 1955. Mid-century modern treasure on commanding point lot with 250 ft. of waterfront in desirable neighbourhood. Period-sensitive renovation with modern amenities including impact windows and doors, stainless steel appliances, 5-burner gas stove, terrazzo floors, cove lighting, stylish cabana bath, serene water views, heated pool with large private sunning area, boat lift, private dock with power and water, large side yard, and eco-friendly green roof systems. Easy access to inlet. A rare tropical offering. # 5855, asking $1,599,000 ($881/sf or $9,571/m2). Request more details and photos
Mid-century modern waterfront home with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool and garage. Approx. 3270 sf under air (ca. 300 m2), built in 1949. Tropical Mid-century Modern 4/3.5 waterfront pool home designed by architect Wahl Snyder. Upgraded and enhanced but original charm is untouched. Marble/wood floors, open white gourmet kitchen w/granite counters and top-of-the-line appliances. Luxurious baths remodeled w/flawless taste and high-end fixtures and fittings. Separate downstairs space w/private entrance. Tiki hut w/summer kitchen, heated pool, large dock, boat lift. Oversized lot on deep-water canal seconds from the bay. # 5295, asking $1,285,000 ($393/sf or $4,271/m2). Request more details and photos
Classic Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool. Approx. 2969 sf under air (ca. 273 m2), built in 1959. A modern architectural jewel created for a designer, a timeless 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home exuding the elegance of a bye-gone era while embracing the excitement of modern living. 17' high ceilings add to the spaciousness. 16' Brazilian Rosewood console divides the living room and gallery as well as houses TV and electronic equipment. Modern kitchen has a center island and stainless appliances. Original walnut cabinetry. Door from kitchen leads to outdoor patio. # 5644, sold.
Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool and 2-car carport. Approx. 3180 sf under air (ca. 290 m2), built in 1956. Unique, contemporary 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home located on a tranquil street. Gorgeous 38,000 sf lot with mature foliage & lush tropical landscaping. Light & bright with floor-to-ceiling glass walls surrounding pool w impressive water features. Oversized family room & dining room addition w/ hurricane impact windows, coral rock walls, vaulted wood ceilings. Kitchen with stainless Wolfe appliances, granite countertops and terracotta floors. Truly serene. #1176, asking $1,098,000 ($345/sf or $3,750/m2). Request more details and photos
Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 2560 sf under air (ca. 236 m2), built in 1956. Brand new on the market, 4 bd, 2.5 ba. Office, room for 2nd office or for family room. Light and bright. Updated kitchen and baths. Beautifully landscaped, private lot. Sale includes 2 sets of architectural plans for additions. Generator, workshop, maids quarters. Walking distance to Elementary school. # 3361, asking $970,000 ($379/sf or $4,119/m2). Request more details and photos
Contemporary modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool and 4-car garage. Approx. 4080 sf under air (ca. 371 m2), built in 1994. Extraordinary one-owner, 3-story custom residence with separate guest house built in 1994. Poured concrete and rebar, with concrete and metal ceilings. Highest windstorm resistance available. Tropical pool/patio, magical lighting, central vac system and 4 car garage. Fabulous and very unusual floor-plan, structure and materials. Please call for all the details too numerous to name here. Seller's Disclosure, Schematic, and Survey available. # 7799, reduced to $949,998 ($233/sf or $2,527/m2). Request more details and photos
Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool and garage. Approx. 3481 sf under air (ca. 320 m2), built in 1964.
California-modern style home set in a historic neighbourhood. Open floor
plan with floor-to-ceiling glass windows to showcase the tropical
foliage, pool & spa. Coral stone wood-burning fireplace and tongue
& groove wood ceilings create a warm home in a unique historic
neighborhood which was originally established in the 1920's by
renowned architect Addison Mizner. Today this neighborhood has
maintained Mizner's signature style of (mostly Spanish revival) homes
surrounded by lush and mature landscaping. # 5179, asking $975,000
($280/sf or $3,044/m2). Request more details and photos
Available again, Reduced
Mid-century modern home with 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 3630 sf under air (ca. 334 m2), built in 1962. Amazing opportunity to purchase one of the largest homes in one of the best neighborhoods in town. Located on a quiet, tucked away section of the neighborhood, this 5 BR / 4.5 ba pool home offers huge living spaces including both traditional family room and a huge game room. This house has the "wow" factor from the soaring vaulted ceilings in multiple rooms to the stunning modern kitchen to the huge, open living spaces. Close to the park, the best schools, hospitals and the beach. # 3971, reduced to $779,770 ($214/sf or $2,331/m2). Request more details and photos
Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Approx. 2240 sf under air (ca. 202 m2), built in 1959. Remodels completed, this home is back on the market for showings again. Large 3 bedroom/3 bath home with den plus additional bonus/fourth room perfect for casual entertaining or as fourth bedroom. L-shaped home with courtyard feel and elegant landscaping. Large covered patios ideal for entertaining. Master-bedroom, living/dining and den open through double or French-doors to covered patios for an open, indoor/outdoor feel. Modern updated kitchen. Lovely and secure low-maintenance yard. #8739, now reduced by $74,000 to $575,000 ($252/sf or $2,780/m2). Request more details and photos
Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2-car carport. Approx. 1970 sf under air (ca. 214 m2), built in 1964. A rare find of the classic modern design language typical for beloved architect Dan Duckham AIA. The house, with concrete floors, partial concrete block walls and a light open layout, is in walking distance to the beach on a quiet cul-de-sac. Upgrades include impact-windows, -doors and -shutters, roof, air conditioner, remodeled bathrooms, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters and restaurant-style sink, fireplace and a spa with waterfall feature. (Please note: some minor changes are not period-correct and the house may need a bit of “de-renovation”, but the architect has indicated that he could be involved). # 4359, reduced to $589,000 ($298/sf or $3,243/m2). Request more details
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Under contract: 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.
Properties offered are in-house listings or shown in cooperation with participating MLS-Realtors®.