“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, 8.5 bathrooms, pool and 4-car garage. Approx. 11,000 sf under air (ca. 1012 m2), built in 2008. Modern masterpiece, minutes to the Atlantic Ocean. Formal and informal living spaces, home theater, full gym, rec room, elevator, pool and spa, plus a 1 bed/1 bath guest house. Dockage for several boats. Unique and unparalleled in design and construction, this home was built to the highest standards with no expense spared. All of the main living areas offer a seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor living spaces with floor to ceiling glass that opens wide to the outdoors. # 5931, asking $7,350,000 ($6,176/sf or $67,136/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, in contract, $5,700,000 ($1,234/sf or $13,411/m2).
Contemporary-restyled mid-century modern waterfront home with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and garage. Approx. 3940 sf under air (ca. 362 m2), built in 1950. An extraordinary waterfront home on an island in the bay: a fully-renovated and modernized home with great living, media and entertaining spaces, a massive master suite, pool, dock with boat lift plus many more amenities. Every design detail was made with great taste and style. Extra touches include a full security system and whole-home electrical generator that provides electricity when local power is down. Great modern homes are hard to find, and you will love this one. # 8791, asking $5,525,000 ($1,402/sf or $15,242/m2). Request more details and photos
Contemporary modern home with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, pool and 2-car garage. Approx. 4250 sf under air (ca. 391 m2), built in 2010. Modern masterpiece on the beach, indoor/outdoor living at its finest. Fully furnished residence offers floor to ceiling glass walls with Brazilian Ebony, limestone and glass floors. Soaring 20' ceilings, custom designed wall wine cellar. Smart home technology with interior & exterior cameras with laser movement. Heated salt water pool system with waterfall. Summer Viking kitchen, two rooftop patios with ocean and city views, and generator. # 6768, asking $3,995,000 ($940/sf or $10,217/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
Contemporary modern home with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and 2-car carport. Approx. 6360 sf under air (ca. 585 m2), built in 1975. Spectacular modern work - original design (1974) and addition (1995) by renowned architect Ted Tschumy. Totally secluded and not visible from street, with gated entrance. Over 6,300 interior square feet & almost 1.5 acres of total property. Original 1970's Herman Miller sunken living room. House sits behind coral rock wall, pond, grotto, rolling grounds and a magnificent display of mature tropical trees & landscaping. Additional bedroom can be easily converted. Room to build two extra bedrooms. # 4438, asking $1,449,000 ($228/sf or $2,476/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
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
Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 2560 sf under air (ca. 236 m2), built in 1956. New on the market, with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 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, $970,000 ($379/sf or $4,119/m2). In contract. 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 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms and pool. Approx. 3630 sf under air (ca. 334 m2), built in 1962. Amazing opportunity to purchase a home by wonderful modernist architect Dan Duckham AIA. After having been expanded, this is one of the larger homes in one of the nicest neighborhoods. Located in a quiet, tucked-away section, this 5 bedroom / 4 1/2 baths 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, excellent schools, hospitals and the beach. # 3971, reduced to $779,770 ($214/sf or $2,331/m2). Request more details and photos
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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 courtesy of cooperating MLS Realtor® partners.