“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, every year 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. $470,000 up to $35m, 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
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
Waterfront modern home with 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, pool, 3-car garage. Approx. 7,827 sf under air (ca. 720 m2), to be completed in early 2014. New contemporary designed by architect Randall Stofft. Home has abundance of outdoor living space with loggia and outdoor ribbon fireplace. Includes a library, media or billiards room with wet bar, elevator and 5x6 wine room. Master suite includes separate his & her baths, two large walk-in closets, several outdoor sun terraces for panoramic views. Upstairs lounge or media area with wet bar. VIP or live-in suite includes it's own living quarters. Panoramic views & deep draft for 70+ ft yacht. # 9521, asking $5,900,000 ($754/sf or $8,193/m2). Request more details
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, reduced to $5,700,000 ($1,234/sf or $13,411/m2). Request more details
Contemporary modern waterfront home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and 2-car garage. Approx. 3959 sf under air (ca. 364 m2), built in 2005.
One of the most sophisticated homes in the area, a true modern masterpiece. Featured in Florida Design Magazine's “The best in South Florida”, this award winning custom built home truly offers comfort, convenience and amenities without parallel. Featuring four bedroom, four full baths, limestone and exotic Ipei wood floors.The epicureans kitchen is sleekly stylized with custom Wenge wood cabinetry, cast concrete counter, sub-zero refrigerator, wine storage. Smart home technology, pool, dock and gated entry. # 7603, asking $3,100,000 ($783/sf or $8,511/m2). Request more details
Contemporary modern home with 5 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, pool and 3-car garage. Approx. 7048 sf under air (ca. 648 m2), built in 1997. Gated estate on a beautiful landscaped, very private one-acre flag lot. This contemporary home has been totally updated. Grand spaces, soaring windows and ceilings allowing natural light. Wood and limestone floors, state of the art chef’s eat in kitchen. Grand master suite with huge walk-in closets and magnificent bathroom. Sound proof movie theater/media room. Fabulous pool and patio with cabana bath, waterfall feature and lighted landscaping. Security cameras, exercise room and more. # 8950, reduced to $2,999,000 ($426/sf or $4,6325/m2). Request more details
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, reduced by $100,000 to $1,150,000 ($387/sf or $4,210/m2). Request more details
Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool and 2-car carport. Approx. 2800 sf under air (ca. 258 m2), built in 1950.
Spectacular Mid-Century modern pool home in very desirable community. Fully renovated, gourmet kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and marble counter tops, 36" limestone floors throughout, high ceilings, slate wood burning fireplace, indoor/outdoor sound system, and large lushly landscaped backyard with sparkling swimming pool. # 8134, asking $979,000 (347/sf or 3776/m2). Request more details
Mid-century modern waterfront home with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool and carport. Approx. 1544 sf under air (ca. 142 m2), built in 1958.
Mid-century modern design by architect Lester Avery AIA (ca. 1888 - ?) Fully restored, wonderfully light and bright, the comfortable floor-plan totals 1,544± square feet with commercial-grade impact-glass windows, all-new systems, two bedrooms, two full baths with Duravit fixtures, and custom closets. Cool terrazzo floors are perfect for a collection of fine furnishings and artwork. Living and dining areas combine in an airy open space rising to a peaked ceiling. Bringing the outdoors in, the room’s full-width window wall flows to the waterside pool patio. The open gourmet kitchen is custom designed with crisp white Downsview cabinetry, marble counters, and stainless steel Bosch and Jenn-Air Pro-Style appliances including a gas range. A pantry and laundry room are adjacent. Two bedrooms with luxurious spa-style baths feature the serene master suite which opens by the pool. Rounding out this very special property, the protected dockage for a 25±-foot vessel is minutes from the inlet. # 4788, sold.
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, reduced to $975,000
($280/sf or $3,044/m2). Request more details
Mid-century modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and carport. Approx. 2350 sf under air (ca. 216 m2), built in 1964.
A modern classic by award-winning modernist architect Dan Duckham AIA, in walking distance to the ocean on a quiet street between beach and Intracoastal. Upgrades include roof, air condition, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counters and restaurant style sink, as well as an 8-person spa with waterfall. # 2145, asking $679,000 ($282/sf or $3,017/m2).
(Please note: the Bezecny house is in need of an architecturally-minded buyer. This property has been on the market since 2009 at various prices and has been extensively remodeled without too much consideration to historical or architectural correctness. Thus, it may need a certain amount of “de-renovation”, but the architect can likely be involved). Request more details
Mid-century modern home with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Approx. 3070 sf under air (ca. 282 m2), built in 1951.
Large 4 bedroom 4 bath has wonderful living areas. Large eat-in kitchen, wonderful master with walk in closets. Great family, living-dining room beautiful floors, high ceiling with cove lighting. Across from the golf course and minutes to tennis courts. Wonderful neighborhood. Located on guarded island. # 5143, in contract. $599,900 ($195/sf or $2,142/m2).
Contemporary modern home with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool, 2-car garage and boatslip. Approx. 2277 sf under air (ca. 209 m2), built in 1997. Beautiful private retreat with deepwater dockage along the river (boat slip is approximately 40'x10'). Spacious 3-story home features: granite kitchen counter tops, stainless appliances, impact windows, salt water pool, walk-in closets in all bedrooms, surround sound, marble & wood floors, fireplace, 4 balconies, open floor plan, large lot (~1/4 acre +) w/lush, tropical landscaping, and more! Unique setting: assigned boat slip & non-waterfront home. Surround sound, marble & wood floors, fireplace, 4 balconies, open floor plan, large lot (~1/4 acre +) w/lush, tropical landscaping. Unique setting: assigned boat slip and a non-waterfront home. Located 10 min. to downtown, 15 min. to the beach and the airport. # 2335, sold.
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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®.