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The Cloisters at Coconut Grove
A supremely well located, spacious, tri-level situated adjacent to the historic home and gardens of National Landmark "The Barnacle" with beautiful views of its gardens and Biscayne Bay from the living room, master bedroom, and rooftop entertainment terraces. Urban living at its finest.
Listing Price: Sold
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For many of us ease of access is a defining feature for selection of a luxury home. Whether it's a country house with easy air access or a beautiful town home in a civilized urban capital, the rules remain the same: location, location, location. You can build luxury into almost any spot, but first and foremost one must have an excellent pin on the map for an easy urban life. In Miami - this is it! Located in the heart of a storybook tree lined village with the delightful name Coconut Grove, here you can park your car for days at a time while living a very nice life enjoying Miami's nicest amenities, including a secluded treasure just next door directly on Biscayne Bay called The Barnacle, which is home to South Florida's oldest home and its beautiful gardens.
The stately, formal guard house for The Cloisters town home community sits in a forest alcove at not so Main Highway where it passes charming Commodore Plaza, an entertainment street which hosts everything from sidewalk power breakfasts to happy hour revelers. Such standards as French classic bistro, Bouchon du Grove, western style sports bar, Mr. Moe's, the open air dining classic, Greenstreets, the Argentine steak house, and coffee house Moulin du Grove, have recently been joined by the rebirth of La Casita, now a very upscale wine bar and dining deli as well as a multimillion dollar attempt to import New Orleans in a jacket and tie. Combined with adjoining 3 blocks by foot is a multiplex complex of movie theaters, art galleries, and open air shops, this storied zone reminds many seasoned travelers of a Miami version of Carmel, California with a Franco-Latin twist.
Once through your guard house, the Cloisters world becomes supremely private and depending on where you are located inside, also very quiet. Above the angled turn to the left sits the Cloisters best kept secret, a dynamic, entertainment space with indoor living-dining rooms and outdoor covered bar area which spills out to a large terrace adjacent the swimming pool and nearby tennis court. As you continue down the drive towards home, you'll marvel at the bustle of activity during the business day as all construction is timed to fit into a neatly supervised schedule for these final units which are very removed from your area. Once arrived to your townhouse, amble up the stairs and enter the public level of your townhome.
As the high doors welcome you home, one senses that this is a grand space designed with grand entertainment in mind. Tucked into a nook to your left is the entrance to a large, eat-in Euro-kitchen with all of the modern conveniences, including generous storage and a pantry closet. The light filled space is the perfect welcoming eat-in kitchen. Turning left from the kitchen one arrives to the large, open dining and entertainment area which hosts the living room on the end facing the park. One never feels crowded in this space, thanks in part to a very open staircase design which sweeps the eye both upwards to the bedrooms and home-office level and downwards to a large, undercover entertainment terrace and a 2 car garage. A substantial elevator with wood paneled interiors serves all occupied levels of the townhome. On the levels above, bedrooms are separated into a north and south wing with 2 matching bedrooms and ensuite baths north and the master bedroom suite south. A generous home office which could double as a sleeping space is situated in the center on this level, Unlike most city townhomes, this master suite actually enjoys both privacy and views - with morning light coming from the direction of Biscayne Bay and evening light coming from over the quiet park. Now to the main event - rise to the next level up for the private dining terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay and the park. Here you'll also find a rooftop bubble blaster style tub perfectly situated for those times when you can not be troubled with a bathing suit. After all, it is Miami!
For more information on this property, contact Rex Hamilton at (305) 441-2828 or click HERE to contact us now.