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Friday, May 26, 2017

'Walls of Glass' is how The Arbor is described

Here are the latest renderings of Arbor, a new eco-friendly Grove condo which is being jointly developed by Urban Atlantic Group and Oak Ventures. 

This is a fresh glimpse into the five-story, 52-unit project.

You can see here the kitchen and master bath, as well as a shot of the northeast corner of the building which shows walls of glass. Full-length windows pull the outdoors in, private gardens and sizable living areas are part of the renderings. Chef-style kitchens in the residences will be outfitted with Bosch appliances and cerused oak cabinetry, and additional highlights in each unit will include natural wood finishes and wide-plank porcelain wood-grain floors.

Marked by a signature, leaf and vine-adorned exterior, the centrally-located building features designs by Behar Font Architects and interiors by Samuel Amoia. Named by VOGUE magazine as one of the “5 Young Interior Designers on the Rise,” Amoia has been the visionary behind a multitude of high-profile projects, including the recently-completed DeLorenzo Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York and the Itz’ana Resort and Residences in Belize.

The residences -- exclusively presented by Douglas Elliman -- range from two-story townhomes to penthouses.

“The images we’re unveiling further demonstrate that Arbor goes well beyond the norm of a standard development…a project crafted with a strong emphasis on livability and a sense of place,” said Nick Hamann, a Miami native, Coconut Grove resident and Principal with Urban Atlantic Group. “Our vision has been to create large, house-like residences that capitalize on wide views, special amenities and walkable access to area hot-spots and recreational facilities – essentially, the quintessential home-sites for long-term members of this vibrant community.”

“Having grown up in South Florida, Nick and I have always had a tremendous appreciation for Coconut Grove, its longstanding roots and multitude of unique offerings,” said Jeremy Waks, Principal of Oak Ventures, who also hails from Miami. “We have specifically drawn inspiration from these hallmarks to build something that pays homage to the social threads of the neighborhood, its ‘green’ composition and community-centered attributes.”

Developers plan to break ground on Arbor this July, with completion slated for fall of 2018. Residences start at $799,000.

The sales gallery, which opened in March, is located at 3034 Oak Avenue.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks very Soviet.

May 26, 2017 7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am tired of you posting all of these supposedly wonderful, new expensive residences which most of us Groveite's cannot afford. They all basically look the same. Get back to basics such as construction filth and noise. Massive trucks ruining our roadways. Gridlock etc. Code enforcement is going to be very busy as these developers will do anything they can legal or not to complete their projects.

May 26, 2017 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3-2-1 GO!!! Here come the complaints. How about...Wow someone is finally knocking down the eyesore of a building and replacing it with a very nicely designed new modern building which consequently will raise everyone's property values.

I keep asking the question to all of you xenophobic Groveite's out there that can't help but knock any new development....WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR. Would you rather have a run down crack shack with a homeless fellow living on the front porch next to you or a new "white box" with a professional family living next to you? Would you rater have empty storefronts or new restaurants and stores to frequent. Would you rater have a new park (even with the uncomfortable benches) or a dilapidated vacant convention center? All you people want to do is complain and quite frankly it's a little tiresome.

The Grove is changing whether you like it or not and if you don't feel like the changes are positive then sell your house - for a hell of a lot more then you could have gotten 5 years ago - and find somewhere where you can be happy.

Long time resident,
Hank B.

May 26, 2017 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take the "run down crack shack"

May 26, 2017 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long time Grove resident here. I like this. FYI - I live in a 100+ year old coral rock house that we spent over 2 years renovating to its original glory. I think the Glasshouse is attractive as well.

May 26, 2017 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Quindarious Monday said...

I am looking for a 2/2. What are the prices, how many parking spaces, monthly maintenance expense?

May 26, 2017 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice clean lines, relatively small building, good landscape design -- terrific addition to the neighborhood.

May 26, 2017 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Tom Boyce said...

I like the architecture of this building and the one between 27th Ave and Center Street. However, as a sailor, and having live here through Wilma and Andrew, I really wonder how all that glass is are going to be impacted by a Hurricane.

Even if they don't blow in flying debris crack the glass and it all has to be replaced.

May 26, 2017 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puke is what developers are doing to our lovely village.

May 26, 2017 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"xenophobic Groveite's"?? Xenophobia became acceptable last year and it is time to find a new adjective to insult us.

May 26, 2017 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spot on Hank B, the bitching is getting boring. Most of what is happening in the Grove is positive.

May 27, 2017 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the people bemoaning the inevitable changes in the Grove to be a comical bunch. It's normal to be skeptical of change but these people take it to a level of absurdity. The poster above that would prefer a crack shack is the perfect example of this strange type of thinking. Like someone said above, if you don't like the changes, move. There are plenty of stagnant places that would be happy to have you.

May 27, 2017 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should do very well in a hurricane. Especially when the tile roof down the street comes apart.

May 28, 2017 10:51 PM  

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