Coral Gables: The magical Miami

Far from the tall buildings of Brickell and sparkling parties of Miami Beach, Coral Gables is a district attracting by its great diversity and its refinement, as well on the level of its architecture, as by its softness of living.

The architectural elegance ...

Renowned as one of Miami's finest neighborhoods, Coral Gables surprises with the beauty and stylistic diversity of its architecture. Founded by Georges Merrick in 1925, we discover various architectural trends of colonial inspiration (the Colonial Village), French (French City or Country Village), Chinese (The Chinese Village), or Italian (The Italian Village). When we walk there, a calm and somewhat quaint atmosphere surrounds us. Among the most beautiful places, you have to go to meet the Biltmore hotel, inspired by the Giralda in Seville and offering a majestic façade of Spanish inspiration 100 meters high. The hotel also has a beautiful golf course and the largest private pool on the American continent. Other superb constructions are to discover also, the Town hall, the Country club, or  the old police station ..

... cultural ...

Coral Gables offers a very appreciable cultural program. The theaters are numerous and offer Broadway shows or local and authentic creations (the Miracle Theater, the Gable Stage or Actor's Playhouse). The amateurs of cinema of author will also find their happiness with Coral Gables Art Cinema. It is also a city of festivals, galleries and vernissages. Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Night Live Gallery (every first Friday of the month), the Carnival on The Mile or theInternational Mango Festival (after that of Delhi!). Finally, Lowe Museum, and the Coral Gables Museum are not left with their collections and exhibitions of quality.

... natural & #8230;

In summer, you will find a little freshness allied with a magnificent vegetation in Matheson Hammock Park, or to Fairchild Tropical Garden. Do not forget to take a dip in the precious Venetian Pool, built in the image of a discreet Venetian house with its precious lagoon. 

... without forgetting the shopping

The famous walk on the Miracle Mile will be the opportunity to discover small restaurants of all origins as well as refined local shops. The Merrick parkmall center is also the perfect place to stroll leisurely, spend an afternoon shopping or having a drink with friends. In the evening, places like the Room 25 or The Bar, are particularly appreciated for a pleasant evening.

Exceptional places of residence

If life in Coral Gables attracts you, you will find superb exceptional houses and spacious apartments for sale thanks to theestate agency BARNES Miami. Its consultants will select for you the most beautiful prestige properties for sale in the neighborhood.  

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The colors of Miami Beach

Extending along the Bay of Biscayne, the peninsula of Miami Beach is a piece of heaven not far from the mainland.

South Beach, the Mecca of the Art Deco style, boasts a vibrant lifestyle where models and celebrities come together making Miami Beach an attractive destination with a particularly attractive climate throughout the year.

Art and the sun

Extended on Ocean Drive and Washington avenue, the elegant district Art Deco is a must and is the delight of lovers of the charm of the 30s. After a fire in 1926, the neighborhood flourished quickly. Saved from the demolition in 1976 thanks to Barbara Capitman, founder of Miami Design Preservation Leagueit is now one of the oldest historic districts in Miami. The Winterhaven Hotel, the Hotel Colony, the Post office, the Carlyle or The Leslie Hotels, are the emblems of the Art Deco style of Miami.

In a radiant climate, South Beach is full of iconic cultural venues and events such as Art Basel. Famous twin sister of the fair Basel, Art Basel is one of the major events of the international calendar of the world of Art. Seeing the day in Miami Beach in December 2002, Art Basel has since become the most important contemporary art show in North America. The 16thedition of 2018 counted 290 galleries from 33 countries and presenting more than 4,000 artists. Boers-Li Gallery, David Castillo Gallery, Tanya Leighton and so many other galleries were present. 

The Faena Arts District located on Collins Avenue, was designed by the Argentine developer Alan Faena and symbolizes the art of living and the arts. The centerpiece of this cultural and artistic destination is the Faena Forum, designed by Rem Koolhaas / OMA, presenting innovative creations in the fields of art and entertainment as well as technology. The NWS is erected in 2011 and also symbolizes the artistic soul of Miami Beach (the only orchestral academy in the United States). Conducted by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, this institution trains talented young musicians in a brilliant musical career. The troupe has also performed on the most beautiful scenes in the world, ranging from New York Carnegie Hall to the Barbian Center in London through the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Day and night: beaches and parties

Of North Shore Open Space Park at South Pointe Park, extends a long beach of white sand, where tourists come to recharge their batteries every day. If South Beach is the best known and the most festive, Cape Florida State Park at Key Biscayne is more wild and authentic, the beach of Haulover Park is quieter and offers a certain tranquility. 

Walkers can also get lost in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to find a little freshness, before pacing Lincoln Road, a place of open-air shopping where creative boutiques and famous brands make the happiness of its visitors.  

At dusk, cafes and colorful restaurants like Joe's Stone Crab, an institution since 1913, and Smith & Wollensky, one of the most beautiful views of Miami, are must-see places to spend a pleasant evening. And naturally, you can not eat Miami without its famous "nightlife" in colorful restaurants such as Baoli or Trifle and nightclubs like LIVMokaï or Wall

Breathtaking residences

We do not spend a stay in Miami Beach without dreaming to settle there and to taste its particular way of living. Miami Beach and its island districts, offer for sale beautiful exceptional villasapartments condominiums breathtaking.

If you are a buyer wanting to invest in a property, the prestigious real estate agency BARNES Miami has reserved for you the most beautiful villas, apartments and condo for sale. 

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The cool, refreshing air of Coconut Grove

If you love chic, sunny neighborhoods, Coconut Grove could be for you! A vacation destination for artists in the 19th century, then hippies at the end of the 1960s, the oldest district of Miami has become very popular over time.

Located south of Downtown and in Biscayne Bay, the residential area of Coconut Grove is now home to a wealthy clientele in search of refinement and tranquility and elegantly distinguished by its historical prestige and sweetness of life.

During the day, you can stroll around it with its emblematic old and modern buildings. Villa Vizcaya, the Plymouth Congregational Church, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, or the Cruz Building.

As night falls, the trendy neighborhood is revealed in the light of the bars and restaurants that dot the streets of Coconut Grove. Places such as Boho, Green Street, Spillpower, Lulu, Peacock Garden Cafe, or Monty's, make everyone happy. 

Beyond its peaceful and elegant atmosphere, Coconut Grove is also full of beautiful houses and villas close to many private and public schools whose level and reputation are well established: Coconut Grove Elementary School, Randsom Everglades school, Vanguard School, Carrollton etc.

Finally, Coconut Grove would be nothing without its lush nature! Those looking for the freshness and greenery of Miami, will be delighted by the natural beauty of the Banians, and are sure to wander the sumptuous Barnacle Historic State Park, the garden of Vizcaya Museum, or the gardens of Kampong. The waterfront is of course unavoidable, and the walks are particularly pleasant.

If a quiet life in an elegant residence in a tropical climate attracts you, BARNES offers an exclusive selection of high-end properties for sale or rent in the Coconut Grove area. Beautiful houses and apartments with breathtaking views of the ocean or nestled in lush tropical vegetation are to be discovered.

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Brickell and Downtown & #8211; Manhattan under the sun

If you are dreaming of a prestigious condo or apartment on the top floor of a Florida skyscraper, it is in the Brickell and Downtown districts that you will have to look!

Along the Bay of Biscayne, they are real living neighborhoods, a beating heart of Miami offering an energetic and trendy lifestyle.

The Miami Business Center

Ideally located between Coral Gables and Miami Beach, the area has once again become a center of growth, and an integral part of the economic life of Miami and all of Florida, after the 2008 crisis.

Brickell and Downtown today house the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, including Bank of America, City Bank, HSBC, and Financial centers, in its glass and steel towers (the tallest in Florida). Second largest financial district after that of New York, major law firms and international firms (headquaters present in Miami) were also able to find a seat there. Large-scale commercial projects were also launched in Downtown, like the grand tour Sky Rise, the Miami World Center or the Miami tower.

Today the height of the shimmering skyscrapers gives these two neighborhoods a sunny Manhattan look. There are spacious and comfortable environments for young executives and international investors, as well as for families.

Ultra trendy neighborhoods 

Brickell and Downtown are also residential districts in full swing! If the professional life is intense, they are also neighborhoods of life, refinement and culture.

Every day, locals roam shopping malls like the Brickell city center (with modern architecture and open sky). Along the Miami avenueBrickell avenue, where the Biscayne Boulevardthere are famous places to celebrate on weekends, evenings with friends or family. Luxury shops, excellent restaurants (The little house, Marion...), bars (Sugar, or Blackbird Ordinary...).

Brickell and Downtown, it is also a cultural life that abounds, especially with the concerts, ballets and plays of the Adrienne Arsh Center, today the most important theater of the USA. The collections and exhibitions of the Perez Art Museum Miami and the shows of theAmerican Airlines Arena. And the Frost Museum Science, which offers a unique program of scientific discoveries and experiences for all ages, is not to be missed. 

And finally, all that would be nothing without their beautiful green spaces, like the Museum Park where the Bicentenial Park in Downtown Miami. 

Luxurious urban renewal

The largest luxury real estate market in the United States, Miami is also the 5th in the world and represents a truly growing region of the world. There is a population growth of 902 people per day in 2018, and an average of 781 from 1998 to 2018. 

If your dream is to taste the novelty and upscale typically Floridian, you will learn that Brickell and Downtown are also the preferred areas for the development of luxurious new programs. Residential locations with revolutionary technology, avant-garde design and perfect adaptation to all the needs of tomorrow's wealthy clientele. 

With BARNES Miami, you will be able to discover new ultra-sophisticated programs like the Una Residences made by the same architects from Burj Kalifat in Dubai, or the 1000 museum, by Zaha Hadid. BARNES invites you to browse the selections of apartments bathed in light, with breathtaking views of the Bay of Biscayne, large living room, kitchen, luxurious rooms with dressing. Access to swimming pools, sauna and jacuzzi is generally included. Comfort and security require, some programs offer a state-of-the-art surveillance system, relaxation and spa centers, cinemas and sometimes helicopter runs, sky lounge and wine cellars. 

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The art of living in Wynwood

Formerly a ghetto that was little used in the 1990s, Wynwood has experienced an unprecedented boom over the last 20 years, becoming Miami's most visited art district.

Today its sparkling beauty and attractiveness almost defy the popularity of South Beach.

Divided between the Art District and the Fashion District, Wynwood is the bubbling arty district of Miami. Formerly an industrial area not recommended, its neglected warehouses are nowadays galleries, amenities, museums, bars and art workshops striking colors and electric. One thing is certain: this fulgurating creativity and total freedom of artistic expression on the Wynwood Walls is what brought the neighborhood back to life. 

Emblematic place ofurban art in the open air, Wynwood is a celebration of Street Art through the works of Shepart Fairey, Ron English, The Pandilla, David Walker, Kashink and many more. The murals the multitudes of creative styles are offered to the eyes of walkers, without them getting bored. With more than 70 art galleries, museums and collections (Rubell Family Collection, and the MOCA Ascaso Gallery Inc, GGA GALLERY, Vintage Walt Grace, Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art ...) life in Wynwood is an unpredictable and endless artistic discovery. Every second Saturday of the month, the Wynwood Art Walks open the galleries from 18h to 22h, where we drink a glass, we walk from one gallery to another all evening, we discover new creations & #8230; 

Every evening, the neighborhood comes to life in the light of ultra-trendy bars and restaurants. If you have not yet set foot in the neighborhood, some are essential as the Wynwood kitchen Bar, the Little Haiti, Alter, 1-800 Lucky or KYU, Joey's

Art lovers who are attracted to Wynwood have organized their lives close to this district. BARNES offers you a unique selection of apartments for sale in the closest surroundings of this heart to Downtown, Brickell or Edgewaters

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A destination to follow? Miami

Luxury real estate is in perpetual motion, following the evolution of our society and the choice of the high-end clientele, looking for more excellence. Whether it's capital cities, beautiful resorts or exclusive addresses, here's our selection of destinations to follow. What you have to discover today to better invest or live tomorrow:
Miami, Montreal, Lisbon, Porto, Madrid, London, Geneva, Monaco etc.

Among them, Miami Florida.

This international metropolis at the crossroads of the Americas is also open to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The growing business sectors (merchandise and cruises, health, aeronautics, technology, & #8230;) add to the sunny climate all year round. It attracts wealthy people through prestigious events around yachts, Contemporary Art and Design (Art Basel Miami Beach, especially).

The most popular neighborhoods

Recent neighborhoods and those whose rental capacity is proven: Brickell, Edgewater, Downtown In the city center, Miami Beach. For the acquisition of primary and secondary residence, bay edges (villas) and seaside (apartments) in an area that ranges from Sunny Isles North to South Pointe south of Miami Beach, not to mention Venetian Islands, private or guarded communities (La Gorce Island, Bay Point, Sunset Islands), Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne.

Wanted properties

Architect's villas by the water, with pontoons & #8230; and apartments ("condos") offering breathtaking views of the bay, the ocean. The services are as varied as hotel services: swimming pools, gyms, spa & #8230;

Expectations

The opportunity to enjoy the various lively places of the city, while enjoying a quality neighborhood life, personalized services and the most modern building standards.

Customers

It is varied in its ages, its origins, its aspirations. Miami attracts buyers from all over the world, with various motivations: investment, heritage diversification, second home, sustainable establishment.

Opportunities and perspectives

Miami is establishing itself as one of the four big American cities of the 21st century, with an increasingly young population, a business development in a favorable economic and fiscal climate.

Barnes Story:

A apartment bought at 9.5 Million $ by a renowned international client to a large American fortune. This exceptional property was "off market" but met all the criteria. And it was enough for the buyer and the seller to meet each other for the deal to be concluded!

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What do we buy with $ 2 million?

A new apartment, with creative and innovative architecture located at the edge of the beach and enjoying high-end services or a four-bedroom villa on the water with pontoon.

And tomorrow ? Seduce millennials

Thirties are still quite rare today among luxury real estate buyers but it is obvious that they will be the ones who will hold the market in ten or twenty years.

For the Luxury Trend Report 2018 of Ifop, the first issue of luxury is "the conquest of the younger generations, millennials and generation Z". Who are they ? Difficult to answer with absolute precision, because there is no official definition. Millennials, often called Millennials, are the young adults born between 1980 and 2000, those born after 2000 who form the "Generation Z". Their common point? Being the first "digital natives" and focusing the attention of the luxury industries, who must absolutely capture their customers.

"Millennials reason digitally. They are entrepreneurs by nature, in a personal and professional environment that needs to stay connected, mobile and flexible. Their perception of real estate comes from it. They do not want to own in isolation, they want to share and change regularly. "
Rodrigo Uhart, 23, Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur

Millennials have become very influential billionaires, starting with the creators of Facebook, Google or Twitter, and more broadly those who have broken into the Internet and high-tech world.

The number of UHNWIs born between 1980 and 1995 remains low, as they represent only 3,2% of the world's wealthy population. Among them, the heirs are a minority, two-thirds of millennials having made their fortune through their own efforts (the same proportion as for all UHNWI).

By 2026, the main consumers of luxury will be, in number, the millennials. This forces luxury brands to adapt to maintain a constant level of desirability and their share in all markets. The actors of the luxury real estate must offer an offer and services able to satisfy them, especially as regards the communication, which must be digital, immediate and transparent.

This new clientele is fond of modern homes or penthouses domotized in urban areas. But it's a volatile population that likes change and never stays in real estate for a long time.

"Millennials live and consume digitally. Five years ago, no one would have imagined selling exceptional products online. While for the wealthy millennials, it is normal to buy an apartment, a luxury car or a yacht from a smartphone! "
Benoît-Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education

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Fashion instinct in Miami with Laure Hériard-Dubreuil

Co-founder in 2009 of the concept store The Webster in Miami, this fashion enthusiast has since opened several stores in the United States. Bright and cheerful, it symbolizes French elegance.

Where did you get the idea, crazy at the time, to open a concept-store devoted to fashion in Miami?

I knew the world of fashion well for having worked as merchandiser in prestigious houses such as Balenciaga or Saint Laurent. one day I discovered Miami, on the occasion of Art Basel. And I fell in love with this city: its beach, its sun, its Art Deco architecture. There was a special atmosphere. We felt that something was happening. Art Basel attracted collectors from around the world. But when I looked in Bal Harbor a little sophisticated outfit for the evening, I did not find anything. There were no brands I liked. I thought there was a lack and I started in this new life.

How did your debut go?

I went around the French designers to convince them that Miami was not this old and slightly rude city they had in mind, but a dynamic place, bright future. A bit like Art Basel for contemporary art, I tried to bring in the big names. After a first temporary shop, I opened The Webster in a South Beach Pink and Blue Art Building in 2009. The name came from an old 1930s hotel that was sitting there.

What is the concept you have developed?

I wanted to combine a classic fashion, symbol of chic Parisianism, with the Miami environment, sunny, latin, "fun". Break the usual codes of elegance by a warm and joyful twist; while respecting deeply the DNA of the houses that I knew well. And I created a very strong identity. I choose not only the assortment of brands that I present, but the precise models that correspond to me.
At the same time, I wanted to invent a different way of shopping. the idea is that we feel in our shops like at home. By privileging the reception, the notions of comfort, relaxation. The furniture is a mix of vintage and contemporary. In our concept-stores, as in our clothes, we must feel good.

For ten years, you have multiplied openings. Will you continue this expansion?
After South Beachwe opened in Bal Harbor to place ourselves in a very competitive environment. Then there was New York, Orange County California, Houston Texas & #8230; And by the end of 2019, we should be dying a new shop in Los Angeles.

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Laure Hériard-Dubreuil

Do you stay true to fashion, but extend your activities to other areas of the art of living?

Yes. In New York, we have just partnered with David Mallet to launch a hair salon in Soho flagship store. And faced with the growing demand of some customers, we created a home department with the designer Stéphane Parmentier. He makes for us furniture, lamps, table services.

What are the criteria that guide your choices?

I am my instinct. Attentive to the evolution of fashion, design, I remain very faithful to the brands that I represent. I'm not so hooked on what lasts one season. I like to create real relationships, stable and lasting. Our customers enjoy being in a familiar, reassuring world. And they are sure to find with us parts that they want to wear for a long time.

Do you prefer black or color?

The colour ! In printed form. Pink is a little my favorite hue. There is also blue, chocolate, a little walleye. Everything that gives an impression of holidays, travel, ease and freedom.

You belong to a family famous in the world of cognac. Did your family history influence you?

A lot. I learned to be down to earth and the importance of rooting. The vine, spirits gain value over time. This is an essential notion in a world where we sometimes want things to go quickly.

What is being French in New York or Miami?

A blend of naturalness and sophistication. Sometimes, when I came back from the beach wet hair, not makeup and flat sandals, they looked at me strangely. I had to fancy myself a bit.

Your definition of elegance?

Feel good. If one simply dresses to be fashionable, one will not be elegant. What matters is the balance between what you wear and what you are.

By Bertrand de Saint Vincent. Camilo Rios pictures

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French art of living

Thibault de Saint Vincent and Virginie Calmels speak about the identity of BARNES.

Thibault

"The symbol of the French way of life fascinates and makes the whole world dream. Our ambition has always been to participate in the radiation of this "french way of life", as say the Anglo-Saxons. Gastronomy, conversation, heritage or interior design, haute couture, perfume, luxury crafts & #8230; this elegance, this culture, this way of being that France embodies remains a model.

Nourished by this tradition, Maison BARNES For over twenty years, has defended these values of excellence and refinement in the field of luxury real estate. Present in some fifteen countries, listening to contemporary movements, it offers the expertise of a global and tailor-made service. Focusing on quality and longevity in all respects, BARNES embraces the passions of its high-end clientele: Art, vineyards, hunts, yachting, vintage cars. These sources of pleasure as well as yields have become natural extensions of the acquisition of a principal residence or resort.

With this in mind, we are very happy to welcome Virginie Calmels, new President of BARNES France and CEO of Barnes International, in our house. His rich experience, his natural leadership and his understanding of our challenges in a changing market will undeniably be assets to accompany us in our missions. "

Thibault de SAINT VINCENT, President BARNES International

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An entrepreneurial spirit

"I am very honored to join BARNES, whose success is impressive in twenty years, under the leadership of Heidi Barnes, its founder, Thibault de Saint Vincent, its president and all teams. It is explained by the ability of the house to stand out: to cultivate its entrepreneurial spirit, its creativity, to develop its network power, to embody a strong brand, which makes its values shine internationally today.

The internalisation and diversification of our activities will enable us to better meet the expectations of our customers, anxious to trust brands whose skills and know-how they share.

Welcoming today in our columns the co-founder of The Webster, Laure Hériard-Dubreuil, it is this opening message that we want to convey. With her audacity and radiance, this young modern woman, queen of a light and smiling fashion, expresses with brilliance this singular art of living which BARNES wants to be the ambassador. "

Virginie CALMELS, CEO BARNES International

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Obumex, superior lifestyle

Drawing on the best of craftsmanship and innovation, the Belgian family business puts its tailor-made art at the service of its clients' projects. Kitchen layout, but not only.

Founded in 1960 by Eli Ostyn, Obumex is more than a design company: a signature. And the guarantee of a high level of professionalism. Now run by Geert Ostyn, son of Eli, alongside Thomas Ostyn as the 3rd generation, the family business has gradually left school furniture to put its excellence at the service of kitchen design, but also global projects. interior architecture with the design of furniture collections. This is thanks to a subtle combination of talents: among the 120 Obumex employees are craftsmen combining both the handmade and the latest technologies, as well as a team of architects entirely attentive to customers to design their customized project, that is to say projects in search of absolute functionality, durability and therefore quality. With, always, a unique and refined aesthetic.

Creative collaborations

Such high standards make Obumex the privileged partner of renowned architects with whom the brand lends itself to the game of collaboration. After the architect Joseph Dirand, the duo Gilles & Boissier and its space playing marble and wood or the kitchen with the ultra-refined elegance of the designer Bruno Moinard, the French designer Gregory of Lafforest imagined a Signature kitchen. A creation inspired by the concept of a library, playing on the design and the function of the kitchen, realized with the experts of the Flemish workshop Obumex of Staden.

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"Miami Arty" Art Basel

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami 2018, has beautifully orchestrated several exceptional events on behalf of BARNES Art Advisory.

First, the meeting at the heart of the Design District with Cyril Kongo, internationally known graffiti artist who has just been commissioned by Chanel, in the brand new restaurant Swan, the result of a collaboration between Pharrell Williams, David Grutman and the French chef Jean Imbert.

During this rich week, the Luxury Living event also sparkled in the presence of Olga Vignatelli and Gabriel Erem. Then it was a highlight at Art Park, Rofaïda Zaïd presented us the extraordinary space dedicated to culture that brought together several artists and personalities to discover the works of Pharrell, Luka Zabat, Daniel Ashram or Arielle Pytka .

Finally, it is in the luxurious Marquis that the week ended with the opening of Charly Molina, a promising young emerging artist. An evening that brought together great collectors of street art, Hollywood producers and fashion figures, like the designer Hugo Matha House Ullens, and Cyril Bismuth, the jewelry designer that loves Karl Lagerfeld.

The motivation of Heidi Barnes is and will always be to create encounters around the beautiful in order to create exciting new artistic projects.

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