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39 T R O P I C M A G A Z I N E modern on the market THE NEW NORMAL IN SOUTH FLORIDA: How about a Charles Treister-designed private sanctuary? AS THINGS BEGIN TO OPEN up once more, potential buyers of real estate in South Florida are coming to new, more educated conclusions as to what they want. They want their living quarters to check a lot more boxes than before. Covid's lengthy visit has meant working from home, (a home office) not eating out, (a better, eat-in kitchen) and isolation (great indoor-outdoor living at home). They want a home that can — at a moment's notice —turn from just a place to sleep into a private sanctuary they'd be happy to spend, oh, say three months in… without visitors. One fabulous home that checks all those boxes and more has just hit the market in tree-shaded Coconut Grove. This new construction home designed by Charles Treister is a 7,500 square foot Tropical Modern beauty. It begs the question: Why stay cooped up in your Manhattan apartment, putting on a hazmat suit just to Text Mary Dugan Photos Roland Valavicius Perfect for the tropical setting of Coconut Grove, a covered pergola works to extend livable space.

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