Morningside FL Properties Combine Luxury, Design, and Convenience

November 7, 2022

Miami, United States – /RGL Real Estate, LLC/

When people think of the community of Morningside, they mostly think of it as Miami’s first historic district, which it is. But Morningside is also much more. Today it is as modern, progressive, accommodating, and exclusive as it was at the time of its development, explains Nick Robinson, Miami real estate agent and founder of RGL Real Estate.

Morningside’s Desirable Location 

When buyers want to find a home with an ideal location, Morningside is one of the top communities mentioned to realtors in Miami. Located north of Downtown Miami in the Upper East Side, the historic community of Morningside is situated between NE 50th Terrace and NE 60th Street. It is East of Biscayne Boulevard and north of Bay Point Estates. The exclusive enclave is just minutes from beaches and many of Miami’s top attractions. 

Inspired Development of Morningside

James H. Nunnally, a successful Atlanta candy manufacturer, purchased the large area of land that would become Morningside in the 1920s. Like other developers of the time, Nunnally’s purchase was inspired by Miami’s rapid growth and the vision of attracting wealthy buyers.  As president of the Bay Shore Investment Company, he designed his development as an exclusive, ultra-modern residential community.

Types of Properties in Morningside

At the time of development, the plan included inland lots mostly sixty feet wide for luxury homes and substantially larger lots configured along Biscayne Bay for luxury estates. Deed restrictions were applied to each lot which specified a minimum price for each home, and types of allowable exteriors, to ensure the area’s exclusiveness. They prohibited the building of duplexes, apartments, and hotels, among other restrictions.

The home styles in the community include popular styles such as the Mediterranean, old Spanish, Art Deco, Ranch, and Tudor revival in the first phase of development, with additional and equally stunning post-war designs represented in later phases. Most homes have been thoughtfully renovated to provide upgraded modern amenities while preserving architectural beauty.  

Morningside’s Architectural Significance  

One of the many things that make homes in the area so desirable is that they represent a virtual who’s who of architectural giants of the era. This includes the works of Kiehnel and Elliott, Gene Baylis, Lawrence Murray Dixon, H. George Fink, Martin Luther Hampton, Gordon Mayor, Victor Hugo Nellenbogen, Paist and Steward, and R. L. Weed. Notably, Marion Manley, South Florida’s first known female architect, designed the house at 598 NE. 56 Street. 

Several top mid-century architects, including Rufus Nims,  were involved in designing many prominent homes developed in later phases, including the well-recognized and acclaimed “Jetson House,” which is an example of “tropical modernism.”

Morningside Amenities 

Today, Morningside is recognized as one of Miami’s best-planned subdivisions with wide, tree-lined streets and the famous Morningside park, which offers everything from tennis to paddle boarding. Due to its ideal location, residents have easy access to all the Upper East Side has to offer. 

Working with a Luxury Real Estate Agent

The luxury real estate market has characteristics that are very particular to this narrow market. Because of this, it is important to work with a Miami real estate agent specializing in the many details of these types of properties and the needs of the buyers and sellers in this market. 

A luxury real estate agent has in-depth knowledge of available properties as well as a long list of those looking for their perfect luxury home. This is critical as the demand for luxury properties far exceeds the available stock, and competition for these properties is high. 

About RGL Real Estate Group

Founded by South Florida residential real estate expert Nick Robinson, RGL Real Estate is a top-producing boutique agency specializing in the luxury market and serving domestic and international clients. 

If you are looking for a Miami real estate agent that serves the needs and protects the interests of the luxury home buyer or seller, consider contacting Nick Robinson and RGL Real Estate. You can visit the website at or reach the group by phone at (305) 504-4235 

RGL Real Estate, LLC

1395 Brickell Ave., Ste 925

Miami, Florida, 33131

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