Grindler Family Sells Miami Beach Condo to Jim Pulaski

Photos of Apogee 2004

Photos of Apogee 2004

Former hedge fund manager Jim Pulaski bought a unit at Apogee in South Beach after selling his waterfront North Bay Road mansion.

The closing marks the first at Apogee in nearly two years, according to the co-listing brokerage. A number of sales are pending in the high-end building.

Property records show G Sofi Investments LLC, led by the Grindler family, sold the four-bedroom, 4,154-square-foot at 800 South Pointe Drive for $12.2 million.

Pulaski, who was previously a commodity trading portfolio manager at Tudor Investment Corp., paid a total of $14 million for unit 2004, according to the brokers involved in the sale. That price likely includes furniture and other fees.

The seller is led by Laurent, Jean Michel and Christine Grindler, according to state records. The Grindler family is a commercial real estate developer in France, according to published reports and Laurent’s LinkedIn profile.

The unit features a movie room, en suite bedrooms, a home automation system, storage and an air conditioned two-car garage, according to the listing. It was designed by French architect and interior designer Michel Gamard.

From left: Nelson Gonzalez, Techrin Hijazi and Mike Pagliccia

From left: Nelson Gonzalez, Techrin Hijazi and Mike Pagliccia

Techrin Hijazi of Brown Harris Stevens Miami and

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This week on Domino, we’re celebrating the heart—and workhorse—of the home: the kitchen. From up-and-coming cabinet styles to top-selling paints to try to just-dropped appliances, we’re serving up ideas for every type of budget. Check in daily to see what’s cooking.

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THE TREES ARE big, the house is small (but very cool) and the gardens are always growing.

Ben Oleson and Jen Zook are owners of Zook & Oleson Gardening (zookandolesongardening.com) and parents to Indie (15) and Jesse (12). Two dogs, Joaquin and Fiona, and an “ancient” cat named Vincent, complete the household.

An avid plantsman, Oleson’s approach to garden design is grounded in plants. “I’m a gardener. If you want a garden, I’m your guy,” he says. “I only design what I can install — and I’m not that handy.”

I politely disagree as we walk among several Ben-built projects on the family’s large corner lot in West Seattle. The landscape is abundantly planted but prioritizes family life. Built features, like decking, an interesting dog-friendly fence (it has windows at canine height) and outbuilding storage solutions for the active family’s outdoor gear, are integrated with ornamental shrubs and perennials, edible gardens and berries.

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