This spectacular home built in 1925 by famed architect George Fink has been lovingly restored, retaining all the Old World Charm of an era when Coral Gables was still in its infancy. The home, however, has been made to accommodate all the modern conveniences of today with a newer Spanish S-tile roof, electrical and plumbing systems, 4 zones of central HVAC, and hurricane impact windows and doors throughout.
The main house has 3 bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths while the detached guest house includes a full living area, separate bedroom with walk-in closet, a nice full kitchen with granite counter tops, central A/C and full bath. The property is completely walled and includes electric gates to the parking court that can accommodate 4 cars.
The nicely landscaped yard is set up beautifully for wonderful outdoor entertaining with a spacious tiled terrace and covered patio separated by the loggia from the grassy area with swimming pool and outside bar-b-que patio. You’ll be pleasantly surprised just how private and spacious the yard is.
From the entry foyer with its original “cracked tile” floor design to the woodburning fireplace, refinished original hardwood oak floors to the beautiful Cuban tiles used in the loggia and wonderful family room, you will find every detail of this home is unique. Even the original hand-troweled plaster walls are intact. The master bedroom suite is separated from the other bedrooms upstairs by its own private library entrance. You will just love the intimacy of this quiet space that leads you into the master bedroom, large marble bath and spacious walk-in closets. Both full bathrooms upstairs have Jacuzzi tubs and separate walk-in showers.
Located just two blocks off the Granada Golf Course, this home is located within the Alcazar Avenue Historic District, an easy walk to downtown Coral Gables arts and entertainment venues, shopping and dining. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami as well as hundreds of multi-national corporations who choose Coral Gables as their Latin American Headquarters. You can also find the Biltmore Hotel and Venetian Swimming Pool, both of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. There are three major golf courses located within the city limits of Coral Gables, including the Historic Granada Golf Course, the oldest 9-hole golf course in the state of Florida.
George Merrick, the creator of Coral Gables had a vision for “The City Beautiful” and with the help of his cousin George Fink, the architect who built this home at 617 Alcazar Avenue, their legacy began nearly 100 years ago.
Call me, Rex Wilkinson at 305-546-4051 for additional information or to arrange a private viewing of this special home.