The swanky and historic Coral Gables, Fla. neighborhood has kept the classic Mediterranean Revival architecture alive by maintaining homes and landscaping in pristine condition, staying true to the very style that made these grand homes some of the most sought after in Miami-Dade County.
Serving as an example of this is the gem on sale for a cool $1.9 million at 4211 Monserrate Street. The historic 1925 Mediterranean revival home is chock full of the elements the Gables prides itself on. It's why they call it "The City Beautiful."
The inviting entrance of the six-bedroom, six-bathroom home features a curved-ceiling walkway that leads to a private walled courtyard filled with lush landscaping and a three-tiered stone fountain as its focal point. And that's just a hint of what's to come with the rest of this property. The arched entryways appear throughout the house with a triple threat of them making an appearance alongside a grand, carpeted staircase. Hang a right through the arches and arrive at the family room with more arches, shiny hardwood floors, wood-beam ceilings and elegant columns. This room is perfect for entertaining.
And if that weren't enough, the dining room with French doors leads out to one of the outdoor patios (another great party spot). It competes for attention with the lush surroundings and covered patio across from the pool (to escape from the harsh Florida sun), featuring, what else, but more pillared archways.
If by chance leaving the house is a necessity, hard as that may be to believe, there's plenty to do in the neighborhood. Coral Gables is home to some of the best restaurants around Miami. Head to the chic Village of Merrick Park for shopping and dining, or the boutiques along famed Miracle Mile.
The asking price for this 4, 810-square-foot home calculates to $413 a square foot which is the mid-to high-range for homes in the surrounding area. But in this condition and at this location, location, location, it's not a bad deal.
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