Friday, January 18, 2013

Top Five Single Family Home Listings in Coral Gables

Coral Gables is a wonderfully elegant city in Miami-Dade County and is a favorite destination for visitors and those interested in owning property in South Florida.  While it is nice alternative to Miami because of its exclusivity and quiet nature, it offers some of the best shopping and dining around.  

While there are several beautiful condominiums, Coral Gables real estate also features some of the most beautiful homes in all of Miami-Dade County.  As a reference to the exclusivity of Coral Gables, there are almost 300 single family homes on the market with more than half of them priced over $1 million.  With this in mind, following are the top five single family home listings in Coral Gables.

1. 9151 Arvida Lane, Gables Estates, $18,000,000
This gorgeous estate located in the most exclusive community in all of Coral Gables sits on a point lot with unbelievable water views and easy, direct access to Biscayne Bay.  Ideal for someone who enjoys boating, this home features about 900 feet of waterfront and two docks.  The estate boasts an 8-bedroom, 10-bath home as well as a 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest house – all with every update and modern convenience imaginable.  High cypress ceilings, Brazilian cherry floors and huge floor to ceiling windows are just some of the details.  Add to that a two-story library, private observatory and home theatre, this estate rivals most any five-star resort.  Outside, the perfectly landscaped grounds surround a heated pool and spa, barbecue area and two grottos. 

2. 400 Arvida Parkway, Gables Estates, $15,900,000
Living here is like living in a European chateau.  This magnificent estate located in Gables Estates is situated on a deep water canal and features a 180-foot sea wall that is just off of Biscayne Bay making it perfect for anyone with mega yachts.  Inside this unbelievable home are formal living and dining rooms, the ultimate gourmet kitchen, a handsome library, wine cellar, and so much more.  Outside there is a beautiful pool that is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and massive water views.  The home is also available furnished in all of its splendor.

3. 2 Casaurina Concourse, Gables Estates, $12,500,000
As another top property in Gables Estates, this beautiful home is in need of some restorations.  Situated on about two acres, this 11,000+ square foot home was custom built in 1966 and has some interesting qualities. About 580 feet of water makes this home perfect for those with large yachts.  

4. 200 Edgewater Drive, Baker Homestead, $12,500,000
This three-acre estate known as Java Head, and built in 1936, is the epitome of true craftsmanship.  The estate features an 11,865-square foot main house with 7 bedrooms, 23-foot ceilings stone fireplaces, an enormous gourmet kitchen, formal living room and dining room, library, and so much more.  The outside is like a private resort with waterfalls, koi ponds, a huge pool, and pathways that lead to tennis courts and a private dock.  A deep water canal offers direct access to Biscayne Bay and out into the Atlantic Ocean.  

5. 11501 Old Cutler Road, Hammock Oaks, $11,900,000
Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Coral Gables, this stately estate home offers everything on a grand scale. From the gated entry to the 3 acres of majestic grounds, this home is everything that epitomizes luxury.  The inside includes a grand salon, a large dining room, library and enormous family room, his and her offices, private guest quarters and an elaborate and spacious master suite.  The property also has several covered terraces, a resort-size pool, tennis and basketball courts and so much more.

Luxury at its Finest
As stated earlier, luxury is abundant in Coral Gables.  These homes are simply the crème de la crème of Coral Gable real estate.  No matter what your needs and desires are, rest assured they can be met with any of these homes.  Click on each property and look at them in more detail.  Our agents can provide more detail on any of them or suggest other homes. 

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