Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gables Country Club

Gables Country Club is a very established and beautiful neighborhood in Coral Gables.  Situated in the heart of the Gables, it has a Mediterranean feel where tile roofs, awnings and intricate interior details not found in today’s newly constructed homes.  While the list prices range in a broad spectrum, it is very realistic to by a beautiful home in Gables Country Club for under $1 million.  Here are the top five Gables Country Club homes priced under $1 million:

3226 Riviera Drive, List Price: $999,000
The location of this home is ideal as it is only a half block from the Biltmore Golf Course.  It features four bedrooms and four baths under about 2,640 square feet.  It features a wonderful and large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and glass front kitchen cabinets. Some of the unique details include a hardwood floors, Cuban tile, a courtyard with small pond, and a wonderful backyard area.  While the home had additions in the 1980s, it is in need of some work.  Because the location is so spectacular, another option is to build a new home on this perfect 1/3-acre lot.

4220 Alhambra Circle, List Price:  $899,000
This fantastic home in Gables Country Club is surrounded by a privacy wall and gorgeous mature landscaping.  It has so much character inside and out.  The rooms are large and open with lots of details.  There is a large gourmet kitchen with granite of counter space, stainless steel appliances including a double oven, and tons of cabinets.  There is a perfect courtyard to sit and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine.  It is located on a quiet street that is close to great schools and top golf courses.   With four bedrooms and three and a half baths under 3,100+ square feet, it is perfect for a growing family.

921 University Drive, List Price:  $775,000
‘WOW’ is the word for this Gables Country Club home built in the 1950s.  It has amazing fixtures and finishes inside and out that give it so much character.  Inside the ranch style home features high wood beam ceilings and tile floors throughout the rooms, and large windows and glass doors that showcase natural light.  The large kitchen has been newly updates with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets, a nice-size wine rack and lots of space to create gourmet meals.  There are four bedrooms and three baths in the 2,900+ square foot home that is situated on just over a ¼-acre lot with tons of mature and tropical landscaping.  The location is perfect as it is very close to the Biltmore Golf Course and just a short drive to the Miracle Mile.  With four bedrooms and three baths not to mention the large lot and top schools nearby, this is an ideal home for families. 

413 Fluvia Avenue, List Price:  $750,000
A classic Florida-style home this is an unbelievable home situated just short drive from everything including Coconut Grove, the Miracle Mile, the University of Miami.  Inside, the home has a wonderful layout with hardwood floors throughout the entire home and large rooms that are great for entertaining.  Built in in 1951, there are three bedrooms, two baths and a great kitchen in which cooks can easily move around and prepare excellent feasts.   Outside, there is a large pool with Jacuzzi as well as two stay areas where everyone can enjoy the Florida sunshine.  The home is surrounded by beautifully manicured landscaping.  This is simply a perfect home on a perfectly quiet street that is close to everything – what everyone wants!

423 Candia Avenue, List Price:  $745,000
This is an absolutely lovely home built in 1926 with a Spanish-style architectural design.  It has all the charm and detail for which a home of this era is known.  From the front porch that leads from the carport to the living room with wood beam cathedral ceilings and fireplace to the large master suite with several closets (yes several) and master bath, this home has so much character throughout the entire home.  The backyard is large and features a small cottage with an open floor plan and newer bath to be used as a guest house or mother-in-law quarters.   Because it is a dated home, the home needs a little TLC to bring it to the glory of days gone by but the location close to everything in Coral Gables as well as surrounding areas makes it well worth the effort. 

The Heart of the Gables
Living in Gables Country Club is living in the heart of the Gables.  Close to most every part of Coral Gables, it is a neighborhood filled with residents who love where they live and take to preserve the character and atmosphere.  There is nowhere else in the area where you can find such wonderful homes with such attention to detail as in these “old Florida” bungalow and Spanish mission-style homes.  No wonder it is such a well-sought after area of the Gables and South Florida. 

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