Monday, August 19, 2013

Top Five Coral Gables Waterfront Properties under $2 Million

Waterfront property is very popular in South Florida especially with boaters.  It is not uncommon to see yachts and boats of all sizes out on the waterways – Biscayne Bay, canals leading to the Bay as well as the Intracoastal Waterway and area rivers – all the time.

With property that lines the waterways, many of the enormous estates have elaborate and sophisticated docks that accommodate mega yachts and multiple vessels as well as lifts.  In Coral Gables, waterfront property comes at a premium.  The closer you are to the Intracoastal Waterway, the more expensive the property.  But, it is still possible to invest in Coral Gables real estate on the waterfront without breaking the bank.  Following are top five Coral Gables waterfront properties under $2 million:

4735 Orduna Drive, Coral Gables Country Club, List Price:  $1,999,000
One of the best features in classic “old Florida” style homes like this one is the character it has.  Built in 1957, this canal home has have details that are not seen as often in newer homes.  From the Mission-style barrel clay roof tiles to the contemporary style of the era and open floor plan made for living, this is a wonderful and large home with five bedrooms, four baths, and office in addition to a huge gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, tons of cabinet space, and two dishwashers.  The master suite is large and has a private bath with marble floors, granite counter tops and more.  The outdoor living area looks over the gorgeous pool and backyard adjacent to a great dock and unobstructed panoramic water views and a prime place to watch the manatees and dolphin swimming in the tranquil canal waters.

825 South Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables Riviera, List Price:  $1,995,000
Upon entering this home, the first word uttered is definitely “WOW!”  It is an amazing architectural masterpiece.  Built in 1940, it has so many exquisite details that guests simply want to sit and stare.  It is a Mediterranean-style home situated on slightly over a half-acre landscaped lot and features 192 feet of waterfront on the Mahi Canal.  Boaters have direct access to the Bay with only one fixed bridge that accommodates vessels up to 12 feet.  Inside this home exudes so much elegance with stone, tile and hardwood floors, gorgeous wood-beamed ceilings and so much more.  Outside, there is a gracious living area that surrounds an inviting pool with tropical landscaping all around.  The enormous gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, and more.  There is also a beautiful family room with all of the details seen throughout the house.  The master and five other bedrooms are large and wonderful places to squirrel away for “alone time.”  There is no doubt that how spectacular this home is.

951 Bella Vista Avenue, Gables by the Sea, List Price:  $1,950,000
Moving further south to the gated community of Gables by the Sea showcases a couple of waterfront homes including this gorgeous home offering quick and direct access to the Bay with NO bridges.  This home’s layout is easy and flows well creating a calm atmosphere.  Built in 1968, it has the classic “old Florida” style with modern updates.  With over 3,600 square feet, it features two master suites (one located on the first floor and the other on the second floor).  Upstairs bedrooms overlook the waterway, pool and beautifully landscaped backyard.  Also included are extra rooms ideal for a home gym, maid’s quarters, home office or any other ideas.  The outdoor living area is very private and the perfect place to spend time in the Florida sunshine. 

13040 Nevada Street, Gables by the Sea, List Price:  $1,795,000
Originally built in 1961, this Gables by the Sea home is just under 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths.  It exudes contemporary luxury with recent remodeling of the open and split floor plan.  The large kitchen is sleek with stainless steel appliances making it ideal for anyone who loves to be in the kitchen.  Other details include a large family room off the kitchen, a lovely living and dining room as well as an extra room that is perfect for a fourth bedroom or home office.  Outdoors, there is a fantastic and private pool along with 80 feet of waterfront with no bridges and easy, direct access to the bay. The best part of this home is that it is listed turn-key and has a brand new roof in addition to impact resistant windows and doors, and a two and a half car garage. 

4706 Granada Boulevard, Coral Gables Country Club, List Price:  $1,745,000
Where do we start on this home?  It is amazing and big but not in an obtrusive kind of way.  It is simply a spectacular home with all the bells and whistles that make it unbelievable.  First of all, we cannot wait to talk about the mother of all walk-in closets in the master suite with shelves, glassed cabinets, drawers and places to hang clothing.  It is a dream closet.  From there, the eat-in kitchen features tons of granite counter top space with an island, stainless steel appliances and updated custom cabinetry.  The next thing is the fabulous outdoor living area with full outdoor kitchen (oven, dishwasher, and gas burners), large pool and panoramic canal views.  There is a dock on the canal that provides bay access with a few fixed bridges that accommodate vessels up to 10 feet.  With five bedrooms and four and a half baths under over 5,000 square feet, this is a perfect home for a large family. 
Waterfront Homes throughout Coral Gables
While there are waterfront homes throughout Coral Gables, they are premium properties with premium price tags.  Knowing that waterfront property under $2 million is a possibility is very promising to many buyers.  Check out the waterfront homes (and condos) in Coral Gables.  They are beautiful and make living in this part of Florida a lot more fun.

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