Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Top Five Coral Gables Single-Family Homes

At the beginning of the year, we highlighted the top five Coral Gables single-family homes listed for sale.  As the year has progressed and the market has gained some strength so too has this list.  Coral Gables, for the most part, is an upscale community that features wonderful neighborhoods with a variety of homes from classic ‘old Florida’ style homes with tons of character to elegant and beautiful estates in some of the most exclusive communities.  Many local and national celebrities as well as some of the wealthiest people in South Florida choose to live in Coral Gables.

The current Coral Gables real estate market features over 270 single family homes that, for the most part, are priced from about $200K.  The interesting thing to note is that of the total number of homes on the market in Coral Gables, almost 160 of them are priced at $1 million or higher.  With this in mind, here are the top five Coral Gables single family homes listed for sale:

110 Arvida Parkway, Gables Estates, List Price:  $35,000,000
Just pulling up to the entrance of this exquisite estate says everything about this listing.  Its ivy covered columns and tree-lined circular drive leads up to a gorgeous 12,000+ foot Mediterranean home situated on a 1.8-acre bay front lot with more than 200 feet of dockage and a boat lift – not to mention immediate access to Biscayne Bay.  Inside, there are 12-foot ceilings throughout the home with 30-foot ceilings in the living room and foyer.  Other highlights include six bedrooms, nine and a half baths with a separate in-law quarters, a library, exercise room, billiard room, an air-conditioned four-car garage and so much more.  Outside there is lush and tropical landscaping that surrounds the home along with the unbelievable limestone patio and pool area.  On top of all of this, the backyard is perfect for families with children as there is plenty of room to play. 

4 Tahiti Beach Island, Cocoplum, List Price:  $25,000,000
Living on Tahiti Beach Island is like really living on a Tahitian island.  This enormous 21,000+ square foot home sits on a one and a half acre-lot with a white sandy beach on a private lagoon looking out over Biscayne Bay.  Inside, this enormous home features 10 large bedrooms, a home office, a two-story living room, formal dining room, theater, private elevator, maid’s quarters, and a four-car garage.  The kitchen is simply incredible with a sleek, contemporary design and high-end appliances along with a huge window looking out over the Bay.  The master suite takes your breath away with panoramic views and an enormous, private balcony and an enormous marble spa-like bath.  Outdoors, there is a resort style infinity-edge pool that is adjacent to the private beach on Biscayne Bay.  The outdoor living area is as big as many homes with a full-service outdoor kitchen and living and dining areas.  This is an estate like no other and has so much that it needs to be seen to be believed.  It is probably one of the most exquisite homes in all of Miami-Dade County. Be prepared to be in awe!

9151 Arvida Lane, Gables Estates, List Price:  $18,000,000
In January, this was the most expensive listing in all of Coral Gables.  Located in gated Gables Estates, this gorgeous 15,000-square foot estate sits on a beautiful point lot with unbelievable water views and easy, direct access into Biscayne Bay.  The front of the home features a circular drive and a welcoming entrance.  Because of its location, it features 900 feet of waterfront along with two docks and easy access to Biscayne Bay.  Inside the home, there are eight bedrooms and 10 baths as well as a guest house with two bedrooms and two baths – all with every update and modern convenience imaginable.  Some of the impeccable fixtures and finishes include high cypress ceilings, Brazilian cherry floors and huge floor to ceiling windows.  Other amenities in this estate consist of a two-story library, private observatory and home theatre, this estate rivals most any five-star resort.  Outside, the perfectly landscaped grounds surround a resort-style heated pool and spa, outdoor kitchen with barbecue area, and two-stories of balconies that look out over the beautiful grottos.  There is no end to what this gorgeous estate has to offer…all for less than $20 million. 

601 Leucadendra Drive, Gables Estates, List Price:  $13,495,000
Built in 1982, and contemporary in its architectural design, this 11,700-square foot stone and wood home is perfectly situated on a waterfront lot facing a canal with two ways to get into Biscayne Bay.  Over 1.5 acres of tropical landscaped grounds surround the home as well as private tennis court. Additionally there are 300 feet of waterfront with multiple docks to accommodate various sized vessels.  Inside the home there are huge windows with amazing views from every vantage point, tons of detailed woodwork, limestone flooring, a huge living room with two-story windows and so much more.  The large gourmet kitchen features vaulted ceilings and lots of granite counter space along with custom designed cabinetry and high-end stainless steel appliances.  Along with all of this, there is a great family room and game area with wood carved ceilings and a beautiful and welcoming entry.

2 Casuarina Concourse, Gables Estates, List Price:  $12,500,000
What can we say about this home?  Interesting is the first word that comes to mind.  The location of the home on a peninsula is one of the best lots in Gables Estates.  Situated on about two acres, it features the most glorious views from every vantage point as well as 580 feet of waterfront making it ideal for yacht owners.  Inside, this unique home needs some modifications and restoration as it resembles of the inside of a large ship.  While it is unique and filled with beautiful details, it takes a little creativity to realize the home it can be especially given its location. 

Extraordinary Real Estate
Coral Gables in and of itself offers some of the most extraordinary real estate in all of South Florida.  These exquisite homes only add exceptional options for those seeking the ultimate in Coral Gables real estate.  With such unbelievable properties, Coral Gables is at the top of the list among the most elite cities in all of Florida.

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