Residential real estate in Coral Gables is suddenly in demand, with most buyers coming from the Northeast nationally, and from Brickell locally. Inventory for single family homes is shrinking, and prices are consequently rising. The hot spot right now is a home for between $1 million and $2 million, according to the pundits at BHHS/EWM. With that in mind, we asked three real estate agents to submit one of their homes for sale in the low end of that price range – give or take a few hundred thousand dollars – and built in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Here is what they came up with, in different Gables locations.
Central Gables 1940
3270 Riviera Dr.
Listing Price: $1.3 million
3 bed/2 bath/2 car garage/pool 2,158 sq. ft.
Great central location, walking distance to Coral Gables Library, University Park, War Memorial Youth Center and the Biltmore Hotel. This 1940 home has been updated with impact glass throughout, and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. What makes it special are oak wood and travertine stone floors, crown molding and a working coral rock fireplace. Family room overlooks pool and tropical landscaping. Listing Agent: Stephan Burke (Douglas Elliman), 305.215.7833
South Gables 1930s
6812 San Vicente St.
Listing Price: $1.349 million
5 bed/4 bath/1 half bath/pool 3,847 sq. ft.
Located near Ingraham Park and the Coral Gables Waterway, this gated 1930s home is open and light, with high ceilings, wood floors, a working fireplace and lots of surprise alcoves, like a wine bar off the living room. The pool is heated and features a tropical waterfall. Open living spaces, with floor to ceiling windows facing the lushly landscaped yard. Listing Agent: S. Lani Kahn Drody (Lowell International Realty), 305.216.1550
West Gables 1926
1556 Murcia Ave.
Listing Price: $1.249 million
4 bed/4 bath/guest house 2,557 sq. ft.
Located two blocks west of the Biltmore Golf Course, this 1926 two-story Spanish style home was designed by renowned Gables architect H. George Fink. On a quarter acre, entirely renovated (new 2018 roof), with hardwood floors throughout and modern stone fireplace. Guest house with one bed, one bath; large, updated kitchen opens onto dining area. Listing Agents: Laura Mullaney and Jane Gomez-Mena (Berkshire Hathaway/EWM Realty) 305.790.1000