La Brisa, a 6.9-acre bayfront estate in Coconut Grove, hit the market for $65 million Thursday, making it the priciest home on the market in Miami-Dade County.
The gated Mediterranean-style property at 3551 Main Highway — originally deeded to childrens author Kirk Munroe in 1886 — has 13,803 square feet of air-conditioned space and another 3,338 square feet of outdoor space, with balconies and covered porches.
According to the listing agent, William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, the property is located on an ancient coral reef 23 feet above sea level.
The property has 207 feet fronting Biscayne Bay. On the northern side of the property, a 536-foot canal provides access to a private port suitable for a 70-foot yacht.
The home, built in 1920, has original Dade County pine beams and hardwood floors made of ipe, Brazilian teak, and original Dade pine, the Realtor said in a statement.
It boasts 9 bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 3 partial baths. It includes a two-bedroom guest cottage, a pool and a four-car garage.
The expansive lot includes mahogany, oak and gumbo limbo trees, plus Canarian date palms, royal palms and royal poincianas, Coldwell Banker said.
The property is adjacent to Ransom Everglades School. Simon Decker owned the home through a limited liability company until August when he transferred it to a revocable living trust, county records show.
Pierce has been on a roll in snaring outsized listings. In September, he listed a home on Millionaires Mile in Hillsboro Beach for $139 million.
It’s still available, he said.