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Magical property a true landmark estate in historic Silver Bluff

Located in historic Silver Bluff, an area in North Coconut Grove, this magical property is a true landmark estate. This picturesque residence, located at 1653 South Bayshore Dr., is perched high on the bluff, fronted with a uniquely crafted coral rock wall. The majestic colonial beauty was built in 1952 by John Koubek, and was originally owned by the University of Miami.

Updated with the finest details, yet maintaining its classical beauty, the residence boasts gleaming marble and wood floors, volume ceilings and custom cabinetry throughout.Featuring four bedrooms and four-and-one-half baths, the residence offers a flow-through floor plan. The expansive kitchen is open and inviting, and has a full butler pantry. The soft, neutral granite countertops complement the rich, off-white wood cabinetry and the center island offers space for casual dining.

Ideal for entertaining, the residence has a formal living room with wood-burning fireplace, and an entryway leading to the formal dining room.

The family room features custom built cabinetry and fabric paneled walls, exuding elegance of yesteryear. Both the dining and family rooms offer direct access to the outdoor grounds.

Tropical paradise at its finest, the home boasts a gorgeous courtyard overlooking the pool and spa area.

The area of Silver Bluff was platted as a subdivision in 1911 on land that was formerly part of Peacock’s estate. In 1921, Silver Bluff was incorporated, but four years later, it was annexed to the City of Miami. Today, only a few sections of the bluff remain in their original form. (Source: “Historic Coconut Grove Self Guided Tour,” Junior League of Miami).

Offered at $2,699,000.

MLS# M1305143.

To view additional photos of this residence, visit landmark estate is exclusively marketed by Marilyn Tatman of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. She can be reached at 305-807-1996 or via email at