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Villa DeGarmo, an architectural masterpiece in Coconut Grove

Villa DeGarmo has quite a distinguished architectural pedigree having been designed by the first registered architect in Miami, Walter DeGarmo as his own private residence in 1921.

DeGarmo was a successful New York architect and protégé of John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. DeGarmo was a classicist but was also interested in developing a regionally inspired tropical architecture and this interest in the marriage of the classical and the tropical found full expression in Villa DeGarmo. 

In 2007, the noted architecture firm of Khoury & Vogt, recent winners of distinguished Palladio Awards, completed the designs for an extension expansion and renovation of Villa DeGarmo which included a new two-car garage, new solar heated swimming pool with poolside cabana, new breakfast room, new kitchen, new guest suite, and other additions and upgrades such as impact glass doors and windows in the new sections and new, 600-amp electrical service.

This residence has been featured in several books such as Casa Florida and Beth Dunlop’s Miami, Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams. The home has 7,761 square feet, per the architect’s measurements, a 19,770-square-foot lot, plus six bedrooms and 61/2 baths.

Villa DeGarmo is an architectural tour de force of such rarefied and astounding beauty that it is nearly impossible to describe adequately. Its private, gated location, its distinguished, historical provenance and its unrivaled loveliness make it a unique, once-in-a-lifetime, one-of-a-kind property.

The residence is offered at $3,250,000.

For a private showing, please contact Laura Mullaney, sales associate at the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Coral Gables Sunset office. She can be reached at 305-790-1000.

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