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Coral Gables residence highlights refined French elegance

Overlooking the 16th Green of the Riviera Gold Course, commanding a privileged location on historic Santa Maria Street, this tribute to Palladio exemplifies the best of craftsmanship and the essence of good taste.

This elegant residence was built in 1961 and lovingly restored in 2008 by its designer owner, blends old-world quietude with unmatched luxury. Magnificent details abound, beginning with the handsome entrance hall. Inlaid parquet floors in a cross-hatch pattern and custom stucco finished walls found throughout the residence establish an unmistakable mood of elegance.

Imposing double doors lead to the grand salon with wood-burning fireplace, volume ceilings, exquisite millwork and walls of French doors that overlook the swimming pool, verdant grounds and golf course beyond. The adjacent formal dining room, spacious enough for dining tables, also boasts walls of French-style doors that flood the room with warm natural light and provide exquisite views of the Riviera Golf Course. The library/den boasts custom built-in cabinetry, private bath and views both to the golf course and the charming interior courtyard with fountain.

The spacious old world-style kitchen boasts state-of- the-art appliances, custom-designed wood cabinetry, marble countertops and backsplash. The adjacent breakfast room and butler’s pantry charmingly complement the elegant European ambiance.

The winding staircase leads to a beautiful guest bedroom with en suite bath and the opulent master suite with sitting area and private balcony- a serene oasis rich in detail. French doors offer splendid views of the formal gardens, pool area and golf course. The exquisite master bath is highlighted by custom vanities, exquisite Waterworks European soaking tub, shower and finely outfitted wardrobe closets.

A charming interior courtyard leads to a private guest house with kitchen area. Custom designed garage interior, plunge swimming pool and downstairs guest bedroom and bath complete this residence’s amenities. 

Surrounded by natural beauty, this residence sets the stage for a lifestyle of refinement and splendor in Coral Gables most sought after location.

For more information on this property, contact Audrey Ross at Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc., at 305-960-2575 or