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Coconut Grove mansion hits market for $47.5 million

La Brisa, a mansion in Coconut Grove listed for $47.5 million.
La Brisa, a mansion in Coconut Grove listed for $47.5 million. EWM Realty International

A historic Coconut Grove mansion is back on the market — at a $17.5 million discount.

The owners of “La Brisa,” a nine-bedroom home built in 1920, originally listed it for $65 million late last year, before knocking it down to $55 million in July, then taking it off the market altogether in October. Now they’re back with a new price of $47.5 million. That’s just above the $47 million record for the sale of a single-family home set in 2012.

The waterfront home features a pool, a summer kitchen with Argentinean parilla grill and 200 feet of frontage on Biscayne Bay. Its name in Spanish means “the breeze.”

Simon Decker, co-founder of Miami-based juicer Raw Foods International, and his wife Tamara paid $11.5 million for the recently restored 16,500-square-foot mansion in 2008, county property records show.

The Mediterranean-style home at 3551 Main Hwy., Miami, sits on 6.9 acres of land once owned by Coconut Grove pioneer and author Kirk Munroe, according to a website set up by former listing agent William Pierce of Coldwell Banker. Munroe bought the property in 1886.

EWM Realty International agent Nelson Gonzalez is now handling the sale.

The most expensive home on the market in South Florida is a Broward County mansion listed for $159 million last week.

Nicholas Nehamas

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