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Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Making an Old Spanish home feel young

Old Spanish Coral Gables living room

I love our most notable style of architecture in Coral Gables and actually live in an Old Spanish home myself, but often these homes feel dark and tired. I’ve always found, and often recommend to my clients who are listing their houses for sale, that bright colors should be used as well as fun fabrics to help give some youth to these old, wonderful houses! To add some color and vitality to my living room, I used Lilly Pulitzer to help give it a fresh and fun feel. It made such a difference and now my living room looks so much more inviting. Even though the furniture is typically not included when you sell a house in Coral Gables, adding a pop of color and eclectic style in your furnishings will broaden the appeal of your home to buyers. Thinking about selling an Old Spanish home? I’d love to help!

 

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

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Video Tour of My Beautiful Coral Gables Old Spanish Listing | 2604 N. Greenway Drive

I recently listed a beautiful Old Spanish home in north Coral Gables at 2604 N. Greenway Drive. It’s a really special home with so much character. Interested in taking a closer look? Check out this exclusive video tour of the property or visit the property website!

2604 N. Greenway Drive | $1,750,000 | 4,375 sq ft | 17,500 sq ft lot | 2-car garage | 50′ saline pool

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

305.798.8685 | ashley@ashleycusack.com | Facebook | YouTube

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Broker’s Open House tomorrow | 6800 San Vicente St, Coral Gables | $1,200,000

 

6800 San Vicente St | $1,200,000

6800 San Vicente St | $1,200,000

I just listed a wonderful Old Spanish home on one of my favorite streets in South Coral Gables! I’m holding it open Wednesday, October 9th from 11am – 2pm and welcome you to join me to preview this special home.

This is the home you’ve always admired! A stately exterior with double-height covered entry envelops an “easy elegant” interior. Cuban tile floors, a keystone wood-burning fireplace and views of the new covered patio and 40ft pool greet visitors as they enter the formal living room. Beautiful wood floors and a coffered ceiling further enhance the gracious formal dining room. An open kitchen-family room, hurricane-impact windows and doors and an interior laundry room are modern surprises within this traditionally laid-out home with one en-suite guest room downstairs and the Master Bedroom and two additional rooms upstairs. One car garage + one car carport and prestigious San Vicente location make this the perfect opportunity for any buyer.

For more details, visit the property website!

6800 San Vicente pool

6800 San Vicente living room

6800 San Vicente dining room

6800 San Vicente kitchen

6800 San Vicente master bedroom

 

My focused dedication as a realtor in my home town of Miami for over 20 years, consistently puts me at the top of my field. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home, let me help you from start to finish with my results-proven: professional marketing, excellent property exposure and comprehensive experience.

As the #3 Realtor company-wide at EWM in 2012 with over $55 Million in sales, my focus is on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest and South Miami — specializing in luxury real estate and waterfront properties. Call me today and let’s get started!

305.798.8685 | ashley@ashleycusack.com | Facebook | YouTube

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Just Listed in Coral Gables – 417 Barbarossa

417 Barbarossa AVENUE

417 Barbarossa Avenue | $975,000

I just listed a wonderful Old Spanish home in the South Gables!  With a unique modern twist on the hacienda-style home, it’s really a special property and won’t last long.

417 Barbarossa - foyer

A covered front veranda with gated entry serves as an ante-room of sorts to the front door as well as a wonderful entertaining space and social area. Classic interior spaces include a foyer entry, formal living and formal dining rooms all graced by original wood floors and a nice family room that leads to an open terrace and yard. The recently updated kitchen features new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and cheery breakfast nook.

The second floor master suite has an inviting private balcony.  Other special features include a two-car garage, generous backyard with room for a pool, and a fabulous location just a short half-block from Merry Christmas Park!

417 Barbarossa - kitchen

417 Barbarossa - living room

417 Barbarossa - master bedroom

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Appreciating Our Unique Homes in Coral Gables

1332 Asturia Avenue, Coral Gables FL

1332 Asturia Avenue, Coral Gables FL

I live in, and absolutely love, homes in the Old Spanish style as do so many people in our community. However, at the height of the buyer’s market when our inventory was saturated, the homes that were selling tended to be newer homes that were turn-key. A lot of these wonderful and charming older homes were often overlooked. As our inventory has decreased so dramatically and most new homes have been purchased, people are coming back to these wonderful homes with such character and finding the beauty in them again. They can be quirky, but the warmth and charm that they bring so often outweigh any idiosyncrasies that they have. On behalf of all the historic home owners & lovers, we invite you to enjoy and embrace all that make our unique homes so special!

Check out this wonderful Old Spanish currently on the market in Coral Gables listed by Laura Mullaney, Coldwell Banker!

Interested in real estate in Miami? My areas of specialty are Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Pinecrest, Ponce-Davis, South Miami and waterfront properties. Feel free to call or email me today. Let me and my team help you in your search!

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The Old Spanish Style in Coconut Grove

3901 Braganza Avenue balcony

3901 Braganza Avenue balcony

If you own an Old Spanish home you understand the pride we “historically inclined” homeowners feel. The Old Spanish homes tend to be one of the most beautiful styles of architecture in this magical city and take us back to an era gone by. That is right, I said we, as I have lived in an Old Spanish home for the past 10 years. It was actually my father’s best friend’s house when they were growing up and is where my parents were married-a little trivia that I love!

These Old Spanish homes have had a resurgence of interest as of late and so I thought I would give some attention to them and their beauty.  When George Merrick planned and developed the City of Coral Gables, he embraced this “Mediterranean revival” style of architecture. The first lots were sold in Coral Gables in 1921, so examples of this architecture were already being developed in Miami with Vizcaya as the greatest example.

George Merrick offered free coral rock for building materials, thus many homes contained coral rock exterior walls and details. They also embraced such features as arches, high ceilings, ornate fireplaces, courtyards and open porches. Many of these porches have cracked tile flooring. While I cannot confirm this, I have heard that there are so many cracked tile porches, because when the Biltmore was being built a shipment of tiles from Italy came in all broken. They had to do something with them and made use of them in homes throughout the city.

1137 Alhambra Circle

1137 Alhambra Circle

1137 Alhambra Circle, Living Room

1137 Alhambra Circle, Living Room

1137 Alhambra Circle Dining Room

1137 Alhambra Circle Dining Room

The Old Spanish style homes tend to sell at a slightly higher price than your typical ranch, because people truly appreciate the quality and style they offer.  We currently have two Old Spanish homes that exemplify the style beautifully.  1137 Alhambra Circle has a wonderful arched front door with coral rock detail  around it and the coral rock is also around it’s glorious fireplace.  1245 Andalusia is another special home we currently have on the market and it also has inlays of coral rock throughout the exterior and wonderful arched ceilings in the living and dining rooms.

1245 Andalusia Sitting Room

1245 Andalusia Sitting Room

A new listing we are about to put in the MLS is in Coconut Grove and was built by Walter deGarmo, a most important architect of the time.  This home at 3901 Braganza Avenue features the high ceilings, the grand fireplace, outdoor breezeways and a wonderful courtyard entry exemplary of the time.
3901 Branganza Avenue Living Room

3901 Branganza Avenue Living Room

3901 Braganza Avenue Courtyard Entry

3901 Braganza Avenue Courtyard Entry

Enjoy the history of our city and have a love affair with an Old Spanish-I highly recommend it!

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Recently Reduced to $795,000 – 1245 Andalusia Avenue

1245 Andalusia AvenueAbsolutely charming 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Old Spanish home with 1 bedroom plus living room 1 bath guest house.  This home has wonderful spaces including formal living and dining rooms, breakfast area, family room and sitting area.  Beautiful 10,000 square foot lot with surrounding privacy hedge.  Updated baths and kitchen.  Oversized one car garage and gated driveway.  To learn more, please visit www.1245andalusia.com.

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