If there is one architectural style most closely associated with Coral Gables — the Miami suburb lined with banyan trees — it’s Mediterranean Revival. What began as a utopian-esque town in the mid 1920s envisioned by developer George Merrick has blossomed into a flourishing mecca of mansions, buildings and fountains teeming with old world charms such as terraces or courtyards, porticos, balconies and arched doors and pathways. Among the most famous examples are the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and the Biltmore Hotel.
Today, however, Coral Gables is experiencing a renaissance of sorts as growing numbers of international developers are bringing their concepts of modernism to Miami’s shores. The most recent example has arrived in the form of a revolutionary $14 million waterfront estate built by Chilean luxury homes developer Condores Capital and realized in the “Miami style” of modern architecture.
The one-of-a-kind 7,398-square-foot (under air conditioning) residence represents a departure for Coral Gables enclave, according to the listing team, The Jills®. Working hand-in-hand with Condores Capital, The Jills team has advised the consumer-focused developer in terms of design elements, materials and more.
“This estate is a groundbreaking entrance of modern architecture into the Coral Gables market,” said Danny Hertzberg of The Jills. “Homes in the area are of the Mediterranean and New Mediterranean style and most buyers today love Miami-style modern architecture, but were not able to find it in Coral Gables until now.”
Resting on a 25,413 square-foot lot on 171 square feet of water frontage, the estate is ideal for the buyer with a large yacht, notes Hertzberg. The home features seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and one half-bathroom, and incorporates the top materials from a variety of countries. With exterior walls completely covered with natural stone from Spain, the contemporary estate features a clean aesthetic, large expanses of glass, open interior spaces, functionality, natural light and geometric lines.
All of the doors are custom and handmade Ecuadorian solid wood; all accessories are from Porcelanosa Corporation, an acclaimed Spanish architectural and design solutions company. The home’s floating master bedroom, as well as many of the main level living spaces allows stunning views of the expansive Coral Gables Waterway.
This modern masterpiece also features a second-floor rooftop terrace for viewing — a highly unique element for Coral Gables, says Hertzberg.
The outdoor spaces have been just as thoughtfully designed as the indoor spaces; an infinity edge pool and spa, with reflecting pool all contribute to the estate’s luxurious, modern allure and enviable setting for entertaining.
The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is obvious from the moment you step inside the estate. The kitchen wows with luxury Italian cabinetry, Miele appliances, a wine cooler and sleek Italian Calacatta marble countertops.
The bathrooms feature top-of-the-line Spanish Porcelanosa fixtures, faucets and wall tiles; Krion® vanities and bathtubs.
All of the walk-in closets in the main bedrooms have been manufactured in Italy, for lasting style and value.
Technology for efficient and seamless living takes on many forms throughout the house too, from the alarm and security camera to the state-of-the-art speakers/audio and air conditioning automation systems. And the car collector will appreciate this addition: the garage accommodates two car lifts.
“Curated with the best of the best, this estate is absolutely stunning,” says Jill Hertzberg of The Jills. “We are pleased to have worked with the developer to create this dream home to cater to the wants and needs of luxury buyers in South Florida.”
The owners of Condores Capital extensively researched the South Florida market before deciding upon Coral Gables as a key location for this modern home. Their aim is to build luxurious yet functional homes with a corporate vision focused on quality, attention to architectural details and continuous improvement over time. This Coral Gables estate is the first of several homes the developer is building in the South Florida area; Condores Capital is currently building estates in Pinecrest and Gables Estates.
Notes Jill Eber of The Jills: “Miami is not only attracting international buyers; it is also attracting international developers. This is a great opportunity to give buyers a stunning brand new modern home in a prestigious community in Coral Gables.”