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Excrutiatingly Adorable Little Coral Gables House Hits the Market for $675K

April 27, 2016 by Sean McCaughan
521 Aragon Ave

521 Aragon Avenue

This may be called the Miami Condo Blog, but when a house is cute, well, that house is cuuuute. Here’s an adorable little three bedroom, two bath, historic Mediterranean Revival number in Coral Gables that hit the market a total of eight days ago for $675,000. Built in 1926 and designed by architect Harold D. Steward, despite its modest 1,588 square foot size, the house has a certain stateliness to it, with a vaulted living room ceiling of ‘pecky cyprus’ beams, a fireplace, wooden floors, bright green cabinetry, and a front porch. The dining room/sun room has Portuguese tile floors, and out back the very lush backyard has a brick patio facing a pond and waterfall, with a little guest cottage beyond. At 521 Aragon Avenue, the house is in the oldest part of Coral Gables, two blocks away from Miracle Mile and literally basically around the corner from the childhood home of George Merrick, the Gables’ founder.

In Miami, houses are like land. In this town they’re not making many more of them. Condos are where the growth is, making up the vast majority of the residential real estate market, and houses in good neighborhoods are rarer and rarer.

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