36 Phoenetia Ave Coral Gables, Florida 33134

List Price$715,000
Original Price$949,000 (24.7% off)
Bathrooms2 / 1
Living Area3,268 sqft. 
Lot Size8,030 sqft.
Year Built1926
Listing TypeSingle Family
Maintenance Feen/a
Association Feen/a
StatusFor Sale
MLS# / Web IDA10013277
  • Fireplace
  • French Doors
  • Pantry

Owners, Investors & Developers

Unique property with lots of possibilities! Recent zoning amendments allow for this property to be renovated and developed as an Historic Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Coral Gables. Just a bike ride to Miracle Mile, museums and restaurants this would be the perfect spot for tourists and guests visiting the area. What better way to visit Coral Gables than to stay in the historic home of pioneering citizen John Douglas designed by premier architect H. George Fink. This house is a must see for preservationist with an eye for community development and a love of historic landmarks.

For other home buyers and investors, the property is Zoned Multifamily; 2-9 and may be utilized as rental income. The house sits on an 8,030 square foot lot with over 3,300 square feet of living space. The main house consists of 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths while the back building offers a 1 bedroom unit with deck, a studio unit on the ground floor and a unique space suitable for an artist studio, workshop or gym. The upper level of the main house is also designed to be rented with a private entrance for your tenant. Needs work and lots of TLC but well worth the effort.

This house has lots of history... In 1927, one of Coral Gables pioneering citizens and a contemporary of Solomon Merrick, John Douglas, built this lovely home for his wife Rosell. An excellent example of Mediterranean Revival Style Architecture, designed by H. George Fink, a cousin of George Merrick. Fink was one of Coral Gables’ earliest and most prolific architects. Responsible for designing many of the coral rock homes along Coral Way, he received an honorary citation from King Alfonso XIII for his Spanish work in America.

The Douglas-Trager House is noteworthy for its craftsmanship and detailing embodied in such features as its arcaded porch, twisted columns, turned and incised wood columns and balusters and articulated exposed rafters. It is a delight to the unhurried eye. Its beauty, texture and detail represent and strengthen the partnership between the past, the present and the future.

Those of you who appreciate historic preservation and architecture; recognize the value in a partnership that encourages each generation to utilize the best without rejecting the history, culture and traditions on which our lives have been built; call now and schedule an appointment to see this landmark home. Judith Gatti – 305-324-3694. Watch for Open House opportunities and bring your energy, creativity and ideas!

Contact Information

Judith Gatti

Miami Beach Office
305-674-4000  (Office)
305-324-3694 (Cell)
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