181 LEUCADENDRA DR Coral Gables, Florida 33156

List Price$17,900,000
Original Price$22,500,000 (20.4% off)
Bathrooms7 / 1
Living Area14,946 sqft. 
Lot Size48,274 sqft.
Year Built2004
Listing TypeSingle Family
Maintenance Feen/a
Association Fee$6000
StatusFor Sale
MLS# / Web IDA2086749
  • Bar
  • Built-Ins
  • Closet Cabinetry
  • Cooking Island
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Foyer Entry
  • Barbeque
  • Built-In Grill
  • Wood Decking
  • Fence
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Open Balcony
  • Patio

Magnificent Mediterranean Masterpiece in Gables Estates

Designed by Cesar Molina and Jodel Narcisse and inspired by the Vanderbilt mansion in Miami Beach, this magnificent Mediterranean hacienda on the premier wide lagoon in Gables Estates reigns as one of the most magnificent homes in this guarded community along Biscayne Bay.

A two-story main house designed to follow the arc of the property and lagoon, two carriage houses with four garages and a workshop, and a two-bedroom service house form the perimeter of a gracious motor court paved in Argentinean cobblestone. 270’ of water frontage are flanked by gorgeous terraces, porticos, and a gazebo. The proverbial ‘signatures’ of this home are the outdoor living spaces - attractions in and of themselves. Covered terraces with vaulted ceilings, outdoor fireplace, summer kitchen, infinity edge pool & spa, and grassy knolls graciously settle along the quiet, picturesque lagoon.

A rectangular ‘old world’ kitchen is inarguably the heart of the home. Created with coved ceilings on each end and a vaulted brick ceiling in the center, seating arrangements are sprinkled at the three points. Colombian hardwoods are used extensively in the kitchen complex which includes an enormous family room, 7-seat wet bar, and wine cellar with tasting table & chairs. An impressive foyer entry, glass encased formal dining room with outdoor vistas, grand formal living room with a two-sided wood burning fireplace, and an ‘over-the-top’ office with two working stations and three sitting areas complete the first level.

A gorgeous staircase created with forged ironwork and limestone leads to the second level and bedroom suites. Each exquisite bedroom overlooks lush gardens and lagoon, and can be further enjoyed on outdoor verandas, corridors, and covered terrace. Guests enjoy quiet stay in a two-room suite separate from the main house; attached by exterior breezeway or accessed with private staircase. Two generously sized service quarters, each with bath, are adjacent to main house and perfectly located alongside each carriage house.

181 Leucadendra Drive was a labor of love completed in 2004, and has every amenity imaginable. It’s a “smart house” with elevator, gas generator, impact glass, full-service dock, boat lift, and numerous other unparalleled details. A symphony of Colombian hardwoods, brushed Colombian limestone and Argentinian “Porfirio” cobblestone floors, stone, and forged ironworks are the backdrop of this 21st century “Old World” home.

Wonderfully located within the Gables Estates community of Coral Gables, this very special residence on 48,274SF of coveted land lies on a quiet, no traffic “U” shaped alcove off Leucadendra Drive, with private tennis courts just steps away (tennis membership available). Membership to the Gables Estate Club is a prerequisite to purchasing the property.

For more information visit www.181Leucadendra.com
Contact Information

Valaree Byrne

Coral Gables-South Miami Office
305-960-2413 (Office)
305-662-5646 (Fax)
305-323-6231 (Cell)
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