Founded in the 1920s by developer George Merrick, Coral Gables is surrounded by historic homes. The vast majority are Mediterranean Revival homes which can easily be identified with their barrel tile roofs, arches, thick stuccoed walls, parapet walls and keystone details. Additional styles to be found in Coral Gables include Spanish Eclectic (with Moorish, Byzantine, Renaissance and Gothic influences), Coral Rock Bungalows and Old Florida. George Merrick had a vision of villages across the city representing the far reaches of the globe. While his grander project did not come into being, a few of the villages do survive including The Chinese Village, The French Country Village, The Dutch South African Village, The French Provencal Village, The Italian Village and the Florida Pioneer Village. Noted architects of day include Walter De Garmo, Denman Fink, H. George Fink and Phineas Paist. Finding a home from any of them is a true treat for lover of historic homes.
Historic Preservation Department
The City has provided for the identification and protection of its unique heritage through the enactment of a Historic Preservation ordinance. The City’s Historic Preservation Department which administers the program has as its primary goal the preservation of structures, sites, objects, and districts within the City of Coral Gables which reflect architectural, historical, and or cultural significance. This goal is accomplished through the Local Historic Landmark and Local Historic District designation program and through listing in the National Register of Historic Places. All Demolition Permits for non-designated buildings and/or structures must be approved by the Historic Preservation Officer or Designee.
Historic Home for Sale
Old Spanish style on the outside, but WOW on the inside! This incredible historic single family home has everything you might dream… Fully remodeled custom made luxury home incredibly analyzed by the developer, architect and their interior designers to maximize spaces and giving that extra space necessary without altering the historical significance of the house.
This house has a particular history with the famous actress Sophia Loren who posed on the doorstep for a photo.
Know more about this home: 430 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables