We recently listed a spectacular home in the gated community of The Moorings. Located at 3431 North Moorings Way, this home was built in 1936 and has been masterfully updated with the finest finishes and attention to detail. Some of the special features of this home include vaulted, wood beamed ceilings, an expansive light filled great room which opens to the pool and tropical gardens, custom millwork, impact glass and an elegant, top-of-the-line island kitchen.
3431 North Moorings Way has been featured in Florida Architecture magazine. Below is an excerpt from the article which perfectly captures the essence of the home.
“A stone walkway flanked by mature native trees and subtropical vegetation leads to a wrought iron gate, which opens up to a courtyard. The sound of trickling water, emanating from several fountains positioned around the property lends a soothing, calming quality.
Beneath the dappled shadows sits a grand structure that hints at the Florida that was. Multiple roof lines capped by barrel tile, arched window and door openings, cast stone balustrades and wrought iron accents are consistent with the early Florida Mediterranean vernacular.
In renovating, the owners wanted to honor the architecture and the history of the home while updating it for today’s standards and aesthetics.
Overall, the house feels timeless but relaxed, an expression of quality without pretense. Like old Florida, it has a charm and character all its own, and an easy simplicity that is in style no matter how many years pass.”
The history of The Moorings dates back to the early 1900′s when two residents sold their waterfront lots to developers who wanted to create an exclusive subdivision. The neighborhood was designed in keeping with the 1920 Bright Plan for Coconut Grove which included wide roads, grand spaces and Mediterranean architecture. Features of the Bright Plan remain intact today with the elaborate entrance fountain, landscaped median and curving roads.
The Moorings offers riparian dockage rights on a first come basis.
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