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$14.9M Miami Mansion Owned By The Man Who Made Coral Gables For Sale

$14.9M Miami Mansion Owned By The Man Who Made Coral Gables For Sale

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284 Las Brisas Court is a luxurious and private mansion situated in the coveted Cocoplum neighborhood. It boasts a sleek and modern design, carefully crafted by Cesar Molina of CMA Design Studio. With five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, this mansion provides ample space for hosting guests and extravagant parties.

From its rich historical background to its stunning design, this home perfectly embodies the essence of Miami living. White and gray design accents are featured throughout the home giving it an elegant, museum-like feel. In the great room, glass French doors open to the backyard which features an expansive paved deck, an outdoor living area and a beautiful pool with an attached jacuzzi. Beyond the pool deck find lush, tropical landscaping leading out to the spacious dock that can accommodate up to a 100-foot yacht.

This property was previously owned by George Merrick of the Deering family, who is famously known as “the man who made Coral Gables”. Merrick established the University of Miami, created South Dixie Highway and constructed the historic Biltmore Hotel. Originally Coral Gables Plantation, the area was owned and farmed on by the Merrick family in the early 1900s. Merrick and his team were able to build what is now Coral Gables over the span of a few years, by 1926, Coral Gables had over 4,000 structures representing an investment of around $150 million.

Located in Coral Gables, Cocoplum is a prestigious and exclusive neighborhood just minutes away from the University of Miami. This area is perfect for young families who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while still being close to the action. Despite its quiet and secluded nature, Cocoplum is only a short drive from Brickell and Coconut Grove.

This property is one of very few in the area that offers homeowners direct ocean access without bridges, perfect for any yachting enthusiast. After a long day on the water, residents can enjoy the private tennis courts, yacht club, and full-service marina amongst other club amenities exclusive to the neighborhood. 284 Las Brisas Court was recently listed by Compass Florida agent Renier Casanova.