Villa Diego, a Merrick Italian Village Villa located at 4108 Palmarito

PalmaritoJill Patterson, of One Sotheby’s International Realty, gave me a tour of her listing at Villa Diego, in Coral Gables the other day.  I have a client who has a house right down the street on San Lorenzo Avenue who had always eyed the historic Merrick Italian Village Villa.  I’m sure quite a few people have had their eye on it in fact.  It’s one of only thirteen of George Merricks’s Italian Village Villas!  It’s a true Coral Gables gem complete with a second story hide-away room, pool and separate guest house.  Built in 1926 and renovated not too long ago, the house has fallen into some disrepair over the past few years, but you can see her beauty still there.  She just needs a little face lift.

Some of the lovely Italian Village architectural features include:

  • A working fireplace
  • Broken tile, mosaic enclosed courtyard
  • Arched courtyard door surrounded by ficus-reaper covered stone exterior walls
  • Dripping passion vine covering the guest house
  • Striped awning on the second story hideaway room with private access
  • Stained glass inserts
  • Original wood cabinets
  • Chicago brick patio
  • Arched walkways and detailing
  • Built-in bookshelves
  • Original wood floors
  • Exposed beams
  • French doors throughout
  • Custom grill work
  • Exposed coral rock

Jill told me she expected several offers this weekend and I’m not surprised with this beauty.  A little TLC and she will be back to her glory days. I can’t wait to drive by and see her all spruced up and shining again.

Listing info courtesy of Jill Patterson at One Sotheby’s International Realty

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