Miami Historic Homes – Walter DeGarmo in Coconut Grove

A Walter DeGarmo treasure is now for sale in Coconut Grove.  We are talking a 1938 Gem nestled in a tropical hammock under 100-year-old oak trees on Leafy Way in The Grove with a 21,190 square foot lot.  When it comes to Miami Historic Architecture, we know when we have a winner, and this is one of them. Walter DeGarmo, was a prolific architect in the early 20th Century – an architecture graduate from Cornell University, DeGarmo moved to Coconut Grove in 1903 and was responsible for the design of many residences and public buildings in South Florida.  He was the first registered architect in Miami and a protegé of John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. DeGarmo was a classicist with an interest in tropical architecture and always challenged by the marriage of these 2 concepts.  His homes always boast open loggias and/or beautiful court yards. DeGarmo became one of the early masters of the Mediterranean Revival Style.  His most prolific years were from 1906-1926, during the Miami Boom times.

3965 Leafy Wy – Walter DeGarmo Home in Coconut Grove

Priced at $2,200,000 SOLD for $2,120,000 The care given to this historic home is obvious throughout, from the meticulously cared for hardwood floors to the original quarry and cuban tile in the common areas.  The kitchen has been tastefully updated to compliment the home’s architecture and the woodwork is impeccable. This Walter DeGarmo home has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with 3,443 square feet of living space.  It has a beautiful pool, fireplace, french doors, high ceilings, open balconies typical of DeGarmo as well as exterior porch to enjoy the outdoors. The marketing description reads:

Elegant & rarely available DeGarmo designed estate. Nestled in a tropical hammock under 100 yr old oaks on Leafy Way, one of the few private roads in S. Coconut Grove. Grand living spaces & classical architectural details throughout inc. original fireplaces, Cuban tile & wood floors & exquisite wrought iron staircase. Renovated state of the art kitchen. French doors lead out to enchanting 2 story screened porch, vine covered courtyards, winding coral rock paths & terraces which surround the tranquil pool.

Call us to schedule an appointment to go visit this or any historic home in Miami.  We guarantee you will walk away with knowledge you didn’t even know you would care for. I do warn you that I get a bit emotional, DeGarmo spaces are magical.

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