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Alhambra at Biltmore Golf Course - Coral Gables
Life at 2915 Alhambra is all about the aura and amenities of this world-class resort. One of the most beautiful amenities is right outside the garden gate of 2915, and one of the better public golf courses in America. It’s a bit like having 50 acres of backyard tended to by someone else.
Listing Price: SOLD
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In the early 1900s when George Merrick started to plan his miracle village of Coral Gables on a vast section of farmland and forests west of and south of Miami, he had in mind a lifestyle for his lucky buyers which is still resident in the home at 2915 Alhambra today. George was a unique developer in that he had vision, money, and dare we say…taste. So in the 1920s when the Biltmore Hotel and Resort opened, no one that knew him was surprised by its regal presence but everyone who knew him was amazed by the splendor of its amenities. Life at 2915 Alhambra is all about the aura and amenities of this world-class resort. One of the most beautiful amenities is right outside the garden gate of 2915, and one of the better public golf courses in America. It’s a bit like having 50 acres of backyard tended to by someone else. An amazing cast of characters has played this course from champions to presidents. Clinton has been seen here in the backyard and Obama has commented about playing here during one of his many visits to the area, utilizing the elegant conference facilities of the Biltmore next door. Which rings back to the original idea, 2915 is about a lifestyle enjoyed with friends and family and the outdoors. All of the amenities of the neighboring Biltmore Resort interestingly are owned by the people and City of Coral Gables which leases it back to a management company. You pay, you play.
The neighborhood around 2915 Alhambra is a blissful combination of stately, grand buildings with award-winning, historically designated architecture including Merrick’s Biltmore itself, the nearby Congregational Church, the picture postcard Church of the Little Flower and its schools, the public tennis facilities of Salvadore Park and Biltmore, the theater complex at Biltmore, and one of the Florida’s largest fresh water swimming pools. On the more modern side are an amazing full services’ spa and health club with every imaginable class, great professional golf instructors, several wonderful restaurants, and hotel rooms for your overflow guests. One of the great things about life in Coral Gables is its perfect winter weather which invites your daily use of your own entertainment deck at 2915 around the pool. It’s a paradise of evening dinner parties and calm small dinners- all in the glow of the famous lighted tower of the Biltmore. All your friends will want to celebrate Fourth of July and New Years with you to share your front row seats to the fireworks extravaganzas played out over the tower. Coral Gables and this house, thanks to its less than 20 minutes access to Miami International Airport, has the miracle of nonstop access to more than 150 cities across the globe. When you travel, you are at home before most people get their luggage.
We have only one caution to our new buyers here: when all your new best friends from NYC discover you live next to the Biltmore in winter, learn to say “would love to see you, and as it’s a busy weekend- allow us to book you a room next door at the Biltmore.” Otherwise, they will never want to leave. So to repeat, life in 2915 Alhambra is first about its storied location dominated by proximity to a world-class resort hotel, spa, and golf course. It is secondly about access; access to the airport in 20 minutes but without its jet noise, access to dynamic downtown life in Miami and Coral Gables, Miami’s finest schools within minutes for the younger ones to 20 minutes through high school and 10 minutes to University of Miami with world class teaching, athletic stadiums, and finally health facilities. And speaking about health care, arguably Florida’s finest children’s hospital is less than 5 minutes from your door.
But we digress, what about the house? The home is best described as a stately yet comfortable 1960s edition of the storied Coral Gables lifestyle. If you like your comfort and privacy, this one’s for you. Nearly 4000 SF of home play out on 2 levels designed to give everyone a place to get together and a place to calmly be apart. On the entry level is a poolside master bedroom with ensuite bath, a family room with seating on the south for conversation and an office space on the north. A formal living room and dining room with a formal bar nook complete the entry area of the house while the north floor plan is dominated by a large kitchen anchored with a cook’s island and eating bar and and a second ground floor bedroom with full bath adjoining both garage and kitchen for guests, immobile in-laws, or live-in help. Upstairs are a third and fourth bedroom each with ensuite baths with daylight flooding both from the Alhambra-side terraces. Ah, but the best room in the house isn’t even “in” the house---it is the abundant pool terrace, golf-side dining area, and swimming pool. This completes Florida outdoor living at its best!
Your personal tour is invited! But in the interim, enjoy the recent photos and link to floor plans and virtual tour. Four bedrooms, four baths, nearly 4000 SF under air conditioning, and supremo supremo location looking at the Biltmore Resort and golf is offered for SOLD. For additional information, telephone Rex Hamilton at 305-441-2828.
For more information on this property, contact Rex Hamilton at (305) 441-2828 or click HERE to contact us now.