Thursday, September 12, 2013

The French City Village of Coral Gables

Earlier this week, I wrote about this lovely Cape Dutch home that was for sale last year in Coral Gables' historic Dutch South African Village. I've decided to take a little trip down Memory Lane and share a few more homes in Coral Gables' Historic Villages that were on the market when my husband and I were house hunting. Today, I will take you inside the French City Village as we tour 1033 Hardee Road.

The 18th century inspired houses on the 1000 block of Hardee Road were designed by two architects. Mott B. Schmidt designed the homes along the north side, inspired by the Renaissance architecture of Italy, and Phillip Goodwin designed the homes along the south side with a slightly more rustic appearance, yet maintaining a formal and classical design. (1033 Hardee Road is located on the north side.) Built in 1926, this French Rivera style home is just over 3,700 square feet and has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It features a beautiful pool, herb garden, and antique clay floors from Provence. Let's take a look!


 

 
 You know I love a blue and white living room!
 


 



 
Construction photo of French City Village, circa 1926, showing the intersection of Leonardo Street and Hardee Road.
Photo:  City of Coral Gables, Historic Preservation Department,
from THE ARCHITECTURE OF MOTT B SCHMIDT, via The Devoted Classicist
 
This home is absolute French perfection! Up next... The Italian Village!

8 comments:

  1. I'm wild about this home! Loving the fabrics selected for the drapery. Such charm, with modern livability.Sign me up.....
    Sharon

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  2. You find the most amazing homes, and photos! I don't know what I would do without your blog!!!!! Hope you are starting to settle in a little bit! :]

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  3. What a beauty..picture perfect inside and out!

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  4. wow! What a line up you have had this week! I would LOVE to get my hands on this place! :)

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  5. Yes, you do find the most tantalizing homes!! Please keep them coming!!!

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