Built in 1936, “Java Head” is a historically significant home designed by well known architect Robert F. Smith and has been the residence of Charles Baker (culinary writer) as well as Dr. James Jude (one of the inventors of CPR). The home came on the market back in 2009 at a list price of $13,900,000 and was reduced over the years to a $9,750,000. The best thing about this property was that it was situated on 3 acres of lush, tropical gardens along the Gables Waterway with a coral rock protected boat slip.
The home offered 10 bedrooms, 7 baths with soaring cathedral ceilings, 3 fireplaces, grand staircase, 2 cottages, 4 car garage, tennis court, pool and staff quarters. The sale price on the home was $8,675,000 or $731/square foot. Listing agent was Jorge Uribe of One Sothebys.
This is the highest sale price garnered in 2015 for a non-gated community home.
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