This estate in Coral Gables recently traded hands; the palatial Mediterranean-style mansion on over an acre of prime South Florida real estate was sold by Hilda Bacardi—a great-great grandchild of the spirits company founder—while the buyer was vocalist and actor Marc Anthony.
The house is young, and bears architectural cues that identify it as a Florida Mediterranean style. It’s a big home, on a large lot; the 1.33 acres are on a corner parcel on the waterway, and the home spans an impressive 17,000 square feet. It is one of the crown jewels of the Cocoplum gated community.
The home’s interiors frequently default to a dazzling sense of scale. The kitchen is a positive monster, containing enough room to comfortably cater a large event, and sporting a series of islands, workspaces, and sinks. A central colonnade acts as a point of connection for the interiors, joining the far-flung corners of what is a truly sprawling residence. Embellishments are stylistically varied, giving the home the extended design profile of a small palace.
The home’s twelve bedrooms and fourteen baths culminate in a master suite that is large enough to lose one’s self in; a private living room within this sanctuary contains a fireplace, and the stone-clad bath is centered by an extravagant soaking tub.
The home’s exterior living spaces are abundant; arcades, terraces, patios, and a lengthy pergola are incorporated into the large lot, with a pool, private dock, and lush landscaping filling out the property.