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Hot Open Houses: 513 Navarre Ave. and 1418 Mantua Ave.

Some weekends you  have no room left in your sign-in sheet, and that was the case on both of these homes. These new listings had a total of nearly 100 people come through to see them. Our opinion is that this is what happens when you price houses to sell. These two houses are both in great locations in Coral Gables, they have a lot of potential and in the case of Navarre it is move-in ready!

Mantua has a big lot with over 10,000 sq ft and is in a great location near the University of Miami and downtown South Miami. A real oasis of a home! The open houses were so busy that we've also had a good number of calls for both homes for second showings, so wish us luck!

To learn more about the properties visit, and follow us on instagram for more pictures, @slesnickjochemrealty

840 Coral Way : A One of a Kind Property

840 Coral Way has to be one of the most unique homes in all of Coral Gables. Built in 1926 and designed by noted architects John and Coulton Skinner for R.D. Maxwell. This house is a testament of the artistry and craftsmanship of the designers who worked in Coral Gables during its boom. The structure is an excellent example of the larger homes that were constructed along this prominent street.

Designed in the "Italianate" style the house has an elaborate central portal, which comes to a pediment at the roof line to focus the entrance. The Skinner brothers also used round oculus windows at the mezzanine floor level to articulate the walls that allow for such high ceilings. The ground floor was originally composed of a formal living room, library and dinning room and designed around an open loggia. Above on the second floor there are five bedrooms for the family that were connected two by two with a central bathroom. Covered porches were also integrated into the design of the …