Nestled off scenic Old Cutler Road and sweeping across more than 200 lush acres of Coral Gables shoreline, Gables Estates is one of South Florida’s most exclusive communities. The prestigious enclave was largely developed in the early 1960s by famous industrialist Arthur Davis, giving the guard-gated community its fabled reputation. Deepwater and sea-walled waterways wind through the gated community, as vibrant gardens and foliage envelope the homes in complete privacy. This immaculately designed Neo-Classical estate by Ralph Portuondo is no exception.

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Known for his contemporary interpretations of classical architecture, Portuondo envisioned his masterpiece with characteristic artistry and Floridian flair. European grandeur takes center stage on over two acres and 245 feet along the water’s edge, surrounded by over 674 species of palms and exotic plantings. Beautiful natural light floods the interiors, which bring more than 17,000 square feet into elegant focus as views meet lush landscaping and tranquil water. Dramatic archways, grand living and entertaining spaces, immaculate craftsmanship and extraordinary finishes throughout exude luxury at every turn. Six bedrooms, nine full baths and three half baths provide everyone with their own space. Tremendous outdoor terraces and gardens pay homage to the Coral Gables lifestyle. Beyond the main residence, a separate guesthouse and chapel create the ambiance of a compound. This prized estate will make you feel as if you are living in your own private world…

View the complete listing by Judy Zeder and Nathan Zeder of Coldwell Banker Realty, Coral Gables.