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Seven Forty Eight

Adrian Salgado

Adrian Salgado is a REALTOR® with the Gables Mavens team at Engel & Völkers in Coral Gables, FL...

Adrian Salgado is a REALTOR® with the Gables Mavens team at Engel & Völkers in Coral Gables, FL...

Feb 7 8 minutes read

55 Merrick Way #748 Coral Gables, FL 33134

1,270 Adj Sq Ft
2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
2 Assigned Parking Spaces
Built in 2008
Assn Fees: $888.02/month
List Price: $550,000

Why We Love It

1. The Floor Plan 

Unique, open, spacious, functional.  Those are your thoughts. In that order. 

The second you open the door to Seven Forty Eight, you know it's different.  No cookie-cutter here. The foyer, the open kitchen with a walk-in pantry, the bright great room, the master bedroom with the ensuite bath, the two balconies...they serve purpose and add character to a welcoming design. 

The result? A space that lives like a house, maintains like a condo, and offers sunsets like this. Pass the wine please.

2. The Setting

55 Merrick is an 8-story mixed-use condominium built in a postmodern Mediterranean style in the heart of Downtown Coral Gables. 

It's a place where the elegantly-appointed, double-height lobby is staffed 24 hours a day by a front-desk attendant who knows your name.

A place where you wake up in the morning and enjoy a workout in the fully-equipped fitness center.

A place where you take a dip in the pool and relax in the spa after a long day.

A place where you sunbathe in the lounging terrace on the weekends.

Or challenge your friends to a game of pool.

Need more? Take the elevator to the ground floor and test your underwater cycling skills at Water Biking Studio. Or push, power, and perform at Iron Tribe, so you can stretch those muscles out later at Pilates ProWorks.

No time for a new hairdo, mani or pedi? Evolution Salon & Spa will have you looking brand new in no time.

Woke up with a stuffy nose, sore throat, and a sinus headache? Get back in the elevator, press "L", and walk over to the northeast corner of the building. Baptist Health Medical Plaza Urgent Care has you covered.

3. The Walkability

Hard to believe you've yet to leave the building. But when you do, you'll discover that 55 Merrick is basically in Yelp Heaven.

Imagine living in a place where you walk to a new dining experience every day and need months to discover all the spots. That's 55 Merrick.

Pull up Yelp on your phone and search for restaurants, bars, cafes, and coffee shops within a four block radius. Let me help you with the results.

Graziano's Marketplace, Pincho Factory, Pasion del Cielo, The Local, Pummarola, Chandler's Place, Castelluccio, Bulla, Swine, Frenchie's, Threefold Cafe, Cafe Demetrio, Gusto Fino Italian Deli, Fratellino, Hillstone, Ortanique on the Mile, Bugatti, Caffe Abbracci, Seasons 52, 5411 Empanadas, Talavera, Ruth's Chris, Uvaggio, Cibo, Copper 29, Tap 42, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, and The Seven Dials are just a few of the establishments you'll see on the list.

You may have noticed construction nearby on Giralda and Miracle Mile. That's part of the The Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape project. When completed later this year, the project will provide a pedestrian-friendly experience with gardens, outdoor dining, improved lighting, way finding, public art and a lot of fun. You get to enjoy that first. Every day.

According to Walk Score, the walkability of cities and neighborhoods translates directly into increases in home values. Homes located in more walkable neighborhoods—those with a mix of common daily shopping and social destinations within a short distance—command a price premium over otherwise similar homes in less walkable areas. 

Ninety Seven! That's the Walk Score for 55 Merrick. That means it's in a "Walker's Paradise" where daily errands do not require a car. This is your opportunity to ditch the soccer mom van!

You can't walk to Miami International Airport, but that's just a 15-minute Uber (or Lyft) ride away.

Work in Brickell? That's a 20-minute podcast listening session.

Like sporting your Vans® on the weekend? You could be in Wynwood in 20 minutes or less. Don't forget your Fedora. 

World famous South Beach? That's just 30 minutes away.

You're basically in the center of it all. Zero long commutes for you. 

What You Need to Know

The second you open the door to this unit, you can't help but notice how different it feels to step into a foyer. Instead of walking straight into a kitchen, you're greeted by a private space that says, "Welcome home!". Display a fine piece of furniture. Hang art on the walls. This is your opportunity to make a lasting first impression.

Walk down the hall and you'll arrive at the open eat-in kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counter tops, brick subway metal mosaic stainless steel backsplash, GE Profile stainless steel appliances, updated sink and garbage disposal, recessed lighting, and the piece de resistance - the reclaimed wood planks from an old barn in the Midwest that adorn the base cabinets. That bi-fold door at the end of the kitchen? That's a walk-in pantry.

Look straight ahead. That's the great room. With 20 x 20 Italian porcelain flooring and impact-resistant sliding glass doors overlooking the City Beautiful, this room makes a great entertaining space that serves as middle ground between the gourmet kitchen and the open balcony.

A private hallway leads you from the social areas to the bedrooms and baths. The closet to the left conveniently houses the stacked washer/dryer and provides additional storage space. The door to the right is the entrance to the second bedroom. Look down and marvel at the floors. You get the best of both worlds - the look of hardwood with the durability of Italian porcelain tile laid with Whisper Mat.

Note the closet and louvered doors. They were custom spray-painted with shellac gloss paint.

Take three steps down the hall and you'll encounter the guest bath complete with custom wood vanity and glass sink, Kohler medicine cabinet, and Candice Olson-designed wallpaper embedded with crystals.

The end of the hall houses the master bedroom. Step inside and you'll immediately notice how bright this room is thanks to the two windows and sliding glass doors that provide access to another balcony. The walk-in closet is customized and the master bath finished with the same custom wood vanity and sink, Kohler medicine cabinet, and Candice Olson-designed wallpaper embedded with crystals.

The unit is offered with 2 assigned parking spaces conveniently located in front of the elevators on the 4th level.

This is a great condo in a great building in a great location at a great price. Don't miss your opportunity to move-in to a turnkey condo with tasteful upgrades in the center of all that Downtown Coral Gables has to offer. Contact us to see it today.

Call or Text Raul to see this condo today | 786-586-5844

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