Most golf course homes lean toward the shiny and new. It's rare to find one with a history and the charm to show for it.
This 1925 Spanish-style home in the upscale, tropical paradise of Coral Gables, Florida, meets those criteria times three: It's surrounded by three golf courses that are as old and distinguished as the home itself.
The seven-bedroom, eight-bath property, which includes a two-story guest house and separate maid's quarters, sits across the street from Granada Golf Course, which bills itself as the oldest still-operating golf course in Florida.
The property is also a mile from the Biltmore Golf Course, which is situated behind the flapper-era Biltmore Hotel, and adjacent to the '20s-vintage Riviera Golf Course.
Listed at $2.475 million, the estate features an elevator and a master suite with a spa tub and shower plus two closets, one of them large enough to be a bedroom.
A second-story balcony that overlooks the front yard and golf course is accessible from two bedrooms.
Among many period touches are arched doorways, stained glass windows and a staircase of mosaic tiles.
The listing agent is Helen Jeanne Nicastri of Coldwell Banker Previews International.