As we pulled into the driveway of this elegant 1940’s Miami Shores home, we knew we were in for a treat. Forewarned by a family member that not a single thing had been done since they settled in back in 1964. Most people would cringe, but there was something about this place that just had us so excited to get inside. We walked up the brick paver walkway to a grand front porch adorned with two identical white benches. Furniture that have become fixtures over the years as if they were never supposed to be anywhere else but right there. The doorbell rang and it sent us into a trance as if marking the moment from a movie where a flashback began. Here we go!
Gracing the foyer and grand staircase was a lovely woman named Lucy and her daughter, Hampty. “C’mon in!” they said. We were so enthralled by their stories of the past that we nearly forgot why we were there. Treasured 18th century artwork decorated the walls, some oil paintings of family portraits, others restored paintings of passed loved ones or just ones unknown. Antique furniture, some arriving by wagon, dressed the rooms, one more interesting than the next. Traditional jalousie windows in the pink and green “Florida room” leading out to over 16,000 square feet of lush gardens. The formal dining room situated in the heart of the home surly once the setting to many elaborate occasions and holidays.
Each nook and cranny told a story, some not even through words. It was a moving experience that brought us back to simpler times. Times of elegance, tradition and grace and we are grateful to share it with you.
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