“A place regarded as an earthly paradise, especially when involving a retreat from the pressures of modern civilization.”

By Otto J Rodríguez

Accented by exotic woods & lush vegetation, this tranquil South Miami home is nestled in over one acre of manicured gardens in the middle of South Miami. The one-of-a-kind estate is minutes from the center of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, the Miami airport and just steps from the best schools Miami has to offer. This is where you will find Miami’s version of Shangri-La, a true peaceful paradise in the middle of this bustling & world-renowned metropolis.

Imagine the splendor and fragrance of a myriad of exotic plants & flowers, multiple koi ponds, an amazing tropical pool, two expansive thatched roof outdoor areas (one is an outdoor gym and the other with an expansive outdoor family room / outdoor kitchen) and a spa like gazebo, all surrounding a gorgeous Zen inspired garden. This is the true allure of Miami’s version of Shangri-La, an exotic oasis in the middle of sun drenched Miami, Florida. This amazing property boasts two separate homes, a main house and a separate charming cottage, offering a total of 4 Bed / 4 Bath (3,012 sf. in a large 39,422 sf. lot).

This luxurious home was purposely designed in true parallel with a Zen & Japanese inspired point of view, since most of the home widely opens onto a beautiful & expansive terrace, which progressively By Otto J Rodríguezleads out to the peaceful oriental gardens. The main house and adjacent cottage truly resemble the oriental “regal style” design esthetic, were the luscious garden is the main center feature, following the ancient eastern philosophy that “all things originate from a single source and expand in all directions.”

Welcome to your private Shangri-La! Enter the gates and leave the pressure of daily life behind. The enchanted gardens come alive at night and positively glow with life in this enchanted setting.

So if you would like an opportunity to surround yourself with nature, in one of Miami’s most beautiful garden estates, please call or text Richard Machado at 305-551-0900 or

7480 SW 64 Street, South Miami, FL 33143, Main house: 3 bed / 3 bath, Guest house: 1 bed / 1 bath, 3,012 sf., 39,422 sf. lot, $1,347,000


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