Coastal Inspirations Brought Home in Meadowbrook

COASTAL INSPIRATIONS BROUGHT HOME IN MEADOWBROOK “Needs lots of TLC,” says one of the captions of one of the few photos of this 1934 house, designed and built by the C.C. Bell Construction Company just southeast of the Glenbrook Park Golf Course here in Meadowbrook. But the caption and the rest of the photos in the listing suggest only what the house might need in the near future, failing to mention much about its past: The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Spanish Mediterranean is described in Stephen Fox’s most recent edition of the AIA guide as one of the “original Coral Gables-inspired bungalows” built in this neighborhood by Bell after a trip to Florida in the ’20s. Want this piece of — er, history? The 2,258-sq.-ft. fixer-upper went on the market on Friday, with an asking price of $135,000. [HAR] Photo: HAR

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  • I kinda like it. And not just because it’s in the Guide. If I recall correctly there’s another strange concrete house somewhere over there.

  • Nice Spanish revival house but too bad that it looks like it got the Mexican treatment/ceramic tile over the likely oak floors. No bueno.

  • Vegetation growing out of the roof is not a good sign. More than TLC may be needed here; perhaps some tough love in the form of a bulldozer.

  • Im the listing agent and thanks for the info. especially regarding history on the house. The owner has been there a very long time and hasnt had any money to do many repairs. He really wants to sell it as a lot but I do think it could be amazing restored to its original charm.