For Sale – 1927 Mediterranean Style beauty in Coral Gables, designed by H. George Fink


36 Phoenetia Avenue, Coral Gables 33134

3300 square feet



Preservation is important to communities as it helps to shape the sense of continuity of our lives and contributes to the orderly growth and change in our communities. Each building has a story and those stories are the soul of our community. They connect us to who we are, to one another and to those who have gone before us. And, this is part of the story of the Douglas-Trager House….
In 1927, one of Coral Gables pioneering citizens and a contemporary of Solomon Merrick, John Douglas built this lovely home for his wife Rosell. An excellent example of Mediterranean Style Architecture, designed by H. George Fink, a cousin of George Merrick. Fink was one of Coral Gables’ earliest and most prolific architects. Responsible for designing many of the coral rock homes along Coral Way, he received an honorary citation from King Alfonso XIII for his Spanish work in America.

The Douglas-Trager home is noteworthy for its craftsmanship and detailing embodied in such features as its arcaded porch, twisted columns, turned and incised wood columns and balusters and articulated exposed rafters. It is a delight to the unhurried eye. Its beauty, texture and detail represent and strengthen the partnership between the past, the present and the future.

The house sits on an 8,030 sf lot with over 3,300 sf of living space. The main house consists of 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths while the back building offers a 1 bedroom unit with deck, a studio unit on the ground floor and a unique space suitable for an artist studio, workshop or gym.

This property is Zoned Multifamily – 2-9 units and may be utilized as rental income.
Those of you who appreciate historic preservation and architecture; recognize the value in a partnership that encourages each generation to utilize the best without rejecting the history, culture and traditions on which our lives have been built; call now and schedule an appointment to see this landmark home. Judith Gatti – 305-324-3694.