An authentic and historic landmark of Miami’s pioneer past is now for sale. Built in 1907, the Charles Graham House has stood for more than 100 years, retaining nearly all of its “frame vernacular” architecture utilized by Miami’s early settlers.
Formally recognized by the Miami- Dade Historic Preservation board in 1985, the home also is noted for its original homesteading claim being signed by then-President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903.
Located at 16525 SW 232 St. (in Redland’s Silver Palm community), the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is in pristine condition, and listed for $599,900 by RE/MAX Advance Realty’s Richard Abreu. Featuring more than 4,500- square-feet of living area (consisting of a main house and detached cottage), the home still has its original oak floors, banister and stairs. While previous owners have made alterations and additions (including a second- story porch, widened windows, and a new chimney) the home has firmly retained its original character. (The Historical Society noted that the home “…stands as a fine example of domestic architecture adapted to its environment…a tribute to our pioneers’ creativity in finding design solutions to the area’s sometimes extreme environment.”)
The Historical Society’s report goes on to say that Charles Graham purchased the land from the previous owner in 1904, and three years later built the large home for his new wife, Emma Lindgren. He later purchased additional land to grow avocados, and also built a grocery store in the area.
“The home’s unique history is certainly significant, and adds character to what is already a charming and well-maintained house on a nice-sized lot,” Abreu said. “The next owner will enjoy a newly renovated kitchen (with top-of-the-line appliances), wraparound porch and balcony, updated fencing, and lovely landscaping.”
For more information, contact Richard Abreu at 305-338-9374 or send email to email@example.com.