For sale : Historic Gables home tied to? women’s movement

For sale: Historic Gables home tied to? women's movement
For sale: Historic Gables home tied to? women's movement
Historic Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Home at 1302 Alhambra Circle

Designed by architect C. LeRoy Kinports and built in 1933 by George Edward Merrick, visionary developer and founder of Coral Gables, 1302 Alhambra Circle is a contributing structure of the Coral Gables Plantation Historic District, one of Merrick’s earliest developments.

A registered historical landmark designated a Florida Heritage Site in 1999 to honor the role it played as home and headquarters to feminist trailblazer and human rights activist Roxcy O’Neal Bolton, this magnificent Mediterranean Revival house has just hit the market for $1.75 million.

From 1965 to 1988, Bolton turned her residence, currently known as The Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Home, into a haven for campaigners for equal rights for women, using it to organize numerous rallies and marches. It was also there that she founded the Miami-Dade Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

Situated on an oversized 14,505-square-foot lot, this enchanting 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom two-story estate features myriad carefully preserved original details, From the terra-cotta floors throughout the first level to the elegant Florida pine hardwood flooring on the second. Roxcy O’Neal Bolton’s classic former home brings together living, dining, and family rooms on its main level, along with an indoor laundry room, a finished Florida room, and a chef’s dream of a kitchen equipped with top-tier Miele appliances, gas cook-top, dual wall ovens, warming tray, and Sub Zero appliances.

Brooke Williams and Rebeca Bascuas, who are members of the Bascuas Group, a powerhouse real estate team at Gables-based South Florida brokerage firm Real Estate Sales Force (RESF), have listed the property for sellers Drs. Michael and Tatiana Ivan, who will be relocating to a beautiful home in Pinecrest.

“It has been a rare privilege to share the charming home that once housed such a legendary historical figure as Roxcy O’Neal Bolton, and we hope the future owners will feel as appreciative of and moved by their own experience as we do,” Dr. Ivan said.

Conscious that this will be the first time since Bolton’s passing two years ago that the community will be given access to the historic property, the Bascuas Group will host a first look at this exclusive home on Sunday, Nov. 17, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The unique event will feature a special private tour during which HistoryMiami Museum’s resident historian Dr. Paul George will bring to life the story of Roxcy Bolton and her significant impact as a leading force of the women’s rights movement in Miami.

Not only did Bolton establish Women in Distress, the first women’s rescue shelter in Florida, as well as the Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital that today bears her name, but she also founded the Citizen’s Crime Watch of Dade County, one of the first of its kind in the country.

Under Bolton’s tireless, outspoken leadership, those she inspired to work with her created a forceful voice for justice for marginalized people who would not otherwise have been heard.

As space will be limited, interested parties are invited to attend the private showing by contacting Brooke Williams at 786-904-7480 or Rebeca Bascuas at 786-285-2855 at their earliest convenience.

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