Jessi’s i love places…The gazebo & Landmark

Welcome to another entry of Jessi’s I Love Places, featuring a Landmark home in a suburb of Miami that is requested to be historically preserved. This home is over 150 years old and what is unique about this space is not just the home itself, but the gazebo and backyard that was built in the last 27 years.

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First, what makes this home special to me was that I grew up across the street from this home and saw all the transformations occur with the backyard.

Also, when I was a little girl there has been 5 different owners, and every single one updated it little by little. Exactly 26 years ago this backyard was just grass, with NO POOL & NO GAZEBO. Can you imagine that?

Next, here’s some great facts and timeline about the evolution of this great backyard & installed gazebo:

  1. In the early 2000s a young couple who flipped houses moved in and added a necessary pool for this space.
  2. In mid 2000s the next set of owners were from South Africa and loved the outdoors. They decided to design and build the gazebo.
  3. Since the house was a historical landmark the owners had to design the gazebo to look and feel like the rest of the home. It had to keep the same aesthetic as everything else.
  4. The gazebo overlooks the pool and you effortlessly can jump right into the pool from there! It’s absolutely stunning and extremely relaxing.

What ties this gazebo together is the amazing furniture pieces.

Here are the last 4 fun facts about this space:

  1. If you ever visited a Tulum, Mexican resort; this gazebo has that feel. The extreme arches give the space the hotel resort design and the grand entrance feel.
  2. One of the most complex sections of the gazebo is the amazing wooden panels built in the ceiling where the fan is located. It is breathtaking!
  3. The pool was changed to salt water about 4 years ago! Honestly it brings out the amazing blue/teal color in the water. The water looks unrealistic in the most beautiful manner.
  4. The other side of the home has turf grass. The previous owner installed complete turf grass for easier maintenance and to save money on getting the grass cut weekly.

Last, the current family living here are amazing people who respect and love the home for its reach history and aesthetic. Their taste in outdoor furniture was spot on to what this place needed to uphold the tradition of this timeless landmark.

Do you have a space in your home that you traditionally cherish?

Below I have included some amazon pieces that would be great substitute items to capture this gazebo feel. Just click on the picture below for all the details! See below…happy shopping!


Jessi Morgan

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