Camp Biscayne is an elite private community of only 11 homes in Coconut Grove with lush mature landscaping and towering oak trees with an entry gate that almost goes unnoticed.
One of the properties currently for sale in Camp Biscayne is aptly named “The Treehouse”. 3506 Main Lodge Drive is a former 1920s winter resort nestled in the trees with rustic modern architecture offered for $2.699 million.Walls of glass merge modern living with unique views of the gardens in this magical home.
With over 3,400 square feet of living space, a chef’s kitchen and renovated baths there will not be a need to “rough it”, yet the covered porches surrounding the home, a pool with privacy and lush landscaping tucked behind a shingled wooden gatehouse, make this a unique opportunity to own “The Treehouse”.
The Camp Biscayne community, was a rustic winter resort founded in 1903 by Ralph Middleton Munroe so that there would be “a stopping place in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida”. Located a few lots south of the Barnacle (now the Barnacle Historic State Park), Camp Biscayne catered primarily to those who were interested in sailing, fishing, and the simple life. By 1925 when Camp Biscayne was closed there were several cottages and a main lodge which seated 100 people in the dining room.
At Camp Biscayne, Munroe preserved as much of the hammock (tropical forest) as possible because he believed that it had “worked out its life’s problems and established itself as the legitimate occupant of the land.” Using the trees in the hammock for inspiration he named each of the 11 cottages for a native tree or for an ornamental.
There are few opportunities to own a home in this highly sought after gated community because there are only 11 homes.
In fact, over the past year, no homes have sold in Camp Biscayne and only two others are currently on the market.
Contact Jill Penman, Coconut Grove resident and real estate expert to arrange a tour of “The Treehouse” before it’s sold. Jill can be reached at 305-807-9199