A quaint little wooden house on Loquat Avenue in Coconut Grove was listed on the market last April for $1.775 million. The house is old Floridiana at its most dashing with with a few subtle but transformative modernist touches, including a big black gate out front that somehow almost disappears even though it's the most obvious part of the house that solidly proclaims 'a very modernist architect once lived here.'
3900 Loquat Avenue was architect Mark Hampton's home, a 1920s cottage that he restored and altered. Hampton was a refined modernist, but also a lover of the subtropical eden that is South Florida. How he created his home, preserving an older building and tending to its yard, shows that he was also a lover of context, and of history. According to the listing, the two bedroom, two bath main house and one bedroom, one bath guest house sit on nearly a half acre of jungly land stocked with exotic flowering plants, winding paths, and a brick-edged pool.