One of the most historic estates in Coconut Grove and the former winter retreat of 1920’s actor Rudolph Valentino, has sold off market for $4,500,000. The Moorish Compound, which is located on a rock bluff overlooking the prestigious South Bayshore Drive, was originally built in 1910 and is made up of a main house with three separate cottages on a 25,000 SF lot. The estate, which is located at 1855 S Bayshore Drive, features 12 bedrooms, 7 full-baths and 2 powder rooms spread over 8,155 SF of living space. The split between the other cottages include a 3 bedroom with 1 bath, a 2 bedroom with 1 bath and a pool loft with bath. Over the years the compound’s architecture has not been touched and represents the true glam embodying the community of Coconut Grove. The buyer intends to upgrade the living areas but will retain the original architecture of the home. Both sides of the sale were represented by Joan Andre of Douglas Elliman.
Rudolph Valentino, who spent his winters at the compound, starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik.