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two bedrooms that share a bathroom.
A guest suite over the detached two-car garage has a bedroom suite and kitchen.
Built-in cabinetry flanks the window seat in the bay of the dining area, which is separated from the kitchen by a counter with pull-up seating.
The nearby family room is lined with windows and a built-in bar. Rather than Dade County pine floors, the rooms at the south end of the house have floors covered in the original tile. In the kitchen are professional-grade appliances, limestone countertops and Waterworks tile backsplash.
Kim has turned one of the upstairs bedrooms into a closet for herself, but the shelving could easily be removed to reveal bead-board wainscoting, she explains.
The master bathroom features double sinks, a marble countertop and tile by Waterworks in the walk-in shower.
“We call the living area off the master bedroom the reading room. It was probably once an open porch, and it has a wood floor, beamed ceiling and built-in bookcases,” Kim says.
The house is next door to a similar one Kim and Ray Celedinas bought in 2010 at 234 Chilean Ave., which they are also offering for sale.
At one time, they used the entire complex for their family, and as such, they’ve opened up the backyard between the two properties.
No. 234, almost a twin of 203, has 2,432 total square feet, stands on a smaller lot and has a plunge pool rather than a full-size pool.
“It’s been a happy home for us,” Kim says. “It was a big decision for us to sell. We thought we’d give the houses to our daughters, but Taylor lives in New York City and Payton is in Chicago, and I don’t see them moving back here.”
The guest suite of the home at 230 Chilean Ave. features its own kitchen.
Kim and Ray Celedinas have moved into a new custom waterfront home they built on Island Drive.