The French City Village is one of the three “French Style” villages of Coral Gables, we’ll get to the others later. It’s funny to think of this as a “French City”, maybe back in the early 20’s when the homes were built it was what one would consider a city style, but clearly these are not the kind of homes we see when we visit Paris or Bordeaux now – a more fitting title now would seem to be Parisian Suburban village. Regardless, this collection of homes along Hardee Avenue are all quite beautiful and do stand out while passing them by, very distinctive and not the typical Mediterranean style we’re more used to. The collection of these homes were built by the architects Mott B. Schmidt (northern side or top of Hardee) and Philip Goodwin (southern or bottom of Hardee). All of them are very classically styled and proportioned, formal as it were. The village plan is very on the north side is very similar to the Chinese Village in having a common wall around all the homes, creating a compound setting, each home has its own enclosed little greenspace / yard. For whatever reason, possibly the latest real estate boom we’ve seen a lot of construction on these homes and they have slowly been coming to market post-renovation / rehab. Incase you’re curious, prices are north of the $2 million dollar range.