If you got $4.5 million burning in a hole in your pocket and you want to own a little piece of Cuban-Miami history, this is your lucky day. The former Cuban consulate in Miami has gone up for sale. And as an added value, they’ll even throw in some ghosts at no additional cost.
Miami’s Haunted Former Cuban Consulate for Sale for $4.5 Million
On a busy stretch of North Miami Avenue in Little Haiti stands Villa Paula, a neoclassical estate with white stucco walls and grounds covered in bougainvillea. It is purportedly haunted by the ghost of Paula Milord, the wife of the Cuban consul for whom the villa was built in 1925.
The mansion, located at 5811 N. Miami Ave., along with several other connected properties, hits the market this week with an unexpected price tag for the neighborhood: $4.5 million.
Jean-Louis Delbeke, an agent for Sotheby’s International Realty who will list the property, says the home’s owner, 5811 Investment Group LLC, is looking to sell with an eye on the development of the Magic City Innovation District, a $1 billion project planned to encompass 17 acres that is just a few blocks away.
“Magic City is going to bring a new crowd to Little Haiti,” Delbeke says, “a new kind of people — software people, corporations.”
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