Merricks home is the only home on a small triangular block. It is walled and hedged to the point that it is hard to picture its beauty. The original house was a piece of art. But a major flaw was the bedrooms were on the second floor that had only one stairwell and it was on the outside in the patio. I guess Merrick was telling prospective buyers in Coral Gables that the weather was always good and dry.