Thalatta Estate is a beautiful two-story vintage residence designed and built by the Connett family, one of the few homes to grace the shores of Biscayne Bay since the early 19th century.
This sprawling property of more than four acres offers unobstructed views of Biscayne National Park, a haven of herons, pelicans, marine iguanas and other plant and wildlife common to the protected mangroves of the South Miami-Dade coastline.
The Mediterranean-Revival home, similar to the historic Charles Deering Estate just north of Thalatta, reflects an architectural style prevalent at the conclusion of the boom era and typical of area construction at the time.
A tower located on the third story adds an element of uniqueness for this type of style and period. Characteristics of the style contributing to the architectural significance of the residence include the red clay-tiled roof, stucco walls, symmetrical façade, round-arched openings, varied window sizes with broad expanses of wall between them, doorways emphasized with pilasters, random examples of carved and cast ornament and wrought iron elements, decorative original Cuban tile floors and insets, ornamental mantle, carved wood entry doors and moldings, wood ceiling beams, and decorative cast plaster brackets.
The property was acquired by the Village of Palmetto Bay in 2005 in an unprecedented effort to preserve this important landmark in South Miami-Dade County.