PRESERVE: TRAP RESIDENCE
The Trapp Homestead, also known as the Caleb Trapp House, is a historic home in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. In 1994 it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The home was constructed in 1887 out of oolitic lime quarried locally. The property is believed to be the oldest-standing masonry home in Miami-Dade County. The estates’ construction pre-dates the incorporation of the City of Miami. The estate was particularly notable at the time because it was one of the few stone structures in Miami-Dade County (then called Dade County), as nearly all structures in the area were built of wood at that time. In early 2006, the Connelly’s sold the property to longtime Miami family who worked with Richard Heisenbottle, FAIA the historic preservationist architect, who developed a plan to restore the main house and add an appropriate addition to it for their family’s private use. Minor zoning variances were needed to accommodate the height of the crow’s nest. The plans were approved by the City of Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board in the Fall of 2006. Construction commenced in April 2010 and was completed in 2012.