Set In Coconut Grove, The Oldest Neighborhood In The City, The Oldest House In Miami Was Built In 1891

The charmingly named Barnacle House was built in 1891 by Ralph Middleton Munroe, a widower from Staten Island and first Commodore of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club on the nearby bay. Initially designed as a simple bungalow, Monroe named it “The Barnacle” because he thought the shape of the roof resembled one.