Inside Notorious Developer Thomas Kramer’s Abandoned Star Island House

Thomas Kramer’s former Star Island mansion is as wild as all the rumors say it is. Kramer was a playboy in the most bizarre sense of the word, making some smart real estate moves with his wealthy father-in-law’s money but also getting involved in some wild flops, like a nightclub called ‘Hell’ that fizzled out after a few weeks.

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Is The Football Sandwich Shop, the Old-School Miami Sub Joint, Closed Forever?

Rumor has it the Zonker is gone.

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Walter De Garmo’s 3467 N Moorings Way, at the Head of a Grand Canal, is on the Market for $8.75 Million

3467 Moorings Way, designed by the classic Miami architect Walter De Garmo in 1929, is back on the market for a very nice $8.75 million. In addition to a fantastic restoration, some sublime historical details, a grand living room, a louche and luxuriant pool, and some fantastic gardens, the house sits at arguably the grandest spot in the exclusive enclave of The Moorings in Coconut Grove.

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Watch the Entire PBS Impossible Builds Documentary About Zaha Hadid’s Miami ‘Scorpion’ Tower

We’ve got the entire thing right here, so check it out. PBS features the construction of One Thousand Museum on the documentary series ‘Impossible Builds.’

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The Design District’s Wild & Wonderful Museum Parking Garage is Almost Done

The architecturally flamboyant Museum Parking Garage in the Miami Design District is almost done, and boy is it something else. Check out these pictures of the almost completed structure by Miami’s truly great architectural photographer Robin Hill.

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Fabulous Midcentury Dan Duckman House in Fort Lauderdale is Less Than a Million & Less Than a Block From the Ocean

Listed four days ago, this house at 2040 Coral Reef Drive, in Lauderdale by the Sea, was designed by one of FTL’s classic midcentury residential architects, Dan Duckman, and built back in 1963.

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Classic Marion Sims Wyeth House in Palm Beach with Killer Facade & Tower Wants $9M

This gorgeous Marion Sims Wyeth-designed house in Palm Beach with a tower, golf course views, and spectacular Mediterranean Revival architectural details is on the market for $9 million. It was built in the 1920s and is architecturally landmarked.

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Spectacular Terrazzo Floors Across Miami

From the art deco era to the 1950s and (sporadically) even much later, Terrazzo was a tremendously popular floor material across South Florida. The poured floors with little, colored specs in any color you can imagine, are versatile, durable, can be made into any pattern or design. They also look even better as they age, developing a crack here and there. In fact, they look better with a few cracks.

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The Ghost Signs and Sign Scars of Old Miami

There are little pieces of old Miami all around. You just have to look. These relics of the past—ghost signs and sign scars—were all found and photographed by Phillip Pessar, that prolific explorer of Miami.

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Weird Capital One Bank/Cafe Mashups are Coming to Lincoln Road and Miracle Mile

Boy, Lincoln Road has really jumped the shark. Look what’s coming: Capital One Bank, known for its silly but rather jarringly un-Lincoln Road-ish “What’s in Your Wallet?” commercials is apparently opening a cafe on Lincoln Road. Signage with the bank’s logo and the word ‘cafe’ is clearly visible at the construction site.

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A New Entrance is Coming Soon to The Seaquarium

The Miami Seaquarium is building itself a big snazzy new entrance. The grand fins, topped with flags, are currently under construction. It looks like they’re bringing a little more MiMo back to the aquatic park. Check out the construction here.

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Vizcaya & The Fabulous Sunshine Fashions of ’58, ’59, and ’60

Vizcaya has always been fabulous. The architecturally and horticulturally spectacular bayfront villa built by International Harvester Company tycoon James Deering in the 1910s is preserved today as a museum of his time.

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The Yotel Hotel in Downtown Miami Will Have Yotel Condos Too

Wednesday Miami real estate news update:

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Construction at Residences by Armani Casa Reaches 28th Floor

Check out the drone video.

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Is David Beckham’s Miami Stadium Finally Happening? [And Other News]

Post MLK-Day South Florida real estate news:

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Sublime Marion Sims Wyeth Estate in Palm Beach Called Casa Vera is $13M

Here’s the brokerbabble:

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Addison Mizner Palm Beach Mansion at 325 Chilean Avenue is on The Market for $10M

Designed by iconic Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner.

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The Brightline Launches Train Service, for $10, Between FTL & WPB [And Other News]

The daily real estate and culture news around South Florida.

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$64.9 Million Palm Beach Spec House is Absolutely Humungo

Built in 2015, the rambling oceanfront pile at 1071 N. Ocean Boulevard in Palm Bech clocks in at a very impressive 35,000 square feet of barrel-tile-roofed wings, vaulted galleries, stately rooms, and grand staircases. The circular driveway is the size of a town square or a proper cour d’honnour of a great chateau in the south of France—of which the Mediterranean style of this place does its best to emulate.

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Another Rental Tower Joins the Pack In Downtown FTL

Downtown Miami is full of shiny new condo towers, but Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the land of the rental tower. There’s Icon Las Olas. There’s the New River Yacht Club. Then of course just to the north of Broward Boulevard, Flagler Village is incredibly rental-driven. Yet another one has hit the floor, this time south of the New River, with an expected groundbreaking of Q4 2018. So, late next year. Check it out:

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Giant One Bayfront Plaza Tower Gets Big Thumbs Up [And Other News]

And now for the Big Bubble Monday Miami real estate news update:

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Introducing the Big Bubble’s New Weekly Newsletter

The Big Bubble is beginning this year with a bang. Sing up here for the new Big Bubble Newsletter, headed for your inbox weekly with the latest news and insight on Miami real estate, development, architecture, culture, neighborhoods, and design.

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Artist Mikael B Jazzed Up the SLS Brickell Duck for Philippe Starck

I received an email from a very Danish and adorable sounding publicist about a little something that happened during Art Basel, a month late. But nonetheless, there’s a new artistic addition to Miami up on the pool deck of the SLS Brickell. It’s, well, a very jazzed up duck.

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The King Mango Strut Skewered Hugh Hefner, Developers, and Arquitectonica

The annual King Mango Strut parade, which was held yesterday in Coconut Grove, was Miami at its sarcastic best. Check out pictures here.

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