The Related Co. Broke Ground on a Project in D-Town West Palm Beach and Announced Two More

The Related Companies, the New York-based developer of the massive Hudson Yards in New York, and sister company to the Related Group, that Miami-based megadeveloper, is bringing a few substantial new projects to Downtown West Palm Beach. On May 16th the Related Companies broke ground on 360 Rosemary, an upscale office building adjacent to the Virgin train station, and concurrently to that they announced 575 Rosemary, a mixed use tower, and One Flagler, another office building, heading for the area.

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Starchitect-Designed Courtyard Townhouse Just Off Lincoln Road Asks $3M

Off a narrow pedestrian alley off busy Lincoln Road, hidden behind 1111, the high-design parking garage famous for showing how beautiful parking garages could be, nestles a little hidden colony of courtyard townhouses sitting atop a few shops, cafes, and a fancy Japanese Peruvian restaurant. One of houses, designed by starchitect firm Herzog & de Meuron, who also did the rest of the 1111 complex, is on the market for $2.999 million.

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Both Penthouses at the Grovenor (No, Not Grosvenor) House Are Languishing on the Market

Grosvenor is the famous last name of the British Dukes of Westminster, a prominent family in that country that goes all the way back to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Grosvenor House, in London, is a luxury hotel that stands on the former site of the family’s palatial townhouse. In Miami, there’s a condo tower called Grovenor House. It has nothing to do with the family or the hotel, and no, its name isn’t a misspelling. It’s a pun. Developed by CMC Group, is in Coconut Grove. Get it?

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Incredible Vintage Postcards of Downtown Miami Back in the Day

In the first half of the twentieth century, when most postcards were incredible little drawings in vibrant colors of a building, or a city, or a boat, or a scene, or whatever, it seems like there were postcards of everything. Hotels, even small ones that nobody would ever think to make a custom postcard for today, had custom postcards. Downtown Miami, which was vividly documented, is a great example. There were postcards of apartment buildings, offices buildings, restaurants, and department stores. Looking at these postcards, as documented and preserved by Miami street photographer Phillip Pessar, one can take a polychromatic tour of Downtown’s streets.

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Inside Arkup, Miami’s Floating Mansion of the Future

Miami is ground zero for sea level rise. It’s also a city of fabulous luxury, and a taste for the aquatic life. Enter Arkup, which is basically an over-the-top, environmentally friendly houseboat as big as a full-sized house that can elevate itself on pilings above the water, like a luxury addition to Stiltsville. And it was designed and built in Miami by two French engineers, Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet. They are currently showing off the first Arkup, if you will, which at the moment is parked behind a Palm Island mansion and visible to everybody going between Miami and Miami Beach.

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ArquitectonicaGEO is redoing the Continuum’s Entry Drive in South Beach

The Continuum, that gigantic duo of residential towers at the southern point of South of Fifth, with its hundreds of units, acres of grounds, and oodles of amenities, is embarking on a multimillion-dollar renovation of its long entrance drive, which ascends two levels from the street to the main entrance, and will include the two roundabouts, the gatehouse, new pavers, a new fountain, and extensive landscaping. ArquitectonicaGEO, the landscape architecture arm of Miami megafirm Arquitectectonica, is handling the reno.

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Historic Coral Way Med Revival Asks $2.6 Million, Ballroom With Seperate​ Entrance Included

This 5,000 square foot house sits on a plum corner lot on Coral Way, that majestic, oak-shaded street bifurcating Coral Gables, and neighboring Toledo Street. The two-story Med Revival palazzo was built in 1926 and is located in one of the oldest parts of Coral Gables, catty-corner to the George Merrick House, the home of Coral Gables’ founder. With the main facade facing Toledo, there is a second entrance directly facing Coral Way which directly accesses the house’s 45-foot-long ballroom.

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One of Coral Gables’ Exotic Chinese Village Houses Has Hit the Market for $1.625 Million

A well-preserved courtyard house in Coral Gables’ historic Chinese Village, with plenty of original details and exotic charm, has just hit the market for $1.625 million. When the City of Coral Gables was being developed in the 1920s, although most of it was built in the Mediterranean Revival style, little ‘themed’ villages were also created to add some architectural variety. The most fantastical of them all is undoubtedly the Chinese Village, with only eight houses

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Extremly High End​ Pyramid-Shaped “Arte” Launches Sales in Surfside

For a long time, Surfside was a small, approachable little town by the sea. Yes, it was home to one of Miami’s few old bastions of faded aristocracy known as the Surf Club, and the entrance to Indian Creek Village, the island-sized escape where literally all of the approximately fifty homes are in the $10 million+ range. Oh, and it also always butted right up against the uber-deluxe Bal Harbour Village. Yet, Surfside has always been modest; much more like Miami Beach’s North Beach neighborhood, directly to the south, than anything else adjacent to it. That is until now. When the Surf Club was bought out by the Four Seasons and redone in grand style, that gigantic and extremely high-end project led a torrent of new ultra-luxury development in the area.

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The Miami Beach Convention Center Unveils its New Public Art Collection and Canalside Park

The new public art adorning the Miami Beach Convention Center was recently unveiled, including a series of murals and a public park lining Collins Canal adorned with large aluminum sculptures. The art, as curated by the City of Miami Beach’s Art in Public Places initiative, includes site-specific permanent works by Joseph Kosuth, Joep van Lieshout, Ellen Harvey, and Franz Ackerman, with a tile installation by artist Sarah Morris set to debut by the end of the month. The Joep van Lieshout pieces, specifically, enhance the gorgeous new park along Collins Canal.

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