Inside Canvas, the Art-Covered Condo Tower North of Downtown Miami That Just Opened

Canvas, an art-festooned condo tower in Miami’s so-called ‘Arts and Entertainment’ district, has just received its permanent certificate of occupancy. The 37-story condominium tower has over 225 original pieces of art, including, perhaps most distinctively, large wall murals in the hallways, and a mix of studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units ranging in size from 650 to 1,205 square feet.

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Asian-Inspired Contemporary on San Marino Island is on The Market for a Whopping $22.5M

This rather luxurious number on Miami Beach’s San Marino Island is a contemporary new build with duel floating staircases, a rooftop terrace, a living green wall, a negative edge swimming pool, a secret garden, and twelve foot ceilings. Located at 430 San Marino Drive, on the Venetian Islands, and built in 2016, the 5 bedroom, 7 bath house is listed or a whopping $22.5 million.

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The Future Miami Riverwalk is Taking Forever

The Miami River meanders through the heart of Miami, dividing the twin, skyscraper-strewn districts of Downtown and Brickell before it bends northwest and heads toward Miami International Airport. Planners intend the river to someday have a riverwalk, also known as the Miami River Greenway, running along both sides, much like the one that already exists along the New River in Fort Lauderdale. An idea that has been in the works for decades, the river walk will someday add life and vitality to the downtown core.

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Currently Under Construction Turnberry Ocean Club in Sunny Isles Beach Drops New Renderings

One of the latest in the conga line extravagant condo towers lining the ocean in Sunny Isles Beach, Turnberry Ocean Club released a batch of new renderings of its interior public spaces and hotel-like guest suites that are offered to the guests of residents when they come visit. Unlike many other buildings, which have guest suites that residents must pay to use, these two suites will be complementary for residents to reserve in advance. The other new renderings include a coffee shop, one of the three residents-only restaurants, and the grand lobby.

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Freebee Shuttles Are Expanding Across South Florida With Public Subsidies. Could Uber be Next?

For the past few years, Freebee Shuttles have operated in the urban centers of Miami, where population is dense enough that advertising revenue from the shuttles can pay for their operation, like Downtown Miami and South Beach, but now Miami-Dade transit is allowing transit dollars to be used to subsidies the expansion of Freebee into cities where there isn’t a large enough population to justify trolley service, reports the Miami Herald. And Uber could be next.

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Downtown Miami’s Upcoming YotelPad Drops Updated Unit Renders

YotelPad Miami, the combination condo and hotel tower coming to Downtown Miami under the Yotel brand, has released updated interior renderings of its 231 residential units. (The building will also have 222 traditional hotel rooms) The close-to-micro-unit condos are characterized by their compact and efficient square footages (somehow they squeeze two bedroom units into 700 square feet, for example) and for having zero rental restrictions. Short term, long term, you name it.

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Donald Trump and The Contentious Creation of Mar-a-Lago

Like everything the Donald does, the conversion of the historic Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach into a private club in 1995 was thick with controversy, with Trump himself often playing the bad guy. In the first few years, there was scheming, sex, and decadence, the perfect storm for a great story about the 1 percent. The latest issue of Vanity Fair features an essay by Laurence Leamer, author of Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Trump’s Presidential Palace. Here are the juiciest tidbits from the story:

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Fort Lauderdale’s Giant Limestone and Gold Palace Has Gone for $42.5 Million

A notoriously gaudy and gigantic mansion located in the town of Hillsboro Beach, next to Fort Lauderdale, known as both Playa Vista and Le Palais Royale sold at auction in November for a ‘record setting,’ price. However, the actual price itself was kept quiet by both buyer and seller until now, when the Sun Sentinel noticed that the sale had been recorded by the Broward County Property Appraiser, and made public record, revealing both the amount, and the buyer. It sold for $42.5 million.

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