Inside the New Roofless Japanese Peruvian Restaurant on Lincoln Road, CHOTTO MATTE MIA

Photos via Chotto Matte Mia

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Miami’s Edgewater Neighborhood Should Keep its Ducks

To keep Edgewater unique, Alicia Cervera, managing partner at Cervera Real Estate, has a great idea: save the ducks.

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The Changing Face of Wynwood

Photos of an Evolving Neighborhood

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The Subtropical Modernist Houses of Max Strang

Architect Max Strang recently released a monumental monograph of his work in Florida, and particularly Southern Florida, where he has developed a contemporary architectural style adapted to the local climate. ‘Environmental Modernism: the Architecture of [Strang]’ is rich with photography, floor plans, and renderings of his work. Although mostly luxurious houses, the book also contains some of his urban planning, high-end condominium buildings, and his pavilion at the Kampong.

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What do You Think of This Capital One Bank / Cafe Mashup on Lincoln Road?

It’s literally a bank AND a cafe, along with a WeWork-esque workspace in the back. I noticed it a few months ago while it was under construction. Since then, it just opened, preceded by another location on Miracle Mile as well. Read on for more pictures.

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South Beach is Getting its Second Gay Hotel, the Axel

The Hall South Beach, a boutique hotel in a cluster of historic art deco buildings that was just completely renovated a couple years ago, has been purchased by Axel Hotels, a mostly European chain of gay-oriented hotels with locations in Berlin, Ibiza, Barcelona, and Madrid. Now called the AxelBeach Miami, although the property is already pretty nice, it is unsurprisingly being renovated again and will reopen later this year.

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Morningside’s ‘Jetsons House’ Taken Off the Market After Asking $1.8M

It looks like Morningside’s iconic, midcentury modern, Rufus Nims-designed Jetsons House, after being listed for $1.875 million about a year ago, was taken off the market at some point, unsold. Although in a great neighborhood, and oozing with futuristic, modern flair, the house needs work, is rather small, and is on a rather humdrum lot. In this soft market, perhaps almost 2 mil was a tad much?

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Rare 1970s Time Capsule at the Swinging Palm Bay Club Hits the Market

The Palm Bay Club was the destination for the fabulous glitterati of 1970s Miami. In 1965, Sports Illustrated called it ‘Connie’s Club for Homeless Glitterbugs,’ referencing its creator Connie Dinkler. I found an old article somewhere that said Vidal Sassoon himself came once and did everyone’s hair.

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Those Big, White Canalfront South Beach Townhouses Behind the Bass Museum Have Hit the Market for $6M

When the two tall, white townhouses were built behind the Bass Museum in 2006 and designed by Miami architect Chad Oppenheim, they were a bit of an enigma. They’re on the market now for $6 million for the pair.

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One of Miami’s First Shipping Container Houses, Located in The Wynwood Yard, is For Sale

A prototype shipping container house that is currently on display in the Wynwood Yard and is arguably the first shipping container house in Miami-Dade County, is on the market for $250,000.

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Pablo Picasso’s Grandson Just Purchased This Sailboat-Inspired Icon South Beach Condo by Rene Gonzalez

A few years ago. architect Rene Gonzalez designed the interiors and build-out of Unit 3701 at Icon South Beach for Ion Varouxakis, a Greek shipping magnate (yes, yes, that’s a very Greek thing to be) who wanted an apartment modeled after his historic sailing yacht.

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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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