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The Sagamore And Ritz-Carlton Are Merging; Daddy Yankee Lists on AirBnB

A roundup of the latest noteworthy real estate news around South Florida:

Giant Miami Studio Has a Dining Table That Seats Twenty, a Bed in The Corner, and a Futon

Here's a rather pretty space, on the top floor of the Bank, a small condo tower near the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 79th Street that, as the name suggests, used to be a bank. Listed for $750,000 and the biggest penthouse in the building, it was probably once a normal 1,600-foot apartment... you know, with bedrooms and stuff, but at some point converted into just one big room. It's a huge studio.

111-Year-Old Estate of Coconut Grove’s Founding Family Lists for $12.9M

With just over one acre of land on South Bayshore Drive, the rambling estate of John T. Peacock, a member of Coconut Grove's founding Peacock family, this 111-year-old historic pile is on an unusually large piece of land for a property in the heart of the Grove. Overlooking Kennedy Park, and an old sheltered inlet that practically ends at its front gate, the listing is asking for a healthy $12.9 million.

Onda Residences, Site of Former MiMo Apartment Building, Broke Ground Today

Onda Residences, a high-end luxury condominium being developed by CMC Group and Morabito Properties, had its ceremonial groundbreaking today, as one of the few in-person real estate events that are finally starting to happen these days. The building, which features 41 residences beginning at $1.8 million a pop, is on the former site of the Bay Harbour Continental, a MiMo residential building that was a gem of midcentury flair and which preservationists fought, unsuccessfully, to preserve.

Upscale Anti-Uber Rideshare Service Alto Launches In Miami

A new ridesharing service called Alto, which is only in a few cities so far (Houston, Dallas, L.A., and Miami to be precise) has recently launched in Miami.

Foster + Partners Designs Aventura Building; More Momentum For A Monorail

A roundup of the latest Miami real estate news:

Ludlam Trail Breaks Ground, Ocean Drive Reopening to Cars & Other News

And now a roundup of the latest South Florida real estate news from around the web:

Streamlined Moderne Miami Beach Mansion From Art Deco Era With Blah Updates Asks Almost $10M

When you take a spectacular piece of early modernist architecture, such as this streamlined moderne house on Pine Tree Drive by important Miami Beach architect Igor Polevitzkty, and give it some bland contemporary renovations that are supposed to "improve" it while blending in with the existing architecture, the results often leave something to be desired.

High-Res Photos of a 1980s Miami Beach Show Decaying Art Deco Glamour Before its Big Comeback

When architectural critic and curator John Margolies took these photos in the early days of South Beach's art deco revival, from approximately 1980 to 1990, many thought it was a lost architectural cause, or perhaps not even worth the effort. But Margolies's photos document the raw beauty of South Beach's architecture at the time and are a stark comparison to what came later, as anybody who has seen what South Beach has become can immediately tell. These were the dark days of Miami Beach's art deco resurgence, but the light would soon come.

Fighting Over the Fate of Al Capone’s Miami Beach Mansion; Restaurants Galore

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This $19 Million Miami Beach House Was Designed Like a Midcentury Modern Superyacht

Designed by Achille Salvagni, an Italian designer and architect who has done some incredible yacht interiors but also has a flair for midcentury Italian design, this 7,400 square foot new-build in Mid-Beach was designed almost like a superyacht itself. The house has curvilinear lines and fabulous materials, creating custom elements like a kitchen that looks more like a sculptural art installation than a place to make food, and a bronze and gold grand staircase. It's also got a pool that, at 90 feet in length, spans almost the entire 111-foot width of the property itself. Originally listed for $21 million in March, it got a price cut to $19 million, according to the MLS, in May.

Vintage Postcards of Famous & Lesser-Known Miami Beach Hotels

Miami Beach, a city of hotels, is often known for its most famous establishments of yesterday and today: places like the Fontainebleau, the Eden Roc, and the Delano. But there are scores of lesser-known hotels that have come and gone and often show different, more surprising sides to the beach. A catalog of hotel postcards from the University of Miami Libraries shows some of the big famous hotels, but even more smaller establishments that have been almost forgotten over the years. Check them out, this way.

Two Miami Beach Preservation Fights; A Floating Hotel Off the Coast of Miami

As the New York Times says, it's all the news that's fit to print.

The New & Improved Big Bubble Newsletter is Coming

You may have noticed more than a few updates to the Big Bubble in recent weeks. That's right, the site is getting a big revamp! Doesn't it look fabulous? And now that everything is super sleek, you can expect some even more fabulous new content, including an upgraded newsletter. In the meantime, we have a bit of housekeeping to do. The Big Bubble Newsletter will now be sent from newsletter@thebigbubblemiami.com.

’70s Architect Chayo Frank Lists His Miami Jungle House for $15M

Chayo Frank, architect of the famously eclectic Amertec Building in Hialeah, has listed his own home, an equally bold creation in Ponce-Davis, for $14.995 million. Although the Amartec Building, a freeform concrete structure that looked like a fantastical abstraction of a sea monster, was demolished a few years ago, Frank's house, luckily, is beautifully pristine.