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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