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Welcome to the Big Bubble MIAMI. The Big Bubble is edited by Sean McCaughan. Sean was the Founding Editor of Curbed Miami at miami.curbed.com, a position he held for three and a half years, and has written extensively about the real estate, development, architecture, design, art, and culture of South Florida and beyond. You can find more of his writing at seanmccaughan.com. For Big Bubble-related inquiries, you can reach him at sean@thebigbubblemiami.com. For other writing and copywriting inquiries, please email spmccaughan@gmail.com. Thank you.

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Max Strang Creates A Tropical Modernist Miami Home With Bold Brazilian Influences

Known for modernist designs rooted in the subtropicality of South Florida, one of architect Max Strang's most recent works was recently featured in the pages of Interior Design Magazine.

Charles Sieger’s Notoriously Ugly Modern Castle In The Redlands Is On The Market Again

One of the most bizarrely unsettling homes in Miami, a massive castle designed to look very much like a brutalist middle school where capital punishment is still used to keep the students militantly in line, is back on the market for just under $20 million. For the last three months Chateau Artisan, as it is known, has been back out there as a live listing on the MLS for the first time since 2014. Located at 25791 SW 167th Ave, in Homestead, the home was "built to resemble a modern French Chateau" by architect Charles Sieger, who designed it for himself.

Rents Keep Going Up; Ian’s Devastation Is Forcing MTV’s ‘Siesta Key’ To Relocate To Miami

A roundup of notable real estate news items from this past weekend span Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach:

For $16M, This Bunker-Like Miami Beach Mansion Could Probably Survive the Apocalypse

Completed in 2021, this Hibiscus Island Miami Beach new-build is a 6,746-square-foot big box store of a house that, in the age of Covid, looks like it was built to survive anything.

Brightline Testing Speeds of 110 MPH; A-Rod Buys Star Island Home

The latest in Miami real estate news:

A Pink Palace in New Port Richey, the Historic Hacienda Hotel, Has Been Brought Back to Life

In the heart of New Port Richey, FL's quaint little downtown, a historic hotel built in the 1920s in the Spanish Mediterranean style has been renovated and reopened. On the west coast of Florida, north of St. Petersberg, the Hacienda Hotel survived the recent Hurricane Ian largely unscathed.