This little jewel box in the form of Art Deco known as the Streamline Moderne style a few blocks south of 41st Street in Miami Beach, hit the market on Friday for $2.5 million. There may be loads of small deco hotels and apartment buildings from the 1930s on the beach, but a pristine single family home is a much rarer fish indeed. The Depression decade wasn't the best time for mansion building.
DOMO Architecture, which has designed some creatively swoopy stuff around town, designed this place in mid-beach a couple years ago for Todd Michael Glazer, the prolific developer of big contemporary houses on Miami Beach. Completed in 2016, the foot house has an L-shaped pool, a completely open plan first floor, and four bedrooms upstairs.
Check out this extensively renovated historic Mediterranean Revival waterfront house located on Indian Creek and Flamingo Drive. Built in 1934, the 10,230 square foot property has nine bedrooms, 11 baths, a large living room with a grand vaulted ceiling and pointed arch window, pool, very formal dining room, courtyard, and pergolas for days.
Back in my early Curbed Miami editor days I noticed that Jackie Gleason's old Miami Beach party house, which, if I remember correctly, was built for him by Carl Fisher, was on the market. A year later it was still on the market. Two years later, in 2015, it was for rent. Now, in 2017, it's on the market, again, and has been for almost a year.