Acclaimed Miami-based architect Rene Gonzalez's Prairie Residence, completed in 2017 on a landlocked residential street in the heart of Miami Beach just off sunny and somewhat hostile Dade Boulevard, is one of his most extraordinary designs to date and a really masterful yet particularly unusual home. The 3,312-square-foot contemporary luxury residence was designed for its environment and its future environment, impacted by forces such as sea-level rise. Priced at a precise $15,151,000 apparently, the house has been on the market since last November, and, well, it's still here.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences is one of the most complicated and interesting adaptive use projects to ever come to Miami Beach. A radical transformation of an old and decrepit hospital into some very impressive new housing, it's finally finished.
Jean-Louis Deniot, an internationally known interior designer who has been listed on Architectural Digest's list of the world's one hundred best interior designers and architects, just sold his renovated mid-century rancher on Miami Beach's Flamingo Drive for $7.5M. Mr. Deniot has worked on a few local projects in Miami, including the interiors of the Elysee condo tower, which is currently under construction in Edgewater.
4567 Pine Tree Drive has been a media darling since the construction of this modernist spec house was announced back in 2015 at the height of the last real estate boom. Designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, is one of those interestingly ultra-luxury properties that the Wall Street Journal's Mansion section loves to write about. And I wrote about it too, for Ocean Drive.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, designed by starchitect Piero Lissoni, is finally nearing completion after years of work. Compare these photos to where the project was last December. The Ritz is very unusual for a luxury, contemporary condo tower, and considering the building itself already existed, has taken quite a while from original announcement to completion. That's because of its unusual complexity, and the sheer amount of work it takes to convert a gigantic hospital into a luxury condominium development.
I've written lots about this project at various publications over the years. It's interesting from various angles but my favorite aspect is its radical adaptive use from hospital—the old Miami Heart Institute—to a luxury residential project. (despite that, the publicists are trying to play down the hospital angle, for obvious reasons.) Construction is almost complete. Check out a recent drone video, via the Ritz, after the jump.
The newest additions to Mt. Sinai Medical Center, a new emergency department and surgical tower, are racing to completion. The ER (or, ahem, ED?) will be 40,000 square feet with over 50 private treatment rooms and the tower will have 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms and 154 private patient rooms with bay views.