Nobody Wants to Spend $30 Million on This Avant Garde Miami Beach Mansion

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.

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Miami Beach’s Most Insane Adaptive Use Project is Almost Done

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.

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Check Out This Drone Construction Video of The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

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.

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