Thomas Kramer's former Star Island mansion is as wild as all the rumors say it is. Kramer was a playboy in the most bizarre sense of the word, making some smart real estate moves with his wealthy father-in-law's money but also getting involved in some wild flops, like a nightclub called 'Hell' that fizzled out after a few weeks.
In its earliest glory days, Star Island was the pearl earring of Miami Beach.
Last year the site of the proposed house by architect Robert Bofill at 44 Star Island Drive that looks rather like a Star Destroyer from Star Wars listed for $24 million, after its owner fought the City of Miami Beach and historic preservationists to demolish the classy historic home on the property. Now, after six months it's still on the market, the old house is still there, and, well, nothing's budged.