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Star Island’s $40 Million Yacht Club Mansion is Still on the Market After Three Years

There could be something funky about the house. Certainly the combination of original Med Revival architectural details, and modern-day alterations that don't quite seamlessly duplicate the quality of the house, might make it look a little off. But this massive $40 million house has stuck on the market for three years more likely because, well, it's a sluggish market.

Inside Notorious Developer Thomas Kramer’s Abandoned Star Island House

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.

Miami’s Most Expensive House is Star Island’s Long Lost Yacht Club

In its earliest glory days, Star Island was the pearl earring of Miami Beach.

After Six Months, Nobody’s Bought the Miami Beach Star Destroyer Site

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.

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