Hedonistic Bachelor Pad and Fashion Studio in Coconut Grove is Asking $2M

Although a good real estate listing makes you feel like you could live there, a lot of the fun of exploring real estate listings is guessing at the lives of the people who currently live there. This house is a great example. It’s a three building compound in the center of Coconut Grove, surrounded by a concrete wall, with a two-story fashion studio attached. Oh, and there are two outside showers big enough to share with a few friends.

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Co-Living Space ‘The Collective’ Coming to Wynwood

Co-living, that new trend that’s kind of like living in a WeWork, or a really fancy college dorm, is coming to Miami. Today, the co-living chain The Collective, which has locations in London and New York, just announced their next new outpost, in Wynwood. Many details, including the design, the groundbreaking date, and how tall the place will be (from 8 to 12 stories) appear to still be in the works, however.

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Arquitectonica’s Iconic First Building, the Babylon, is Being Demolished Now

Spaghetti western star Francisco Martinez-Celeiro, also known as George Martin, has gotten his way. One of Miami-based firm Arquitectonica’s first buildings, the Babylon, built in 1982, is being demolished by Mr. Celeiro, its longtime owner. The Biscayne Times says demolition is expected to be completed by July, but just walk past it, and the Babylon, once an icon of postmodernist architecture in Miami, is already a sad sight.

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Both Penthouses at the Grovenor (No, Not Grosvenor) House Are Languishing on the Market

Grosvenor is the famous last name of the British Dukes of Westminster, a prominent family in that country that goes all the way back to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Grosvenor House, in London, is a luxury hotel that stands on the former site of the family’s palatial townhouse. In Miami, there’s a condo tower called Grovenor House. It has nothing to do with the family or the hotel, and no, its name isn’t a misspelling. It’s a pun. Developed by CMC Group, is in Coconut Grove. Get it?

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Incredible Vintage Postcards of Downtown Miami Back in the Day

In the first half of the twentieth century, when most postcards were incredible little drawings in vibrant colors of a building, or a city, or a boat, or a scene, or whatever, it seems like there were postcards of everything. Hotels, even small ones that nobody would ever think to make a custom postcard for today, had custom postcards. Downtown Miami, which was vividly documented, is a great example. There were postcards of apartment buildings, offices buildings, restaurants, and department stores. Looking at these postcards, as documented and preserved by Miami street photographer Phillip Pessar, one can take a polychromatic tour of Downtown’s streets.

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Inside Canvas, the Art-Covered Condo Tower North of Downtown Miami That Just Opened

Canvas, an art-festooned condo tower in Miami’s so-called ‘Arts and Entertainment’ district, has just received its permanent certificate of occupancy. The 37-story condominium tower has over 225 original pieces of art, including, perhaps most distinctively, large wall murals in the hallways, and a mix of studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units ranging in size from 650 to 1,205 square feet.

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