Frank Lloyd Wright Thought Miami’s Architecture Was “Horrible.”

Frank Lloyd Wright, probably the most important American architect ever, did not like Miami. He visited in 1955 and thought the natural environment was beautiful, but he was not afraid to share is opinions about the buildings that occupied it.

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116 Year Old Bungalow on the Upper East Side Lists for $850,000

Built circa 1903, this house in Miami’s Upper East Side is a whopping 116 years old. By Miami standards, that’s practically ancient. It’s located in the vicinity of Lemon City, one of South Florida’s settlements, which predates the founding of Miami itself. The brokerbabble also claims the house is on “Miami’s oldest intact turn-of-the-century street,” which is rather debatable.

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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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