Here's a rather pretty space, on the top floor of the Bank, a small condo tower near the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 79th Street that, as the name suggests, used to be a bank. Listed for $750,000 and the biggest penthouse in the building, it was probably once a normal 1,600-foot apartment... you know, with bedrooms and stuff, but at some point converted into just one big room. It's a huge studio.
The legendary Palm Bay Club had its glorious halcyon days in the 1960s, and '70s, when it was the epitome of glamour for the jet-set cafe society glitterati of its day. Not only did residents have to be rich, but they had to be a lot of fun, according to its creator Connie Dinkler.
This 3,559 square foot mixed-use house, hidden in a corner of Miami's Shorecrest neighborhood that many people don't even know exists, comes with a comfortable four bedroom residence above and easily adaptable workspaces below.
This immaculately preserved and restored palazzo in the heart of Morningside, the City of Miami's first historic district, was built in 1926. It hist the market on Sunday for $3,399,000, and in the intervening time it must have had a pretty exciting existence, if the bright and eclectic interior is any evidence. Located at 5600 NE 6th Avenue, the house is in the heart of the neighborhood.
This ranch-style house, built in 1949, was extensively restored and renovated by Rene Gonzalez, one of Miami's most acclaimed architects, first as his personal home and then his architecture office. The house has spectacular details, like the ceiling lights above the entryway, and restored original walnut cabinets rescued from the legendary Palm Bay Club.
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.
The gorgeous historic house at 500 NE 57th Street isn't in the quietest part of Morningside, the impressively historic neighborhood in Miami's Upper East Side that was once a hidden gem. Now the neighborhood is well known and very expensive, and this house is a great microcosm of that. Check out the photos below.
While you're at this season's iteration of Miami Motel Stories, the action surrounds you. You're watching a short play set in a motel room, at some point in the history of the Gold Dust Motel on Miami's iconic Biscayne Boulevard. The play takes up the entire room. But you can also hear thumping and pounding and shouting and muffled drama happening in the rooms all around you. The thin walls of the motel expose passion and life that are imbued in this place.
It looks like Morningside's iconic, midcentury modern, Rufus Nims-designed Jetsons House, after being listed for $1.875 million about a year ago, was taken off the market at some point, unsold. Although in a great neighborhood, and oozing with futuristic, modern flair, the house needs work, is rather small, and is on a rather humdrum lot. In this soft market, perhaps almost 2 mil was a tad much?
The Palm Bay Club was the destination for the fabulous glitterati of 1970s Miami. In 1965, Sports Illustrated called it 'Connie's Club for Homeless Glitterbugs,' referencing its creator Connie Dinkler. I found an old article somewhere that said Vidal Sassoon himself came once and did everyone's hair.