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An Epically Colorful & Architecturally Seductive Gym Just Opened On Lincoln Road

A rather psychedelic new gym designed by one of Miami's boldest young architects has just opened on Lincoln Road. Manuel Clavel Rojo of Clavel Arquitectos, perhaps best known locally for designing part of the surreal Museum Garage in the Design District (the section with the cars suspended off the side), has designed the brand-new Miami incarnation of Gymage, a Madrid-based gym and "lifestyle resort."

Renters Prepare for Mass Evictions; Miami’s First Chief Bay Officer

Staying up to date on South Florida real estate news:

A Fake Pool in The Miami Design District is Taunting You During the Summer Olympics

Omega, the luxury watch brand, is celebrating the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, which began today, by dressing up their store in the Miami Design District and scattering big Olympic-themed kchotchkies around the neighborhood. One of those is a diorama-like display near the shape of a giant fake pool meant to be an ode to Olympic swimming. Out in the sweltering Miami heat, without water, is it just a big blue tease?

Inside Megadeveloper Jorge Perez’s Italian Villa in Coconut Grove, Which He Just Listed for $33M

Condo king Jorge Perez, CEO of the Related Group, has listed his longtime home in Coconut Grove, a waterfront villa with over 10,000 square feet of space, for a whopping $33 million. Originally reported by the Wall Street Journal, the listing has now officially hit the MLS along with photos of the exterior and interior of the house. Ever wonder how the guy who built half the condos in Miami actually lives? Well, check it out.

The Most Expensive Home on the Market in Miami, at $55M, Raises a Few Questions

The estate at 41 Arvida Parkway in Gables Estates is currently the most expensive listing on the market in Miami-Dade County. Located on a primo corner lot abutting Biscayne Bay and a canal, the $54.9 million property has, shall we say, a very sort of unique look to it, and has been on the market for almost a year, listed by the well-known and frankly quite preeminent, for better or worse, The Jills Zeder Group.

A Comprehensive Survey of Modernist Architecture in Cuba

A richly illustrated and photographed new book on Cuban modernist architecture by Victor Deupi and Jean-Francois Lejeune, both professors at the University of Miami, is a comprehensive survey of an architectural era, which until now has remained largely hidden from view. For several decades on the cusp of the Cuban Revolution, both before and after the event, modern architecture thrived in Cuba.

Historic Downtown Miami Skyscraper, Approved for Almost Complete Demolition, Lists for $21M

The Dade Commonwealth Building, built in Miami's halcyon 1920s, the year 1927 to be exact, has stood the test of time. Its unique rooftop crenelation, according to historical lore, was due to a hurricane that hit during construction, slicing the building at the eighth floor and causing the builders to just leave it there. Now it's on the market, according to a listing at Loopnet, for a total of $21 million, with permits approved for its demolition with the exception of the first three stories of the facade.