This little jewel box in the form of Art Deco known as the Streamline Moderne style a few blocks south of 41st Street in Miami Beach, hit the market on Friday for $2.5 million. There may be loads of small deco hotels and apartment buildings from the 1930s on the beach, but a pristine single family home is a much rarer fish indeed. The Depression decade wasn’t the best time for mansion building.
Designed by iconic Miami Beach architect L. Murray Dixon at 3193 Royal Palm Avenue, this Marlin of a house has a lot of art deco architectural treats, including a dining room encircled in glass like the superstructure of an ocean liner, multicolored terrazzo floors with modernist geometric inlays that reflect the lines of the interior rooms, porthole windows, and an expansive upstairs sun deck just off the master bedroom enclosed by a railing with a distinctly nautical feel. It’s your own little ocean liner, and there’s even a salt water pool in the back yard.