TAG

Features

Explore Big Sugar’s Huge Private Railroad Through Florida’s Farmlands On The Meticulously Restored “Sugar Express”

Based in the rather odd little town of Clewiston, FL, the U.S. Sugar Corporation is the largest sugar cane producer in the country and the mack daddy of Florida's massive sugar industry, known collectively as Big Sugar.

Shorty’s Barbecue, A Miami Institution, Will Be Built Over by Two Giant Towers

Welp, the legendary Shorty's Barbecue, which has occupied its prime location on US-1 for 70 years, adjacent to the Dadeland South Metrorail Station, is being replaced by two gigantic transit-oriented towers.

A Drop-Dead Spectacular South Beach Art Deco Villa Sold Earlier This Year For $7 Million

They say a kitchen renovation can test any marriage, but apparently not for a former Detroit automotive CEO and his interior designer partner.

Competition Asks Us To Imagine What Floating Affordable Housing in Biscayne Bay Might Look Like

An architectural ideas competition is looking for proposals that explore the idea of floating affordable housing in Biscayne Bay, to address the dual issues of climate change and housing affordability in South Florida. The competition brief overlooks the many complications that would make something like this extremely difficult if not impossible to build, not the least of which is environmental concerns, but focusing on these main problems it hopes to find some innovative solutions.

Miami’s Homeless Are Getting A Tiny House Village On A Stunning Island Paradise

The City of Miami Commission made a surprise decision Thursday afternoon to approve a controversial pilot program that could add tiny houses for the homeless to picturesque Virginia Key.

Swinging 1970s Compound in South Miami Comes With Multiple Pavilions, Freeform Pool, And Super-Rad Floating Fireplace

This 4,400 square-foot compound in South Miami comes replete with an all-stainless-steel kitchen, groovy pendant ball lighting, a spiral staircase, exposed beams under a vaulted ceiling, and of course, a floating fireplace hanging from its own big iron chimney.

Classic Tudor Listed For $2 Million in Miami Was Given That Generic White Interior Look That’s So Popular These Days

Built in 1924, this historic Tudor Revival family home in Miami's Shorecrest survived almost a hundred years of people moving in and out, neighborhood highs and neighborhood lows, renovations, new kitchens, changing tastes, and whatever the '70s threw at it, always being the kind of house that everyone always says has "charm." Designed to be an old English fantasy that you lived in, it would have had interiors that evoked ye old past just as seductively as its exteriors still do.

Check Out the Big Bubble Newsletter for the Most Interesting Coverage of Miami Real Estate News

Come one, come all. Want more of the Big Bubble? Sign up here for the Big Bubble Newsletter, headed to your email inbox a few times a week with the latest news and insight on Miami real estate, hotels, development, architecture, culture, neighborhoods, and design.

The Ponies Raced & Flamingos Flew in Vintage Newsreels of Hialeah Park Racetrack During Its Long, Glittering Life

Often called the most beautiful horse race track in the world, Miami's Hialeah Park has had a long and storied history. Famous for its setting, its prestigious races, the many famous horses that won there, and of course the flock of bright pink flamingos that nested in its infield, Hialeah Park was, and still is a legend. Opening for thoroughbred horse racing in 1925, Hialeah Park by now is almost one hundred years old. A faded grand dame that no longer holds thoroughbred racing, but stays alive as much as it can through its newer casino, Hialeah's track, grandstands, clubhouse, and paddock areas all still exist and could easily be brought back to their glory days. Hialeah really comes alive, however, in many vintage newsreels recorded there, some of which are still available online.

Balinese Resort-Style Compound in West Palm Beach Wants $22 Million

Located on just under an acre of land, extremely close to the sweeping Lake Worth views of S. Flagler Drive, but on a leafy and extremely quiet dead-end street, this Balinese compound was built in 1950, yet has been thoroughly updated for contemporary life. Located at 250 Essex Lane, does that updating, along with the obscene excesses of today's real estate market, justify a $22 million price tag, however?