A variety of vintage postcards of Miami Beach, found in the Flickr collections of two avid postcard collectors Phillip Pessar and More_Than_Sunshine, show a side of Miami Beach as seen from the sidewalk, the street, or even the curb.
The historic Morningside house known locally as the home where Laura Cushman, the founder of the nearby private Cushman School, lived just hit the market six days ago for a very nice six million dollars, having last sold way back in 2007 for a comparatively modest two million.
The historic Villa Paula, used off and on by its owners as an art gallery over the years, appears to have been turned into an event venue, with a brand-spankin' new website, and even had somewhat of a debut, hosting an industry night about a week ago, with various hospitality and event industry vendors who had booths and everything.
After publishing our recent post on the Esplanade at Aventura, an outdoor shopping center that to the average person could appear to be an expansion of Aventura Mall, the Big Bubble got an earful from various public relations representatives about how, in fact, the Esplanade is in fact no way connected with the mall, and is merely "near" it. So, the Big Bubble went back to take another look.
A simple but adorable, and very sensitively renovated, house by iconic subtropical modernist architect Alfred Browning Parker has been on the market for about four months in Coconut Grove for just over two million dollars.
In the heart of Miami's Upper East Side, a.k.a. the MiMo District, or Miami Modern District, an iconic sign depicting an adorable, bare-bottomed toddler, her bathing suit being yanked down by a little doggie, and no bathing suit top in existence, graces a swinging midcentury building.
Aventura Mall's new Esplanade wing, which is basically a modernist outdoor village of shopping, is almost done, and the first section, a big two-level restaurant named Joey Aventura, opened about a month ago, along with a bit of the pedestrian promenade, but sadly no shops as of yet.
Looking at the listing photos for this house in the heart of Miami Shores, one has a few questions. First, what the heck happened and how did it get this way? The place is an absolute, abandoned wreck.
Faced in minimal black slats of, probably, wood, with a gleaming all-white interior, this three-story palazzo set in the heart of the hammock in Coconut Grove channels the aesthetic of a Charles Gwathmey beach house.
Architect Max Strang, known for his luxurious subtropical modernist homes, has released the second monograph of his work, this time featuring how many of his designs have been inspired by the Sarasota School of Architecture.