Spaghetti western star Francisco Martinez-Celeiro, also known as George Martin, has gotten his way. One of Miami-based firm Arquitectonica’s first buildings, the Babylon, built in 1982, is being demolished by Mr. Celeiro, its longtime owner. The Biscayne Times says demolition is expected to be completed by July, but just walk past it, and the Babylon, once an icon of postmodernist architecture in Miami, is already a sad sight.
The largest house on the largest lot in the French City Village, one of the seven historic themed villages in Coral Gables, is a devastatingly charming 5,716 square foot number with four bedrooms, six baths, and a large octagonal pool.
Ximena Caminos, who blew into town alongside her now ex-husband, Alan Faena, to buy up much of Mid Beach and turn it all into the Faena District, a theatrical, over-the-top, and fantastical mini-neighborhood, is selling her unique home on Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach for $6.25 million.
This 5,000 square foot house sits on a plum corner lot on Coral Way, that majestic, oak-shaded street bifurcating Coral Gables, and neighboring Toledo Street. The two-story Med Revival palazzo was built in 1926 and is located in one of the oldest parts of Coral Gables, catty-corner to the George Merrick House, the home of Coral Gables' founder. With the main facade facing Toledo, there is a second entrance directly facing Coral Way which directly accesses the house's 45-foot-long ballroom.
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.
Check out this old-Florida stunner in Biscayne Park, a $1.55 million beaut that oozes charm out of its coral rock walls, vaulted ceilings, and (authentically Cuban?) barrel tile roof. Although listed as constructed in 1940, if a certain rumor is true, it could be much older than that.
This place is adorbs. Unfortunately adorbs does not a successful sale make. Surrounded by tall hedges, with a gorgeous view of Sunset Lake, this house on Sunset Island 3, at 2569 Lake Avenue, is listed for $12.5 million, complete with gracious old- world verandas, a lovely interior, and a beautiful yard.
Check out this extensively renovated historic Mediterranean Revival waterfront house located on Indian Creek and Flamingo Drive. Built in 1934, the 10,230 square foot property has nine bedrooms, 11 baths, a large living room with a grand vaulted ceiling and pointed arch window, pool, very formal dining room, courtyard, and pergolas for days.
This historic Med Revival house, hidden behind hedges and oolitic limestone privacy walls, and nestled in the old growth Coconut Grove hammock, is located on land once owned by legendary orator and Grove resident William Jennings Bryan. It's listed for $1.95 million.
Have you ever heard of Henry End? Nope? Well, neither has the Big Bubble, but apparently he was a prominent South Florida architect in the midcentury period known for his hotel and restaurant design, and he also did this spectacular Miami Shores house in 1959.