It's a sign of just how obscene the Miami real estate market is, when a nice but ultimately not particularly outstanding Mediterranean Revival number on Miami Beach attempts to get over four times the price it sold for 11 years ago.
In the heart of New Port Richey, FL's quaint little downtown, a historic hotel built in the 1920s in the Spanish Mediterranean style has been renovated and reopened. On the west coast of Florida, north of St. Petersberg, the Hacienda Hotel survived the recent Hurricane Ian largely unscathed.
When the exquisitely wealthy businesswoman and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht listed her magnificent and massive Miami estate for sale in January, spectacularly priced at $150 million, it was a news item significant enough to command splashy spreads on the covers of the Miami Herald and the Wall Street Journal's Mansion section. To put it mildly, it was a major, major news item, not just because it could set a new record for the most expensive residential sale in South Florida, but because of the size, prominence, and history of the property itself.
This immaculately preserved and restored palazzo in the heart of Morningside, the City of Miami's first historic district, was built in 1926. It hist the market on Sunday for $3,399,000, and in the intervening time it must have had a pretty exciting existence, if the bright and eclectic interior is any evidence. Located at 5600 NE 6th Avenue, the house is in the heart of the neighborhood.
This historic Miami Beach house, designed by architects Phineas Paist and Harold Steward in 1934, has been thoroughly updated while retaining many of the historic details that made it special--such as the wood panelling in the foyer and the plasterwork on the dining room ceiling--and likely losing other bits.
Way back in 2012 on Curbed Miami, I wrote about this baronial med revival palazzo located in the gated compound of Hughes Cove, named after one-time owner Howard Hughes, with views looking over a private harbor to Biscayne Bay. The real estate market was emerging from the doldrums of the Great Recession, the house--built in 2003--was listed for $13 million, and things were looking up.
There could be something funky about the house. Certainly the combination of original Med Revival architectural details, and modern-day alterations that don't quite seamlessly duplicate the quality of the house, might make it look a little off. But this massive $40 million house has stuck on the market for three years more likely because, well, it's a sluggish market.
Built in 1924, this mediterranean revival house in Morningside, the City of Miami's first historic district, has been renovated to its original charm and beauty. The main house has three bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace, a vaulted kitchen and a sunny Florida room.
This home and studio, located in Phipp's Plaza, a residential and commercial plaza with central green space in the center of Palm Beach, is the home and studio of modern-day interior designer Scott Snyder, and was the home and studio of Marion Sims Wyeth, an architect who designed many notable projects around South Florida in the freewheeling 1920s.
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.