Category Archives: Miami Beach real estate

Adorable South-of-Fifth Condo Does a Lot With 588 Square Feet

“Manhattan meets Miami” is how the broker describes this gorgeous little condo in a postwar (built 1969, summer of love) condo building South-of-Fifth. Okay, yes, it’s kind of Manhattan-ish in its petite size and the fact it’s not covered in palm tree prints, but it’s also just very tastefully done, and resourcefully done too.

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Construction is Transforming the ‘Entrance’ to Miami Beach, Around a Hostile Intersection in Need of Change Too

Multiple construction projects just north of the intersection of 5th Street and Alton Road are transforming the face of the street in that area, from a series underutilized and neglected lots near the prime entrance to Miami Beach to an attractively urban cityscape. The obtuse intersection however, notable for its flyover from the MacArthur Causeway and hostility to pedestrians, has yet to follow with a makeover. I almost died taking the photo above.

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Calvin Klein’s $16 Million North Bay Road House is Still on The Market

News broke over a year ago that fashion mogul Calvin Klein’s North Bay Road house in Miami Beach was hitting the market for $16 million because Mr. Klein was up and leaving Miami and going to L.A. That was May of 2015. Fast forward to now, over 400 days later, and the historic Mediterranean Revival house is still owned by Klein, still on the market, and still listed at $16 million. What gives?

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Gorgeous 1800 Sunset Harbour Drive PH Sells for Neighborhood Record Despite Being in Building That’s Ugly as Sin

The twin towers at 1800 and 1900 Sunset Harbour Drive are massive, monolithic, boxy, and blah stucco-slathered monuments to architecture at its most obtuse. They come with a lovely yacht club, but besides that these things are uuuuugly. They’re so ugly, in fact, that when they were completed the City of Miami Beach lowered zoning heights in the neighborhood to stop anyone else from building more like them.

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Check Out the Plans for Starchitect Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace

Starchitect Jean Nouvel’s design for a boutique condominium tower at South Beach’s Monad Terrace won big applause at the last meeting of the Miami Beach Design Review Board, with the Miami Herald reporting, at the end of a lengthy and powerful review: “The Monad Terrace proposal was enthusiastically approved by Miami Beach’s Design Review Board last week. The DRB cited it as a model for future waterfront development. One board member expressed interest in living there when it was completed. Sales are due to begin this fall.”

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