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Classic Miami Beach Med-Deco House by Flamingo Park is $2.499M

May 3, 2016 by Sean McCaughan

1225 Lenox Avenue

Mediterranean Revival ruled South Floridian architecture in the 1920s, while art deco, that fanciful modernist creation based on the lines of technology and ideas of the future, prevailed in the ’30s and ’40s. In the balmy, already fantasy-like atmosphere of South Florida, these two architectural styles would also sprout another unlikely peer generally called Med-Deco. This $2.499 million renovated house for sale in the Flamingo Park neighborhood and designed by Henry Hohauser is an example of the illusive Med-Deco.

Formally Med-Deco makes no sense. Is this house, built in 1935. supposed to be a recreated Spanish villa or a Corbusian ‘machine for living?’ Are its occupants living in the future (as imagined in 1935) or the past? Visually it’s a delight. The five bedroom, five bath house has just over 3,300 square feet of living space, and is replete with classic architectural details including terrazzo floors, a stone faux fireplace (which may originally have been gas), graceful curves, and a hemicircular (a hemicircle is a structure in the form of a half-circle) dining nook.

 

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