The Related Group’s Auberge Residences, planned for the 1400 block of Biscayne Boulevard, has unveiled its first big batch of renderings to real estate agents, who have waisted no time in sharing them with all their friends/ clients/ impressionable fellow agents on Facebook. According to those agents the project will launch sales in about two weeks, and contains a collection of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units in one 328 unit, 60-story tower.
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Miami-Dade County is considering building a rail line, be it Metrorail, Tri-Rail, or whatever, to the planned American Dream Miami mall, which will be the biggest mall in the United States, reports the Miami Herald.
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One Park Grove, the first and most boffo of the three ultra-luxury Park Grove residential towers designed by Rem Koolhaas in Coconut Grove, has released new interior renderings of the building’s public spaces as well as individual units.
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Some Miami gallerists and even artists are bucking the traditional pattern of art district gentrification, where artists and galleries find big, cheap places to rent, move in, jazz up a neighborhood, then move out when their rent is inevitably increased beyond affordability. These people are now buying their next spaces. Three of Miami’s leading galleries, Emerson Dorsch, Gallery Diet, and &gallery purchased spaces along one street, NW 2nd Avenue in Little River/Little Haiti, and are transforming that drag into a new and permanent arts neighborhood.
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Property Markets Group’s Echo Aventura is done. Residents are moving in to the 190 unit high-end building, taking possession of their units and beginning the inevitable wave of interior alterations and upgrades that begins when affluent owners finally get their hands on their brand new luxury condos. To help with this ‘second phase’ of construction, the developer has announced that a four person full time contracting team will remain onsite for a year “to assist homeowners with any contracting work needed within their residences.”
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The Residences by Armani Casa, which is already over half reserved, has just unveiled its brand-spanking-new $10 million sales center complete with a duplicate of the $1 billion project’s best penthouse (which itself is on sale for $15 million).
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Before the City of Coral Gables was anything else, it was a gabled house faced in the local stone known as coral rock but more precisely called oolitic limestone, on a farm. That house, owned by city founder George Merrick, inspired the construction of a number of others in the same distinctive rock in those early days. This house, built in 1925 at 3903 Granada Boulevard, and now on the market for $1.696 million is one of those.
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Having been given a preview of KAR Properties’ proposed ultra luxury tower designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly on the Miami River, One River Point, a friend of Gridics drooled over the service, saying it would be unlike anything else found in Miami. Hong Kong, yes he said, where a condominium or hotel’s staff really knows how to make you happy, but not Miami.
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By recording ten years of Flickr photo geotags and drawing lines between them, Mapmaker Eric Fischer has used the Flickr API to create The Geotagger’s World Atlas, a beautiful map of the most photographed places in the world. Aside from comparing global cities (the map of London is a beauty), his map shows what Flickr users find most interesting about Miami through clusters of lines.
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