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Adorably Adorable 1940s House Lists at the End of Pine Tree Drive for $5 Million

This cutie-patootie of a house on Miami Beach’s iconic Pine Tree Drive just hit the market in December for $4.85 million. Built in 1940, the house’s bones are full of art deco charm, including corner windows, some fabulous terrazzo, and coffered ceilings.

The 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 3,350 square feet house has been sensitively updated, and also has sort of a wrap-around pool with stepping stone things that kind of form an island in the middle of it. And if it may be said, the furniture is also very nice. The broker’s remarks say the house has a “prestige location at the end of the street,” which is a rather nice way of saying it’s one lot in from busier Alton Road. Prestige? Well, ok.

South Beach’s Marlin Hotel Shows Off Renovated Lobby & Guest Rooms

Under new ownership, South Beach’s Marlin Hotel went under the knife last summer for a renovation and expansion of the historic art deco hotel, including redone public spaces and guest rooms, as well as an increase in the guest room count from 14 to 32, a rooftop pool, and, as a press release puts it, a new “fashion retail concept.”

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Eclectic Floridian Bungalow on San Marino Island is Looking for $6.45 Million

There’s a famous old real estate saying, ‘Buy land, they’re not making any more of it.’ However true or not this may actually be, replace ‘land’ with ‘single family houses in Miami’ and you’re in the money. Miami has run out of room for single family homes, condos dominate the residential real estate market by a long shot, and a good one, especially with character, history, and flair, is priceless.

A really great, classic Miamian house from the earlier decades of the 20th century, beautifully restored, and tintilatingly decorated with eclectic modern art, and modern and vintage interiors, is on the market for $6.45 million. Located at 251 E. San Marino Drive, the house’s relatively modest 3,000 square feet-or-so size puts the house at risk of being replaced by one much larger, which is almost the norm in Miami Beach these days. It comes with sunny green shutters, bright living areas, a fabulous pool patio, a curving staircase, a fireplace, and even an original pink tile bathroom with a flamingo theme.

Architect Mark Hampton’s Loquat House is On the Market

A quaint little wooden house on Loquat Avenue in Coconut Grove was listed on the market this year for $1.775 million. The house is old Floridiana at its most darling with with a few subtle but transformative modernist touches, including a big black gate out front that somehow almost disappears even though it’s the only part of the house that solidly proclaims ‘a very modernist architect once lived here.’

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