Art Basel 2013
Photo Courtesy of Juan Vasquez
Starting December 5th – 8th, Miami Beach will be hosting yet another Art Basel international art show. Those who are familiar with this event know that the surrounding art shows and parties are what have made this one of Miami’s most attractive and dynamic events.
With 50,000 international attendees in 2012 and the recent uprising of the Miami Design District , organizers are [...]
Art Basel 2013
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There are so many reasons to love living in Miami Beach. We have year-round, gorgeous weather, unlimited natural beauty, and are surrounded by beautiful sparkling water. In addition to all these perks is the recent popping-up of pocket parks. The City of Miami Beach has been developing pocket parks to increase the overall quality of life for it’s residents. Pocket parks are small lots of land that have been developed into nicely landscaped, perfectly pruned plots. These parks are designed [...]
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In it’s September meeting, the Design Review Board was presented for approval the first re-use and adaptation of a MiMo property in North Beach. The trailblazer, 8505 Harding LLC, wished to develop the unused FAR, 8214 sfqt, by adding another story to the existing property. Through this adaptation & re-use of an existing building, the MiMo design can be preserved while still increasing the size of the property by half it’s original design. In order to insure he met proper [...]
Built in 1951 and designed by Norman M. Giller , the Golden Sands was originally called the Bombay Hotel, and was the first hotel designed with it’s own parking garage. It was purchased in 2005 by WSG Development for $19M to be added to the Canyon Ranch community. However, the real estate market stalled while the project was still in the development process, and the property has sat dormant for several years. Now owned by Lehman Brothers, an announcement earlier this [...]
City of Miami Beach proposes face-lift for North Beach neighborhood park
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Every week, Realtors in Miami Beach can showcase their home to other realtors interested in Miami Beach Real Estate. This is a great way to get familiar with something new and preview homes for clients. I find this especially helpful with single family homes, because they vary so much in size, design, and age. On occasion, an opportunity to see a stunning property arises. Today, was one of those opportunities.
On my daily 5 minute commute to the office, I’ve witnessed [...]