Curbed National: Moat Around Stylish New FBI Office Surprisingly Unobtrusive

Photo by Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing viaDezeen When can a moat be the less-intrusive security option? In the case of the new Krueck + Sexton-designed FBI Headquarters in Miramar, surrounding the office space with a landscaping device best known for protecting castles actually makes sense. Government buildings such as these normally require bulky walls and bollards…

7 things we learned about NYC real estate from “Primates of Park Avenue”

Wednesday Martin and “Primates of Park Avenue” From the New York Website: It seems all the world — and by world, we mean New York City — is abuzz about Wednesday Martin’s new book, Real Housewives of the Upper East Side “Primates of Park Avenue.” When Martin, a writer and social researcher, moves from the West Village…

Privé legal battle will proceed to trial, judge rules

Prive at Island Estates A Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge has denied a motion for summary judgment filed by developers of Privé at Island Estates, paving the way for a trial on the contentious luxury condo project in Aventura, The Real Deal has learned.  Judge Jerald Bagley’s ruling follows a lawsuit filed by the neighboring Williams Island Property Owners’ Association,…

Construction Watch: Design 41 Tops Off, Gets its Walls, Other Things

Design 41, the starchitect Enrique Norten building in the Design District that Curbed readers named in a contest, has topped off and gotten most of its solid walls, as can be seen in these up-to-date construction shots. When completed, it will have ground floor retail, a few levels of parking, a few more levels of…

PGA Marina sold, buyers take out $21M in financing

The PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens and the abutting mixed-use building The PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens has reportedly been sold for $8.45 million, and its new owners have taken out a hefty loan on the 7.4-acre property. The buyer was an affiliate of Atlantic Marina Holdings, a South Carolina-based company that acquires,…

On the market: Little Palace in the French City Village Lists for $2.75 Million

Designed in the 1920s by architect Mott B. Schmidt for developer George Merrick, this spectacular house in Coral Gables’s themed ‘French City Village’ was just put on the market for $2.75 million. It’s so sublimely perfect you just wanna die. “The home of a renowned artist” according to the brokerbabble (property records name the owners…

Renters Week 2015: Pricing the Best Neighborhoods to Rent in the Heart of Miami

[Fotoluminate LLC / Shutterstock.com] The best neighborhoods to rent in Miami combine walkability, excitement, activity, urbanism, good housing stock, safety, a central location, and (hopefully) relative affordability. A neighborhood rich in all those qualities is likely to get pretty popular pretty quickly and since rental prices fluctuate pretty easily with the whims of the market,…

Curbed National: 10 Brilliant Bike Accessories for the Tiny-Apartment Dweller

Image via Vadolibero Though more and more city dwellers are taking up bikes as transportation, it’s safe to say that few have the luxury of storing them in roomy garages. Luckily, designers have been hard at work developing different solutions for accommodating urban cyclists, especially those who live in small apartments. Here, for example, are…

Linkage: ICA Gets Board Approval; Housing Prices Will Fall in 2017

[Via Curbed Miami Flickr Pool/Phillip Pessar] · Jugofresh Coral Gables now open [Eater Miami] · ICA gets thumbs up from historic board [Real Deal] · SoMa at Brickell construction photos [Golden Dusk] · Three big projects proposed in Aventura [SFBJ] · Housing prices will fall in 2017 [SFBJ] · South Florida taxable value reaches $531…

Sky High: Examining the Many Promises of SkyRise Miami

Lawsuits, litigants and the usual Miami antics aside, architect William Hamilton Arthur IV architecturally examine the design for SkyRise Miami, the latest proposed icon to be seated between the port of Miami and Bayside Marketplace.. SkyRise Miami is an iconic, entertainment-themed tower designed by Miami architectural magnate Arquitectonica. Unlike other “Supertall ” proposals such as…