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Miami Historic Properties by L. Murray Dixon, FOR SALE

Ines Hegedus-Garcia

As your HISTORIC + ARCHITECTURE REALTORS, we like to curate properties to let you know what architecturally significant homes and condos are currently on the market for sale.  If you are a fan of L. Murray Dixon, there are 3 very different properties on the market right now.  As always, please contact us for additional information on these or any other historic or architecturally significant properties in South Florida, whether you are planning to buy or sell.

Who is L. Murray Dixon?

Lawrence Murray Dixon, aka L Murray Dixon was responsible for designing several South Beach hotels like The Victor, The Tides Hotel, and The Raleigh, just to name a few.  He was also the architect of The Temple House in South beach together with other notable residences.  Dixon was one of the most prolific architects practicing in Miami Beach in the late 30's and early 40's and built everything from modest homes to large scale hotels in the Art Deco style in Miami Beach.  According to "The Making of Miami Beach: 1933 1942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon," written by 2 of my University of Miami architecture professors, Jean Francois Lejeune and Allan Shullman,

What makes Miami Beach remarkable is not only the way in which Dixon and his colleagues used Art Deco to meet the local need for lower cost resort architecture, but the way in which they adapted the style to incorporate local motifs and historical styles. The result is the unique architecture of South Beach, as it is now known, the largely restored international vacation hotspot, and the country's first twentieth-century architectural district to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Arcadia Condominiums

Residence #1 with 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom and 686 SF of living space is listed for sale for $275,000.  CLICK HERE or see below for additional information.

Marketing description reads as follows:

Art Deco building on beautiful tree-lined Meridian Ave across from Flamingo Park. Arcadia Condominiums of Miami Beach was built in 1937 by architect L.Murray Dixon in the style known as nautical modern. Building passed the 40 year certification and was completely updated with impact windows, new roof, complete concrete restoration, new stucco and lush landscaping. Charming and quaint courtyard in walking distance to Lincoln Rd, Whole Foods, great restaurants and nightlife in South Beach. Residential street parking. Residence is currently leased through September and not easy to show until lease expires.

The Hibiscus House at 3055 South Miami Avenue

Streamline Moderne, Art Deco Residence on 17,000 SF lot with double gates, 2 blocks from Vizcaya.  The main house has 4 bedrooms / 4.5 bathrooms, has a detached garage with 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom guest house.  It's listed for sale for $2,595,000.  CLICK HERE for additional information.

Marketing description reads as follows:

The Hibiscus House located on coveted Historic So. Miami Ave. is an ageless Art Deco beauty sitting one blk from Biscayne Bay. L.Murray Dixon is attributed to have designed this home with elements of Streamline Moderne Style. Dbl gated on a deep dbl lot w/ 17,000 sf - the main home consists of 4 bdrms/4.5 baths + maids rm, office, formal living & dining rooms, huge great rm/family room with beautifully restored original terrazzo floors & walk-in 10 ft bar. Original red oak floors, period wrought iron designs, original plaster double crowns, Deco fireplace w/ iconic Cuban tile bas relief. Spacious gourmet Chef's kitchen w/ gas Wolf stove and top appliances. Detached 2 car garage + 1/1 guest quarters adjacent to oversized lap pool & professionally landscaped garden w/ LED lighting, generator

First Herbshire at 1525 Euclid Ave in South Beach

Being completely restored, this amazing Art Deco studio with 323 SF of living space is for sale for $184,000.  CLICK HERE for additional information.

Marketing description reads as follows:

Building under construction. PART OF THE "FIRST BOUTIQUE RESIDENCE LUXURY COLLECTION": Built in 1940 by Lawrence Murray Dixon and capturing Miami's classic sophistication, First Herbshire is being completely restored with the highest taste. Framed by Lincoln Road and Espanola Way and close to Miami Beach Convention Center and Flamingo Park. Walking distance to Ocean Drive and the beach. Great Investment!!!

Historic Caribbean Condo in Mid-Beach

A few units are available for sale at the completely restored Caribbean, within walking distance to Faena District, SoHo Beach House, and Fontainebleau Resort. Priced from $1.8 to $4.75 Million.  CLICK HERE for additional information and residences available at The Caribbean.

The Caribbean Hotel was a landmark structure built in 1941. This 7-story art deco treasure will be completely stripped and rebuilt from the inside out. Another building, 18-stories in height will be built attached to the original structure, thereby giving us two towers of ultra-luxury residences to choose from.

All units will have stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. In fact, both towers will basically be all-glass towers. And the views are just amazing. Practically every room in every apartment will see the ocean. The west-facing views will be of Miami Beach's famed Intercoastal.

Typical ceiling heights will range from 9-feet to 10-feet (penthouses). These are first-class apartments with Subzero and Miele appliances, marble and granite bathrooms and an amazing array of high-end designer finishes.

The Cover Photo happens to be book written by 2 of my University of Miami professors: Jean-Francois Lejeune and Allan Shulman:  The Making of Miami Beach: 1933 1942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon

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