Monday, August 10, 2009

The Temple House.....Don't you just love the name?

I wanted to share with you a bit more of Miami's Architecture. This is one of my favorite houses in the city and it happens to be for sale, for $7.5 million. Let me know if you can afford it and I'll help you throw a party after the closing.

The Temple House is the largest single family residence in South Beach. The Temple House, as it is now called, was originally constructed as a two-story single family residence in 1933 with the first stone laid by world renowned architect L. Murray Dixon. Mr. Dixon is widely recognized as the principal architectural contributor to the most spectacular Art Deco buildings in Miami Beach, including The Victor Hotel (1937), The Raleigh Hotel (1940), The Marlin (1939), The Tides Hotel (1936), The Senator (1939) and the Ritz Plaza Hotel (1940). His work is best known and recognized for its striking use of circles and banding. In 1942 The Temple House was expanded and re-zoned for The Joseph-Jacob Congregation, which was subsequently renamed Temple Emanuel and eventually moved to its new location in 1965. At that point, through the efforts of also famous architect Lester Avery, the Temple House expanded its facility to 16,350-foot to accommodate the 1,000 members under the name Knesseth Israel. In early 2003, The Temple House was purchased by the present owner, Daniel Davidson, to begin the renovation of the largest single family residence in South Beach.

P.S. I know, I've been a terrible blogger lately, and have not posted any of my own work. Things are a bit complicated at the moment. I had my last final yesterday, and I'm happy to not have school for next two weeks. I promise to post more fun stuff soon, in the mean time thanks for hanging in there. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that we're moving and I'm leaving my job. Yup, I told you things were a bit complicated.

Thanks for all your sweet comments, they always put a smile on my face.




Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Was this home featured on an HGTV show? I remember it from somwhere and how the owner talked about the process of transforming the space.

Good luck with your move, etc.!! Janell

Erin said...

Oh my gosh, this is incredible!!!

Complicated sure sounds like it. Good luck with your full plate!

Yansy said...

Yes, it was feature on HGTV. Thanks guys for your sweet comments.

annechovie said...

wow! you do have a LOT going on! Hope all goes well, Yansy! XO

Jess said...

Loving the mass amounts of white - looks so incredibly fresh

Kellie Collis said...

Ahhhhh so much fabulous space!!

Design Esquire said...

Wow! You have a lot going on, I hope everything goes very smoothly.