Throwback Thursday – The Temple House #TBT

The Temple House in Miami Beach is for sale again, this time for $19.9 Million – learn about the changes that merit the price increase other than the obvious appreciating south beach real estate prices.

Throwback Thursdays always bring great memories.  Here’s one of a listing we had back in 2009 that is worth the share because it’s a perfect representation of change – change for the better, especially when it comes to Miami Beach real estate.  Although we will share our old 2009 article, a lot has happened not only to the South Beach real estate market, but to this property as well. In 2009, the Temple House was marketed and zoned as a single-family home with a ticket price of $7.5 Million – it was the largest single-family home in South Beach with over 16,000 square feet of living space.  We’re talking a home that was previously a temple, designed by renowned L. Murray Dixon, then expanded in the 60’s by another renowned architect, Lester Avery – and now a fully operational and profitable business with a new ticket price of $19.9 Million. The current marketing description reads (and we can translate abbreviations upon request):

SOUTH BEACH TROPHY INVESTMENT PROPERTY WITH COMMERCIAL LICENSES. The Temple House, spectacular venue for major corporate & celebrity events, exciting film & television productions. Renovated 13,111 SF Iconic Art Deco building on dbl corner lot. 6,000+ SF grand room w/ 25 ft high ceilings, 2,400 SF sundeck w/ pool. The unique 5-bdrm mansion w/ elevator & 2 car garage is a licensed event & catering facility w/ hotel B & B license. Multimillion dollar income potential from multiple income streams! MUST SEE!

Here’s the original article for your enjoyment and please call us if you are interested in the purchase of The Temple House.

The Temple House in South Beach is one of those “wow” houses you don’t see every day.  The largest single family home in South Beach with over 16,000 square feet of living space.  This house is amazing all on its own but when you hear its history, then you realize it is so much more than a big house.  Originally designed in 1933 by none other than famed architect L. Murray Dixon, converted into a temple in the 40′s, expanded in the 60′s by renowned architect Lester Avery and then converted back into a home in 2003 by the current owner, Dan Davidson.  This home defines South Beach Living with no expense spared – 30 foot ceilings in the 6,600 square foot great room, theater room, 1,200 square foot kitchen, state of the art lighting and audio system, new terrace pool with iridescent mosaics and waterfalls…..imposing and majestic.

1415 Euclid Avenue – Miami Beach, FL 33139

Listed for $7,500,000 Check out (website removed) South Beach Luxury Real Estate - The Temple House This impressive home is short of being a palace and located in the Art Deco District within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and beaches…right in the middle of the Chic South Beach Action.  The MLS description reads as follows:

The Temple House is South Beach’s largest private residence.  Steps to the beach, Lincoln Road and Lummus Park.  Over 16,000 SQ FT as per previous tax records.  This former synagogue was transformed into an ultra contemporary residential compound over a two-year period.  Living quarters abound on both levels, 6,000+ SQ FT grand LOFT with approx. 30 foot high ceilings, 2.500+ SQ FT outdoor terrace, two car garage + parking for 3 additional vehicles.  Newly finished rooftop swimming pool!

South Beach Luxury Real Estate - The Temple House Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate - The Temple HouseYou may recognize The Temple House from music videos, movies and television shows – it is a favorite amongst celebrities and popular shows because of its extraordinary features.  The owner’s charitable organization, The Miami Cultural Arts Foundation is also responsible for hosting fundraisers for local causes like the recent REBarCamp Miami that I helped organize (an educational event for the real estate industry with proceeds going to the foundation). Here’s a video done for the event that features the home at its best: Property Features:

  • 16,350 square foot home
  • 6,600 square foot great room with 30′ vaulted ceilings with polished concrete floors
  • Newly finished rooftop swimming pool
  • 5 bedrooms / 6 bathroom plus theater room
  • 2,700 square foot loft room with entertaining “pre-kitchen” for catering/entertaining events
  • 1,200 square foot dine-in kitchen
  • 1,100 square foot mezzanine overlooking great room with Brazilian Cherry wood floors
  • central air conditioning (new 50 tons of a/c)
  • Impact resistant windows and doors
  • state of the art lighting, audio, telephone and security systems
  • 2 laundry facilities (one on each floor)

South Beach Luxury Real Estate - The Temple House Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate - The Temple House **property information courtesy of South East Florida Multiple Listing Service and Majestic Properties **  

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