Instead of demolition – a beautiful building from the 1930s became part of a new luxury condominium

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The historic building will be part of a new residential construction, along with a seven-story tower.

Sometimes when a city develops, beloved historical landmarks are inadvertently hidden from view. That's exactly what happened to an amazing 1930s building in Florida. Now, thanks to JMH Development Studio, the structure in Miami Beach's Faena District will be physically lifted and relocated. After being hidden from public view for 60 years, Miami residents will be able to enjoy its Art Deco beauty. As one of the city's major historic preservation features, it will be part of a new development, called Twenty-Nine Indian Creek, and on the same site will be a newly constructed, modern seven-story tower.

In total, Twenty-Nine Indian Creek will have 11 residences. The new tower will have eight three-bedroom residences and one penthouse that will occupy an entire floor. Meanwhile, on the same site, a 1930s Art Deco building will offer two large townhouses with designs that honour the era in which the structure was built. Located at the intersection of Indian Creek Drive and Collins Avenue, the property will provide residents with stunning views of downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.

Residential layouts range from 175 to 480 square meters and feature a modern Miami aesthetic with floor-to-ceiling windows, a muted neutral colour palette, patios and natural materials. Each kitchen, for example, will have marble countertops, sandblasted floors and custom white lacquered cabinetry. Details such as luxury Miele appliances and state-of-the-art Hansgrohe fixtures elevate every residence to a new level of luxury. The two townhouses, housed in a 1930s building, feature great rooms with double-height ceilings, private terraces, a summer kitchen and landscaped gardens, making them feel like private, stand-alone residences. All properties will range in price from $2.5 million to $10 million.

"The building reflects the duality of the architectural languages spoken on Indian Creek Drive and Collins Avenue, blending early 20th century style with modern influences," said Sebastian Velez, principal of Urban Robot Associates in a press release. "We designed a layered juxtaposition of traditional and modern that matches the incredible setting of Twenty-Nine Indian Creek and resulted in an urban retreat with enduring design qualities."

Shared facilities include a stunning pool and terrace with sun loungers, a summer kitchen with barbecue and outdoor dining area, and a dedicated beach club, which all residents will have access to. The company perfected the Art Deco history of the relocated building and incorporated it into the newly constructed tower. The residences and building amenities have hints of 20th century style with geometric designs and a natural colour palette.

The sale, managed by One Sotheby's International Realty, has officially launched, with the building expected to be completed in 2025.

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