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Property of the month: 5 reasons to buy this Miami mansion

Property of the month: 5 reasons to buy this Miami mansion

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It offers modern architecture in a prime location

In 1934, just as architects were pouring into Ocean Drive on South Beach to build the art deco hotels that now form the famous Old Miami Beach Historic District, the Sunset Islands Company began building houses on mangrove-strewn islands across the new canal. Real estate developers were looking for the next big thing to market to Hollywood stars and New York businessmen. And they found it.

The gated communities on the Sunset Islands have since become home to some of America’s wealthiest folk, looking for somewhere with sun all year round. Lenny Kravitz and Enrique Iglesias are just two local residents who have recently put homes on the market here. A quartet of islands are intersected by canals, with fantastic views and a range of architectural styles that includes Mediterranean revival, art deco and mid-century modern.

Sunset I and II are slightly further away from town than III and IV, but they tend to offer larger properties. It is on Sunset I that you will find this huge colonial-style pre-war mansion, designed by the renowned Miami architect Russell Pancoast. The property was built in 1937 but was completely gutted and rebuilt in 2003. Ceilings were raised, the roof replaced and rooms reconfigured to give it the light, bright and modern feel it has today.

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