The peeps over at Curbed National have picked this $19 million Miami estate for their House of the Day. They say it's "in a streamlined version of the Med style" but to local eyes, it looks more like something Magritte might have done, if he'd been an architect and spent time in Miami, or maybe Arquitectonica in a traditional mood. It even smacks of architect Leon Krier. Oh, but there's a little bit more. Just to make things especially interesting, the 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 14,400 square foot, Vizcaya adjacent (it's around the corner) palazzo is on a street known for its former and current famous residents. Current neighbors are none other than the Sanford Ziff family, founders of Sunglass Hut, ensconced in their house "Cah Ziff," and Adrienne Arsht, the dear doyenne who donated $30 million to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, saving it from the god awful "Carnival Center" name it almost received. Past residents of the block have included Sylvester Stallone, Madonna, and William Jennings Bryan. Ms. Arsht currently uses Bryan's old abode, beautifully restored, as her guest house. Head on over to Curbed National, which has many more pictures of the place, inside and out.
Correction: We mistakenly said this was down the street from the home of Sunglass Hut founder Sanford Ziff. In fact this is Mr. Ziff's home, Ca' Ziff. (and we misspelled it, shame!) The Huffington Post has more about Ca' Ziff and its architect here.
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