The pair of properties at 42 and 43 Star Island Drive - an historic house threatened for demolition by Real Housewife of Miami Lisa Hochstein and its neighbor, the former Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church compound now on the market by owner by Rosie O'Donnell - are no strangers to drama, or drugs, or even neighborhood warfare, as filmmakers rakontur documented in their documentary of Miami's pot history "Square Grouper." In the 1970s, when the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church set up their "American Embassy" at 43 Star, they fell in with their neighbors at 42 Star to hilarious results. Picture giant clouds of marijuana smoke wafting over Star Island's manicured lawns, a flaming bucket of tar, and an airboat.
· The Zion Coptic Mansion on Star Island [Rakontur]
· 43 Star Island Drive coverage [Curbed Miami]
· 42 Star Island Drive coverage [Curbed Miami]