Miami saw a lot of big real estate news in 2014—from the re-listing of Al Capone's historic house to the rapid progress of Brickell City Centre—but what interested Curbed Miami readers most? Here's a roundup of Curbed Miami's top ten posts of the year:
10) Measuring up Miami's Towers Vying for Super-Tall Status: Miami has more skyscrapers than almost any other city in the United States (New York and Chicago perhaps being the only exceptions) but our towers are only now approaching coveted 300-meter 'supertall' status. Here's a roundup of the contenders.
9) Mapping Miami's Fourth of July Fireworks Shows, 2014 Edition: What is it about Fireworks?
8) Al Capone's House is Back on the Market, and Super Cute!: News that mobster Al Capone's Palm Island house was back on the market for $8.45 million was accompanied by great new listing photos and furniture that made the house look just super cute.
7) And Now, the Curbed Miami Megadevelopment Heatmap: Our heatmap of all the massive megadevelopments happening in South Florida, from Brickell City Centre to the South Runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, did really well.
6) Brickell City Centre Reveals Website, Flood of New Renders: The Brickell City Centre megaproject was big news all year, but particularly when its website finally went live, revealing lots of new renderings and details about the project.
5) Magazine's Miami 2020 Depictions Are of a Concrete Jungle: Earlier this year Brickell Magazine did a fold-out image depicting Miami's skyline six years down the road. And it doesn't even include all the new things announced this year, now that that future is just five years away.
4) Tiger Woods' Very Well Moneyed Ex Moves in to New Mansion: The former Mrs. Woods, Elin Nordegren, made a $100 million killing in the divorce and used some of it to build this spectacular oceanfront abode in North Palm Beach complete with putting green. Her son Charlie "dabbles in golf."
3) Tour the Absurd $10.9 Million Castle Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Got Married In: When Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade married his fair belle, actress Gabrielle Union, the internet exploded over the news of the nuptials as well as the news of the insane/rather hideous modernist castle that served as a wedding venue down in the Redlands. Luckily Curbed Miami had the grand tour.
2) LeBron James Lists His Coconut Grove House for $19 Million: LeBron James' house really took the cake this year, even the former Miami Heat superstar decamped from Miami to return to his native Cleveland. The announcement of his home's listing for $9 million, a fresh crop of listing photos, as well as an earlier post merely speculating on the home's upcoming listing all racked in the page views.
1) The Most Expensive Listing in the U.S. is a $139 Million House in Fort Lauderdale Called Le Palais Royal: At $139 million, briefly the most expensive listing in the United States, this half-finished palatial oceanfront above is dripping in gaudy gilding.