Chanukah is in the rearview and Christmas is a week away, meaning we're this close to putting a bow on 2015, a colorful year for Miami real estate. Here are the 10 most read stories on Curbed Miami in the last year. Kicking off our list is Monday's post featuring Judge Judy's new $8.6-million Naples mansion and for-sale penthouse.
"The mansion features eight bedrooms, an enclosed lagoon with three waterfalls and living areas spanning over 10,000 square feet"
"At 222 Ocean Drive, Shareef Malnik (owner of The Forge restaurant) has owned it for two decade, and listed it in December with Dora Puig for $14.995 million."
"Now that he has listed the stately historic home, built in 1929, for sale for $16 million we are finally getting the most extensive look inside the house ever"
"The old Wolfson Estate on North Bay Road, the former home of pop hottie Ricky Martin as well as the preeminent Miami Beach Wolfson family is now on the market for $21 million."
"Finally... a Judgmental Map of Miami has surfaced, making the rounds on Facebook and other social media with no credited author... the map has still packed in plenty to offend."
"That team definitely deserves an award in building some of the standout features--particularly the glass car elevators that transport drivers from the road below to the their front door above."
"James' house comes with a 'sommelier's dream wine cellar,' a fancy kitchen, dockage space for two 60-foot yachts, a big wall around it, an infinity pool with a rather bold lighting scheme, 16,768 square feet of living space, 4500 square feet of entertainment space, six bedrooms..."
"Hoping to dispel rumors of Fidel Castro's death, the Cuban government has released images of the leader greeting a series of celebrity guests in his never-before-seen living room, and boy is the place tacky."
"America's sweetheart Kelly Ripa has left behind her Soho penthouse in favor of an Upper East Side townhouse, for which she and husband Mark Consuelos paid a whopping $27 million."
"While the data does "not account for erosion, subsidence, or future construction" we are able to see the impacts of a 0-6 foot sea level rise in South Florida in rather incredible detail."