The 25,000 square foot, monolithic, grey, Star Destroyer-shaped
bomb shelter mega-mansion that the owners of historic 44 Star Island Drive are planning to build could not be more unlike the Monterey Style house in these old pictures. Saved by the house's former owners, the family of Dr. Theodore Struhl, these photos of 44 Star Island in its prime show the stately mansion that historic preservationists are rallying around. They show a spacious, but human-scaled family home with a deep verandah, screened porches for indoor-outdoor living, long-gone architectural trim, and a verdant backyard.
· 44 Star Island Drive coverage [Curbed Miami]
· 44 Star Island Drive Photos [Protect Miami Beach Historic Homes]