On Tuesday the Miami Beach Design Review Board denied an application to demolish an historic art deco stunner at 6332 Alton Road which the owner wanted to replace with a contemporary white stucco and glass structure, saying the new home would be incompatible with the neighborhood. According to preservationists, this is the first time that the DRB has denied a single family home application in many years and shows the board using their powers to save a neighborhood's historic character. The house, which is basically completely intact, was constructed in 1934 (1935?) by architects Skinner & Skinner and featured in a 1935 issue of American Architect, and it hardly looks any different today.
· Preservation Watch coverage [Curbed Miami]