Espaňola Way was designed as a "Spanish Village", and is the most historic commercial street in Miami Beach. In the 1980’s, Scott Robins Companies resurrected an entire block of Espaňola Way, encompassing 7 buildings of over 50,000 square feet, and converted them into thriving restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, artist lofts and offices. Numerous major films, TV programs and videos shoot on this famous street.
In the early 1920’s when Miami Beach was still a mangrove swamp, its original developers were Chicago industrialists who later built the tony Bal Harbour Shops. They conceived of a bustling Mediterranean village with alleyways and courtyards intended for Miami Beach’s high society. However, severe hurricanes and illicit activities from the likes of Al Capone changed expectations. Therein grew a vibrant bohemian culture, where artists such as Desi Arnaz and others introduced the Rumba craze from Cuba in the ‘30s. Today, Espaňola Way remains an important artistic destination.
Proudly listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, this magnificent Neo-Classical building was Miami’s first major Federal Government building. Erected 1912-1914, it was touted as the most modern Federal Building south of Washington D.C., and housed the U.S. Post Office, Federal Courthouse, Weather Bureau, Customs, and Immigration Inspector.
Federalist motif abound in this limestone-faced building, including bronze gates, bald eagle friezes, engaged Doric columns and curved balconettes.
Old Post Office stands gracefully in the heart of Downtown Miami. 5-stories. 35,000sf plus parking lot.
Concept for the heart of South Beach’s shopping district. 5,000sf Retail “glass box” will cleverly encase a much smaller 1920’s historic Mediterranean house.
In the back are planned 2 ultra-modern Townhomes, each 4-stories and 2,400sf. Complete with private elevators, garage and roof decks overlooking the ocean.
With a legacy of tenants including Versace, Adidas, AG Jeans etc., this building epitomizes South Beach's high-style. A "starfish" metal canopy designed by the internationally known Spanish artist, Miralda, straddles the entire east facade, shading shoppers and serving as a landmark feature in Miami Beach. 17,500sf.
Once home to one of America’s earliest five-and-dime chains, this Art Deco building houses a major Nightclub and Retail. 19,000sf.