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Gianni Versace Mansion

Gianni Versace Mansion (1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach) – a.k.a. Casa Casuarina, this was the Miami home of famed Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, who originally bought this villa in 1992. He then spent $33 million expanding it. In 1997, serial killer Andrew Cunanan shot Versace at the villa’s front steps (reminiscent of Beatles member […]

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Design District

Design District (3841 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400, Miami) – this area, which was once known as the run-down district called “Wynwood”, has been transformed in recent times into a cutting-edge modern art & architectural area. Old low-rise warehouses have been converted into brand new domiciles of design and there are approximately 130 design-related firms […]

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Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables Museum (285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables) — The Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore all aspects of architecture, landscape architecture, design and urban planning as well as historic and environmental preservation, set within the context of one of America’s first and most successful planned communities – the City of Coral Gables. […]

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Coral Gables Merrick House

Coral Gables Merrick House (907 Coral Way, Coral Gables) — This is the boyhood home of George E. Merrick, founder and developer of the City of Coral Gables. This historic landmark originally began as an 1899 frame house, and was added onto in 1907. The house has been restored to the 1920s period and filled […]

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Bay of Pigs Memorial Park

Bay of Pigs Memorial Park (200 SW 56th Avenue, Miami) – the memorial in this park is a shrine for the Cuban exile cause. It commemorates the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, involving the failed attempt by armed Cuban exiles to overthrow then-new Cuban ruler Fidel Castro. The memorial is for both those who […]

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ArtCenter/South Florida

ArtCenter/South Florida (800, 810 & 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) – founded in 1984, this non-profit art center is located within three venues in Lincoln Road (a pedestrian-only strip in Miami Beach). ArtCenter exists to provide affordable workspaces for outstanding visual artist in all stages of career development. It provides access to resources and support, […]