Argentine Soccer Player Proposes To Build San Marino Island Home

On San Marino Island, Argentine soccer player Darío Conca has submitted a proposal to build a waterfront home at 55 East San Marino Drive.

The proposal includes demolition of two homes, dating to 1941 and 1951. The older home is considered architecturally significant by city officials.

The new home is proposed to be 8,117 square feet.

Conca’s Benco Brasil LTD submitted the proposal. Paula Shayene Cruz de Araujo is a 50% partner with Conca, according to the application documents, with both listing an address in Rio de Janeiro.

Miami Beach’s Design Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal on June 5. City staff are recommending the board allow demolition, but are opposed to variances needed to build walkways on the property.

Roomscapes Inc. is the architect.