If you are going to demolish a Miami Beach home that has historical and architectural significance, the replacement better be noteworthy.
DOMO Architecture + Design appears to have accomplished that with plans prepared for 22 Star Island Drive on behalf of Lennar CEO Stuart Miller, who owns the property.
Miller is planning to demolish the existing home, which was built as a clubhouse in 1928 by Carl Fisher and designed by architect Martin Hampton. Preservationists, who failed in a recent attempt to save 42 Star Island from demolition, have started a petition drive to save the home which has 500 signatures.
The new home will include unusual features such as a nine-space underground parking garage that can be reached by elevator from the upper floors (the existing home also has an elevator). The exterior of the home will be clad with Brazilian walnut (ipe) wood, while the rear of the home will be surrounded by a moat-like infinity edge pool.
Miami Beach’s Design Review Board will review the plans at a meeting next week.
Plans below, obtained exclusively by The Next Miami: