Plans Filed To Build Elevated Hibiscus Island House With Escalator & Elevator, After Moishe Mana Sells Historic Home

Update: Representatives of Moishe Mana say that he sold the home and closing is in progress. Mana filed the plans and paperwork to build the new home and demolish the historic home in the meantime on behalf of the buyer, they said.

 

Plans have been filed to build a modern new home on Hibiscus Island, replacing an architecturally significant historic residence.

All of the new home is proposed to be elevated above ground, accessible by an escalator, grand stairway, and a glass elevator.

The ground level will mostly be “understory” area, with an infinity pool fronting the bay, along with landscaping, driveways, and water features.

On the second level, the main residence will be separated from two guest houses by an elevated water lily pond surrounded by sunken seating.

The third level includes a cluster of bedrooms with a “glam room” at the center. There’s also a Master Suite with a double-height walk-in closet, and a spa with steam room.

A glass atrium is at the center of the home.

Approval from the Miami Beach Design Review Board is needed plans, since the existing home to be demolished was built before 1942 and because the new home requires several waivers from city zoning rules.

One of the waivers is to exceed Miami Beach height restrictions of 24 feet (for a total of 28 feet).

The existing home to be demolished was mostly built in 1937, with a smaller addition in 1989. Martini Realty LLC (100% of shares are owned by Mana) purchased the property in 2013 for $5.175 million.

The property has “unrestricted views of Downtown Miami,” according to a write up from the 2013 listing.

 

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Anonymous

At least he’ll have a view of downtown projects from developers who actually develop.

William

This is a very nice home. Hopefully they allow it. I don’t know why the old home was significant but Mana’s investments in our community continue even if some folks are upset by his lack of progress.

Anonymous

Is this mana himself posting??

Anonymous

yes, this is Mana.

Scam?

Mana appears to be doing no new construction. Neighbors are disappointed.

Anonymous

Simply, this guys sucks.

Anonymous

I say they don’t let him build his house until he does something with his properties downtown and in wynwood.

Anonymous

There goes the neighborhood….

Anonymous

Loser

Anonymous

Glad to see he’s finally building something.

Sgt. Sapingo

That house is badass! Sick!! They should tell him he can start it right after he gets started on his Downtown project.

Anonymous

It looks like every other McMansion spec house built in the last ten years.

Anonymous

I’ve read the negative comments on Mana. I mentioned to someone that I was doing a Citibike in the ‘hood of Jersey City and they mentioned “oh, that’s where our Mana meeting was located at his headquarters” . Def was in the hood of Jersey, like the bowels of the tunnel to NYC…..
Maybe the Mana investor is a good guy but his reputation in Miami is negative and his offices in New Jersey are in a dump.
What is the purpose of having historic regulations if everyone can simply change it to their favor?

Anonymous

215 Coles St, Jersey Shitty

Anonymous

Looks like a set of sunglasses from the front. I’ll keep the old house.

Anonymous

Pathetic, keep the historic home!

Anonymous

This will be built before he does shit downtown or Wynwood

Anonymous

This house makes me want to cry. The thought that some lucky bastard and his family get to live in such luxury and I’m so poor is to much to bear. Boo hoo.

Anonymous

Good for him.

Anonymous

Not surprised that the first comments are all nasty and libelous. This guy can’t win for trying.

Anonymous

Thanks, Mika Mattingly <3

William

Agreed. Mostly negative non constructive comments. I say Mana just keeps buying and selling high. He will keep the FREE markets going in Miami.