North Bay Road, Estate of the Day
This one confounds me. We start with a prestigious location, North Bay Road in Miami Beach, the same place where Hulk Hogan recently sold another white contemporary house to director Michael Bay. From the outside this looks like a your standard contemporary with boxy lines and a sleek little glassed-in sunroom space. The outdoors check out fine, a small piece of land certainly but with a nice pool and a private wood dock with charming old-fashioned style lights. But then, let's take a look inside this six-bedroom home. It's kitsched-out within an inch of its life. The gilding, the elaborate moldings and fireplace mantles, the heavy draperies and chandeliers all create a space that is positively Liberacesque. No pictures of the bedrooms in the listing which is a shame because if the public spaces are this baroque, I can't even begin to imagine what the private spaces are like. This rescue mission is listed at $5.95 million. I hope someone picks up this house and restores its modern soul.