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1920s-era Miami Beach house to be replaced with replica

Historic mansion will be updated with all the modern conveniences

November 07, 2014 03:00PM

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 5869 Pinetree Drive

5869 Pinetree Drive

Yet another historic Mediterranean Revival mansion in Miami Beach is set to face the wrecking ball. However, it will be replaced with an exact replica of the original structure.

The home, located at 5869 Pinetree Drive, was built in 1926 by an unknown architect. But in the 1980s, the owners slapped a bunch of faux-art deco embellishes onto the building.

Now owners Michael and Nicole Simkins are having the Weber Studio architecture firm replace the home sans art deco designs. The new structure will also include modern conveniences like central air, hurricane windows and new appliances. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron

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