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Touring Lincoln Road in Miami Beach
Project: Miami Beach Condo, Episode 3, Part 3
- Part 1: Demolition Review and Shower Installation
- Part 2: Pocket Door Installation
- Part 3: Touring Lincoln Road in Miami Beach
- Bob visits Lincoln Road with architectural historian Allan Shulman, who recounts how, in 1915, Carl Fisher, "Mr. Miami Beach", imagined Lincoln Road as a grand thoroughfare (along the lines of Fifth Avenue in New York or Rue de la Paix in Paris).
For years, Lincoln Road was home to elite shops, department stores, hotels, and theaters, until its decline in the 1950s. Reborn as a pedestrian mall, as envisioned by architect Morris Lapidus, Lincoln Road became an outdoor promenade and city garden with exotic plants and fanciful pavilions.
More recently, Lincoln Road has again been rediscovered and renewed. Today, it's a popular spot for shopping, dining, and people-watching.
Shulman runs down the architectural history of the theatres, hotels, restaurants, and stores lining the avenue, and indicates how architectural philosophy and practice has evolved over time.
The kitchen is converted into an elegant dining space looking onto the living area, while a closet is transformed into a bar with recessed lighting and glass shelves. And the small bathroom turns into an oasis with luminous glass tile, a wash of color, and sleek new fixtures.
Pocket doors with an antique-look are installed so as to separate the living and sleeping spaces, and furniture is selected to reflect Miami's unique personality.
Finally, the outdoor space overlooking Biscayne Bay is made practical and, perhaps most importantly, comfortable.
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