The Temple House, South Beach's Largest Home, Can Be Yours for a Cool $17 Million

Categories: Architecture

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Images via thetemplehouse.com
Whether you know it or not, you've probably seen the inside of the largest home on South Beach. It was the filming site of One Direction's "Best Song Ever" music video. It was the photo shoot location for a Kardashian Christmas card. And it's hosted dozens of private events -- upscale weddings and corporate shindigs for the likes of Microsoft, Nike, and Sony.

Now, the Temple House, at 1415 Euclid Ave., is on the market -- for a cool $17 million.

The price -- more than $1 million per 1,000 square feet -- might seem a bit steep. But Darren Weiner, managing member of Antigen Realty who's brokering the sale, said in a statement that this house is actually a steal. "Taking into consideration that multiple condo units in the neighborhood have sold recently for between $21 million and $34 million, without the size, privacy, or substantial revenue-generating capabilities of the Temple House, this is a tremendous value for the savvy end-use buyer or investor at $16.925 million."

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The property, measuring 16,350 square feet, was built by art deco architect L. Murray Dixon in 1933. (Dixon is also known for designing the Tides, Victor, and Raleigh hotels.) It hasn't always been a home; the property was converted into a temple (hence the name) by midcentury modern architect Lester Avery in the '60s and was returned to use as a residence in 2003.

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Now, its website describes, the Temple House boasts five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a host of upscale features: a private outdoor pool deck, two-car garage, brand-new elevator, and "over 50 tons of air conditioning," which was a thing we didn't know could even be measured in tons. Prospective buyers can also expect "30-foot ceilings in the 6,600-square-foot great room, theater room, 1,200-square-foot kitchen, state-of-the-art lighting and audio system, new terrace pool with iridescent mosaics and waterfalls... imposing and majestic."

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Imposing, majestic, and kind of sterile, no? The site looks like it still has more of a "swanky corporate event" ambiance than a homey feel. But hey, maybe that's what multimillionaires are looking for these days.

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13 comments
Gregg Rory Holland
Gregg Rory Holland

The Temple House Daniel Davidson I think it's a great house! I've attended many events there. This is not the first time it's been on the market. Miami New Times recylces their news.

MiamiBeachCrack
MiamiBeachCrack

1300 block of Euclid had a person murdered in a apartment in January of 2013.  They should post that on the listing.  

Lory Giorgione
Lory Giorgione

Every home needs an EXIT sign, lol! Maybe they could have thought to take that down if it's intention is to be someone's residence.

Omar Becerra
Omar Becerra

not in that location, i lived one block away the coner of

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

..................who pays that and isn't on water ?

Casey C Chu
Casey C Chu

Oy Vey! Who could live in that place? Its worse than living in a Wright House.

MiamiBeachCrack
MiamiBeachCrack

Pull the police reports for 1415 Euclid Avenue.  Then post them.  Property is located in the highest crime neighborhood of Miami Beach.  
Property is a venue hall in a high crime neighborhood.  This property has been listed as long as 5 Star Island. 

Nkidani Regnier
Nkidani Regnier

Jody it's a block away from my house and they always have private events. I'm surprised that they;re selling it

Jody Yela
Jody Yela

it doesnt have any water view if its on Euclid Avenue

Jhon A Cornejo
Jhon A Cornejo

When I was a kid in 1970s on SOBE, the Temple House was a synagogue. Too bad many synagogues on SOBE turned into clubs, apartments, homes or stores. At times, I miss the "old" Miami Beach. :(

MiamiBeachCrack
MiamiBeachCrack

The owner probably put Al Gores life at risk when the life safety systems didn't exist.  The old photos show lots of safety items missing. 

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