Morningside's ( Northeast Miami) fabulous and iconic Jetsons House has sold for $1.5 million to a buyer who apparently loves the design and the history and wants to restore it, NOT tear it down. It's a great save for a house that is not historically designated. Easy prey for demolition due to its fairly small size and lack of accouterments of contemporary life that buyers like/need today. Nicknamed the Jetsons House because of its appearance, the house was designed by an important Miami architect of the mid-century period, Rufus Nims, and is meant to be a subtropical modernism that embraces an architecture suitable to the climate in a modernist form. Its elevated living floor with floor to ceiling windows was designed to capture the bay breeze.
the home desperately needs some love and a skilled eye to restore it to its former glory.