119 East 2nd Court, Miami Beach FL located on guard gated Hibiscus Island is on the market for the first time and priced to sell. This property is located on an interior street nestled in between multi-million dollar mansions. It features a salt water pool on a spacious 9,750 square foot lot (see photo above).
This home was my childhood home that my father purchased in 1966. I am the listing agent and have fond memories of growing up in this Hibiscus Island community. Speaking from personal experience, it’s the perfect location to build your dream home on a legendary Guard Gated exclusive Miami Beach Island with homes of the rich and famous.
About the Neighborhood
Many of you may not know this about Miami, but the luxurious Hibiscus and Palm Islands between the mainland and South Beach have quite the colorful history.
In the post-World War II economic expansion and sprawl in South Florida, Palm and Hibiscus Island became the site of the Famous Latin Quarter Nightclub located at 159 Fountain Street. Lou Walters, father of journalist Barbara Walters, opened the Latin Quarter in 1939.
It was a mid-century mecca, a ritzy nightclub for big-named entertainers who performed for winter crowds of tourists and celebrities arriving in Miami Beach each December. Superstars like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Milton Berle and Tony Bennett all intermingled with waves of high-kicking chorus girls to perform three shows a night at the Latin Quarter until it burned down in 1959.
The waterfront Palm Island Park with playground for the neighborhood children, basketball court and tennis courts was built in its place in 1975.
The islands were home to some legendary residents such as Al Capone, NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal and other celebrities who were impressed by the views of the skylines of Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Al Capone being perhaps the most infamous. In 1928 he purchased 93 Palm Avenue, a Mediterranean revival estate. It is said he planned the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day massacre at the Palm Island residence. He later passed away in his Florida luxury estate in 1947. This Miami Beach island now offers some of the most prestigious Florida real estate.
Hibiscus Island features a mix of beautiful, extravagant and luxurious waterfront mansions that reach up to $40 million in value with off duty police officers posted at the front gate twenty four hours a day.
Miami Beach and real estate expertise is a family trait. My mother, Barbara Hagen was the legendary expert Realtor of Palm, Hibiscus and Star Islands community homes. My grandfather Max “Goldie” Goldhagen was a well known Miami Beach real estate investor who made Miami Beach his home in the 1930’s. With my passion for the market combined with luxury realtor expertise passed down for three generations, I know a luxury real estate deal when I see one. For inquires contact me to turn this Hibiscus Island location, 119 East 2nd Court into your dream home. You will love Hibiscus Island with splendid real estate, pristine location, enjoyable community amenities, and endless nearby attractions on South Beach, Downtown Miami & American Airlines Arena.
The Latin Quarter Nightclub – www.southbeachmagazine
The Latin Quarter on Palm Island Miami Beach – miamiarchives.blogspot.com
When the Beach was Hot – Miami New Times
Exploring Al Capone’s Fantastically Historic Miami House – miami.curbed.com