About The Temple House
The Temple House is the largest single family residence in Miami's South Beach. The Temple House has received international coverage including The New York Times, HGTV, The Sunday Times in Europe, VIP Guide, CBS, Christies Great Estates, Luxury Real Estate, International Herald Tribune and others. The Temple House is also the main venue for Lumidee's music video Crazy featuring Pitbull The Temple House, as it is now called, was originally constructed as a two-story single family residence in 1933 with the first stone laid by architect L. Murray Dixon. Mr. Dixon is widely recognized as the principal architectural contributor to the most spectacular Art Deco buildings in Miami Beach, including The Victor Hotel (1937), The Raleigh Hotel (1940), The Marlin (1939), The Tides Hotel (1936), The Senator (1939) and the Ritz Plaza Hotel (1940). His work is best known and recognized for its striking use of circles and banding. In 1942 The Temple House was expanded and re-zoned for The Joseph-Jacob Congregation, which was subsequently renamed Temple Emanuel and eventually moved to its new location in 1965.