I heart bungalows. One of the best building types, and an endangered species throughout Miami, where it was once widespread. This is exactly the type of housing the City of Miami should be restoring  - not tearing down (as they recently voted to allow with a zoning change along 12th avenue - a bastion of bungalow frontage). Check out some of my favorites from around East Little Havana….

A color coded survey of historic bungalows in East Little Havana performed by Street Plans.




Bungalows have been adapted and recycled many times. Infill development opportunities abound, you only need to be creative...






7 Responses to Miami Bungalow Love

  1. Mari Chael says:

    Bungalows and little houses on compact lots are the staple in many older historic neighborhoods and are great for starter housing, singles, and just about anyone that is satisfied by the “small is beautiful” ethos. Why tear them down?


  2. Anonymous says:

    i live in this area in a tall condo building and gaze with longing at these houses as i ride my bike past, i would love to take on a restoration project on one of these bad boys.


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  4. Mike Moskos says:

    If you notice a lot of them have second floors or venting to allow the warm air to flow up and out.


  5. Bernie says:

    Is a map available with the streets and avenues notated. Also, is there a similar map which includes the Allapattah neighborhood where a large number of bungalows remain intact.


  6. Arnaldo Cantero says:

    Tony can you reach out to me to discuss this article. Thank you.


  7. I found this post a couple of weeks ago and decided to reread it and comment. Kudos to you for highlighting the bungalows found in Little Havana. I’ve been down 12 Ave a few times since reading your post to look at the houses. There are plenty more scattered through out East Shennandoah. More preservation work needs to be done in this area, the variety of architecture found through this area is pretty amazing, it’s one of the reasons we bought a home here.


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