Gary Feinberg

Real Estate Advisor
Spotlight

The Brillhart House, Living within the Landscape

The Brillhart House, one of the most celebrated examples of contemporary, tropical modern architecture, is up for sale for the first time.
The home, which has earned numerous honors, has been featured in the Netflix / BBC series, “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes”; is listed as one of the top 100 buildings in the United States (Archdaily), and is ranked one of the five best houses in Florida (Dezeen).
Built in 2014, the Brillhart House is located in the center of a 325’ long lot, in the historic neighborhood of Spring Garden. As one of the only remaining single-family neighborhoods in downtown Miami, Spring Garden stands out as an emerald hamlet within the City. The uniqueness of the site (more than the length of a football field) — and its beautiful canopy of tropical foliage — creates the perfect setting for “living within the landscape.”
The two-bedroom, 1500 sf home was designed and built by architects and owners Jacob and Melissa Brillhart of Brillhart Architecture. The design is essentially an elevated glass pavilion (raised more than 5’ off the ground), situated between two verandas that add another 800 square feet of living space. The front porch, with louvered doors — one of the home’s most distinctive features — functions as a true outdoor room. It also provides privacy from the street, offers shade, and captures the cooling southeast trade winds. The interior includes large and flexible living spaces and sliding doors across the front and back that allow the house to be entirely open when desired. Floor-to-ceiling windows spanning the full width of the home in either direction offer expansive views of the landscape beyond, revealing the site’s remarkable depth. With an open, airy feel; tall ceilings; plentiful indoor/outdoor space; and long views of both the front and rear gardens, this private, secluded home is both tropical and spacious.
Conceptually, the design of the house draws upon a rich architectural heritage. In addition to the American glass pavilion, the couple also referenced the Florida vernacular “Dog trot” typology and earlier Florida modern designs. These references, which are steeped in cultural meaning, also offered time-tested environmental solutions for living in the tropics.
Architectural detailing, as well as the more atmospheric aspects of the space, were also painstakingly considered. Stepping up and into the front porch, one can feel a noticeable cooling, while the operable louvered doors cast dramatic and ever-changing shadows into the space. Real American cherry was used for all of the interior millwork to offer a sense of warmth and materiality. The privacy of the site, the quiet nature of the neighborhood, and the simplicity of the design also create a distinctive feeling of tranquility.
$1,670,000.00 | 2Beds | 2Baths | 1,581 Sq. Ft.

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Free-standing Building in the Marlins Entertainment District: 1451 NW 7th Street | Lot Size - 15,582 SF | Building Size - 1473 SF | $8,000/month NNN

The Station’ is a free standing building on a 15,582 SF lot. The current zoning permits marine or automotive use. The property could be repurposed for an established or new concept food and beverage operator. Built in 1959 the building has 2 bays plus office and bathroom. The structure has a porte cochere for drive-up service. Lot can accommodate parking and waiting vehicles. The corner location fronts NW 7th St with 25,000 vehicles/day and great signage potential. Site is across the street from the Marlins Stadium and City of Miami Parking Garages. Join Nightlife Brewery in the new Marlins Entertainment District. Easy access to the Health District, SR 836, I-95, Brickell, Coral Gables and the Beach.

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Development Opportunity in Allapattah | 1481 & 1451 NW North River Dr. | Lot Size - 25,613 SF | Zoning T6-8 O | $4,000,000

Highly Visible Professional Office Building Portfolio consists of 2 buildings with private parking. Current configuration includes 12 private offices, 3 conference rooms, 4 reception areas, 6 BA & 4 kitchens. Both parcels are zoned T6-8. Buildings are centrally located one block from the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building and three blocks to the Health District with 60,0000 daily employees. River Landing Shops and Residences, a $400 million mixed use development is now going vertical and will be the new shopping and dining hub Mid River/Health District neighborhood. Easy access to the Dolphin Expressway and I-95. Doral, Miami International Airport is 5 miles away. Brickell and Miami Beach are in close proximity.

Gary Feinberg’s Listings

Listed By Compass
235 Jefferson Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

$3,495,000
3 BD
1 BA
1,992 SF
Listed By Compass
235 Jefferson Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

$3,495,000
0.16 AC
Listed By Compass
937 Northwest North River Drive

Miami, FL 33136

$1,670,000
2 BD
2 BA
1,581 SF
Listed By Compass
146-xx N Spur Drive

Miami, FL 33161

$175,000
0.45 AC