In our House of the Day column, Curbed spends plenty of time gawking at old Victorians, stunning midcentury moderns, and unique homes like a renovated bookstore. It may not happen as often, but sometimes a recently constructed home can be just as impressive as a historic beauty.
Take this award-winning, two-bedroom, two-bath home in Miami that’s on the market for the first time as a private inventory listing. Designed and built by architects Jacob and Melissa Brillhart in 2014, the Brillhart house shuns the “bigger is better” mantra of modern McMansions, focusing on simple and clean design.
The modesty sized 1,581-square-foot house is elevated five feet off of the ground and sits on the center of a 330-foot long lot to give the impression that the house is floating above the landscape. Blending tropical modernism, the Florida vernacular, and influences from glass pavilions, the home features 100 feet of uninterrupted glass and four sets of louvered doors that open to the outdoors.
A variety of woods add warmth to the steel and glass; ipe is used on the exterior walls and columns, red cedar on the louvered doors, reclaimed cherry on the cabinets, oak on the floors. Love what you see? 937 North River Drive is on the market now for $1,999,999.