Miami house with acclaimed minimalist design listed for $2M

The glassy, one-level house in Miami’s Spring Garden district is embedded in landscaping

The award-winning minimalist Miami home hits the market for the first time
The award-winning minimalist Miami home hits the market for the first time

The Brillhart House, an award-winning minimalist home and a rare example of architectural restraint in look-at-me Miami, is up for sale for the first time.

The Balinese-style house, which resembles a remote resort spa, is listed for $2 million by Gary Feinberg of Compass Florida, according to Forbes.

Five-year-old home was featured on the Netflix/BBC series “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes.”

Two architects, Jacob and Melissa Brillhart of Brillhart Architecture, built the acclaimed house, winner of honor awards from the AIA Florida (2015) and AIA Miami (2016).

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The Brillharts used a utilitarian approach to design a compact house that would minimize construction costs and ecological impact.

They built the one-level residence on a half-acre lot beneath a canopy of tropical foliage, beyond the view of neighbors. The property has 1,581 square feet of flexible living space, or 2,300 square feet including the front and back porches.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house features glass-and-steel facades and wood shutters. “Four sets of sliding glass doors allow the house to be completely open to nature,” Feinberg told Forbes.

Its central location in the historic Spring Garden district in Miami puts Brillhart House within easy driving distance of such destination as Miami International Airport, Miami Beach, Brickell and Wynwood. [Forbes] – Mike Seemuth