The Brillhart House is a Majestic Hand-Built Home is Downtown Miami

By: Rebecca Byers - Feb 23, 2015
References: contemporist & nytimes
The Brillhart House in downtown Miami is a stunning residence built by Jacob and Melissa Brillhart of Brillhart Architects that boasts Tropical Modernism influences and that was hand-built by the two of them. The Brillhart house features a lot of glass, including that of the 50 feet spanning both the front and rear facades.

The Brillhart house largely employs steel and glass in a region where concrete is the most common material used for housing. The home makes great use of shutters, which offer privacy and protection from the elements, create mesmerizing patterned lines when the sun is shining through the house.

The Brillhart House can be seen as an extreme example of the DIY shift. While most people don't have architectural training, the home provides an example of how prospective homeowners are interested in a space that reflects their creativity and personal histories.