Malaga Residence by Brillhart Architecture before

Before & After: A Modest Midcentury in Miami Expands Around a Lush Courtyard

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Before: The 1948 house was designed by Trip Russell, a well-known local architect, and sits on an 11,800-square-foot lot in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. Smaller homes such as this one are vulnerable to demolition, but Brillhart Architecture designed additions to flank Russell’s structure. "We wanted people to walk up to the gate and see the original house," says Brillhart.