Malaga Residence by Brillhart Architecture Front Facade

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

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"Most homeowners would tear the whole thing down and start fresh," says Brillhart. "But it made for a much more interesting project, preserving a little bit of Russell’s legacy and then adding two new wings on each side of the building." An ipe fence now lines the front of the property, and the two-story wing can be just glimpsed through the trees on the left.