A Brutalist Home Designed to Stand Above Rising Sea Levels Surfaces in Miami Beach

Architect Rene Gonzalez built the $15.1M property as the first in a series of elevated residences that respond to local flooding issues.
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Location: 2038 Prairie Avenue, Miami, Florida

Price: $15,151,000

Architect: Rene Gonzalez

Year Built: 2017

Footprint: 3,312 square feet (three bedrooms, five baths)

Lot Size: 10,454 square feet

From the Agent: "The Prairie Residence by renowned architect Rene Gonzalez is a one-of-a-kind Miami Beach sanctuary which seamlessly blends organic design and modern elegance, while also providing unmatched security and privacy. Exceptional offerings include: lush tropical landscaping, floor-to-ceiling retractable glass panes, a grand principal bedroom, two detached guest suites, a rooftop garden terrace, as well as floating walls and skylights which allow for a sense of infinite space and light."

Inspired by mangrove forests whose roots permit the easy flow of water, the Prairie Residence rests on stilts to protect the home from flooding. 

Polished concrete floors run throughout the sprawling interiors.

In the main living area, full-height glass panes fully retract to create an immersive indoor/outdoor space. 

The kitchen, clad in reflective metal panels, sports a minimalist aesthetic that synchs with the rest of the home.

The double-height principal suite features built-in concrete furniture and decorative recessed wall detailing.

Lush greenery wraps around the lap pool to create a private backyard oasis.

2038 Prairie Avenue in Miami, Florida, is currently listed for $15,151,000 by Anna Sherrill of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.


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