I was pleased to see this glamorous Miami Beach home featured in the current issue of Architectural Digest. “A lot of people here won’t restore an old home like this; they just knock it down and throw up a big modernist box,” said interior designer and home owner Austin Harrelson. And it is so true. Sadly, there are four “big modernist boxes” going up my neighborhood alone. Austin and his wife Sara, the founder and editor in chief of Cultured magazine, opted for a complete renovation of their 1936 British Colonial style home. Their goal was to open up and modernize the space, all while retaining the classical bones they originally fell in love with.
The 5,000-square-foot home sits on a nearly half-acre lot with a sparkling pool (often filled with inflatable flamingos) that overlooks Miami Beach’s Surprise Lake, the tropical canal connecting Biscayne Bay to the Intracoastal Waterway. Photography by François Dischinger.
To read more about this chic Miami Beach home, please visit Architectural Digest.