Galbut Proposes Four Level Pine Tree Drive Home With Tropical Modern Architecture

Crescent Heights co-founder Russell Galbut has submitted plans to build a home at 4260 Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach.

The home will have four usable levels, including a ground level with a driveway, pool and undercarriage, two levels of living area and a rooftop deck.

Several variances and waivers are being requested from city rules, requiring approval from Miami Beach’s Design Review Board, including exceeding height limits and second to first floor ratios. Plans are scheduled for review at a meeting in October.

A letter from the architect says that an undercarriage design in which the home is raised from the ground is now being encouraged in Miami Beach due to sea level rise. In order to make the undercarriage into usable space, at least eight feet is needed, which puts the building height above the city’s 24-foot maximum and requires a waiver.

Choeff Levy Fischman is the architect.

 

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Anonymous

Who cares?

john

gross. didn’t he already build his own single-family hi-rise south of fifth? if he really cares about drainage, donate the site and make it a park.

Anonymous

maybe it’s for one of his kids?

Anonymous

Wrong side of the street.

Anonymous

okay?

Anonymous

Looks like a multi-unit. He needs a single family residential architect.

Anon

explain how it looks like multi-unit? CLF specializes in residential and have designed many homes on the Venetian Islands and the islands off the Macarthur.

Anonymous

“Tropical” modern? It could be anywhere, from the side of a Swiss mountain to Tokyo.

Anonymous

I like the Mana house design better

Anonymous

If that’s what he wants to build, it’s fine with me. The issue Is, if you have an endless amount of time and money you can ultimately get a variance for anything. For most of us, even a very minor improvement that would require a variance can risk thousands of dollars and months of time. I love MB, but there needs to be a better way for regular people to improve functionality and aesthetic to their properties without this cumbersome process.

Anonymous

I LIKE IT

Anonymous

Not understanding the logic of this design. Is it modern? No. Is it contemporary? Yes. Too many things going on at once. Second and Third Floors sit too heavily on the weak base.
Also, to make things worse, the sketch-up google renderings do not help to add any details or richness to a bland design.

Anonymous

side elevations are beautiful

Anonymous

Ralph did it again!

looks incredible so much better then the crap we call historic and save that will flood every time we have a storm.