Contemporary Architecture Shapes a Minimalist Pinecrest Home

With A Mix Of Contemporary Architecture, Minimalistic Yet Inviting Spaces, Organic Tones And Zen Inspiration, This Exquisite Pinecrest Home Radiates A Unique Modern Glamour


For savvy homeowners with residences in Miami, ocean  Reef and Beaver Creek, finding an expert builder with acute architectural vision and a dream team of designers was essential for their next exquisite house poised within this idyllic setting in Pinecrest, Fla. Drawn to Harry Hollub through his reputation in the community as an outstanding, trustworthy, and innovative boutique builder, the homeowners knew immediately that they were in the right hands.

“This couple came to us with a unique vision, and we worked to turn it into a reality,” Harry says. “The goal for a home in this style — a California contemporary modern design — is to warm up the space, so we used different textures, wood, stone, relief, and moving water. Architecturally, we used flying rooflines, cantilevered beams and projected structural edging.“

Glass is the key component in this design by architect Pedro Infante. Every room is wrapped with glass walls or windows, allowing the ultimate integration with tranquil natural surroundings. A purely original build, the house emanates a true tropical, contemporary feel in complement to the modern temperate construction. Custom water features in the front and back create a seamless flow of internal-to-external energy.

Step inside, where lead interior designer Helene Hollub along with colleague Patricia Salamin conceptualized the interior scheme with utmost respect to this carefully curated energy by using the finest textiles, warm earth tones and natural stone. “This is a modern minimalist home inspired by the breathtaking scenic garden views and vivid landscaping of the surrounding grounds,” Helene says. “We wanted to achieve a timeless look with a minimalist aesthetic, contemporary design, and modern architecture, while focusing on organic elements and Zen vibes.”

Handmade ceramic stone accents adorning the exterior add to the luxuriously organic essence that is carried throughout the house. A carefully designed pop of color in every room through bold artwork, vibrant fabrics, and intricate lighting fixtures carefully enhances the exterior views of each space. Visible from the living room, the patio exudes a green, earthy atmosphere and includes a custom-designed water feature made with sculptured stones simulating bamboo. In the living room, neutral tones and soft upholstered pieces create an inviting and livable space for family gatherings and entertaining. “We really use all the spaces, but our favorite space is the living room and bar area, where we can enjoy beautiful views of the garden, patio, pool, and landscaping,” the homeowner says. “We travel often, and we always look forward to returning home to relax with family and friends.”

In complementary contrast, the kitchen, with a more modern-minimalist feel, was designed in pure white with wood accents on the island and custom cabinetry. “This keeps the space warm and inviting,” Patricia says. “The juxtaposition of materials allows for a transition to modern-inspired, custom-designed lighting fixtures and high-tech integrated appliances.”

The master bedroom uses blue tones for a continuous flow of serenity between the different levels of the home. The monochromatic lighting infuses a glow into the open, modern space. Panoramic views of the landscape and lush gardens below from the private balcony make this space a special retreat for the homeowners. Nearby, the luxurious master bath radiates a spa aesthetic with a freestanding tub, silk wall covering, and a wood-grain ceiling treatment.

Architecturally complex to build, this project prompted Hollub to go above and beyond recommended Florida code. The house is all poured concrete, from the foundation to the roof. There are no wood structural supports or wood trusses, which proved to be a significant challenge for the engineers, given the complexity of the structure in a modern style.

“Our home is truly one-of-a-kind,” the homeowner says. “The design team created a cohesive breathtaking sanctuary. The technology is top-tier and there are lots of little touches that really elevate our living experience.”

Story Credits:

Interior Design: Helene Hollub and Patricia Salamin, Hollub Homes, Pinecrest, FL

Builder: Harry Hollub, Hollub Homes, Pinecrest, FL

Architecture: Pedro Infante, IG Group, Miami, FL

Landscape Architecture: Artistic Lawn Service, Miami, FL

Photography: Ken Hayden, Miami Beach, FL

Text: Jeanne Delathouder

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

Front Exterior

Wall sconces – Sonneman Lighting & Lamps, North Miami Beach, FL

Garage doors – Clopay, Marko Door Products, Davie, FL

Front door – La Finestra, Doral, FL

Fence – United Iron Works, Inc., Miami, FL

Pavers – Antico Stone & Tile, Pompano Beach, FL

Living Room

Sofa – Modloft, MDD, Miami, FL

Armchairs, cocktail table and occasional

tables – Bernhardt Furniture Co., Lenoir, NC

Bronze hand, table lamps, artwork and

accessories – Owners’ Collection

Bench – Oly Studio, New York, NY

Throw – DKNY, Miami, FL

Area rug – Jaipur Living, High Point, NC


Cabinetry and island – Leicht, German Kitchen Center, Miami, FL

Countertops – Innovative Surfaces,

Coral Gables, FL

Light fixture – Pure Edge Lighting, Benson’s Lighting and Fans, Miami, FL


Desk – Orient Express Furniture, High Point, NC

Chairs – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC

Artwork and planter – Owners’ Collection

Area rug – Jaipur Living, High Point, NC

Master Bedroom

Bed – Blend Home Furnishings, Miami, FL

Bedside tables and chest – Worlds Away, Memphis, TN

Artwork and pottery – Owners’ Collection

Mirror – Glass and Mirror Enterprises, Miami, FL

Chandelier – Sonneman Lighting & Lamps, North Miami Beach, FL

Sofa – CFC, High Point, NC

Lounge chairs – Four Hands, High Point, NC

Area rug – Loloi Rugs, Dallas, TX

Master Bath

Vanity – Rick’s Cabinet Tree, Miami Lakes, FL

Countertop – Intercontinental Marble, Miami, FL

Backsplash wall – Oceanside, Innovative Surfaces, Miami, FL

Tub – Axor Massaud, Hansgrohe, Inc., Alpharetta, GA

Mirror – Glass and Mirror Enterprises, Miami, FL

Pendant lights – LBL Lighting, Benson’s

Lighting and Fans, Miami, FL

Wood door – Ouro Custom Woodwork,

Deerfield Beach, FL

Flooring – Custom Tile & Marble, Inc., Miami, FL

Patio/Pool Area

Sofas and dining table – Sifas, Miami, FL

Side chairs – Skyline Design, Hialeah, FL

Chaise lounges – Owners’ Collection

Accent table – Emissary, Chamblee, GA

Curvy chairs poolside – Kannoa, Miami, FL

Umbrella – Tuuci, Miami, FL

Wall sconces – Sonneman Lighting & Lamps, North Miami Beach, FL

Pool – Tuttle’s Pool Company, Inc., Miami, FL

Decking – Antico Stone & Tile,

Pompano Beach, FL


Wood flooring – Smartwood, Miami, FL

Flooring and ceiling treatments fabricated by Ouro Custom Woodwork, Deerfield Beach, FL

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