The first thing you need to know is that architect Norman Giller was a modernist, one of Miami's big MiMo (that's Miami Modernist) architects. The second thing you need to know is that he must have loved Mediterranean Revival, because this was his house. Of course a lot of modern architects had, and have, an appreciation for more traditional architecture even if they're perfectly happy knocking it down. Most, as far as Curbed is aware, don't go to such lengths as to live in it. Ol' Gillie did, preserving many of the Russell Pancoast-designed house's beautiful features, including the gorgeous front facade and the elaborate living room ceiling. Ol' Gillie probably added a bit of his own modern touch too. The Florida room is a midcentury addition with recessed lighting that looks like it was probably designed by him. The 5,000 square foot house, built in 1933, is on the market for $5 million.
· 4500 Prairie Avenue [Zillow]