Hollub Homes plants roots — and homes —deep in South Florida

The first house Marvin Hollub built — a three-bedroom home with a swimming pool in the area that would later become Pinecrest — sold for $19,000.

The year was 1954.

Today, the company Marvin founded, Hollub Homes, is putting the finishing touches on a nearly 12,000-square-foot custom home in Coral Gables’ exclusive Snapper Creek Lakes development. The ultra-luxury house, with an asking price of $8.45 million, includes a home theater with 20 seats, an elevator and a 12-foot stone “water wall” that flows into a hot tub and infinity pool.

The changes in the home building company’s business model reflect Miami’s evolution as a city. A once-sleepy tropical backwater, the Magic City is now an international center of commerce, luxury and wealth.

For the full article: CLICK HERE