Petit Douy

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Petit Douy, or Château Petit Douy, is a City of Miami historic property located at 1500 Brickell Avenue in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami, Florida, USA. The two-story[1] Period Revival French Château was built in 1931, designed by architect Martin L. Hampton. The then-residential house was nominated for historic designation in 1983 by the City of Miami.[2] The design and name of the house was inspired by a château in Douy, France, after its original owners, local attorneys John Murrell and Ethel Murrell, visited that country.[3] Located in an expensive and highly redeveloped luxury market, the zoning was changed to restrict uses such as condominiums to prevent demolition; however, the new zoning allowed commercial use of the property such as a storefront, office or restaurant.[4] The property was sold to the owner of a pharmaceutical company in 2006.[5] In 2015, the building began renovation to be turned into a restaurant or a club.[6]


  1. ^ "Petit Douy". Emporis. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Petit Douy, 1500 Brickell Avenue" (PDF). City of Miami. May 31, 1983. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Petit Douy". City of Miami Planning Department. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Thomas H. Brymer II, P.A. 2008 Transactions to Date" (PDF). LoopNet. September 18, 2008. Retrieved December 16, 2014 – via 
  5. ^ "Owner-User Buys Historic Brickell Office for $745 PSF". CoStar Group. July 21, 2006. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ McCaughan, Sean (August 26, 2015). "Petit Douy, Brickell Avenue's Little Chateau, is Being Restored". Curbed Miami. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 

Coordinates: 25°45′29″N 80°11′37″W / 25.7580°N 80.1935°W / 25.7580; -80.1935