We often talk about dream homes that rev up the luxury and style quotient to transport you into a completely different world. While many of these gorgeous residences accomplish this to a certain extent few come close to the sheer opulence and majesty of the in Miami.
The heritage façade of the home was left untouched with the rear bearing the brunt of the change as a lovely extension was seamlessly combined with the existing brick structure. A narrow transition zone between both spaces connects the past and present architecturally even as elements from one era effortlessly blend with the other.
The idyllic rear yard offers much more than amazing views and a soothing hangout as the refreshing pool expansive deck alfresco dining and barbecue area ensure that the homeowners spend more time outside than indoors. A lavish residence that epitomizes the glitz glamour and grandeur of life in this hip city it is the interior that plays second fiddle to the outdoor living zone.
The lower level of the home contains the kitchen dining and living spaces (as is the norm in most homes) with folding and sliding glass doors connecting these areas with the garden.
In fact the street façade only gives you a slight glimpse of the actual interior with two pod-like structures popping out of the otherwise green scenery. Then there is the smart waterproof rubber membrane that wraps itself around the exterior of the home to make sure that the moisture does not seep through from the green roof into the living area.
The use of stainless steel clips was a masterstroke that helps the architects to use the cedar boards without having to worry about damage over time due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood.
Finding the balance between the right style functionality and smart utilization of space is often the biggest challenge when designing a modern home. Add to this the demands placed by unusually heavy snowfall and you need a structure that can withstand the rough weather while creating a relaxing contemporary living environment. N