Location: Coconut Grove, FL
Lot size: 20,000 SF
Building Size: 4,500 SF
Program: A single family home on a vacant 20,000 sq ft lot in Coconut Grove, Florida for an extended, blended family. The home celebrates the natural landscape of its context and capitalizes on sustainable building strategies appropriate for zone 1 climate.
The house celebrates nature and indoor/outdoor living in a sub-tropical climate. The clients were excited about building a home in the midst of very large oak specimens and were resolute on building around them in order to preserve them. The program included a comfortable living/dining room, a yoga and meditation room and a study. A total of five bedrooms include a master, and two bedrooms in proximity to each other as well as two additional guest rooms. Outdoor living spaces were a priority as was the possibility of fitting a lap pool in the midst of all the trees, as long as they were not affected.