This home in Miami, Florida started as an outdated contemporary residence built in the 1980’s, but emerged as a modern masterpiece after a total overhaul by Max Strang Architecture. Located in Coconut Grove, Miami’s oldest neighborhood, the home is enveloped by lush tropical gardens that played a central role in the redesign. Though initially plagued by 80’s design trends such as glass block and popcorn ceilings, Strang recognized a basic modern appeal underlying the home. After stripping away the remnants of two prior remodels, new larger windows were added and arranged to create a cohesive exterior design and allow uninhibited views of the tropical foliage. The aging infrastructure was also completely revamped.
Stark, white planar surfaces prevail inside, where the homeowner displays a formidable collection of large-format photography. To further complement the collection, only northern light is allowed to enter the main living gallery. A gallery-like atmosphere pervades throughout the rest of the home with double height volumes, gray tiled floors, and glass rails on the second floor.
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