Much of the original silhouette of the house was retained and given a modern upgrade with the reflecting pond a fabulous bridge and the brise soleil creating a stunning entrance. This image of tranquility is further enhanced as artificial lighting takes over after sunset with the illumination fashioning an atmosphere of inviting warmth.
The distribution of the apartments across the four levels was done by placing one on the first floor while two duplex apartments occupy the second and third floors. A fourth apartment is accommodated on the top level with each individual apartment having its own outdoor lounge and porch that extends the living area outside.
The kitchen island itself moves away from the mundane with its unique design and the breakfast bar offers further opportunity for the entire family to come together each morning. The living area kitchen and dining area are connected with the closed rear yard / outdoor living zone that features plush seating.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure that all of its 516 condos and lofts have unabated views of Biscayne Bay and beyond even as facilities like the Yoga Studio top-notch fitness center business center party zone and BBQ space allow you to combine work and recreation with ease. Priced around $372000 – $5490000 every condo here offers complete value for your money.
Despite its contemporary appeal great care was taken during the construction of the house to ensure that it fit in with the landscape and its natural beauty. Elements such as natural stone and cement blocks only help in accentuating this connection between the modern and the traditional local architectural elements to offer the best of both worlds.
Giving a traditional home a contemporary extension is definitely a popular trend that is catching on across the globe. It is an architectural trend that saves money and resources and allows homeowners to feel far more comfortable living in their existing homes without having to splurge on a complete overhaul.
A cool and ingenious ‘glass joint’ connects the old timber structure with the new extension and both buildings seem to retain their individual style and aura even while interacting with one another in a seamless manner.