This renovation project encompasses two existing duplex buildings in the SOFI District constructed prior to 1940. Programmatically, the restoration of the built structure converted it from private housing units to accessible senior housing. Given the building's location in the Historic District of South Beach, restoration of the facade was one of the top priorities in maintaining the historic Deco-style elements and breathing life into the curb appeal. Improvements in ADA accessibility were implemented into the scheme of the housing development to outfit the spaces properly for use of elderly residents. With its lush and native landscaping, the outdoor spaces adjacent to the 5 units invite residents to interact communally and engage with the gorgeous natural ecosystem of Miami Beach, Florida.
The Henderson Court provides five units of quality affordable housing for the elderly. The development, originally built in 1937, is located in the Ocean Beach Local Historic District and is an excellent example of low-scale Art Deco architecture. The historic rehabilitation, completed in March 2012, is named in honor of T. Hunter Henderson, the development's original architect.
The description under Development Initiatives posted by The Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach, which can be found here.