The clients asked us to modernize this 1941 home in Surfside, Florida. In restructuring and reorganizing the home, the kitchen, master bedroom, and storage rooms were expanded, a music room and third bathroom were added, and an outdated chimney was removed. The roof was raised, repaired, and refinished, along with the driveway on the front of the property, and a covered terrace space was added to the northwest corner of the house. Further, the home's apertures were replaced with hurricane rated, impact-resistant doors and windows, and mechanical and electrical systems were updated to current standards. Many windows were added along the yard-facing edge of the home to let more natural light into the interior and to create lines of vision between users of the outdoor and indoor spaces.
The bright white massing of the home in combination with the updated metal roofing gives this home a look that is quintessentially Miami, yet unique and refreshing. We are quite proud of this home renovation project as it beautifully preserves an old structure, and highlights the tropical ecosystem of South Florida.