Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Completed: February, 2016
Area: 6,101 sqft
Positioned on a canal front site in Ft. Lauderdale, the house stands as a Covered glass prism featuring distinct spatial zones; the Cube-shaped residence offers privacy and seclusion, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Design Architect: Hugo Mijares, One d+b Miami
One D+B Team: Jose Ramos, Tamara Cabrera, Mariesther Sifuentes
Contractor: Andrew Zahn, Zahn Development, Inc.
Developer: Zahn Development, Inc.
MEP / Structural: Andres Hollman, E+E Engineering, Inc.
Lighting Design: One d+b Miami
Landscape: Juan Pacheco, EcoPacheco Landscape Design
Kitchen: Norberto Grundland, SKEMA Design / One d+b Miami
Photography: Fabio Ventresca / Island Studio Photography
Staging: Meridith Baer
From the Architect:
“This project is part of a personal exploration where different volumes and the void generated between them are protagonists. The volume was proposed as a large white box that has been excavated with different “cubes” of various materials (wood, white stucco, etc.) appearing within. The social area on the first level was created with a dual purpose: 1- the area layout was designed to overlook not only the canal in the back of the house, but also the pool area and boardwalk; 2. The layout breaks the continuity of the orthogonal walls of nearby houses. This generates a particular vantage point from the street leading to the canal.”
A clear promenade sequence , with an entry drive leading to an exterior entry stair then into the house’s foyer and on to a double-height living room.
The residence fireplace chimney is the central organizing element. The house program require a guest room,living room, dining room, kitchen, and powder room on the ground floor; three bedrooms plus a loft-den area on the upper floor.
The lower level of the property opens to a sloped tropical yard, and direct access from the street. The primary public spaces are located at the ground level,The house technical amenities and garage, with an open kitchen, guest suite, and a “House Command Center” located along the south side, and the living and dining volumes to the north.
The bedrooms and master suite are placed along the south side of the upper floor, shielded from excessive sunlight by a 10’-0” overhang roof. Opposite these rooms a Loft space overlook the double-height living room below.
Each element of the master plan’s organization reflects an ambitious attention to detail and innovative use of construction solutions. We hope this new typology is not only in direct dialogue to its place, but also that it becomes the best living environment.