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A retrospective look at the Canal House

  • Project
    Canal House
  • Status
    Under Construction
    Complete
  • Location
    Miami Beach, FL
  • Services
    Architecture

“A handsome assemblage of glass, teak and stone”

- Max Strang

[Expand] the experience by embracing the immersive island lifestyle.

- Located on an exclusive island in Biscayne Bay just west of Miami Beach.
- Deep overhangs and symmetrical precision define this estate.
- Natural materials provide a tactile and sophisticated aesthetic.

Located on an exclusive island in Biscayne Bay offshore Miami Beach, the sleek Canal House features deep overhangs and highly detailed louvered panels that result in a sophisticated “tropical modern” aesthetic. A one-story structure next to the street minimizes the massing of the overall design, and acts as a buffer to the street. This structure holds private office space and a guest suite facing an inner courtyard to the main house.

“This tropical modern house really stands out.”

- Wall Street Journal

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Use of white stucco contrasts the warmth of the wood accents that are prevalent in the design. Acting as overhead condition, finished floor, window detailing, and even furniture pieces, these wood accents help elevate the aesthetic.The main house is raised 10 feet off the ground, a reminder of the potential concerns of storm surge in a delicate ecosystem. Detached, minimalistic cabanas frame the symmetrical design, picking up the tectonic and material language the main house establishes.

Project Details

  • Site
    0.7
    Acre
  • Size
    15k
    SF
  • STATUS
    Pending
    Complete
ARCHITECT

[STRANG] Design

INTERIOR DESIGN

Michele Bonan

TEAM

Max Strang, Jason Adams, Sabah Corso, Maria Ascoli,
Mariela Hernandez, Jordan Johnson, Alex Garcia

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Raymond Jungles

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Todd Michael Glaser

PHOTOGRAPHY

Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

ACCOLADES

Wall Street Journal
Forbes