A retrospective look at the Canal House
- 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.
- Wall Street Journal
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.
Max Strang, Jason Adams, Sabah Corso, Maria Ascoli,
Mariela Hernandez, Jordan Johnson, Alex Garcia
Todd Michael Glaser
Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Wall Street Journal