Understate & Sophisticate

A retrospective look at the Janoura Residence

  • Project

    Janoura Residence

  • Status

    Completed, 2017

  • Location

    Miami Beach, FL

  • Services


A waterfront oasis geared for the subtropical lifestyle.

-Max Strang

[Sophisticate] a “tropical modern” aesthetic akin to the exclusivity of the Janoura Residence, while understating the general shape, form, and size.

• Pronounced by depth.
• Minimized in it’s grandeur.
• Framed through crafty symmetry.

We’ve sophisticated the approach to this home with a streetside one-story structure—minimizing the massing of the overall design. Advanced features include deep overhangs and highly-detailed louvered panels. Especially eye-drawing are the detached, minimalistic cabanas that frame the symmetrical design.

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This is immersive island living.


Detailed and unified from the inside out. We brought elements from the outside to the inside, and shared interior elements outside—making the home and it's surroundings feel fused and whole.
The dark micro-cement exterior finishes add just the right contrast and a dramatic edge. Interior space is well thought-out for a family of four, including an open plan—well defined by the interior design, custom ceilings, and material upgrades.

Project Details

  • Site
  • Size
  • Completed
  • Architect
    [STRANG] Design
  • Landscape Design
    [STRANG] Design
  • Team
    Jason Adams, Alexander Garcia, Adrian Heid, Blanca Martinez, Pedro Rojas, Max Strang, Maria Sturges
  • General Contractor
    Oxford Universal Design Build, Inc.
  • Photography
    Robin Hill, Claudio Manzoni
  • Accolades
    AIA Florida Merit Award of Excellence for New Work (2019)

Strang's designs are extremely refined and balanced. However, they are never dully symmetrical nor obvious. This is a very sophisticated and fresh way to present modernist rectilinear form.

-Hilary Lewis