A retrospective look at the San Marino Residence
[Balance] the desired elements of intrigue, transparency, and privacy.
• Expanded by views across Biscayne Bay, that sprawl abundantly on a narrow lot.
• Deepened by features which spark intrigue and warm welcome.
• Centered by handsome proportions laced with delicate detailing.
Here we’ve balanced alluring attributes from an outdoor sensual shower to the meandering warm wood theme, to the prevailing master bedroom with large balcony—all underpinned by the strength of concrete pilings anchored to bedrock well below the existing grade.
Transparency and privacy are carefully balanced as the home offers an intriguing, yet inviting, appearance from the street. A favorite feature of this homeowner is how the kitchen, living and dining areas are combined into one large public space that flows easily onto a covered terrace overlooking the pool, Biscayne Bay and neighboring islands.
Maria Ascoli, Elizabeth Starr, Max Strang, Maria Sturges
Luis Bosch Luxury Homes
AIA Miami Merit Award of Excellence for Residential Architecture (2016)