Décor is kept simple and minimal with the likes of classic Eames Lounger adding timeless appeal to an otherwise distinctly modern interior. As is the norm these days large sliding glass doors make their presence felt in every room even as the homeowners are tempted to spend more time outdoors than inside. Brilliant lighting and minimal accessories complete a Texas home that reinterprets that classic ‘courtyard house style’ by adding contemporary sheen.
The major focus inside was on lighting and ventilation with a series of skylights and the stairwell bringing sunlight from the top level into the lower floor. Large open and sweeping spaces are clad in white to accentuate the positives while the existing wooden trusses are combined with a modern ceiling to bring in the best of both worlds.
Both environmental and bushfire norms dictate the overall contours of the by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture which flows into the landscape that surrounds it and blurs the traditional indoor-outdoor boundaries.
MiMo is one such elegant tasteful and unique style that finds its roots in larger Miami and Miami Beach. Miami Modernist (MiMo) came about as a response to international style and over the last few decades it has survived and evolved absorbing hot trends and the latest upgrades. The in Miami Beach Florida gives the timeless MiMo its own unique twist!
One of the unique challenges of building this lovely family retreat was the existing building code that prevented the house from being any taller than six feet above grade on the building’s uphill side.
A beautiful painted brick wall in the living space and metallic finishes carefully intertwined with the very structure of the home give this rejuvenated dwelling its distinct rustic-modern vibe that is both relaxing and refreshing.
Gorgeously crafted garden stretches add to an already energetic living room that is filled with a bright blue couch orange and green chairs and a large sofa that provides ample sitting space. Even the open glass shelves in different colors accentuate this appeal of playful contemporary panache that is carried through into the dining space and the kitchen.