Bal Harbor House Florida. This new single family home on the last vacant lot in Bal Harbour's most exclusive residential community.
Two large courtyards divide the volume creating indoor-outdoor spaces in continuous dialogue with the use of terraces, optimized for maximum enjoyment and appreciation of Miami's tropical climate. The house is designed in volumes that shift to create a series of courts.
The stone-clad base volumes are offset below the upper concrete volumes. These are detailed to maintain the purity of elemental forms through the limited materiality of concrete, travertine and finished wood. the house, a material continuity is maintained.
Bal Harbor House Florida
This enhances the interaction with the landscape where inside and outside become indistinguishable. The living, dining, entertaining and service areas have direct connections to the inner courtyards through sliding glass panels that disappear into the travertine-clad walls, maintaining a constant reference and view to the bay.
The covered exterior deck and pool are also finished in travertine, maintaining a fluid connection that culminates in a glass-walled pool, creating a wonderful interaction with the bay. The second floor is organized around a large linear playroom flooded with natural light through four large skylights.
The six bedrooms on either side of this ridge all have access to landscaped verandas. The master bedroom, accessed through a private vestibule, spans the entire width of the house with a continuous bay-facing balcony. It has separate master bathrooms – one with a spa and the other with a gym. Beautifully landscaped rooftop spaces and wood-paneled Jacuzzi offer views of the bay and neighboring islands.
Bal Harbor House, Florida – Information about the building
Architects: Oppenheim Architecture
Size: 12,000 SF
Location: Bal Harbour, Florida, USA
Structural Design MEP: L. Triana Associates
Lighting: Radiant lighting
Pools: Aquatic Consultants
Lead: Chad Oppenheim
Project Contributors: Kevin McMorris, Juan Calvo, Alexis Cogul, Alex Lozano