The Design Includes Numerous Textures in a Variety of Colors that were Selected for Cohesion.
Tucked away in Miami Beach, Florida, in the exclusive gated Altos del Mar community, this Altos Chic private residence features panoramic views of the ocean that were at the forefront of the client's mind when they decided to redesign the site in 2019. The client selected Landscape Architect, Orlando Comas, ASLA, PLA and his own brother, Architect, Ivan Kadey as the award winning design team to revamp the property.
The main objectives were compressed into a small wish list. The owner wanted his new home to meet municipal codes and have the narrow lot be spectacular, yet simple, and to make the natural views the focal point of the project. The homeowner also wanted the pool area to be detached from the rear yard by way of elevation changes. The pool area could serve as a central entertainment space, meanwhile, the rear yard would be focused on being an intimate family-oriented peaceful experience where the homeowner could walk among the native landscaped area.
The rear yard is sprinkled with tropical native Southern Florida plants like Bougainvillea Spectabilis and woven with walking paths surfaced with crushed shell stones over geotextile providing a natural beach feeling and look. The design includes numerous textures in a variety of colors that were selected for cohesion. An important part of the homeowner's wish list was to provide privacy from the adjoining properties visually and to also keep the outdoor speakers from intruding on neighbors beyond the property.