The art of placement rooted in feng shui and the practical demands of nature both played intricate roles in this home’s design evolution.
Project Style: Contemporary
Size: 5 bedrooms; 5 bathrooms; 2 half baths; Living area – 6,200 sq. ft.; Total under roof – 8,200 sq. ft.
Home Story: The inspiration for many of the design elements in this waterfront residence came from years of travel by the homeowner. Tucking away wide-ranging ideas – a hotel lobby’s suspended fireplace, a restaurant’s pivoting front door, a serene reflecting pool – that fused together seamlessly in a meticulous, well-thought-out manner. This home accommodates a large, very active family while serving as a backdrop for elegant art as well as nature’s show-stopping displays.
Challenges & Points of Interest: Potential for high waves and wind dictated specific aspects of this home’s design. Careful planning avoided the need and expense of driving 30-foot deep piles. Suspending a 6′ wide, 1,200-pound marble fireplace proved a gravity-defying engineering challenge. The tons of behind-the-scene steel and framing allow the fireplace effortlessly float as the home’s centerpiece. The stunning, 900-pound sapele wood, custom front door opens with a finger touch thanks to its unique pivot design. Linear-patterned waterfall granite, ceiling-supplied water for tub bathing, Murphy bed, cantilevered 4-foot stair treads with stainless steel airline-cabled railing, 4-sided infinity-edge hot tub, living wall, zen garden and an intimate reflection pool with stepping stones are a few more of the design inspirations-turned reality in this highly-efficient Smart home.