This contemporary 1980s home was completely gutted by Max Strang Architects from the popcorn ceilings to the floors. Amazingly, the contemporary exterior served as a great springboard for a more updated modern interior.


Several major interior structural walls were reconfigured and random window alignments were given order. The result: a crisp, modern “treehouse” for a meticulous client. A sophisticated collection of large-format photography informed the new planar geometries of the interior. Minor exterior adjustments maximized light and views while respecting the overall budget.


The original home had experienced two prior renovations and was especially ripe for a design overhaul. Located in Coconut Grove, Miami’s oldest neighborhood, the home was surrounded by an lush tropical garden. The new design takes full advantage of the amazing garden views. With the photography collection in mind, only preferred northern light fills the main living gallery.



The top floor contains a spacious master suite, guest bedroom and reading loft. The main entrance to the home is on the second floor, which contains the living, dining and kitchen areas. Below is the realm of teenagers with two additional bedrooms and a den. An outside terrace was added adjacent to the living room. This new structure also serves as an airy carport below.