Suburban Weston Residence
The Tropical Modern wave that has taken over elite Miami Beach neighborhoods, including North Bay Road and the Venetian Islands, has made its way to suburbia with a Weston Residence designed by award-winning architects, Choeff Levy Fischman.
The home’s architecture is described by the architects as Mid-Century Modern with touches of tropical elements to provide a warmer look and feel. The one-story abode is located in an area where modern design is virtually unfamiliar. The homeowners were fans of the Miami-based architects’ signature architectural style and contacted the expert designers wanting a bespoke residence of their own with indoor-outdoor concepts.
“The owners wanted a one-story home which lent itself to a pod concept heavily immersed in landscaping and water features,” said principal Raphael Levy. “We wanted to create a resort-like feel with classic Mid-Century modern detailing, interior courtyards, Zen gardens, and natural light that comes through clerestories and slivers throughout the structure.”
Located on an expansive 30,160 square foot waterfront lot, the architects designed a 5,986 square foot residence with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a half bath, large kitchen, and a central family room. Standing apart from neighboring homes, the lakefront home’s exterior includes a mix of white stucco, ribbed wood cladding, and limestone cladding. The property’s front yard is lushly landscaped, boasting an impressive water feature that appears to run from the front yard, through the inside of the home and out to the pool at the rear.
Extensive use of glass and sliding glass doors were incorporated to allow for an abundance of natural light, emphasizing an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Outside, a cabana structure is partially enclosed, with the roof of the main house cantilevering over the cabana to provide shade.
This is Choeff Levy Fischman’s first residence in Weston. The architects have additional homes under construction in Southwest Ranches, as well as Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
The lakefront home’s exterior includes a mix of white stucco, ribbed wood cladding, and limestone cladding.
The cabana is partially enclosed, where the roof of the main house cantilevers over the cabana to give it cover but the cabana remains open to the exterior.
The home is designed with several pod-like structures that connect on one main floor.
A skylight was incorporated into one of the bathrooms to allow more natural light in.
The home’s entryway features a limestone walkway leading up to an expansive wall of glass with a large wooden door.
The one-story pod-like design combined Mid-Century Modern design with tropical elements.
The resort-style pool deck emphasizes indoor-outdoor living.
Choeff Levy Fischman combined the use of stucco, stone, and wood to create a warmer aesthetic.
An open-format layout and repeated wood cladding throughout adds texture and depth to the home’s interior.