201 Palm Island, Miami Beach
Location: 201 Palm Avenue, Miami Beach FLArchitect: One Design BuildArea: 4500 S/FBedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 6 1/2Price: $3,400,000.00 (Sold)
Total Area: 4,400 sq ft
Architect: José Sanchez (Praxis)
Design in association with VENSTYLE LLC
This is a home that can endure the tropical climate with minimal environmental impact, by tapping on available natural resources. Two levels make up the building, each catering to various social and entertainment needs while also accommodating each member’s individual need for solitude. Achieving space maximization and privacy were also factored into this design, in view of the house’s close proximity to neighboring houses.
As a result, the internal spaces face inward into a multi-functional courtyard which acts as circulation pivot, light well and ventilation exhaust, while also serving as a visual focal point. Dense foliage also provides a natural means for additional privacy. The building’s slimmer east and west facades are a contrast to the wide-open north and south ones. This regulates natural lighting and wind ventilation for efficient thermal circulation.
A roof terrace, with its series of view angles, also generates additional skylight openings. And let’s also not forget that this is first and foremost a home fit for any active Miami family and their kids. For this, a lap pool and training room ensure that their fitness needs are taken care of.