Modern Miami Home With Ocean View

This modern home by STRANG Architecture epitomizes Miami living. The house features a cool, minimalist aesthetic, an interior courtyard, ocean views and is full of natural light thanks to large windows throughout.

White Modern Home Exterior and Palm Trees

White Modern Home Exterior and Palm Trees

Pull up in front of this modern home and be immediately impressed with its clean formal lines and white stucco exterior. The front foyer extends to the roofline creating a sightline all the way through to the courtyard.

Photo by: Claudia Uribe

Claudia Uribe

What did your clients want?

To maximize the panoramic waterfront views while also affording a high degree of privacy.

What makes this home unique to your clients?

The architecture and interiors came together beautifully with the sophisticated involvement of the clients. We explored many iterations of the design together and the overall design quickly came into focus.

What obstacles did you encounter?

The biggest challenge was the sheer complexity of building near the water in Miami. The soils are mostly muck, which require an elaborate system of structural concrete piers that need to penetrate 20 or 30 feet into the bedrock. The threat of hurricane-force winds and storm surges, rising sea levels and height limitations add to the complexity of building in South Florida.

What inspired this home’s design?

Modernism is thriving in Miami. The long, clean lines of the architecture reinforce a certain minimalist and simplicity to the home. The bright whites complement the natural colors of the land, sea and sky. The layout and color palette work together to bring the outside in.

What was your favorite space to design?

Grassy Courtyard and Modern Home Exterior

Grassy Courtyard and Modern Home Exterior

Behind the grassy courtyard of this modern home sits a two-story loft suite enclosed by glass walls.

Photo by: Claudia Uribe

Claudia Uribe

The internal courtyard was a wonderful opportunity to allow light and air to infiltrate the entire home. So the living room floats between this courtyard and the “great blue beyond” of the back of the home. That was probably my favorite space to design.

How did you choose the kitchen light fixtures?

White Modern Dining Room With Cloud Pendants

White Modern Dining Room With Cloud Pendants

Folds of white fabric give an ethereal quality to the pendant lights in this sleek open plan dining room.

Photo by: Bruce Buck

Bruce Buck

The light fixtures of the kitchen and dining room provide a great, soft juxtaposition to the concrete. They also mimic the cloud forms frequently visible across the bay.

How did you add color to this design?

Very carefully. For the most part, the palette is extremely muted, which allows the vibrancy of the greens and blues of the South Florida landscape, waterscape and skyscape to act as the primary source of color.

How did you ensure stunning views?

While the street facade is mostly solid, the waterfront facade is an exercise in transparency. Every major space in the home participates in the view of beautiful subtropical islands, Biscayne Bay and the impressive skyline of Downtown Miami.

Why did you use a freestanding tub in the master bath?

Gray Modern Master Suite With Tub

Gray Modern Master Suite With Tub

This luxurious master suite includes access to a private balcony with waterfront views and a spa bathroom with a freestanding soaking tub. A touch of playful whimsy comes from a collection of crocheted poufs.

Photo by: Claudia Uribe

Claudia Uribe

Aside from deconstructing the notion of privacy in the bathroom, the floating tub reinforces an element of fun in the master bedroom. Both the bathroom and bedroom also benefit from expanded views and space.

Why did you use a raw concrete wall and floors?

The concrete floors tie in the vertical concrete feature wall at the home’s entry while also introducing an honest expression of material into the home.

What “hidden gems” are in your design?

The sequence of spaces from the street to the bay really energized the entire design. The unexpected courtyard often surprises many guests and I love the exterior bridge with the custom louvers.

White Modern Home Exterior and Palm Trees

Pull up in front of this modern home and be immediately impressed with its clean formal lines and white stucco exterior. The front foyer extends to the roofline creating a sightline all the way through to the courtyard.

Photo By: Claudia Uribe

Grassy Courtyard and White Modern Exterior

In the center of this sophisticated modern home sits a lushly landscaped courtyard. Access is available from all three sides surrounding it.

Photo By: Bruce Buck

Gray and White Modern Living Room With Arc Lamp

Concrete floors give stark industrial style to this modern living area that features simple, clean lines and minimal furnishings. A swooping arc lamp breaks up the space with a hint of movement.

Photo By: Claudia Uribe

White Modern Living Area With Bay View

Wander from inside to bayside with ease when visiting this sophisticated living and dining area. The cloud-like pendants and curtains help soften the edgy modern design.

White Modern Dining Room With Cloud Pendants

Folds of white fabric give an ethereal quality to the pendant lights in this sleek open plan dining room.

White Modern Kitchen With Concrete Floor

Glossy cabinet doors and backsplash bring dimension to the gray and white palette of this modern kitchen. A long counter height table extends off the island and offers seating for six.

Glass Door Leading to Courtyard

Concrete gives this high-ceiling living area an industrial edge. Step through the glass doors into the lush grassy courtyard that connects to the master bedroom suite.

Photo By: Bruce Buck

Modern Hallway With Dramatic Chandelier

The stunning chandelier is not only a showstopping piece for the first floor, but with glass railings in the second floor hallway, the chandelier can be enjoy upstairs as well. A floating staircase leads to light wood floors in this home.

White Modern Bedroom With Rocking Chair

Sparse but sophisticated, this modern bedroom allows every item in it to have significant design impact.

Gray Modern Master Suite With Tub

This luxurious master suite includes access to a private balcony with waterfront views and a spa bathroom with a freestanding soaking tub. A touch of playful whimsy comes from a collection of crocheted poufs.

Balcony With View of Miami

Views from any of this home's balconies capture the Miami cityscape. Biscayne Bay separates the residence from the urban hustle and bustle.

Grassy Courtyard and Modern Home Exterior

Behind the grassy courtyard of this modern home sits a two-story loft suite enclosed by glass walls.

Photo By: Claudia Uribe

White Modern Two-Story Bedroom With Stairs

Minimalist and modern, this two-story loft bedroom shows off the crisp lines of the architecture.

Modern Walk-In Closet With Chaise

In this walk-in closet, an innovative lamp offers up a place to display photos, postcards or other keepsakes and brings a pop of color and life to the minimalist space.

Modern Home Theater is Casual, Fun

Low, funky chairs make for a cool and comfortable place to relax and watch a movie in this modern home theater. A mixture of black and white walls create strong contrast, while abstract art brings a burst of color to the space.

Modern Outdoor Lounge Area and Pool

Enjoy outdoor living at its most luxurious at this stunning home that offers balconies, a deck, outdoor kitchen and dining room and of course a pool. All of it offers unparalleled views of Miami's Biscayne Bay.

White Rooftop Terrace With Miami Views

Check out the blissful all-white rooftop terrace of this incredible home. Kick back in ultimate luxury and take in the stunning 360-degree views of Miami Beach.

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