Our clients are a family with young children, whose cultural background includes Cuban heritage and a rich tradition of extended-family gatherings. We conceived of the style of the project as “70’s Cuban Modern Beach-house”, in keeping with the feeling of the existing building and the waterfront location. A rich palette of colored ceramic tile, knotty/rustic hardwood flooring, and polished brass hardware contribute to the clean yet slightly “retro” feeling of the various spaces.
The addition consists of a two-story volume at the Grand Canal “front end” of the house. It incorporates a child’s bedroom expansion and new guest room/family room on the ground floor, new dining room, expanded kitchen and “BBQ deck” on the second floor, and a broad and generous new roof deck outside the third floor mezzanine.