Located deep in the countryside of New Zealand’s South Island, the Lake Hawea Courtyard House digs into the earth with a low form and a simple, square plan that recalls the modest settler buildings of the region.
When architects Melissa and Jacob Brillhart set out to design their new home in downtown Miami, they drew inspiration from Florida modernism and the dogtrot model to create a tropical oasis in the city. The couple designed and built most of the home themselves, making it a truly personal haven.
Days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer, and gardens are once again blossoming with life. What better way to celebrate springtime than cozying up at the hearth of an outdoor fireplace, while gazing at the stars?