Casa Bahia

Miami, Florida
Publications
  • Location
  • Miami, Florida
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 20000
  • Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Full Baths
  • 8
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • This project page was created by community member Heather Corcoran

    Rough materials ground a seemingly lighter-than-air getaway in Miami. Overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami's Coconut Grove, Casa Bahia makes the most of its seaside setting.

    Filmmaker-turned-designer Alejandro Landes chose materials such as concrete and stone for their raw appeal, allowing nature to take center stage—while a series of balconies and decks offer myriad ways to enjoy the view.

    Photo Courtesy of Heather Corcoran

    Arranged to appear to be a series of solid blocks, the floating staircase took six months to build. It is made of shell-reef slabs.

    Photo Courtesy of Heather Corcoran

    The landscape was designed by Raymond Jungles to be "cultivated wild" with native trees and grasses amid a bed of oolite stone.

    Photo Courtesy of Heather Corcoran

    The 20,000-square-foot home features seven bedroom and eight-and-a-half baths.

    Photo Courtesy of Heather Corcoran

    The interiors were designed by Landes's mother, Catalina Echavarria. Finding inspiration in Balinese craftsmanship, she incorporated materials like exotic salvaged wood, bamboo, rattan, and handmade linen.

    Photo Courtesy of Heather Corcoran

    Hurricane-proof windows by Peetz frame the lush landscape. The floors are made from Spanish macael marble, and the walls feature hand-applied matte Italian microplaster designed to mirror the appearance of clouds.

    Photo Courtesy of Heather Corcoran
    Posted By
    Heather Corcoran
    @heatherc
    Senior Editor @ Dwell Lover of color, craft, and a great story.
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