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.
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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.
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.
The landscape was designed by Raymond Jungles to be "cultivated wild" with native trees and grasses amid a bed of oolite stone.
The 20,000-square-foot home features seven bedroom and eight-and-a-half baths.
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.
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.