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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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.

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.

Architect
  • Alejandro Landes
  • Zyscovich Architects
Interior Design
  • Catalina Echavarria
Landscape Design
  • Raymond Jungles
Builder
  • Shorecrest Construction
Photographer

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 7
  • Full Baths
  • 8
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 20000
  • Press

    Publications