Key West Modern

Key West, Florida
Location
  • Key West, Florida
  • Type
  • Modern
  • This project was a complete rebuild. The clients envisioned a Tropical Modern Retreat where they could escape the cold New Jersey winters and a place that their family would want to come and stay. A modern home with a water feature to walk over before one entered the house was the two most important elements for the clients. The front needed to be modern resort-like & the back garden needed to be a lush tropical garden that one could get lost in. Indoor/outdoor living was also a priority for this Key West property. Knowing that they would be spending most of the winter in the Keys the clients wanted to have a property that could be open that would allow the refreshing winter breeze to flow throughout the house.

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    Modern home with outdoor, shrubs, front yard, trees, grass, hardscapes, small pool, walkways, swimming pool, standard construction pool, large patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, metal fence, and garden. Privacy was an important factor for the clients but the fencing had to be kept under a certain height due to regulations in Old Town Key West. Powder-Coated aluminum was used so the visual weight of the fence didn't feel too heavy. Dense tropical planting was strategically placed to help maintain privacy. A modern postbox and street numbers were used in keeping with the style of the property. Photo  of Key West Modern

    Privacy was an important factor for the clients but the fencing had to be kept under a certain height due to regulations in Old Town Key West. Powder-Coated aluminum was used so the visual weight of the fence didn't feel too heavy. Dense tropical planting was strategically placed to help maintain privacy. A modern postbox and street numbers were used in keeping with the style of the property.

    Modern home with outdoor, trees, grass, shrubs, front yard, hardscapes, pavers patio, porch, deck, large patio, porch, deck, metal fence, walkways, horizontal fence, landscape lighting, and garden. The Bismarckia Palm was not only used as a focal point but it also blocks the view of the neighbors into the cantilevered office. The step up into the property was done as the grade had to be made up between the street and the house therefore it was done gradually by adding the first step up into the property. Photo 2 of Key West Modern

    The Bismarckia Palm was not only used as a focal point but it also blocks the view of the neighbors into the cantilevered office. The step up into the property was done as the grade had to be made up between the street and the house therefore it was done gradually by adding the first step up into the property.

    Modern home with outdoor, trees, front yard, hardscapes, shrubs, walkways, small pool, standard construction pool, swimming pool, pavers patio, porch, deck, large patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, and garden. A secondary step-up was created to add height to make up the grade. The water fountain was added to the pool with a ledge directly underneath to sit on so the water could spill onto the home owners or it could function as a visual feature while the sound of the running water could be enjoyed whether or not they were relaxing in or by the pool. The original property had the swimming pool at the front of the house and the decision was made that it would remain in the same place so the clients could get the effect of walking over water when they enter their home. Photo 3 of Key West Modern

    A secondary step-up was created to add height to make up the grade. The water fountain was added to the pool with a ledge directly underneath to sit on so the water could spill onto the home owners or it could function as a visual feature while the sound of the running water could be enjoyed whether or not they were relaxing in or by the pool. The original property had the swimming pool at the front of the house and the decision was made that it would remain in the same place so the clients could get the effect of walking over water when they enter their home.

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, shrubs, trees, hardscapes, walkways, swimming pool, standard construction pool, pavers patio, porch, deck, small pool, large patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, and garden. The front of the property was designed to feel as though it is the clients' own 'Tropical Paradise Resort'. Photo 4 of Key West Modern

    The front of the property was designed to feel as though it is the clients' own 'Tropical Paradise Resort'.

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, shrubs, trees, grass, walkways, swimming pool, hardscapes, small pool, standard construction pool, large patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, and garden. A clean, modern dramatic entrance was one of the most important elements for the clients when designing their Key West Retreat. Photo 5 of Key West Modern

    A clean, modern dramatic entrance was one of the most important elements for the clients when designing their Key West Retreat.

    Modern home with outdoor, side yard, shrubs, hardscapes, back yard, trees, walkways, swimming pool, standard construction pool, gardens, large patio, porch, deck, small pool, pavers patio, porch, deck, horizontal fence, landscape lighting, and garden. Lush tropical planting not only helps create the Tropical Resort feel that the clients wanted but it also helps for privacy. Powder-coated aluminum was used for the gate so it had less of a visual weight and didn't feel 'heavy'. Photo 6 of Key West Modern

    Lush tropical planting not only helps create the Tropical Resort feel that the clients wanted but it also helps for privacy. Powder-coated aluminum was used for the gate so it had less of a visual weight and didn't feel 'heavy'.

    Modern home with outdoor, garden, front yard, shrubs, trees, hardscapes, raised planters, walkways, gardens, small pool, standard construction pool, swimming pool, large patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. It's all about the details and the infinity edge of the pool was a priority for the home owners. The minimal color palette, clean lines and tropical planting make this the resort home of their dreams. Photo 7 of Key West Modern

    It's all about the details and the infinity edge of the pool was a priority for the home owners. The minimal color palette, clean lines and tropical planting make this the resort home of their dreams.

    Modern home with outdoor, shrubs, hardscapes, back yard, walkways, large patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. The hardscape of the patio was designed to match the architecture. Clean lines and a modern feel were an important factor for the clients. Indoor/outdoor living is a must for this outdoor dining area. Accordion doors allow for the refreshing winter breeze to blow throw the house and allow for an easy transition between the front of the property and the back. Photo 8 of Key West Modern

    The hardscape of the patio was designed to match the architecture. Clean lines and a modern feel were an important factor for the clients. Indoor/outdoor living is a must for this outdoor dining area. Accordion doors allow for the refreshing winter breeze to blow throw the house and allow for an easy transition between the front of the property and the back.

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, small pool, hardscapes, swimming pool, standard construction pool, pavers patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. Ivory Travertine was used for the pathway and decking around the pool White-Iced tile surrounds the infinity edge. White river rock is used in keeping with the same color palette. It not only serves as a design element but also hides the grate surrounding the pool for the over-spill. Photo 9 of Key West Modern

    Ivory Travertine was used for the pathway and decking around the pool White-Iced tile surrounds the infinity edge. White river rock is used in keeping with the same color palette. It not only serves as a design element but also hides the grate surrounding the pool for the over-spill.

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, trees, shrubs, hardscapes, raised planters, walkways, swimming pool, standard construction pool, large patio, porch, deck, small pool, tile patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, horizontal fence, metal fence, and garden. A lounging area was strategically placed near the tropical planting to help provide shade and privacy. Photo 10 of Key West Modern

    A lounging area was strategically placed near the tropical planting to help provide shade and privacy.

    Modern home with outdoor, shrubs, trees, raised planters, side yard, hardscapes, small pool, walkways, swimming pool, standard construction pool, large patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, and garden. A low wall was built to create a distinct separation of space between the carport and the entrance to the house with the sense of entering into a resort. Photo 11 of Key West Modern

    A low wall was built to create a distinct separation of space between the carport and the entrance to the house with the sense of entering into a resort.

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, shrubs, trees, hardscapes, walkways, small pool, raised planters, small patio, porch, deck, standard construction pool, swimming pool, pavers patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, and garden. Clean and modern with a tropical resort feel were the design specification for this Key West home. Photo 12 of Key West Modern

    Clean and modern with a tropical resort feel were the design specification for this Key West home.

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, garden, gardens, raised planters, walkways, hardscapes, shrubs, small pool, trees, standard construction pool, swimming pool, large patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. A lounging area was strategically placed near the tropical planting to help provide shade and privacy.
 Photo 13 of Key West Modern

    A lounging area was strategically placed near the tropical planting to help provide shade and privacy.

    Modern home with outdoor, garden, walkways, gardens, hardscapes, trees, shrubs, back yard, and landscape lighting. The clients requested a tropical garden they could walk through. The gravel pathway helps add to the sense of a tropical jungle. Photo 14 of Key West Modern

    The clients requested a tropical garden they could walk through. The gravel pathway helps add to the sense of a tropical jungle.

    Modern home with outdoor, hardscapes, gardens, walkways, garden, shrubs, back yard, large patio, porch, deck, trees, landscape lighting, and pavers patio, porch, deck. Indoor/outdoor living isn not complete without an outdoor seating area. Photo 15 of Key West Modern

    Indoor/outdoor living isn not complete without an outdoor seating area.

    Modern home with outdoor, hardscapes, garden, back yard, walkways, gardens, shrubs, trees, pavers patio, porch, deck, large patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. The hardscape of the patio was designed to match the architecture. Clean lines and a modern feel were an important factor for the clients. Indoor/outdoor living is a must for this outdoor dining area. Accordion doors allow for the refreshing winter breeze to blow throw the house and allow for an easy transition between the front of the property and the back. Photo 16 of Key West Modern

    The hardscape of the patio was designed to match the architecture. Clean lines and a modern feel were an important factor for the clients. Indoor/outdoor living is a must for this outdoor dining area. Accordion doors allow for the refreshing winter breeze to blow throw the house and allow for an easy transition between the front of the property and the back.

    Modern home with outdoor, garden, trees, back yard, shrubs, hardscapes, walkways, pavers patio, porch, deck, gardens, large patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. An outdoor kitchen was added with concrete countertops that could resist the harsh summer heat and easy for clean-up. Photo 17 of Key West Modern

    An outdoor kitchen was added with concrete countertops that could resist the harsh summer heat and easy for clean-up.

    Modern home with outdoor, garden, front yard, trees, shrubs, hardscapes, gardens, small pool, swimming pool, walkways, raised planters, large patio, porch, deck, standard construction pool, pavers patio, porch, deck, and landscape lighting. Landscape lighting can create a sense of drama as well as functioning on a practical level allowing for clear, visible paths around the property. Photo 18 of Key West Modern

    Landscape lighting can create a sense of drama as well as functioning on a practical level allowing for clear, visible paths around the property.