The Tree House

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The ‘Tree House’ in Coconut Grove was designed by Peter Augustus Jefferson, FAIA in 1985. Mr. Jefferson ; he started his practice in Miami where he designed several homes inspired by the Florida Cracker house and others with a Sub-Tropical Modern flair inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph and Ralph Spencer Twitchell. . SOW Design Studio was commissioned in 2013 to add 1,500 s.f. and reconfigure the ground floor and second floor to become better integrated with the rest of the home.

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The house at Camp Biscayne [Tree House] is nestled in a tropical hardwood Hammock, surrounded by large mature live oaks and saw palmettos. Photo 2 of The Tree House modern homeView Photos

The house at Camp Biscayne [Tree House] is nestled in a tropical hardwood Hammock, surrounded by large mature live oaks and saw palmettos.

The home seems to sit on stilts, with most living spaces on a second level with cedar batten vaulted ceilings culminating on a clerestory balcony lookout Photo 4 of The Tree House modern homeView Photos

The home seems to sit on stilts, with most living spaces on a second level with cedar batten vaulted ceilings culminating on a clerestory balcony lookout

Staying respectful to the original design style, we opened an atrium leading up to the second (main) floor, adding a grander dimension to the space Photo 5 of The Tree House modern homeView Photos

Staying respectful to the original design style, we opened an atrium leading up to the second (main) floor, adding a grander dimension to the space

Staying respectful to the original design style, we opened an atrium leading up to the second (main) floor, adding a grander dimension to the space Photo 7 of The Tree House modern homeView Photos

Staying respectful to the original design style, we opened an atrium leading up to the second (main) floor, adding a grander dimension to the space

We added two master bedrooms, bathrooms a cabana bath and updated the materials throughout, all without disturbing the lush surroundings.  Photo 8 of The Tree House modern homeView Photos

We added two master bedrooms, bathrooms a cabana bath and updated the materials throughout, all without disturbing the lush surroundings.

Ground Floor Plan , Grey areas by Sow Design Studio Photo 9 of The Tree House modern homeView Photos

Ground Floor Plan , Grey areas by Sow Design Studio

Second  Floor Plan , Grey areas by Sow Design Studio Photo 10 of The Tree House modern homeView Photos

Second Floor Plan , Grey areas by Sow Design Studio

Credits

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Interior Design
Builder
  • HB Construction
Photographer
  • Diana Espin

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Traditional
  • Year
  • 2015