Touzet Studio’s design for Hammock Lakes offers a closer connection to nature without sacrificing luxury. The home was designed as a series of interconnected pavilions, with walkways over water features, and a dramatic arrival to a full lake view.
Though the lake is a key attraction of the residential home, is intentionally hidden from view for the entire entry approach. Arrival at the front of the entertainment pavilion only alludes to the relationship of the house to the lake, in that the entertainment and master suite pavilions are surrounded entirely by serene water features. The first view of the lake occurs only after the visitor passes the midpoint of the entertainment pavilion, at which point, the pavilion-wide glass wall opens a view to the lake.
The home manages to include multiple spaces for a wide range of purposes that offer privacy, while still inviting movement and space, connecting it to the site of its lakefront Miami location. The open spaces and large windows allow the beauty, light and the breeziness of the landscape to immerse with the elegance of the home’s design. The design introduces light and natural colors, more specifically earth tones and textures into the home environment.
Hammock Lakes has a balanced assemblage of rooms and spaces with three different pavilions. Starting with an entertainment pavilion to house the public rooms including a “his office,” a wine storage feature, an internal garden court, and a long, deep portico facing the lake. The public rooms in the entertainment pavilion open to an extensive porch that doubles its covered area. The deck areas lead to a long, infinity-edge pool that blends visually with the waters of the lake beyond. Secondly, the private pavilion includes a large master suite, a massage room/gym, and a “her office.” Finally, the service pavilion includes guest accommodations and family room with staff quarters, garage, and mechanical areas. The kitchen and breakfast room serve as a connector between the entertainment and service pavilions.
The one-story pavilions that make up the residence all are oriented toward the water, with full-height walls of sliding glass doors offering views of the lake and the shoreline beyond.
The public rooms in the entertainment pavilion open to an extensive porch that doubles its covered area. The deck areas lead to a long, infinity-edge pool that blends visually with the waters of the lake beyond.