Inspiration for this house was taken from the tropical hammock of Coral Gables as well as the pristine nature of Biscayne Bay. The house transitions from two engaged, stone-clad volumes on the street to a primarily crystalline facade on the bay side. The interiors balance a warm, neutral palette with moments of intense color, using terrazzo floors and natural wood to give the residence a very tropical Florida feeling. The blues and greys of the carpets and custom light fixtures reflect the shades of the neighboring ocean while bright bursts of color recall the vibrant tones typically found in tropical garden landscapes. The furniture layout takes full advantage of the crystalline facade and beautiful bay views while also meeting the client’s programmatic needs to have a comfortable space for his family to enjoy the water and watch TV.