Located on the main road into town, keeping the historic neighborhood scale was paramount - so we developed a split-level plan. The Key West style helped achieve a more grounded feel while providing deep overhangs for shading and character. Low-maintenance and storm-proof materials and techniques were employed throughout, as were the vernacular proportions and details. With the help of Jeff Wolf Contracting, Inc., the home is certified Energy Star® and GOLD by the Florida Green Building Coalition, and achieves a HERS index of 60. Furthermore, the design was chosen for the AIA's 2009 "40 Under 40" competition and is featured in Bay Magazine's February 2011 issue.
"Off the Air" Beach House
Located on the beach in Indian Shores, this home was designed for the changing needs of a couple from Ohio. We also acted as the liaison to the builder throughout construction to facilitate the distance. Currently used as a vacation home, it will eventually become their permanent retirement home primarily for them, but with the ability to accommodate their large family. An open floor plan centered on the views facilitates this vision. The beachy shingle style helps achieve a grounded feel while adding detail and character. Low-maintenance and storm-proof materials and techniques were employed throughout, as were the vernacular proportions and details.
Mokulua Hillside Residence
Enjoying a private hillside overlooking Lanikai beach and the Mokoluas, this stunning residential remodel (done in association with Peter Vincent Associates) suits the owner’s personality – casual elegance. Each of the main first floor rooms opens on to a lanai with a vanishing edge pool creating an intimate relationship between the interior and exterior spaces. Extensive and thorough detailing on the interiors creates a special warmth and traditional elegance.
Our latest custom home received a Platinum rating under the Florida Green Building Coalition rating system. The home also collected an Energy Star designation by achieving a Home Energy System (HERS) Index score of 56. The HERS baseline score begins with 100 for a basic code-compliant new home. We did not have to use expensive photo-voltaics or other high tech systems to achieve these ratings. Rather, good basic design and construction techniques, and some minimal-cost additional items helped reduce the home's energy use and maintenance requirements.
Mediterranean Revival Addition
For a family that loves to entertain, their '50's Ranch could not provide enough space, or style, so EDAD worked with Zoning & FEMA regulations to create their dream house around their existing footprint. The 2-story, 2,500 sf addition created first-floor, first-rate open living, relaxing, and playing areas; while the 2nd floor became a spa-worthy master retreat guest suite. A grand entrance, complete with custom mahogany door, along with magnificent garden walls & gates, completes the transformation.
Colonial Kitchen and Bath Remodel
Our design for the interior of this home exemplifies the homeowners' vision for traditional style with contemporary elements, accented by an Asian influence in both furnishings and fabrics. The home exudes an elegant yet casual atmosphere that perfectly fits the homeowners' lifestyle. Fluid spaces allow for easy movement throughout the first floor areas, making the home ideal for frequent entertaining. Wood floors add a rich traditional flavor, while colorful furnishings and accessories enhance the contemporary blend. High ceilings and large areas of glass define the open feel of the home and the frame the attractive courtyard. The warmth and richness of the materials and the open spaces that allow people to gather communicate a sophisticated and modern elegance. Most importantly, the home makes the owner and each guest feel comfortable and special when they are there.