Luxurious La Gorce Estate, Miami Beach
Miami-based design studio Touzet Studio has designed a private home in La Gorce Estate. Completed in 2008, this contemporary property is located on La Gorce Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
According to the architects: “The brief included a request that the plan should follow the basic layout of the 1926 Carl Fisher Estate, a property the client once owned. The plan was devised into three distinct groupings: a main house that contained the primary public and private areas, a guest pavilion, a service structure that contained staff quarters, garage, secure storage, mechanical rooms and a power plant.
“The luxury Miami Beach property consists of a large volume intersected by a number of variously expressed elements that house particular portions of the program: the master bedroom suite is housed within a cantilevered glass and stucco element that looks over a strip of private beach and a reflecting pool. The family living space includes a high-ceiling glass and stucco wedge that hangs over the front garden.
“The breakfast room is a glass box that extends beyond the main volume to capture views of Indian Creek and the morning sun. The main vertical element, at the core of the luxury Miami Beach property, is a partially suspended stair that spirals at ground level to the roof garden on the third level.” Images courtesy of Mark Surloff.