The project's biggest challenge, believe-it-or-not, was defining the front façade with the city! Due to a 35 ft building line on one of its streets, it wasn't clear which would be considered the front of the property. In addition, we were also looking to keep a wonderful live oak while also adding a contemporary and tropical-style home in the area.
After some fantastic communication with City reviewers, we managed to put everything together to keep both the live oak and maximize the house area for the owner.
The project has wood-like accents on the front and side facade for a warmer touch, with tall sun-covered glazing and openings to bring natural light without overheating the interior.