The swimming pool and back patio of this Florida property are separated by a narrow row of river rocks, used for decoration as well as drainage. Artificial grass, more durable in the home's hot climate, frames the pool.
Originally, this home's backyard had sparse grass and a stone walkway leading to the dock. While the space was large, it was not functional for entertaining, so designers created this stylish outdoor living space. The pool was strategically positioned to draw the eye to the open water canal, and the surrounding patio was updated with stone pavers for easy entertaining. For shade and a soft look, palm trees and bamboo line the perimeter.
A wood such as mahogany and a rough-hewn basalt wall of cherry, adds warmth to nearly every space in this luxury home. A strategically conceived floor plan beginning in the kitchen contributes to the house’s railing contrast with the feeling of unity.
The living room shows off the home's two-story glazed wall and exposed steel beams in all their striking glory. Floor-to-ceiling windows wraparound the space and intimately connect it to its canal setting.
Situated against the side of the house and running the entire length of the residence is this sleek pool concept designed by Lake Flato Architects that reflects the intimacy of the water canals of Venice.
Of course, one of this home's biggest draws is its close proximity to the ocean. When the owners want to go fishing, they only need to start up their boat and float down the canal into the Florida Keys backcountry.