Phil Kean Design Group
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Miwa modern-entry


This contemporary home features clean lines and extensive details, a unique entrance of floating steps over moving water, attractive focal points, great flows of volumes and spaces, and incorporates large areas of indoor/outdoor living on both levels.

Taking aging in place into consideration, there are master suites on both levels, elevator, and garage entrance. The home’s great room and kitchen open to the lanai, summer kitchen, and garden via folding and pocketing glass doors and uses a retractable screen concealed in the lanai. When the screen is lowered, it holds up to 90% of the home’s conditioned air and keeps out insects. The 2nd floor master and exercise rooms open to balconies.

The challenge was to connect the main home to the existing guest house which was accomplished with a center garden and floating step walkway which mimics the main home’s entrance. The garden features a fountain, fire pit, pool, outdoor arbor dining area, and LED lighting under the floating steps.

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aledm wrote:
What kind of flooring is it? marble? limestone?
   Comment   November 6, 2013
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January 6, 2014 at 9:30AM   
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winwin2012 wrote:
Love the house! - Can you please share the floor plans?
   Comment   March 25, 2013
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We do not share floor plans through Houzz. Sorry for any inconvenience.
April 23, 2014 at 1:17PM   
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sherolene wrote:
siding reveal - Could you please tell me what the reveal is that you did on the siding? it is a 7" reveal or other? Thanks
   Comment   October 14, 2013

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