What they all agreed on was the view: a magnificent expanse of Biscayne Bay with its beautiful and soothing blues and greens—it was unparalleled. What the homeowners and their design team were less sure of was what to do about the house in front of that view. The Mediterranean-style home in Indian Creek Village, built in the 1950s and renovated in the ’70s, had been abandoned and become uninhabitable. “But I rallied to have it saved and not go the way of a teardown,” says designer Constantin Gorges.
He and the rest of the team realized that the expansive house had much to recommend, if you looked past the surface. The bones of the house were very strong and “the integrity of the home was timeless,” says builder Pete Torres. So the owners decided to have the house undergo an extensive renovation.
Interior Design - Constantin Gorges, Constantin Gorges, Inc.
Architecture - Zeb W. Jarosz, AIA, Z.W. Jarosz Architect, P.A.
Home Builder - Pete Torres, Beacon Constructors, Inc.
Landscape Architecture - George Keen, George Keen Landscape Architect