We designed this new house in a historic neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. The property fronts a canal, offering water views but requiring privacy. An “H-shaped" plan creates courtyards which function as outdoor rooms sheltered from the street and the canal, and allows interior rooms to have multiple exposures.
On the interior, the interplay of intimate and open spaces provides a background for varying scales of artwork. Lighting and wall surfaces have been carefully designed to allow for flexible and informal hanging of the clients’ collection.
Deborah Berke Partners
Design Architect, Interior Designer
Falkanger Residential Group, Inc.
Architect of Record
Patrea St. John
New York Times Magazine
19 June 2005