Remodeling to a Coral Gables house by United Architects

Project 12


These clients thought their house was boring and colorless. "What can you do to update at it and bring it into the present era", they asked.

This house was a 1950’s ranch house with wood shutters and columns in a dull brown color.  The clients hated the appearance.  They thought their house was boring.  They were looking for something original and more modern for their home.  The driveway they had was too small.  Inside the house the master bathroom was too small.

The new design included the removal of the wood shutters which dated the house.  An entry feature was added breaking the continuous roof which made the house so dull looking.  The wood columns were replaced with cast columns and at the middle of the house, small cast columns were placed on cast stone pedestals.  Cast concrete tile was added at the entrance to unify the facade. 

A curved driveway was added along with new landscaping.  Much brighter colors were selected which make for a more interesting house.

Inside the house the master bath was adjacent to another bathroom which served as a guest bathroom.  Since the guest bathroom did not need a shower (there was another bathroom on the other side of the house next to the pool), the shower was removed and the area was incorporated into the master bathroom.  This allowed for a Roman tub which they otherwise would not have had the room for it.  The couple was very happy with this solution which solved their immediate needs for a roomier master bath.

View of front facade and driveway after remodeling
These are the "before" photos of the house