The Pool Garden House
Situated within the complex waterways of Gables Estates, in Coral Gables Florida, The Pool Garden House blends bold formal gestures with regional design cues, steeped in tradition. Oriented around a generous central courtyard, a design strategy favored in the Mediterranean and tropics for millennia, each room enjoys beautiful views out to the courtyard as well as front and side yards, creating a feeling of complete immersion in a sprawling tropical garden. A long, thin, lap pool stretches through the entire home, and forms a striking visual axis through the home’s richly layered spatial conditions, from the interior foyer to the semi-enclosed courtyard, to the covered exterior living space, and finally out to the waterway itself. In this manner, the lush tropical vegetation and vast linear canals of the site are woven into the architecture of “the residence”.
The long pool and courtyard also divide the home into two discrete wings. The western portion is the private wing, with two bedrooms, a gym and private lounge and workspace. To the East, the public wing offers a generous formal living room, library, bar, home theater formal dining space, kitchen and both interior and covered exterior family room and dining spaces, with direct access to the canal facing pool deck. The second story, which spans across the first floor wings, facing the canal and Leucadendra Drive respectively, are reserved for the master suite, an additional junior master and a large office, all connected by a gallery style corridor that overlooks the courtyard. In sum, Pool Garden House offers 14,000 square feet of meticulously organized space for both private living and elegantly flowing entertainment spaces.
250 Leucadendra Drive, Coral Gables, Florida
Plus Design Studio