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95 West Featured in the New York Post

We're thrilled to share that our latest modern masterpiece captured the attention of The New York Post this week! The stunning property in Bay Harbor Islands has been making waves in the local real estate market for several months, but it has now achieved national recognition.

Bir Residence Featured in Ocean Home Magazine

We're delighted to share the news that SDH's latest residential masterpiece - the Bir Residence - has been showcased in the Feb-Mar 2024 edition of Ocean Home Magazine! Located on the banks of Sky Lake in North Miami Beach, this beautiful home is the epitome of midcentury modern style and serenity.

Wol Residence Featured in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine

We are overjoyed to share a milestone achievement with our valued clients and followers. Our project, Wol Residence, has been featured in the prestigious Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, marking a significant moment in our journey of architectural innovation and excellence.

Stephanie Halfen talks climate-proof housing with The Verge

In a thought-provoking feature with The Verge, Stephanie Halfen AIA, the founder and principal architect of SDH Studio, delves into the crucial realm of climate-proof housing in response to the escalating challenges posed by climate change. Stephanie passionately articulates SDH Studio's unwavering commitment to proactive solutions, particularly emphasizing their dedication to passive design principles. The approach involves astutely orienting new homes to harness natural elements, strategically lowering energy costs, and creating residences that seamlessly coexist with the environment.

SDH Studio named among the Top 50 Coastal Architects in the US

We're thrilled to share the news that we've been recognized as one of the Top 50 Coastal Architects in the United States by Ocean Home magazine for the 6th year running! Ocean Home’s annual collection of the best residential coastal architecture firms celebrates the art, science, and spectacle created by designers developing oceanfront residences.

Stephanie Discusses Design with Lifestyles South Florida Magazine

Stephanie, our principal architect, features in the Fall 2023 issue of Lifestyles South Florida magazine and gives her take on designing custom residential homes in the tropics and the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the design industry.

SDH Recognized among Miami’s Top Interior Designers by Love Happens Magazine

SDH Studio is thrilled to be recognized among a stellar list of Miami's Top Interior Design firms by Love Happens Magazine. Our team, led by Stephanie Halfen, AIA, won plaudits for our work throughout South Florida and the Caribbean, which was described by the magazine's editorial team as "stunning, lavish, and modern interior design."

Bal Cross Graces the Cover of Florida Design Magazine’s Miami Edition

SDH Studio is beyond excited to announce that our design for the Bal Cross Residence in Bal Harbour has been selected to grace the front cover of Florida Design Magazine's Miami Edition. The article gives an exclusive look into the influences behind the unique design, and highlights the design choices made by the architecture and interior design teams in the remarkable collaboration between SDH Studio and Sulking Askenazi Design Studio.

SDH Studio Features in GC Magazine’s Best Residential Architects in Florida

SDH Studio are honored to be included in GC Magazine's best residential architects in Florida. Each firm was selected for their unique perspective on architectural design as well as their skills, experience, and expertise.

Claudia Fleischman Promoted to Lead Interior Designer

We're thrilled to announce that Claudia Fleischman has been promoted to Lead Interior Designer. She joined SDH in Jan 2022, and her promotion reflects her rapidly growing expertise and contribution to the development of SDH’s interior design studio.

Recently Completed: Oaks Residence

Oaks Residence, located in the heart of Pinecrest, is nestled within an oasis of matured oaks. The floor plan was designed to embrace the spectacular canopies and textured trunks of the site’s beautiful trees. It develops as a sequence of enchanted yet intimate views that reveal themselves as one walks through the stunning home.

Stephanie Halfen discusses her approach to leadership with Authority Magazine

SDH Studio's founder and principal architect, Stephanie Halfen, discusses the formative moments in her career and the leadership lessons she has drawn from her experience launching an internationally-acclaimed architecture and interior design practice with Authority Magazine.

Stephanie Halfen discusses South Florida’s best and worst buildings in The Real Deal magazine

SDH Studio's founder, Stephanie Halfen, joins architects from Arquitectonica, Zyscovich, and Kobi Karp to discuss what they think about South Florida's architectural hits and misses with the influential Real Deal Magazine.

Cristina Magdaleno Promoted to Partner

SDH Studio is proud to announce the promotion of our Director of Operations, Cristina Magdaleno to Partner. Cristina’s rise through the ranks has been nothing short of phenomenal and is a testament to the depth and range of her management skills. She is now one of a small number of female architects in Florida who are a Partner of their firm.

SDH Features in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine’s Gold List for 2023

Our Belle Meade Residence has been featured in Luxe Magazine's latest edition. This home was designed for a family with an eye for design, integrating nature into everyday living. And we are extremely honored and grateful to have been featured again in Luxe's Gold List 2023!

As seen in Florida Design Magazine: Suncrest Residence

So happy and honored to share this new publication of our Suncrest Residence featured in the recent issue of Florida Design Magazine!

Windmill Residence

Our Windmill Ranches residence was designed for an amazing family with a true passion for art and design. Its delicate sloped roof volumes float above the site capturing the stunning views of the lake, while dramatic double height living areas maximize the relationship between the interiors and the exteriors.

422 Residence

Conceptualized as a minimalist assembly of structures on the edge of the canal in Golden Beach, the design emphasizes the views of the water while creating a strong connection between the interior and the exterior of the home.

Cleveland Residence

Located on a narrow plot in Miami Beach facing the canal, this contemporary-style house features a unique front facade. The garage volume faces away from the street, creating a solid element that provides privacy, while the use of planters softens the hard surfaces of the stone and glass, to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

So… Where do we begin?

This is the question that almost everybody asks us, so we decided to write this short blog to help clients and prospective clients understand the process of creating a custom designed home. We hope that it gives you a much clearer understanding of what we think is a thoroughly exhilerating experience.

Recently Completed: 99 Bay Harbor Island Residence

Overlooking the water in Bay Harbor Islands this home was designed to celebrate indoor-outdoor living in a contemporary style. Taking advantage of the beautiful tropical foliage a variety of visual layers were incorporated into the floor plan to enhance the feeling of depth throughout the different spaces of the home.

How it all began!

I guess I should start by saying that ignorance is bliss... Halfway through my last year of college, two close friends asked me if I was interested in designing and building their new home which was to be located in El Avila National Park. As you can imagine my immediate answer was ABSOLUTELY!

C Ranch – Client Testimonial

Set on a expansive two-acre lot in horse country, Southwest Ranches, Florida. This project consists on the transformation of a 3700 Sq. Ft. Mediterranean structure to a 6500 Sq. Ft. Contemporary Home.

From the Drawing Board: Teusaca Residence

Teusaca Residence is nestled in the mountains of La Calera, Colombia. Our clients, an amazing couple who decided to switch their busy city life for one in the countryside came to us with an idea of a greenhouse that would allow them to experience nature from the interior of the home.

Home Tour with the Architect – Enchanted Lakes

Nestled on a magnificent radial lot surrounded by over 200 feet of water, this family home was conceived as an iconic, multilayered structure that embraces the water while creating a path through the different spaces of the home. Click here to see full project

Home Tour with the Architect – 1301 Bay Harbor Residence

Nestled on an oversized corner lot in Bay Harbor Island, the architecture of this building presents itself with a Tropical Modern concept that takes advantage of both Florida’s tropical climate and the site’s intimate views of lush greenery. Click here to see full project

Our Vision … Our Passion

Through our collaborative design process, unique client experience, and state-of-the-art systems and technology, we work alongside clients to create breathtaking designs that are truly tailored to their dreams and lifestyle.

Searching for the perfect lot? Here’s what you need to look out for…

Important things to consider when buying a lot: Here are a few things you need to look out for when you’re considering buying a lot to build your own home here in South Florida. So the first thing is the location...

475 Center Island Drive – Client Testimonial

 “When you are building your home, it is really hard to find the right words to describe your needs, desires, and expectations because sometimes you don’t even know exactly. Stephanie has the talent and the sensitivity to bring all those words and ideas to life. We believe this stems from her characteristics as an

Should I remodel or build new?

During this week we were asked this question by 5 different potential clients! So we decided it was an amazing topic to write about in this month’s newsletter as this is a fundamental question to answer before committing to any particular property or project. In order to make the correct decision there are multiple factors

Home Tour with the Architect – 77 Bal Harbor Residence

Set in a magnificent corner lot in Bal Harbour Village the site is filled with natural light. This contemporary home is conceived as an open floor plan that integrates indoor with outdoor maximizing family living and entertaining. Click here to see full project

Our first built project in Miami!

96 Golden Beach Drive, Florida Overlooking the canal in Golden Beach 96 GB was designed around a 27 foot triple height space that would be the heart of this home. With an emphasis on the natural scenery, the interior architecture of the house opens up towards the water and fills the space with natural light

LEED Certified Sustainable Design – 484 Residence

484 Residence. Golden Beach, Florida We are very happy to share our first LEED Certified project! What is LEED Certification? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third party verification system for green buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The operation of buildings and the construction of new buildings have