So… Where do we begin?

This is the question that everybody asks and it's definitely the right one. So, we decided to write this short blog to help illustrate the process 🙂 The idea is that once you finish reading you have a much better understanding of what it entails to design and build a new home.

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.

Top 10 Coastal Architects of 2020

SDH Studio, based in North Miami Beach, is an award-winning Architecture and Interior Design Studio distinguished by its innovative and dedicated approach to design and project development. SDH strives to develop designs that encapsulate the heart and individuality of each client.

In Progress – Lake Ridge

Sitting on a magnificent acre lot overlooking the Windmill Reserve in Weston, Florida this home was designed for a family with a passion for outdoor living. The goal was to design a home where there were no boundaries between the interior and the exterior, where the views of the beautiful outdoor landscape would permeate inside the home and thus creating an experiential journey that would evoke all of our senses.

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

SDH Studio 7 years!

7 years and counting! As we celebrate our 7 year anniversary @ SDH_Studio Architecture + Design we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of our crazy and yet amazing AHA! Moments throughout this journey. We are forever grateful to all of you who have trusted us in making your dream projects

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

Important things to consider when buying a perfect 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. Is the location ideal for your family? Is it located in an area

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

From Our Clients – 475 Center Island Drive

 “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

SDH_Studio 2018 in Review

As we look towards 2019 as a year of exciting new projects, we look back on the many accomplishments and highlights from 2018. We are proud to share these moments with you, as without the support of our great clients, consultants, and friends, none of this would be possible. From our family to yours we

On the Press: September

Three projects, three covers! Truly grateful to have three of our projects featured in the covers of such amazing magazines this month: Florida Design’s Miami Home & Decor: 480 North Parkway Residence JW Magazine: Pinecrest Residence Luxe Magazine: 484 Golden Beach Residence Read full publications More about our team

Tribute to 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

Soften Your Modern Home Using Natural Elements

Who: Stephanie Halfen of SDH Studio Where: Aventura, Florida In her own words: “I love watching a structure rise from the ground and reach for the sky.” Modern architecture is hot in Miami, and so is the climate. If you’re seeking sleek lines, lots of glass and a home that fits on a small urban lot, you’ll want to

SDH Studio selected as one of the top 10 Best Architects in Miami

by The Best Residential Architects in Miami Miami is a true fusion of architectural styles. It’s home to Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean-style villas, luxe mansions for the East Coast’s uber-rich, as well as high modern homes adapted for the sunny, sometimes sweltering, environment. In fact, an entire offshoot of Modernist architecture originates in

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