Enchanted Point

Featured in Restless Living Magazine in 2020, the challenge was to create a design that would take full advantage of the water frontage in such a way that every space inside the home would enjoy the spectacular views. To achieve this goal the design was conceived as an iconic, multilayered structure strategically positioned to float above the water while creating a path through the different spaces of the home. A warm intimate entryway welcomes you and leads you towards the inside of the home where you reach an interior courtyard framed with floor to ceiling glass that fills the foyer area with lush greenery.

The social areas incorporate an impressive double-height volume designed with a butterfly-shaped sloped roof that opens towards the exterior filling the interior space with natural light and stunning views of the outdoor landscape. The intimate family areas enjoy their own wing, where a rhythmic composition of slim vertical windows frame the double-height hallway that leads you towards each bedroom, creating an experiential journey intensified by the play of light and shadows.

Location: Miami, Florida
Status: Completed
Site area: 16000 Sq. ft.
Project area: 4500 Sq. Ft.
Program: Single family Residence
“ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Stephanie designed our dream home!!! It’s such a beautiful house!! In addition to its beautiful design, every aspect of the home makes daily living easy and practical for our family. The beauty of the outdoors is brought inside from every window in the house. Apart from their talent for architecture, Stephanie and the entire team at SDH are so fun and easy to work with! Every question is answered promptly and every request is treated as a top priority. I can go on and on… but to summarize: Stephanie Dornbusch Halfen and her team are the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!”