150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Villa Allegra

Architect: Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Location: Miami, FL, USA

Photography: Laziz Hamani, Eric Laignel

Multiple rooms, both interior and exterior, were added to what was originally a nondescript one-story home, and take advantage of Miami’s tropical weather. The design was based on an abstract interpretation of historical elements common in neighboring homes, where exterior spaces are just as important as interior ones.

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The entry to this house is through a 20 x 30 x 30-feet volume where a reflective pool, echoed by an opening in the roof, highlights the space with a scattered, reflected light.

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Make the most of the richness and warmth of wood. Let it take center stage against a backdrop of white walls.

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The remodeling of this house was intended to emphasize its comfort and fun.

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Do not clutter a large room with an excess of furniture. A few well-chosen pieces make a greater impression when surrounded with space to breathe.

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