West Mashta Drive Residence
Key Biscayne, Florida
In keeping with a tropical look and feel this 10,000 square foot house broke with tradition in its’ design. The umbrella-home is reinforced concrete clad in travertine marble with selective applications of wood. Built with ample spaces to accommodate the owner’s casual, water-oriented life-style, this home is crafted with natural materials to withstand the harshest weather conditions. The entrance is accessed by walking across a bridge over an elegant koi pond. Exposed columns were covered with two-inch thick keystone and multiple roofs all sheltering pavilions with patinated copper and cypress outlookers. The stainless steel cables on handrails are impervious to rust. Blending with the natural beauty is the negative edge pool, situated ten feet above ground. The pool visually and seamlessly blends into the blue of the water surround.
Architect Charles Pawley says “This is a one thousand year house.”