Moreland Architecture
Florida: AA26002007 Michigan: 1301057051 Maryland: 16343
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Originally conceived of as the Man Cave addition, the project also encompasses a new structured carport, a new entry courtyard, a relocated and enlarged kitchen, a relocated and enclosed office, and a new powder room with exterior access.

Driven by the owner's desire to increase storage, the Man Cave has a separate entrance from the courtyard as well as into the home's interior. It implements an independent ductless heat pump to efficiently control thermal comfort without taxing the existing systems.

The previous fabric carport is replaced by a structured one which fully integrates into the rest of the home by matching the material and language of the existing exterior.

Ever the gracious hosts, the owners require a kitchen which supports their generosity. The existing location was limited in expansion options, and by shifting the kitchen to the rear of the home it provides a more active connection with the exterior grilling and hosting amenities. A new window at countertop height allows a pass-through which further enhances this link.

Congruent with the owner's hosting aspirations, the new powder room with exterior access allows guests enjoying the outdoor amenities to use these facilities without having to trek through interior spaces.

The relocated office inhabits the area which had been the kitchen. Now able to be closed off, the office can double as a guest bedroom.

Sustainable features:
LED lighting Dual-flush toilet
Low-flow vanity faucet 23 SEER heat pump unit
Recycled content, energy efficient windows Energy efficient solar tube skylights
Permeable driveway pavers Energy Star rated appliances
Recycled content, energy efficient standing seam metal roof  
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Location: North Miami, FL
Project Status: Completion - March 2013
Project Type: Single Family home addition and renovation
Team:
Architect: Moreland Architecture
Builder: MBI Contractors
Structural: Aimee Rodriguez