The philosophy for the design was to create a tropical get away for the clients, who live in the northern part of the United States. The predominantly white color scheme was a request of the clients who wished to leave the darker hues of the north, associating white with the bright Florida sunlight.

The region's intense light provided the inspiration for the array of portals, doors and windows. The existing legal restrictions for protection against hurricanes were also important in the design.

Double height rooms and volumes rotated at 45 degrees produced a variety of interior and exterior environments. The entry tower, which is a solid high volume from the front, affords an immediate view of the ocean when one enters through the door. Most rooms have equally spectacular views to the ocean while the second floor master bedroom suite has a covered fifty foot balcony overlooking the beach and ocean as well.

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