800 NW 36th Avenue
Welcome to your creekside getaway. This striking modern home, designed and built in 2006 by Armstrong and Cohen Architects, is set above Springstead Creek, a tributary of the eponymous Hogtown Creek.
Walking in to the property, you are greeted with a double-height great room, floored in porcelain, with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the creek. The play of light across the space throughout the day gives the house a dynamic energy that would complement any style.
From the great room you naturally move to the open kitchen, with a marble subway tile backsplash and grey quartz countertop. With three sinks, a professional Waring range and hood, and extraordinary counter space, the restaurant-style kitchen fits the rest of the house with a neutral palette and a focus on line and space.
Also on the ground floor is a wall that is more than it seems. Counterweighted to make movement effortless, this hidden door leads into the master suite. Featuring scored concrete floors, two closet spaces, two baths and a pass-through shower, this is a luxurious retreat from the vibrant main living area. There is a powder room and exterior office also on the ground level.
The second living area in the home is accessed via a custom oak staircase, which brings warmth to the great room and entryway. Up these stairs is a loft space complete with full bathroom, private patio and clerestory windows. With just as much light as the great room, this space would be equally beautiful as a gallery, bedroom or elegant office.
Back downstairs and out one of the back doors, you're on the wraparound deck, with views of the landscaping and creek. With plentiful space and wonderful sightlines, the deck would make indoor-outdoor entertaining a pleasure.
Throughout the exterior of the home, natural landscaping offers a glimpse of Florida's unique beauty. Chert retaining walls, crafted by a sculptor and former owner, support a curtain of fern that brackets the extensive driveway. Trees shield the house from the street and neighbors on either side. If you're ready to make the move to a serene natural setting with beautiful modern architecture, this is the house for you.