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FIU Architecture students visited 27 Star Island to meet with CLF Architects and Coastal Construction to discuss the creation of a tropical modern luxury residence. The historic home was first designed by prominent local Architect Walter C. DeGarmo. The original home is being incorporated into the new design. This will be achieved by removing a modern garage and residential wing and rotating the original 1924 residence 90 degrees. The existing two-story garage/caretakers 1926 residence will be relocated slightly further west of its existing location and ‘set into’ the area of the original main residence where the original garage was located prior to later additions. The net result will preserve and “join” the two historic structures into a unified whole detached from the proposed new main residence


27 Star Island

Walter C. De Garmo (1876 - 1951) was a prominent architect in Miami, Florida and its surrounding communities. His buildings include the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove and the 1907 Miami City Hall...The main house of the estate was completed in 1924 and two years later the accessory structure that contained a (2) two-car garage and second floor.


CLF Architecture & Design


Choeff Levy Fischman is a known leader throughout South Florida in the style of Tropical Modern architecture, changing the appearance of Miami’s most prominent residential neighborhoods