Sebastian Eilert is a principal at Sebastian Eilert Architecture, which has offices in Miami and Boston.
The kitchen rennovation for this 1950s house in Coral Gables, Fla., created a U-shaped space designed to connect the kitchen and breakfast area to the family room.
The breakfast area features a clear glass tabletop and sits at a slightly lower level from the counter to offer continuity between two integrated yet separate spaces.
The floor incorporates new, dark slate in the dining area and salvaged wood from the old kitchen in the prep space.
Cabinets by Miami-based Akzent Kuechen designers help to form clean lines and integrate appliances from manufacturers Gaggenau and Miele. The counter top includes recylced glass.
A walk-through closet integrates the master suite with the rennovated bathroom space in the remodel of a midcentury home in Miami Beach, Fla.
The center island was reconfigured as the kitchen's focal point, increasing the ammount of storage space, lighting opportunities, and usable space.
The owners of this 1950s-era residence in Palm Beach, Fla., planned to add minor upgrades to its interior, including the addition of a built-in dining area. Upgrades to the exterior facade would include the melding of new and old openings to create more privacy for the front of the home. The client was unable to move forward with the project.
Decker says that this Parkland, Fla., house required a renovation to deal with the poor environmental effects of Chinese-imported drywall. Because the owners would be out of their house for so long, they decided to also add a few extras: two wings comprising one guest bedroom and a pool cabana and storage wing. Plus, an outdoor loggia and barbecue area.
This 2006, unbuilt project for which Decker served as project architect offers a conceptualization of the former parking lots along the main corridor of Miami Beach for the Housing Authority.
Decker says that this Coconut Grove home's client wanted a detached four-car garage with taff and guest quarters above. The project was done in Revit but was not completed as the owner decided not to move forward.
Also unbuilt, the Grand Bay project Grand Bay went through several iterations before the final developer (there had been several) was settled on. Decker's team moved forward with the project to the hearing phase, which it won, only to face strong opposition from the neighbors at the Ritz Carlton. Meanwhile, Dekcer says, the economic downturn caused the whole property, including the original hotel, to fall into disrepair and ultimately foreclosure.
This unbuilt project was designed to be a 5-story mixed-use condo,retail, and office project in Coconut Grove, Fla. The original project contemplated keeping a small one story house that had been converted into a real estate office. However, the developer then received an offer from the developer for the neighboring half-block who wanted to assemble the two properties to grow his project larger, Decker says.
Silver Residence, Coconut Grove, Fla. The project, which is currently in the permitting phase, features a 1,400-square-foot addition to an 800-square-foot floorplate, two-story cottage.