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Miami home features carport canopy and awning entry

Exteriors | July 1, 2011 | By:

A historic residence in a prestigious Miami Beach neighborhood makes new additions, to perfection

Located on one of the four Sunset Islands in Miami Beach, Fla., this 1940 historic residence—recently renovated—was made into a modern tropical haven. The renovating architect’s work focused on an interior patio area, using clean lines with a mix of tropical hues in natural materials. Architectural Design Consultants Inc. of North Miami, Fla., the project designers, continued the historic theme and the repeating wide radius curves in other elements throughout the home, adding a much-needed carport shade canopy and entry awning.

The 6m-wide by 4.6m-deep bow-arched carport canopy blends seamlessly with the façade, repeating the subtle curves found in the updated patio. Adjacent to the canopy, a new 4m-wide awning mirrors the curve, projecting 2.4m above the entrance. The canopy truss is made of Schedule 40 welded 6063 aluminum tubing, primed and painted silver and covered with Sunbrella® taupe canvas to match the façade. The entry awning—also in taupe—has stainless steel aircraft cable and hardware supporting the frame. The entire project is designed and engineered to Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone building codes.

This project has delighted the property owners, and it was recently featured in Florida Design’s Miami Home & Décor magazine.

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