"GOD IS IN THE DETAILS"
-Ludwig Mies van de Rohe
PRESERVATION v. RESTORATION v. REMODEL
Mr. Herrera has had hands-on experience with numerous historic homes during his career. Two of the homes were in Coral Gables, one of which was designed by architect Walter DeGarmo, and another on Venetian Isles in Miami Beach, all dating to a Miami of the 1920's and older.
In 2021, Herrera Studio designed 2 full remodels on homes that could be considered historic based on age. We took great pride in preserving the valuable elements and details, removing alterations not true to the original design, bringing the homes to increased grandeur, and incorporating trim profiles that were on the original architectural drawings and never made it onto the home when built.
Each client and project is different when it comes to historic homes. Some clients will seek to preserve, while others will prefer to update as much as possible. The project goals can range from preservation, to restoration, to full remodel which fall out of the preservation guidelines.