The Mediterranean Revival style was the characteristic style that defined the Miami architects homes of the 1920s. This architectural tendency of the boom years of the 1920s reflected a strong influence from the Italian Mediterranean coast and from Spanish and French influences. This style was adopted during this marvelous decade and great examples of these sometimes baroque decorations can be appreciated in some of the Miami Beach homes that we see today. Stucco walls and arches with red tile roofs and iron grilles and railings are very characteristic elements of this beautiful style. The landscaping of these astonishing Miami homes of that era is also a key element of the décor and ambiance of that period.
This style was later adopted by most of the Miami single family homes communities developed in recent years like the ones at Doral and Pembroke Pines and some of the most upscale neighborhoods like Bay Harbour Island, Presidential Estates in Aventura, Pinetree Drive Homes, Miami Shores and Coral Gables.
The Miami Modern style is another tendency that was characteristic during the post world war II era reflected in audacious and creative designs. This architectural tendency evolved from the Art Deco to a more modern and functional architecture. This very stylize designs were present in some of the Miami homes of that era and was preserved as on the jewels and distinctive signs of the Miami architecture of that époque.
Adding to the wealth of new architectures and designs was the explosion of new luxury Miami condos built during the decades of 1980s, 1990s and 2000s when some of the most distinctive Miami luxury condos were built. Glass balconies and audacious structures popped from the ground transforming the “Magic City” into what it is today, a new and vibrant metropolis. Some Miami homes adopted these modern designs of open and spacious glass constructions with emphasis on the views and simplicity of forms where white is the predominant color. Fantastic and lavish swimming pools can be appreciated in most of the more desirable Miami homes for sale today. The water is of course a key element in the design integration and characteristics of most Miami homes.
The city of Miami continuous to inspire famous architects from around the world like Carlos Ott and his majestic design at Jade Ocean Miami, an ultra modern crystal residential tower design that rises over the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean in Sunny Isles Beach. All these great architectural examples have transformed Miami in what it is today a fantastic mosaic of diverse styles and designs.