La Corte: Eco-Luxury Redefined in Miami Beach

Discover La Corte, an eco-luxurious house designed by Andrea Benedetti in Miami Beach, Florida, 2023. Merging passive architecture with an organic aesthetic, this property showcases sustainable, energy-efficient living without compromising luxury.

Experience a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle in a home that redefines modern living in an iconic location.

Modern living room with large windows, neutral tones, and minimalist decor.
Modern living room with beige sofa, wooden shelves, and minimalist decor.
Modern living room with wooden slat partition, white furniture, and abstract art.
Modern living room with clean lines, natural light, and minimalist decor.
Neutral-toned bedroom with plush bedding and minimalist decor.
Modern bathroom with twin vessel sinks, oval mirrors, and wooden vanity.
Modern interior with wooden finishes, minimalist desk, and decorative mirror.
Elegant bathroom with marble sink, round mirror, and textured walls.
Modern bathroom with terrazzo flooring and cactus decor near a shower with glass door
Modern courtyard with a dark table, stone wall, and a small pool.

About La Corte

Eco-Friendly Elegance at La Corte

Andrea Benedetti designed “La Corte” with passive architecture in mind, harnessing sunlight, wind, and shading. This approach makes living both sustainable and energy-efficient. Careful consideration of the house’s shape, orientation, and materials cuts the carbon footprint and boosts energy efficiency.

North-facing large windows and doors maximize light and maintain privacy, while the highly insulated envelope and efficient market options enhance the space’s eco-friendly luxury.

Smart Living Innovations

A smart system coordinates lighting, shading, and cooling, integrating sound and security systems. The photovoltaic setup exceeds energy needs, with Tesla batteries ensuring reliability. Raised 10 feet (about 3 meters) above ground, La Corte offers flood and hurricane resilience, aiming for LEED Platinum certification.

Architectural and Design Harmony

La Corte’s rationalist style softens with natural finishes and Art Deco nods. Its U-shaped layout at 4354 Michigan divides spaces uniquely, covering 4,160 SF (about 386 m²), featuring 4 bedrooms, and extending living areas outdoors. The courtyard and extensive outdoor spaces blend elegance and tranquility.

Mediterranean Organic Interior Inspirations

Inspired by Mediterranean Organic Architecture, the interior emphasizes natural materials and outdoor connections. Highlights include a welcoming foyer, an open living room merging with the courtyard, and luxurious bedrooms with thoughtful amenities. The master suite boasts elegance with spacious closets and a serene bathroom.

Craftsmanship and Quality Materials

Selected fixtures and finishes create a welcoming environment. Limewash paint improves air quality, while travertine tiles and European Oak wood planks adorn the floors. Custom Italian cabinetry and durable materials ensure lasting quality, offering a peaceful sanctuary for residents.

Photography by Gaia Sonzogni Design, Pic by Hannah Forrester

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