Books & Books, Coral Gables. April 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Coconut Grove is a seaside hideaway filled with modest homes and charming cottages that have been nurtured, preserved, and artfully updated for today. Houses washed with white set amidst abundant gardens recall Eden. Irregular rooflines fitted with earthy red tile emerge playfully from an abundance of bright bougainvillea and graceful palms. Fountains splash playfully within cozy courtyards. Within these homes—small cracker cottages, stone bungalows, Mediterranean casitas, and Caribbean-styled ranches—light, bright colors and cool tile floors offer solace from the blazing afternoon rays of the sun.
A haven for those drawn to eclectic architecture and a welcoming atmosphere, the cottages of Coconut Grove are both the realization of the tropical domestic dream and an expression of a lifestyle marked by quiet joys. Here, for the first time in brilliant new photography specifically commissioned for the book, are the finest and most intriguing cottages of this special place—an unprecedented tour and invitation given by architecture authority and Miami resident Beth Dunlop and Coconut Grove-based photographer Claudia Uribe.
Beth Dunlopis is the editor of Modern Magazine and the contributing architecture critic for The Miami Herald. She is the former editor-in-chief of Home Miami Magazine. She is the author of numerous books on architecture and design, including, for Rizzoli, Great Houses of Florida, Aqua, Arquitectonica, and Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams.
Claudia Uribe is a widely published, award-winning photographer based in Miami whose clients include Maison Française, Elle Decoration UK, Harper’s Bazaar, Ritz Carlton, JW Marriot and Conrad Hotels, Getty Images, and Swarovski.
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