The design of The Atlantis focuses on the enjoyment of open plan living and seamless indoor-outdoor experiences.


- Dr. Larry Hooghuis

The design of this home focuses on the enjoyment of open plan living and seamless indoor-outdoor experiences. Located at 939 SW 137th Way, the 2,899-square-foot, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath courtyard-type home is the perfect place for both a relaxing and entertaining. The open design wraps the living spaces and a guest house around a spacious ivory travertine porch and entertaining terrace, a grilling station, a modern linear fireplace, and a custom waterfall pool and spa with a sun shelf and bubbler.

The home features custom knotty alderwood double front doors. Bahama wood shutters shield the windows from the intense Florida sun. The floors throughout the home are solid wood, wide plank, European oak. An Isokern fireplace made of Icelandic volcanic aggregate faced in stone is the centerpiece of the spacious family room. Multiple large sliding glass doors opening onto the courtyard provide for a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

The gourmet kitchen has an entertaining island, granite backsplash, soapstone countertops, and a stainless-steel apron-front sink. Unique ceiling accents of custom built wood beams span the great room, and a backlit floating tray hangs from the ceiling in the dining area. Under cabinet lighting accentuates the inset translucent spun glass sinks in the master bath, which boasts elegant spa-like, floor-to-ceiling white mosaic Carrara marble tile, soaking tub, champagne bronze fixtures, and custom framed mirrors. Backlighting throughout the house adds a distinctive and elegant aesthetic.

To conform with Dibros energy-efficiency standards, the home includes Icynene insulation, an Energy Star certified nest thermostat, and Rinnai tankless water heaters. Electrical upgrades include ring video doorbell surveillance, adjustable recessed LED lighting, cabinet base nightlights in bathrooms, and under-cabinet electrical outlets in the kitchen.