Designing Paradise

Designing Paradise

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No typology lends itself more naturally to Juan Montoya's creative impulses than tropical residences. There is such a sense of appropriateness to place in the architecture and interiors that our assumption that the designer's stylistic affinity is somehow inborn becomes inescapable. In this book, the reader will visit Montoya-designed residences that occupy ravishing sites in Punta Mita (Mexico), Cap Cana (Dominican Republic), Miami Beach, Fisher Island, and other idyllic oceanfront locales. As much as these homes are escapist fantasies, they are also inextricably rooted in their geographic location and regional culture. And while their sense of luxury is palpable, so is their lack of pretension, the practicality that makes them functional for the families who reside there, and their resilience to the natural conditions they are found.