Fairchild Coconut Grove | Architect magazine

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Project description

Developed by Miami real estate veterans Ricardo Vadia and Oscar Rodriguez of ROVR Development, The Fairchild Coconut Grove offers a private enclave in the heart of one of Miami’s most coveted neighborhoods. The project is a 26-residence waterfront complex that includes indoor and outdoor amenities, conceptualized by a stellar design team consisting of Rafael de Cárdenas and Max Strang.

Strang sought to create a timeless and modern design, different from the standard shape and color of its neighboring properties. Inspiration for The Fairchild’s unique design, he said, came from Alfred Browning Parker’s home in Coconut Grove and the nearby botanical garden The Kampong, both of which incorporate local limestone.

Strang and de Cárdenas blended strong, clean lines in distinct geometries to create confident, modern spaces. The designs combine local Florida stones, keystone and oolitic limestone, with warm wood, exposed concrete and glass to create a tactile and sophisticated scheme.

The luxury waterfront condominium showcases the beauty and calm of the historic district. In the rooftop facilities, de Cárdenas designed the space to be as spacious and eye-catching as it is private, seeking to curate an open yet exclusive poolside oasis amidst the surrounding natural elements. Indulging in unprecedented outdoor experiences, he laid out serenity gardens, a bayside promenade and a rainforest trail.

Highlighting the expansive nature of exclusive two- to four-bedroom residences, the designs create open and airy floor plans, with 11-foot ceilings. De Cárdenas continued to bring the outdoors in by incorporating stone floors and solid wood doors into modern bathroom vanities, walk-in closets and chef-inspired kitchens.

Oscar Rodriguez and Ricardo Vadia of ROVR Development chose the two prolific designers for their individual expertise in high-design developments. Rodriguez and Vadia bring over 35 years of combined experience in acquiring, planning, developing and managing multi-family residential communities. Since launching in 2015, ROVR Development has cultivated a diverse portfolio of high-design projects in key South Florida neighborhoods. Currently, their expanding portfolio includes a mix of condominiums, multi-family rentals and mixed-use developments.

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