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Inside Architect Rene Gonzalez's Miami Home-Turned-Studio

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Photo by Alex Mateo/Courtesy Rene Gonzalez Architect

Rene Gonzalez's home office got so big he had to move out. The Miami architect actually now lives in an apartment in South Beach's art deco district and is in the process of building himself another home. Meanwhile, discreetly hidden on a residential street, Gonzales's small but beautiful Morningside house bursts with life, becoming a jewel box of a design studio. He gave Curbed Miami a look around.

Now completely taken over by his booming architectural practice, every inch of the midcentury ranch-style house is meticulously designed to the hilt and accounted for out of a necessity to maximize the usability of the space. Surfaces are methodically covered with models, architectural samples, books, and tchochkies, while architects, designers, and staff sit at offices in the bedrooms. The living room, which looks out onto a black-bottomed pool, is the conference room. Strategically placed mirror walls make the interior feel larger, and vintage and contemporary furniture is mixed with contemporary art.

· Rene Gonzalez coverage [Curbed Miami]