Discover Pinecrest: A Botanical Oasis for Mid-Century Ranch Style Homes in Johann Wolff's Latest Glasses Campaign Shoot
Nothing embodies a South Florida afternoon more than lounging poolside in a backyard covered by a lush tree canopy, offering just the right amount of shade. Natural protection from the piercing says of the Miami sun. As one ventures south of Coconut Grove along Main Highway, deeper and deeper into a part of town that was once merely overgrown tropical fauna and mangroves riding the shoreline, a stimulating neighborhood appears out of the bush. Now, a botanical oasis filled with hidden gems; lovely ranch style, mid-century homes. A quiet, residential backdrop perfect for a Sunday evening secluded from the hustle and bustle of a seemingly ever-growing city.
Unlike the Art Deco or Spanish style architecture more commonly found in South Beach, in the lush neighborhood known as Pinecrest, curious mid-century homes are tucked away behind the local fauna. During the 1950s and 60s, locals looking to escape the city headed south and hired architects that built spacious ranch style homes with symbiotic relationships to their lot space. Many of these homes are focused around their backyards and green spaces. The homes are heavily characterized by their large sliding glass doors that encompass a subsequent portion of the house, creating a unique indoor/outdoor experience.
Residents of Pinecrest experience South Florida as close to what it once was. Stepping into one of these backyards feels as though you have walked into a private oasis, significantly cooler and quieter than any part of the city. Local wildlife intertwines with the greenery that surrounds these small slices of paradise. More often than not, you’ll hear the cry of a peacock in the distance as the sun paints shadows through the tree canopy onto the temperate pool water. Creating a perfect afternoon atmosphere, almost too good to be true.
The home chosen for the campaign shoot of the Anna and Morrison frames is a typical Pinecrest home, highlighting the natural beauty that seems to pour out of every nook and cranny of the property. The space serves as the ideal setting to recreate the perfect Sunday afternoon in Miami. Nothing says lazy Sunday more than a long drive through a lush tree canopy-covered street and a refreshing dip in a backyard pool teeming with local wildlife. Offering more than the typical portrayal of the city. Stay curious as Johann Wolff shows you the city through a romantic local lens, one shoot at a time.