Tequesta Residence

Project Location

Tequesta, FL


HKI Architects




Case Study: Tequesta Residence

Even for a successful and growing architecture firm based near Dallas, a commission for a progressive, 8,650-square-foot residential landmark in Florida was a special opportunity. Within view of the Jupiter Island Intracoastal Waterway, it was a high-profile site and a savvy client.

Led by Paul Louis Haberman, AIA, an avid portrait painter and president/CEO of HKi Architects, the two-story, angular solution with a concrete and steel structure focused on a strong image and a unique palette of materials and systems. “This modern design incorporates a limestone veneer, abundant glazing and a deep overhanging zinc roof,” according to the architect.

High Grade Materials and Precision Engineering

Known for its talented and knowledgeable staff, HKi is constantly expanding its horizons since its founding in 1964, “through research, development of new ideas, familiarity with technological advances and the availability of new products and materials,” the firm notes. With that focus on the best architectural technology in mind, it was not too surprising that Haberman selected 10 openings, totaling 25 panels of NanaWall SL73 to connect the Parra family to their lush, tropical site.

“I was introduced to NanaWall and immediately realized they were exactly what I wanted for this residential project.”

“I was introduced to NanaWall and immediately realized they were exactly what I wanted for this residential project,” says Haberman. The opening glass walls “presented an opening to bring in the pool deck and an exterior view without any obstructions.” Haberman also specified an automated concealed screen from above, a low-key way to deal with insects common to the area.

The resulting “inside-outside environment” was exactly what the client and architects envisioned for the living area and guest bedrooms, says Haberman, and the top-hung systems allowed the design team to run a continuous flooring material – imported limestone for the pool deck, for example – both inside and out.

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