Miami Beach, FL

The Freehand Hotel, formerly known as the Indian Creek Hotel, is an excellent example of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

 The property is an amalgamation of four existing classic Miami Beach buildings and the addition of a fifth building to house the new restaurant’s kitchen. The development’s vision was to leave the site as is and to transform the cluster of existing buildings into a 21st century hostel. The restaurant makes a double use of the tranquil open landscaped site with the addition of various tropical fruit trees and a roof deck on top of the kitchen pavilion to grow fresh greens and herbs. The result is a fresh and innovative “cast away” urban beach farm commune. 

The project received a Dade Heritage Trust Preservation Award in 2017 for Adaptive Use and Renovation of Historic Buildings. 

Interior Design – Roman and Williams
Architecture - William Lane Architect
Landscape Design – Savino & Miller Design Studio