For more than a decade, architect Lourdes Reynafarje has built a reputation for embracing historical precedent and vernacular ideology – while creating architecture appropriate for its time and place. As founding principal of the firm, Kiara Designs Co. based in Seacrest Beach, Florida, Lourdes has designed scores of homes in the neo-traditional communities of Seaside, Rosemary Beach, and WaterColor, as well as homes along pristine waterfront settings and amid wooded landscapes.

Kiara Designs Company has created endearing houses and community buildings with meticulous attention to detail and a respect for the timeless rules of appropriate scale and proportion. Her houses adapt the pattern and language of coastal architecture with an accent derived from the region’s unique climate and geography.

Inside and out, the houses of Kiara Designs Company boast distinctive architectural detailing, engaging forms and proportions and fitting materials – all carefully designed to blend effortlessly with the natural surroundings and respond to the way families live today. Interiors combine elements of traditional design with contemporary sensibilities. A thoughtful arrangement of spaces captures the best aspects of an open floor plan for a sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle. Each home exemplifies the texture, scale, and colors reflective of these traditions, while maintaining its own distinctive personality and persona.