The lobby of this boutique hotel is on the sight of a former gas station on your way down US 1 in the Florida Keys. The building, though new, has a modicum of GOOGI architecture meant to evoke a road trip escape as you pull up. Located directly on the pacific, this fishing resort was meant to preserve it’s historic roots from the 60’s through today and beyond. The ceiling is repurposed driftwood that was salvaged from the site’s previous tenant. The light fixtures are representative of the crab and lobster pots that generations of men have used to feed their families as Florida Key’s pioneers. The center core of the space is the herringbone and sand cement tile surrounded by oversized concrete natural tiles. The intention was to bring the water and sand as a ripple directly into the lobby as you enter. The focal point is the reception desk. It is comprised of over 700 books all which were hand picked for both size and content. The Keys each have a story to tell and this piece was created to pay homage to those stories.