A neighborhood clubhouse that celebrates the magic of Little River, and creates a meeting place for all.


-Why do we love Little River?-  

In the few square miles sandwiched between Biscayne and I95, thirty blocks north of Miami's Design District, a collection of eclectic edifices are exploding with possibility. Caribbean locals and contemporary culture-makers cross-pollinate, while creative enterprises are taking root. The opportunity is in the air, and it's electric.

 A rich history of streetside fruit markets

A rich history of streetside fruit markets

 Serge Toussaint's classic mural style adorns several buildings

Serge Toussaint's classic mural style adorns several buildings

 Spinello Projects is leading the charge northward for galleries

Spinello Projects is leading the charge northward for galleries

 Young creatives are flocking to the area

Young creatives are flocking to the area

 Enterprising new ventures are moving in

Enterprising new ventures are moving in

 The Barkhaus : a doggie destination that gets local tails wagging

The Barkhaus : a doggie destination that gets local tails wagging

 Biscayne's mod motels are being reborn as posh destinations

Biscayne's mod motels are being reborn as posh destinations

 Little River is in the heart of Miami's newest wave of development, just north of the Design District and south of posh suburban areas

Little River is in the heart of Miami's newest wave of development, just north of the Design District and south of posh suburban areas


What happens at the Peacekeeper's Club?

THE PEACEKEEPERS CLUB IS A PLACE WHERE LITTLE RIVER NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS CAN COME TOGETHER AND CONNECT.

Housed inside two charming 1930s stucco homes, this project will re-imagine the flow of the property. 
The spaces will come to life as a coffee shop, courtyard, and retail store featuring a curated selection of goods rooted in the area. 
Designed equally to appeal to locals, new creative professionals, and daytime explorers wandering the neighborhood - The Peacekeeper's Club is poised to become a cornerstone of Little River. 
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Goods & Services

THE PEACEKEEPERS CLUB WILL PROVIDE A DYNAMIC MIX OF FOOD AND PROVISIONS TO THE AREA, HOST PRIVATE EVENTS, AND OFFER ONE OF A KIND ARTISTS' WORKS AND DESIGN OBJECTS MADE IN MIAMI.

BEVERAGE SERVICES : handcrafted, locally sourced hot and cold options, with possible beer & wine in the future
PREPARED FOODS : cooked offsite and brought in fresh daily, breakfast tacos, frittatas, salads, cold pressed juice
CURATED GOODS : the best of the basics, from cigarettes to paper goods, dog food, candy, and snacks
EVENTS : screenings, private dinners, gallery opening parties, product launches
SPECIAL PROGRAMS : club memberships, catering and delivery to the neighborhood

 


-What does it look like?-

Hemingway's well-stocked modern hideaway. An easily accessed escape for grabbing the perfect beverage and having a great conversation. A lushly landscaped bungalow that becomes both a neighborhood cornerstone, and a launching point for new Miami pioneers. 

 Before

Before

  Before

Before


-Interior Inspiration-

WARM INVITING SPACES, BUILT FROM ORGANIC MATERIALS WITH A DECIDEDLY URBAN TROPIC AESTHETIC

 A large counter for service bisects the space

A large counter for service bisects the space

 Whimsical displays of local and global reading materials

Whimsical displays of local and global reading materials

 Modern industrial shelving with soft, organic materials

Modern industrial shelving with soft, organic materials

 Inspired by Hemingway's study and his collectibles

Inspired by Hemingway's study and his collectibles

-Veranda Inspiration-

TEXTURED PORTICOS AND LUSH LIVING SPECIMENS CREATE A PERMEABLE BARRIER FROM INDOOR TO OUT

      Leafy layers and rustic materials in modern application

     Leafy layers and rustic materials in modern application

 Vintage furnishings intermixed with modern elements

Vintage furnishings intermixed with modern elements

 Unexpected use of vegetation, slices of color, graphic flooring

Unexpected use of vegetation, slices of color, graphic flooring

Convertible shutters become awnings, creating open breezeways

-Courtyard Inspiration-

SOFT GREEN WALLS AND INDUSTRIAL CHIC WATER FEATURES COMPLEMENT A GRAPHIC, TERRACED HARDSCAPE

  Industrial edges softened by waterfalls

Industrial edges softened by waterfalls

 Large scale outdoor art grounded by living room clusters

Large scale outdoor art grounded by living room clusters

 Vertical green walls with a clean, contemporary graphic flooring

Vertical green walls with a clean, contemporary graphic flooring

 Unexpected organic patterns in pavestones

Unexpected organic patterns in pavestones

 Inspired by coastal villas, the interior evokes cozy secluded vibes

Inspired by coastal villas, the interior evokes cozy secluded vibes

- The Back House -

A MODERN REINTERPRETATION OF THE BODEGA, STOCKED WITH ESSENTIALS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

 A boutique beer and wine section

A boutique beer and wine section

 Locally made goods

Locally made goods

 Florida cookbooks

Florida cookbooks

 Doggie section - curated by The Barkhaus!

Doggie section - curated by The Barkhaus!

 Can't forget the breakfast tacos!

Can't forget the breakfast tacos!


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-We Came In Peace :  Who We Are-

WE CREATE FULLY IMMERSIVE, TOTALLY INTERACTIVE, HIGHLY ENGAGING EXPERIENCES THAT IMPACT AUDIENCES AND COMMUNITIES IN MEANINGFUL WAYS.

We are Kim Swift and Andrew Stevens, lifelong friends, fellow dreamers, and dedicated designers of unforgettable experiences and environments.  We launched We Came in Peace in 2009. 


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