A glamorous sophisticated pleasure dome with a laid-back elegance.
– Elle Décor
Perched high above Biscayne Bay, this massive circular duplex penthouse offers a bird’s eye perspective of the Miami coast. We took elements directly from the surrounding landscape to ground the apartment firmly in this tropical city.
Inspired by the dolosse that form the coastal breakwater, we tumbled multiple castings of a single concrete form across the terraces to be used as chairs, tables or planters, depending upon their orientation. Inside, a new stainless steel stair links the double height living room space to the master suite above. The hand-tinted glass stair treads fade from dark blue to clear, mimicking the shoreline below. Curving walls wrapped in wood veneer, marble mosaic tile, and a custom silk wall mural carve out softly shaped rooms that flow one to the next. The carefully curated furnishings include vintage modern pieces, such as the very rare 1949 Montalcini wind-back chair made for his parents' home in Asti, and custom pieces like the lucite and redwood master bed.