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ELEVATE SUMMER ISSUE 2019

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CONTENTS

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28 10 PUBLISHER'S NOTE 12 THE UNDEFINABLE ONE

Cover Home Feature 6650 Allison Road

20 THE INSIDE VIEW

Builder Extraordinaire, Todd Glaser

28 DESIGNER INSPIRATIONS 30 RALPH CHOEFF Q&A

Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design

32 CONFIDENT CONCEPT

Italkraft Designer Showcase

38 NELSON GONZALEZ Q&A 40 ITALKRAFT PORTAMENTO

South Florida Luxury Residential & Condominiums

62 DESIGNS ON DOMINATION Italkraft Expansion

68 THE DUTCH IS IN THE DETAILS 19 Dutch NYC

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72 SOON TO SOAR

Riverwalk Place Tampa

76 ELYSEE MIAMI

Triumphant Design, Impeccable Frech Style

80 ART OF LIVING

Sinuous Tower from OKO Group

84 ANOTHER DALLAS LANDMARK UNDERWAY

AMLI Residential Develops Striking Tower to Accompany I.M Pei's Iconic Fountain Place

86 THE SUTTON

Buckhead from a Different View

88 TAMPA'S SKYLINE REDEFINED

Elevated Living Arrives in the Downtown-Channel District

90 SPEEDART MOTORSPORTS 92 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT - ALEXANDER MIJARES

Miami Native Brings a Colorful Perspective to his Vibrant Works

94 WORLD POLO LEAGUE BEACH POLO 96 THE TIHANY TOUCH Novikov Miami


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NOTE FROM CAROLINA

In the Summer 2019 issue of ELEVATE Magazine, you will get the latest updates on ITALKRAFT’s expanded operations in Florida and Texas, and the much-anticipated opening of our New York Flatiron showroom. You may also discover the influences and ideas behind the work of top creators in the fields of architecture, interior design and art as they share with ELEVATE their design inspirations. From texture on texture finishes that create an earthy, sophisticated feel, to an exuberant white kitchen that goes all-in on color, you’ll find a plethora of design ideas amid these pages – including a spotlight on the special details that make all the difference at 19 Dutch in NY’s Financial District. You will also be able to preview new projects that are transforming city neighborhoods and skylines from Atlanta’s Buckhead Village to Tampa’s Downtown-Channel District, to NYC Hudson Yards. Finally, hear from Ralph Choeff of Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design about their signature Tropical Modern style and the current must haves in luxury kitchens, bathrooms, and closets. May you draw inspiration from the innovative ideas and creativity showcased in this edition of ELEVATE Magazine by ITALKRAFT. Thank you again for sharing in our journey as we forge ahead with our exciting plans for the rest of 2019 and beyond!

Alex Xakoustis, Carolina Gutierrez and Raul Gutierrez Carolina Gutierrez Publisher / Italkraft Marketing Director @elevateitalkraft @italkraft

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ON THE COVER 6650 ALLISON ROAD MIAMI BEACH LISTED WITH DAVID SOLOMON EWM DavidHuntSolomon.com Cover Story Page 12


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THE UNDEFINABLE ONE

LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN TIP OF PRESTIGIOUS ALLISON ISLAND, A SPECTACULAR ONE-OF-A-KIND HOME HITS THE MARKET.

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o listing agent David Solomon, 6650 Allison Road is an estate that defies easy categorization. The Miami Beach native has been selling high-end luxury real estate since 2006—he joined Esslinger Wooten Maxwell in 2012—and has seen the market move from Spanish colonial to modern to tropical modernism. But in terms of style, the Todd Glaser-developed property, which was executed by Domo Architecture + Design with Solomon working for Glaser as part of the development team, is distinct. “It’s neoclassical in some respects,” he says, “but it’s difficult to classify its style because it’s so unique.” Solomon is quick to note that the 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom home boasts a materiality that announces it as something different. “There’s no stucco or paint on any of the exterior walls,” Solomon emphasizes. “That’s because literally the entire house is clad in Florida keystone, so it has this really dramatic ambience when you approach. That’s the showstopper.” Solomon says that such a rich material has built-in versatility: “As time goes on, the look of the façade is up to the owner. They can let the coral stone’s patina naturally develop, or they can power-wash it to preserve the original look. It can be as much maintenance as you want, or as little.” Solomon prefers the aged look. “I think the more you let in patina, the more beautiful it becomes. It sort of looks old world,” he says. “And there’s also a copper seam roof— and that’s regarded as the safest roof in terms of hurricane protection and wind mitigation. And like the keystone, the copper roof will develop its own patina. Together these two façade elements take the home to the next level.” Solomon’s talk of the next level is not simply metaphorical. The estate’s split-level design allows its first story to sit 13 feet above flood line; the next level is 20 feet elevation. With that elevation comes peace of mind for any owner wanting to protect their investment—especially the owner of a home sitting at the tip of Allison Island.

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The interiors, neutral and lush, were created by Ryan Smaldone, principal of J & R Design, the go-to partner of Glaser and Domo. “J & R chose the finishes and worked very closely with Italkraft on the kitchen and closets,” Solomon explains. “I think this is their best project to date.” The kitchen is outfitted in bronze fixtures by Waterworks and features all Subzero appliances, including an entire wall of refrigeration—an expansive cabinet designed by Italkraft—that contains a double freezer, a wine cooler and a double refrigerator. Italkraft’s wood cabinetry is particularly rich, managing to make the kitchen at once luxurious and homey. The brand’s beautiful millwork can be appreciated throughout the home. The house is tied together by a recurring bronze finish; marble and wood also make welcome appearances—in the master bedroom, in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. (Those lavish kitchen walls, as well as the island, are clad in a boldly gray-veined Carrara marble—a markedly unique choice.) “These themes show the level of thought that went into this home,” Solomon says. The luxurious materials are on full display in the three-level master suite, which includes a gym, massage room, sauna, and his-and-hers dressing rooms. “The master suite is like a hotel within the home,” Solomon says. The ways in which 6650 Allison Road—which rests on a wedge-shaped lot that spreads toward 209 feet of waterfront—interacts with its enviable location is especially notable. As Solomon explains, “The pool is set at 13 feet above flood, which is desirable because if someone is cruising by the home by boat, the elevation—and the pool’s location behind the three-arched gazebo—gives you privacy.” The pool, with its striking blue-green tiles, is bordered by the same Florida keystone that covers the home. “This natural material is the common theme throughout the house’s exterior,” Solomon says, “which really sets it apart.” For more detailed information visit: davidhuntsolomon.com


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THE INSIDE VIEW A BUILDER EXTRAORDINAIRE, TODD GLASER UNDERSTANDS HIS CLIENTS BECAUSE HE ENJOYS THE SAME COASTAL LIFESTYLE

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Premier Miami developer and real estate sales representative Todd Glaser started building homes in 1989, but, as he tells it, the seed had been planted much earlier: “When I was five years old I told my babysitter that I’d build her a house,” he recalls. “She liked that idea.” In the past three decades Glaser has been making that dream come true for scores of clients; his more illustrious homeowners have included Michael Bay, Chris Bosh, Billy Joel and Alex Rodriguez. Glaser’s success derives from his unerring sense of what the market wants—and through his longstanding partnerships with firms like Domo Architecture + Design and Italkraft. Glaser talked to Elevate about the value of strong partnerships, memories of Zaha Hadid, and the most important rooms in the home. ELEVATE: You grew up on Miami Beach, and you’ve talked about the importance of midcentury architect Morris Lapidus. What about his work made such an impression on you? TG: His work was different from Mediterranean, and at the time, every house in Miami Beach was Mediterranean. The work I do now is mostly modern. ELEVATE: Your journey has brought you from Lapidus’ midcentury modernism to the futuristic vision of the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid for One Thousand Museum. What was that experience like? TG: I first met Zaha Hadid in 1999 or 2000. We remained close through the years. She was looking for work in 2010—her firm was quiet due to the global recession. We spoke—my firm had the property under contract where the building sits now—and we came to an agreement that she’d design it. She was very nice, very creative, and very down to earth. She submitted several designs and the exoskeleton concept was the one we all

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liked the best. We should be closing the first apartments in One Thousand Museum in the next few months. ELEVATE: And why did you feel Italkraft was the best match for this iconic project? TG: We used Italkraft cabinetry because the brand has been designing my kitchens for about 15 years now—both in my personal homes and in my projects. I’ve been working with them for so long because they offer incredible quality and service, and I love the Italian design. ELEVATE: And Domo is another signature partnership. What is your history with them? TG: We’ve been working with Domo for about five years now—they do incredible tropical modernist design. One very special home is at 4395 Pine Tree Drive—it’s a 9,800-squarefoot waterfront home with huge cantilevers. Another home we developed with Domo in the tropical modern style—this one non-waterfront—is 3726 Prairie Avenue. And 6650 Allison Road is the most lavish house on the market. It’s an old-world home and it’s different from anything built in the last 10 years. ELEVATE: For prospective buyers, what rooms in the home generate the most intense interest? TG: Buyers look for the top amenities and finishes in the kitchen and master bath. The trend is for an open kitchen that doesn’t look like a separate unit. It should be clean and modern but also rich. Those two rooms are my favorites in my own home as well. ToddMichaelGlaser.com


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“The design for this extraordinary galley metal clad kitchen with integrated granite sink and bar was influenced by the client’s lifestyle. The NY private residence was designed to accentuate the home gallery-like atmosphere and to harness the client’s extraordinary contemporary art collection. Based on the museum quality that the residence reflects and its location on the Highline in NYC, clean architectural lines and bold minimalist finishes were incorporated into the kitchen and the entire apartment. The materials used to create the ultimate minimalist galley kitchen were solid black metal, leather finish granite, integrated sink and backsplash, punctuated with custom black minimalist Dornbracht kitchen fitting and ebonized wood flooring. “ — Charles Allem, Director of Design C.A.D. International

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When I first sit to begin designing a kitchen, my biggest influence is the architecture of the home. I really feel that the kitchen should feel as if it is a part of the architecture and language of the home itself. If the home is very modern with clean lines, I want to make sure my kitchen responds to that and continues the same design sense. Currently one of my favorite things to do in kitchen design is to add little details in metal that don’t overwhelm the design but add something special. I feel that it is these little details that make all the difference. We also like to mix and match a lacquer and wood finish to give a bit of contrast throughout the kitchen. These same materials and finishes will continue throughout the home and set the tone for the rest of the house. I think one of the biggest trends these days in kitchen design is the many options that have come about for countertop materials. Our clients are tending to lean more toward materials that will hold up better and last longer than natural stones. Man-made quartz, acrylic, porcelain, and other composite materials all come in hundreds of colors, textures, and finishes. You can now find these man made materials that look just like real marble but are indestructible and much less expensive than the real thing. I think this has become very popular and the materials only keep getting better. This same material has also become quite popular for bathrooms and we have seen it being used more and more. — Thomas Diverio Dunagan Diverio Design Group

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“Creation for a New Beginning”

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We like clean lines and functionality in our kitchens. For this private residence in Miami Beach, we worked closely with the ITALKRAFT team to optimize the kitchen, and the result is a stunning work of art! Our clients were very satisfied, and the execution of the work was seamless and well-integrated with the appliances. What drove the design was the sense of openness and simplicity while optimizing the functionality. The kitchen enjoys the views of Biscayne Bay and integrates well with the family room space. To allow for catering events, we designed pocket doors that permit the kitchen to be closed off. — Reinaldo Borges, Principal - CEO Borges Architects + Associates “I draw inspirations for the from surfaces, materials and tones of nature. The cutting edge style and trend inspiring me is sitting around the fire and looking at the natural environment surrounding us.”

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— Kobi Karp, Kobi Karp Architecture Interior Design

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“Our Tropical Modern style emphasizes indoor-outdoor living that has Zen-like qualities. Interior elements of a residence should reflect the architecture and the mood it exudes. The furniture should be designed as a piece of art that reflects what the architecture is trying to convey.” — Ralph Choeff, Founding Principal Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design ELEVATE SUMMER 2019 | ELEVATEIK.COM 29


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RALPH CHOEFF

F O U N D I N G P R I N C I PA L AT CHOEFF LEVY FISCHMAN ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHOEFF LEVY FISCHMAN ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

Choeff Levy Fischman is an award-winning, Miami-based architecture and design firm specializing in high-end custom residential homes, multi-family developments and hotels. Their signature tropical modern design style has been sought out by CEOs, professional athletes and Hollywood celebrities, wanting to experience an indoor-outdoor luxury lifestyle. ELEVATE spoke with Founding Principal, Ralph Choeff, about the firm’s design approach and current must-haves in luxury kitchens, baths and closets.

RALPH CHOEFF ON LUXURY KITCHENS: ELEGANCE, UTILITY AND ARTFUL DESIGN There are infinite amounts of cabinet design that can be incorporated based on the owner’s tastes. Finishes can be stained wood, lacquer, mirrored, glass, etc. Slab tops can vary from quartz to marble to soapstone or another material that would look elegant, but be as impervious as possible. The cabinetry can be monotone, or can even be a combination of these materials. This all depends on the taste of the owner and what mood they would want to set in the kitchen. There are also many ways to open and close cabinetry. They can open horizontally, vertically or slide. All cabinetry must be easy to control and must be sensitive to touch to facilitate the opening and closing of the cabinets. The cabinetry must be custom designed to try and hide the refrigerator with custom paneling matching the cabinets, and the interior of all cabinetry must be designed so that the owner’s needs are all met. This is accomplished with custom drawers and cabinets. Center islands seem to be a requirement these days. The days of the galley kitchen are gone. Furthermore, most owners these days do not wish to have a separate breakfast room, so the center island is designed to accommodate bar

or counter stool seating, depending on the height. Kitchens are now designed like a piece of art in the residence, and are also a place to gather around and mingle when entertaining guests as well. RALPH CHOEFF ON CLOSETS: CUSTOMIZED AND LUXURIOUS, DESIGNED Closets are all custom designed to meet the needs of the owner. There will be specific drawers designed to meet individual needs, along with shoe storage and handbag storage. For me, there will be neck tie displays. Hanging will be designed to meet the needs of the owner’s clothing. This also applies to areas and cubbies that will accommodate folding items. Master closets must have built-in custom closet furniture to meet the owner’s needs. Finishes can range from stained wood, to lacquer, to mirrored and any other applicable high end materials. Master closets are now designed as showrooms. They actually become a part of the residence that guests can visit when they are shown the residence. People are now more organized than ever and the closet must reflect this. Secondary closets can be designed either in this same manner or using less expensive materials with a more generic design, depending on the owner’s budget.

RALPH CHOEFF ON BATHROOMS: AN INDOOR-OUTDOOR MINI SPA EXPERIENCE We design bathrooms as mini spas. The master bath will commonly combine a floating tub with a large shower that can fit two persons easily and comfortably. These are combined into one area, and the shower separation from the balance of the bathroom space will typically be a full size, floor to ceiling panel or panels of clear frameless glass. Master baths will now usually require separate his and hers private toilet rooms with separate his and hers vanities with lavatories. We design master baths no different than the main residence in that we create an indooroutdoor experience. Sliders can be fully opened so that the bathroom will feel as if it’s outdoors. This also takes advantage of maximum light and afforded views. We use simple materials in slab forms. These materials can vary from marble, to granite or any other type of stone. The palate is usually spa-like, monochromatic and very elegant. All other bathrooms are designed as efficient as the owner wants while maintaining a spa-like quality and feel to them. Most cabinetry is wall hung. Bathrooms have also become a show piece in the residence in addition to their utilitarian needs. www.clfarchitects.com

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CONFIDENT CONCEPT A TOP ITALKRAFT DESIGNER BRINGS HIS GLOBAL SENSIBILITY TO THE MIAMI BEACH HOME OF A HOSPITALITY LEADER.

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“This kitchen is glamorous, opulent and bold, yet new and stoic. It features a rigorously controlled color palette and material profile.” — ISAAC BULNES

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hen Italkraft designer Isaac Bulnes reviewed the original, white kitchen concept for a Miami Beach home, he decided to make a U-turn toward dark and burnished. And when he considered the home’s dressing room, the Miami native registered the challenge of obstructive columns—and swiftly turned them into an asset. That kind of confidence derives from Bulnes’ international design resume. After completing his degree in industrial design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, he worked around the country and around the world on products and displays, a journey that culminated in designing mega-yachts in Florida and in the South of France. “But I knew I wanted to get into furnishings,” he recalls, and his work at Italkraft fulfilled that goal—and more. “With houses, I found something that I love. I am blessed to have worked on some of the best homes in Miami.” Which leads us to the Venetian Islands home of Keith Menin, of the respected Menin Hospitality group. A client who is so renowned in the industry meant Bulnes would be bringing his A-game to the full-on renovation. “He has very good taste,” Bulnes says of the homeowner. “When the originally conceived kitchen layout was brought to me,” the designer recalls, “it was to be a blend of white cabinetry, white marble and oak floors—nothing new—so I instead proposed an exciting, dark kitchen that was stern but also brilliant, featuring black-elm paneling and flush doors and cabinetry, to be complemented with an audacious blackened stainless-steel island, glass-on-glass bronze-tinted wall

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cabinets and Pietra marble. This kitchen is glamorous, opulent and bold, yet new and stoic. It features a rigorously controlled color palette and material profile.” Bulnes uses phrases like “technically inventive” and “stylistically self-confident” to describe the finished project. The elm paneling wraps around the interior, which gives the room notable lavishness and depth; there are no visible white walls in the core space. Complementing the wood perimeter is the darkened stainless-steel island with a distressed surface for character, inset seating and crisp 45-degree corners at all intersections. The base cabinets on the sink wall are also finished in black elm, forming a perimeter, while the glass-onglass upper cabinets gleam—delivering a bright, sharp accent within all the dark surfaces. “To my knowledge,” Bulnes says, “these glass-on-glass cabinets have not been done before: I sketched-out inner-frames that are open from the side and front with a solid back and bottom—and finally a bronze tint on the wrapped-glass that breathes warmth and life.” With his background in industrial design, Bulnes warms to the topic of fabrication: “This kitchen is an excellent representation of the unmatched-customizability of Italkraft projects. Most companies that attempt this level of craftsmanship do so via a collection—a narrow range of products that when manufactured in sufficient volume, can be worked and re-worked to ensure prime quality. However, with this kitchen, Italkraft was able to deliver world-class fit-and- finish with products that were built for the first and only time, and installed in an existing space. This execution represents a marriage of intimate shop-work and flexibility with premium industrial quality.”


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For the master closet, Bulnes registered the original spatial flaws yet still managed to design 99 percent of it in one workday. “I took the obstructions—the columns—and turned a negative into a positive by wrapping shelving around them.” Then he slimmed down the glasstopped island to achieve a more elegant space. “The finishes are amazing—very few companies will do a proper lacquer finish,” he says. “The majority of high-end closet companies generally use melamine, which is very nice.” But the softtouch lacquer and matte embossed leather utilized in the Menin home are in another class. “The result is very opulent,” the designer concludes. “We have leather drawers and pulls;

interior LEDs; unique color blends and custom colors; and an integrated, hidden refrigeration unit.” The dressing room is boutique-style, with accessories and dividers fully visible, as is the wardrobe. “For this concept to work,” Bulnes says, “you have to have a well-organized closet.” The dressing room boasts many shades of fashionable blue blazers, and a neat row of tailored white dress shirts. The home, originally intended as Menin’s residence, garnered so much attention that purchase offers quickly came in. “It sold very quickly,” Bulnes recalls. “It was the same story with my first Italkraft house. That happens a lot, by the way.”

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Q NELSON & GONZALEZ A TEAM E L E VAT E

WITH 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HIS REARVIEW MIRROR, REALTOR NELSON GONZALEZ KNOWS THE MARKET AND KNOWS WHERE IT’S GOING—INCLUDING THE HOTTEST HOODS AND TRENDS. “In the last five years the ultra-luxury real estate market—over $15 million— has emerged as a new real estate category and is attracting the upper echelon of buyers from around the world.” —Nelson Gonzalez ELEVATE: Tell me about your progression from owning your own firm to your current role as Sr. VP with EWM. Where is EWM going in the future? NG: My former firm merged with EWM Realty in 1998, and my role went from managing 70 associates to creating my own team. After growing the company to 900 associates and 11 offices in Dade & Broward County, in 2003 we sold the company to Homes Services of America (A Berkshire Hathaway Co.). Now, I have my own team, The Nelson Gonzalez Team, and EWM Realty is the number one broker in South Florida for homes over $1 million. In fact, EWM Realty was voted Best Brokerage by the real estate community the last 4 years in a row. So, I can say with confidence that we are going in the right direction. ELEVATE: Tell me about a recent top sale, how long it lasted on the market and what made the home so distinctive? NG: We recently sold a brand-new waterfront home on North Bay Road in Miami Beach for $20 million. With its sleek contemporary design, an array of ultra-luxurious finishes and amenities, and spectacular water views from most rooms, this waterfront mansion was the epitome of luxury real estate. The fact that the home was located on the premier address in Miami Beach—North Bay Road—is what brought the selling price to that amount. The home wasn’t on the market for that long. ELEVATE: What aspects of the home are prospective buyers most invested in—where are they the most discerning? Kitchens? Closets? Outdoor space? NG: There are a few types of buyers that I typically come across. The most common buyer today is one who is looking for a turnkey ready home; then you have buyer/investor who wants to build brand-new or remodel and profit of the resale; and lastly, you have the buyer who wants to build

his own custom-made home. The luxury buyers of turnkey homes are looking for top-of-the-line finishes, open-concept living spaces, modern kitchens with family rooms, outdoor spaces with summer kitchens, and of course incredible views. Needless to say, the location is typically the most important aspect. ELEVATE: Why is it so important for a top Realtor like yourself to be philanthropic and invested in the community? NG: It is very important to give back to the community we live in and try to improve our beautiful city. I have been involved with the Miami Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) for 15-plus years. In addition, I have been involved with Big Brothers and the Young Arts Foundation, to name a few. ELEVATE: What areas are hot right now? What areas will have emerged five or ten years from now? NG: In the last couple of years, the hottest and most active neighborhoods of Miami Beach have been the Venetian Islands, North Bay Road and the Sunset Islands. The proximity to lifestyle, including Lincoln Road Mall, the Sunset Harbour neighborhood, and the beautiful sandy beaches, is what has made these areas attractive. In five to ten years from now, I feel that North Bay Village—a small municipality comprising of two islands between Miami Beach and Miami, will emerge as a luxury neighborhood for single-family waterfront homes. ELEVATE: What can you share about other trends in Miami real estate? NG: I have seen most of the homes in Miami Beach and the transformation that our city has been through. The city’s architectural makeup went from art deco and Mediterranean to modern homes with sharp design and lots of glass. Additionally, in the last five years the ultra-luxury real estate market—over $15 million—has emerged as a new real estate category and is attracting the upper echelon of buyers from around the world. For more information visit nelsongonzalez.com

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1440 W 21ST STREET // MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA DEVELOPER // TODD GLASER ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS

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3541 FLAMINGO DRIVE // MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA DEVELOPER // ALEXANDER GROUP DEVELOPMENT ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS, MILLWORK, DOORS

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE ALEXANDER TEAM, ELLIMAN

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MUSE // SUNNY ISLES, FLORIDA DEVELOPER // PMG ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS, CLOSETS

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2540 SUNSET DRIVE // MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA DEVELOPER // TODD GLASER ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS

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6511 MAYNADA STREET // CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA PROJECT // SPEC HOME ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS, CLOSETS

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8975 RANCH ROAD // PARKLAND, FLORIDA PROJECT // SPEC HOME ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS,

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THE COURTS // SOUTH BEACH, FLORIDA PROJECT // PRIVATE RESIDENCE ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS

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PHILIPS HARBOR // MAMARONECK, NY DEVELOPER // PHILIPS HARBOR DEVELOPMENT ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS, CLOSETS

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REACH & RISE BRICKELL CITY CENTRE // MIAMI, FL DEVELOPER // SWIRE PROPERTIES ITALKRAFT // KITCHEN, BATHROOMS

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LUXURY REDEFINED

ITALKRAFT PARTNERS WITH SUB-ZERO WOLF OFFERING COMPLETE KITCHEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, the industry leaders in premium refrigeration, wine preservation, cooking equipment, and luxury dishwashing, have partnered with ITALKRAFT, featuring more than 135 premium Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove products. ITALKRAFT showrooms now offering complete kitchen design solutions, while allowing guests to experience the products’ innovative features and functionalities. ITALKRAFT designers work closely with clients to educate them on the product lines and help them make choices that suit their projects and individual needs. ITALKRAFT showrooms throughout South Florida, Washington DC and new flagship

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showroom in New York City Flatiron District, will be a gathering place for individual consumers, builders, interior designers and creative/culinary communities. “We are so pleased to partner with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove. With ITALKRAFT’s expanding brand, this partnership brings such a broad range of products and design solutions to offer our clients. said Raul Gutierrez, Owner of ITALKRAFT. “We are able to welcome, educate and host groups and individuals who want to experience the quality and innovation of our custom design services.” Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove products are widely known for superior craftsmanship, reliability and

longevity. Since 1945, Sub-Zero has pioneered the science of home refrigeration, even while transforming kitchen design with both built-in and integrated appliances. Wolf has an even longer heritage of innovation, engineered with over 80 years of commercial cooking expertise. Along with Cove’s industry-first dish washing technology, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove are dedicated to helping you create the functional, flexible kitchen of your dreams. For more information, please visit Italkraft.com to schedule an appointment at local showroom.


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DESIGNS ON DOMINATION ITALKRAFT’S GROWTH PLAN FORGES AHEAD WITH NEW WYNWOOD AND NYC SHOWROOMS, AND EXPANDED OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND BEYOND.

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elentless in its pursuit of excellence and laserfocused on growing its impeccable reputation as the premier choice for luxury Italian kitchens, baths, and closets, ITALKRAFT’s expansion plans in South Florida and New York were developed with a strong emphasis on elevating its accessibility and service to the design community, and attention to their unique needs. In its quest to be the foremost and most recognized name in the business, ITALKRAFT’s ambitious growth plans include the expansion of their Doral, Florida headquarters and showroom to more than 38,000 Sq. Ft., effectively tripling its current size and providing an expansive, interactive space for customers and partners to experience the company’s state-of-the-art and transformative home solutions. In addition to showcasing its spectacular, custom-designed Italian kitchens, baths and closets, the company’s expanded Doral flagship will feature a complimentary workspace for architects, developers, and interior designers to meet with their clients. “With our cooperative workspace, ITALKRAFT’s aim is to offer design professionals a collaborative space to explore creativity with their clientele, within a catered and relaxed environment that provides inspiration and tools to excel,” says Alex Xakoustis, founder and owner of ITALKRAFT. Building on its retail locations in Aventura, Ft. Lauderdale and Doral, ITALKRAFT’s immediate plans for South Florida include a new showroom in the stylish, artistic enclave of Wynwood. With its world-famous graffiti-adorned walls, colorful murals, and open-air street-art installations, the area is a premier destination for art, fashion, and innovation. The neighborhood is also attracting a wide variety of creative-minded businesses and has sparked a new wave of mixed-use residential projects. ITALKRAFT’s Wynwood showroom will be nestled among several high-profile development projects. Among these, the Bradley by Related Companies, with interiors designed by music and style icon Lenny Kravitz’s firm, Kravitz Design, will boast stunning ITALKRAFT kitchens and vanities. Just minutes away from Wynwood, a number of developments including Wood Partners’ Midtown 8, Melo’s Aria on the Bay, and Related’s Hyde Midtown, will feature magnificent ITALKRAFT custom kitchen, bath and closet solutions. An important milestone in ITALKRAFT’s expansion plan is the opening of its first New York City showroom in the bustling Flatiron neighborhood, which is known for its striking architecture, and profusion of tech companies, high-end design and home furnishing retailers. The ground floor storefront, located at 15 West 20th Street, will be transformed into a stateof-the art showroom featuring ITALKRAFT’s signature customdesigned Italian kitchens, baths and closets. The design idea for this distinctive space is New York meets Italy, where old world artisan craftsmanship comes together with sleek, contemporary design. ITALKRAFT’s working model is to be extremely involved with developers and designers. The company strives hard to get involved at a very early stage, often providing input on overall design. Taking this model to New York, ITALKRAFT’s Flatiron showroom will be an interactive work space, with a beautiful

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conference room and exquisite kitchens featuring large islands and cooperative areas. “We build a bridge between the developer and designer, getting involved early in the project to build the bridge in the right way - without logistical difficulties or out of control costs,” says Tal Grunberg, CEO / ITALKRAFT NEW YORK. “This is our point of difference – we work hand in hand with design teams and developers, bringing our knowledge of manufacturing as well as what materials and details will deliver exceptional luxury, functionality and cost efficiency.” The new Flatiron showroom will place the brand front and center among the foremost design professionals and most selective residential customers in the world, extending ITALKRAFT’s visibility beyond their extensive partnerships within the NY development arena, and marking an important milestone in the company’s history and ambitious growth plan. “Being a national company that is doing business all over the U.S. and abroad, the natural next step to becoming a major player in the market is to have a retail presence in New York, and that is happening now,” added Grunberg. The company’s high-profile development projects in the New York metro area include Carmel Partners’ The Dutch at 118 Fulton Street in Manhattan’s financial district, a 63-story, fully glass-clad apartment tower, Shah Capital’s 30 Morningside Drive in Morningside Heights, and the recently finished Ellipse luxury residences in Jersey City by LeFrak. These high-end rental projects will all feature custom kitchens and baths by ITALKRAFT. With the prestigious reputation that precedes them, vast industry experience, and demand for delivering an exceptional product, ITALKRAFT’s New York showroom opening is highly anticipated. The company’s retail footprint in the Northeast also includes Washington DC, where ITALKRAFT has quickly made an impeccable name for itself working with a variety of strategic developers and recently opened a scaled-back retail showroom to serve this growing market, which can be visited by appointment. ITALKRAFT’s future plans include establishing a retail presence in Texas, where the company is working on high-profile projects including Amli’s Fountain Place, a 60-story rocketshaped skyscraper in Dallas, as well as Hanover’s Blvd Place and Woodbranch’s Market Square Tower in Houston. Another focus of its growth strategy is expansion into California, where ITALKRAFT is currently working on high visibility projects that include Carmel Partners’ Cumulus, the mixed-use complex rising next to the Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jefferson Station in Los Angeles, and Hanover’s Mission Gorge luxury apartments near San Diego’s historic Downtown Gaslamp district. With its increased retail presence in South Florida and New York, rapid growth progression, and plans for expansion into Texas, California and beyond, ITALKRAFT is well positioned for continued success. It’s flawless reputation as the premier choice for luxury Italian kitchens, baths, and closets, and firm commitment to be an invaluable resource and partner to the developer and design community, set it far apart from rest and firmly on course to become the most recognized name in the business.


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THE DUTCH IS IN THE DETAILS

19 DUTCH MERGES ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, LOCATION AND PROGRAMMING FOR A TRULY UNPARALLELED RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE

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bright and airy homes, inspiring those who live there to add their personal touches. Kitchens will feature custom ITALKRAFT cabinets in a cerused finish with aluminum frame surrounds. Upper cabinets will be matte white with under-cabinet lighting, complementing the white quartz countertops. Bathroom vanities will also feature quartz counter tops and custom mirrors with integrated back lit LED lighting. Amenities throughout the building take cues from the 24-hour attended lobby, inspiring residents with an eclectic design from the custom fixtures in the club lounge and canteen to commissioned works of art on display throughout the building. On the 64th floor is the communal sky lounge – a beautifully executed roofscape that is perhaps the most breathtaking example of the Dutch principle of indoor/outdoor balance. From its enclosed sunroom and terrace gardens with unprecedented views of the skyline and waterways, residents are elevated above Lower Manhattan. Additionally, 8,100 square feet of retail is located at the base of the building. Life at 19 Dutch takes you inside, through and beyond the typical borders. At every turn, there lies a path to different worlds – Chinatown, Tribeca, SoHo and beyond. The revitalized energy of Lower Manhattan, endless transportation options and the convenience of Fulton Street will allow residents to define their neighborhood any way they wish. For more detailed information visit 19Dutch.com

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utch Street has been part of New York City and the historic Financial District since the 18th century, when the Dutch settled, and has seen the city grow and settle around it. Today, towering above the streets of one of the most stylish and sought-after pockets in Lower Manhattan, 19 Dutch is a shimmering crown jewel announcing the arrival of a new Downtown. The 770-foot-tall glass-clad marvel, a collaboration between highly-regarded GKV Architects and internationallyrecognized Colum McCartan, is introducing 483 residences and a tower that is inspired by the whimsical romance of the Dutch Golden Age, creating a level of design that doesn’t exist in a rental in Lower Manhattan. “It’s striking moments, such as when residents first step into the building, that create the impression of luxury,” said McCartan, the interior designer of 19 Dutch. “We sought out to innovate and create one-ofa-kind, art-directed spaces; from the custom design centric elevator cabs that are Dutch-inspired to the small crafted and elevated details within the apartment corridors –the Dutch is truly in the details.” Ranging from studios to two-bedroom residences, floor to ceiling windows elevate residents above the cityscape with Renaissance-inspired cerused oak flooring and natural interiors. With the Dutch tradition of Gezelligheid in mind – a lively atmosphere with a heightened sense of well-being and comfort – Blizzard White quartz countertops create a modern appeal in the


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SOON TO SOAR

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“The goal of the Riverwalk Place project is to create a luxurious city club atmosphere with a sophisticated fusion of rich materials and unparalleled amenities set in a beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated interior.”

— Thom Filicia

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“My global experience designing iconic towers in Asia directly impacted the design of Riverwalk Place.” — Shamim Ahmadzadegan

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f Riverwalk Place in Tampa hadn’t already generated enough excitement due to its famous architects—the $350-million, 50-plus story project comes courtesy of Gensler, the world’s most prestigious architectural firm—the tower inspired even more buzz when Tom Filicia (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) signed on to do the interiors. The soaring building, to be completed in 2021, will feature 240 luxury condominiums with ITALKRAFT kitchens (as well as offices and retail spaces). It is being developed by Feldman Equities and Two Roads Development, with New York-based GPB Capital Holdings LLC providing ongoing equity financing; residences will come with a price tag of $600,000 to more than $2 million. Riverwalk Place will be Tampa’s tallest building, but that’s not what Shamim Ahmadzadegan, design director at Gensler, finds most exciting about the project. That would be its technological creativity, which Ahmadzadegan likens to the achievement of the Shanghai Tower; that skyscraper, completed in 2015, ranks as the world’s second tallest building and stands as one of Gensler’s most illustrious projects. Another reference is Gensler’s twisting Qianhai Shimao Financial Center in Shenzhen, China, near Hong Kong. “My global experience designing iconic towers in Asia directly impacted the design of Riverwalk Place,” Ahmadzadegan explains. He says that working in Shanghai for the past seven years taught him to push the limits of creativity: “China’s biggest city is an environment filled with the profession’s finest, all competing for some of the most ambitious architectural projects in the world. Those projects can be realized only through the use of parametric design tools, which employ algorithms to allow us to create forms that appear to be simple but are actually highly complex. These forms are not only aesthetically beautiful and mathematically pure but also technically rational and functionally superior.” Riverwalk Place, he says, translates this methodology to the U.S. market. “The curvilinear, tapered silhouette of the tower is derived from both artistic and rational approaches to tall

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building design,” Ahmadzadegan says. “Its shape is both an analogy for the waterfront lifestyle of Tampa and a response to the intense winds prevalent in that location. The balcony edges mimic the gently arcing geometry of a sail, while the triangular footprint not only creates specific water views for the condo units but also mitigates the strong wind loads through its aerodynamic shape.” It’s not every day—or every decade—that the city of Tampa or even the state of Florida witnesses the rising of a skyscraper to rival the record-breaking vertical achievements of the greatest Asian cities. The fact that Thom Filicia was just announced as interior designer will heighten the project’s profile even more. Filicia is set to design a range of interior spaces across the tower, including the look and feel of the residential entrances, lobby, condominium floor plans, residential fixtures and the social “Sky Lobby” on the 20th floor overlooking the Bay. (Filicia’s most recent high-profile commission in the Sunshine State: Biscayne Beach, in the Miami neighborhood of East Edgewater.) The founder of his own New York City-based design firm, Filicia has collaborated with Oprah Winfrey, and has designed spaces for a wide range of clients, including Tina Fey, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Delta Air Lines, Jennifer Lopez, W Hotels and David Bowie. Filicia is currently filming his next show for Bravo, the Thom and Carson Project with his Queer Eye costar Carson Kressley. “The goal of the Riverwalk Place project is to create a luxurious city club atmosphere with a sophisticated fusion of rich materials and unparalleled amenities set in a beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated interior,” Filicia says. “Riverwalk Place is redefining the Tampa skyline and setting the bar for a cultivated and cultured downtown lifestyle.” “Riverwalk Place will contribute to redefining the character of downtown Tampa,” Ahmadzadegan notes, with considerable understatement. “It is bringing a different model of urban living to a city where there’s an intense interest in it.” Riverwalkplace.com


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ELYSEE MIAMI TRIUMPHANT DESIGN MEETS IMPECCABLE FRENCH STYLE AT ELYSEE

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rom classic black and white marble and custom-designed mosaic patterns, to mid-century modern furniture accented by antique gold and silver leafing, Two Roads Development’s Elysee condominium is bringing the luxury of the French Riviera to Miami’s East Edgewater enclave. Elysee’s avant-garde design concepts are the creation of Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot, who has been recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors. Elysee marks the designer’s first high-rise condominium design project in the United States. Rising 57 stories directly on Biscayne Bay, Elysee will be home to 100 half-floor and full-floor residences with three- to five-bedroom units ranging in size from 2,300 to 4,000 square feet. The slender glass tower, designed by Arquitectonica, features a unique three-tiered telescoping shape providing direct unobstructed 180 degree bay and city views from every residence. “We are thrilled that our second East Edgewater project is underway,” said developer Reid Boren, managing partner of Two Roads Development. “ The market response to Elysee – even before the first shovel was in the ground – speaks to the strong demand for ultra-luxury living that is on the waterfront, but also conveniently close to Miami’s urban core. With Bernardo Fort-Brescia’s iconic design and Jean-Louis Deniot’s chic interiors, Elysee will take its place among Miami’s signature buildings.” Over the last decade, interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot has secured himself at the forefront of the international design scene. He was most recently featured on Architectural Digest’s 2018 AD100 list of the world’s preeminent talents in architecture and interior design. For Elysee, Deniot has drawn inspiration from the grand decors of the past and the glamour of the French Riviera in the 1930s and

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1940s to create common areas that are fresh, stylish and eclectic, yet sleek, sophisticated and timeless. The result is a series of contemporary interior spaces punctuated by geometric diamond shapes, light oak and retro-style furnishings, all in tones of dark blue, gray and off-white with touches of gold to echo the sun. “My inspiration for the design of Elysee was to bring back a contemporary version of the early midcentury glamour when Miami was a very chic international resort destination,” said Jean-Louis Deniot. “My design was very much guided by the building’s architecture – I wanted the palette to reflect the exteriors and the views of the sky and water from the inside. I wanted a chic, fun and airy design, an aesthetic statement that reflects the exciting, artsy destination Miami is.” Jean-Louis Deniot’s seamless finesse and signature style can be found throughout Elysee’s common area interior spaces, including the building’s grand lobby which features a foyer, sitting area, and the Owner’s Sky Lounge on the 30th-floor amenity level. Deniot’s influence is also reflected in Elysee’s individual residences, with custom-designed kitchen and bathroom layouts. In the bathrooms, unique mosaic tile patterns and horizontal stripes pay homage to the French bathing suits of the 1930s. For the gourmet kitchens featuring ITALKRAFT cabinets, Deniot incorporates white brushed pine cabinets painted in off-white, mixed with custom terrazzo counter tops and top-of-the-line appliances. Elysee is located in Miami’s elite East Edgewater enclave. The surrounding neighborhoods of the Miami Design District, Wynwood Arts District, Midtown, and Miami Beach put residents within blocks of luxury retail shops, high-end restaurants and world-class arts and culture venues. With construction now underway, Elysee is slated for delivery in 2020. elyseemiami.com

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Acclaimed Parisian designer Jean-Lois Deniot brings his distinctive French flair to Miami residential tower Elysee’s elegant interior spaces.


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ART OF LIVING A SINUOUS TOWER FROM OKO GROUP WILL RISE ABOVE SOUTH BRICKELL

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“One side of the building is holding its full weight and the other side is relaxed, looking at you. I like that attitude, it’s elegant, it’s very comfortable and it’s sophisticated.” — Gordon Gill Co-design partner and Co-founder AS+GG

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“The tower will offer striking style, intimacy, exclusivity, and a superior range of first-class amenities that celebrates the joie de vivre of Miami.” — Vladislav Doronin

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hen Gordon Gill, co-design partner and co-founder at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), reaches for the words to describe Una, the hotly anticipated South Brickell condo tower designed by his architectural firm, his reference point is classical and Renaissance art. “It stands contrapposto,” he explains, invoking the Italian term for counterpoise— when different axes of a form—whether a human body or a graceful building—are in contrast. If you’ve seen Michelangelo’s David, you understand the dynamism and sex appeal of contrapposto. With regard to Una, which is being developed by the Miami-based OKO Group, “one side of the building is holding its full weight and the other side is relaxed, looking at you,” Gill says. “I like that attitude, it’s elegant, it’s very comfortable and it’s sophisticated.” Fluid and undulating, Una takes its cues from the water, with its 180-degree vistas of Key Biscayne. The building also boasts vistas of downtown Miami and Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables. Una is a statement building befitting OKO Group and its founder, chairman and CEO Vladislav Doronin: As the owner and chairman of Aman, one of the world’s most revered names in hospitality, Doronin can be counted on to provide some of Miami’s most prestigious and luxurious addresses. Una is OKO Group’s second local project: Missoni Baia, a 57-floor residential skyscraper, will command East Edgewater. The prolific developer’s vast global portfolio includes 71 international projects and 75 million square feet of property, including a pipeline of projects in Miami worth $1 billion. “The waterfront neighborhood of South Brickell is an established residential location bordering the leafy suburb of Coconut Grove and is on the doorstep of Key Biscayne, with its sandy beaches and popular parks,” Doronin says. “Una residents will benefit from accessibility to major

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roadways and the main transport arteries of Miami in only a few minutes. The tower will offer striking style, intimacy, exclusivity, and a superior range of first-class amenities that celebrates the joie de vivre of Miami. Destined to become the new landmark on the Brickell skyline, Una, thanks to its internationally-renowned design team, will further define Miami as one of the world’s leading destinations for elegant living and sophisticated design.” To develop Una, OKO Group joined forces with international real estate investment firm Cain International. Jonathan Goldstein, CEO of Cain International, clearly knows what the boldly conceived tower will contribute architecturally to Miami: “We are thrilled to partner with OKO Group for our second development together in Miami,” he says. “Between Vladislav’s businesses and Cain, we have developed over 20,000 apartments and condos. We look forward to bringing our knowledge and expertise to this expanding, vibrant city and to adding an architectural monument to the spectacular skyline.” Sales are being handled exclusively by Fortune Development Sales. Una required interior design partners to match its architectural achievement, and for that the developers turned to ITALKRAFT. In its 135 residences (all with private elevator entry), Una will feature the brand’s custom-made kitchens, bathrooms, and closets crafted from rich woods and Calacatta marble. Custom-designed chef’s kitchens emphasize stunning islands with generous counter space; integrated Gaggenau appliances reflect the seamless ITALKRAFT aesthetic for comfortable and efficient cooking. Meanwhile, the his-and-hers-style ITALKRAFT bathrooms will boast floor-to-ceiling marble, transparent showers, giant tubs, and large mirrors to magnify the space. Every material, finish and spatial choice echoes the lightness and sensuality of the 47-floor building itself. Indeed, it’s impossible to imagine anyone moving within the residences with anything but the grace of an artist’s model. unaresidences.com


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“It was of the utmost importance that we do something unique and different, being next to I.M. Pei’s Fountain Place.”

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— Taylor Bowen

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AMLI RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPS STRIKING TOWER TO ACCOMPANY I.M. PEI’S ICONIC FOUNTAIN PLACE

rom the development’s infancy, AMLI Residential was tasked with assembling a team to design and construct a residential building that would complement I.M. Pei’s highly regarded Fountain Place. The glass sheathed tower opened in 1986 and is the city’s fifth tallest building. It was essential for AMLI to be mindful of the original master plan for a twin 60-story tower. AMLI met the challenge with an inspiring 45-story design that pays homage to the crystalline late-modernist skyscraper without copying Pei’s design. AMLI, one of the nation’s top multifamily developers, owns and operates over 70 properties nationwide with about a dozen apartment communities in the Dallas area. The developer is keenly attuned to the expectations of the design-focused luxury rental market. “It was of the utmost importance that we do something unique and different, being next to I.M. Pei’s Fountain Place,” AMLI Executive Vice President Taylor Bowen told the Dallas Morning News. “We want to have one of the premiere timeless buildings downtown.” With a green glass design by architect Page

Southerland Page that nods to the initial building’s reflective facade, the $150 million sibling skyscraper to Pei’s masterpiece is set to dazzle, inside and out. AMLI Fountain Place will contain 367 luxury high-end apartment units averaging 1,250 square feet. The apartment homes will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows and European kitchen and bathroom cabinets designed and installed by Italkraft. AMLI’s design and construction team bring a vast amount of global experience to the table. Page Southerland Page, the architectural and engineering firm, has not only executed projects across Texas (from offices and art centers to hospitals and university buildings), but has also designed the U.S. embassies in Finland and Morocco. Given the complex design and soaring height of 562 feet, the project’s general contractor has been involved since day one. Archer Western is committed to constructing and delivering another high-quality building for AMLI and the tallest tower built in Downtown Dallas in more than three decades. Livability is key to the Fountain Place experience- and that means maintaining an outdoor

space that is both attractive and architecturally significant. Fountain Place is named for its water gardens, designed by late landscape architect Dan Kiley. The water features were built by Los Angeles-based WET Design, which is arguably the world’s top waterscape company. WET is perhaps best known for its fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, an achievement followed by its range of innovative water sculptures at Las Vegas’s City Center. The cascading water garden and bald cypress canopy are noted for their beauty, will now be more activated and lively than ever. Meanwhile, various renovations and additions will make living and working in and around Fountain Place even more desirable. Goddard Investment Group is well underway with a major renovation of the Fountain Place office tower; including modernizing the ground-floor lobby, refreshing the outdoor plaza, and adding a parking garage with four new restaurants. AMLI’s residents will no doubt enjoy all that Fountain Place has to offer including the elevated pool deck that will shimmer against the gleaming new high-style urban tower. fountainplace.com

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THE SUTTON BUCKHEAD FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW Preserve Properties’ The Sutton Buckhead, an exclusive 151-unit boutique high-rise residential project in Atlanta, has been created from its inception to be in a class by itself. Masterfully designed with glossy and modern interiors and sweeping views of Atlanta’s ever-growing skyline, The Sutton’s one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment residences offer a new paradigm in luxurious Buckhead living, all just steps from the social and cultural activities in the village and the upscale shopping and dining at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Every residence at The Sutton has been diligently crafted to create a sense of light and space. The well-appointed kitchens will include a large island, ITALKRAFT Italian cabinetry, waterfall quartz countertops and gas cooking. Other unit features include large outdoor patios, hardwood 86 ELEVATE SUMMER 2019 | ELEVATEIK.COM

floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and soaking tubs. Whether you’re arriving home from a day’s work or greeting guests for an evening of entertaining, The Sutton never fails to impress. The open, two-story lobby with luxurious tiled interior not only provides a warm welcome home, but is a place to gather, meet with friends and spend quality time in an inviting and convivial atmosphere. Concierge staff is on hand 24/7 to make day-to-day life at The Sutton an effortless experience. With an area dedicated to entertaining that includes a fire pit, cooking facilities and cabanas, the pool deck is the ideal location for spending time with family and friends surrounded by the bold, timeless architecture of The Sutton. thesuttonbuckhead.com


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TAMPA’S SKYLINE REDEFINED

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ELEVATED LIVING ARRIVES IN THE DOWNTOWN-CHANNEL DISTRICT Elevé 61 combines sky condominium residences and breathtaking sunset views with a walkable lifestyle at the center of all that is new and exciting in Tampa’s burgeoning Downtown-Channel District. The 35-story luxury condominium tower features two three-bedroom residences per floor and will present a highly amenitized lifestyle just steps from the heart of Tampa’s rising Downtown-Channel District. This exciting location near Amalie Arena, the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, and many new five-star hotels, places residents in walking distance of some of the area’s finest shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment. The project is the vision of Mercury Advisors partners, Ken Stoltenberg and Frank Bombeeck, whose stewardship of the Downtown-Channel District has helped transform it from an industrial-warehouse district into a vibrant residential neighborhood. At 35 stories, Elevé 61 will be one of the tallest residential buildings in Tampa.

Orlando-based architectural firm Scott + Cormia has created an innovative design for Elevé 61 with no shared walls or hallways. Each expansive 2,200-square-foot Sky Residences will focus on sweeping city and water views with floor-toceiling glass and no adjoining walls with other residences, offering incomparable levels of luxury, privacy and quiet. Elegant interior features and amenities reflect Elevé 61’s sophisticated lifestyle at the center of all that’s new and exciting in Tampa. A fifth-level amenity center includes elegant social, dining and fitness facilities overlooking a tropical rooftop terrace with a resort-style pool and spa, surrounded by landscaped lounge areas with gas fireplaces, summer kitchens, rooftop garden, yoga/fitness lawn, pet walk and washing station. Elevé 61’s on-site staff and concierge will manage an array of carefully curated and individually personalized services. For more information please visit Eleve61.com

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SPEEDART MOTORSPORTS

Purveyors of rolling art, specializing in sales, acquisitions and collection management of exceptional vintage & contemporary motorcars

Speedart Motorsports separates fact from fiction, the best from the merely adequate, and they make a sincere effort to represent assets correctly. They develop close relationships with collectors — and share their well-informed enthusiasm for spectacular cars of all eras, ensuring satisfaction for both buyers and sellers alike. Speedart is not the average car dealership with the hostile sales environment or constant pressure the staff feels from consummating deals but rather a gathering spot of aficionados that love talking all things motorsports. Even if you are not ready yet or just in the initial stages of your ownership journey you are welcome to stop by and they will discuss discreetly your motoring needs over coffee and jazz.

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Their business philosophy is based on the simple principle of engaging in the trade of significant automobiles and motorcycles in a transparent and full disclosure manner with the utmost integrity. No antiquated sales tactics here… they are too busy sharing their passion and enthusiasm with likeminded owners and sourcing some of the most legendary motorcars ever conceived. Just like art, the market for iconic automobiles can be perplexing. Buyers and sellers have to navigate a treacherous landscape at times, and the internet or public auctions could impose certain risks with associated added costs. Their approach is to rely on accurate representations, impeccable attention to detail, and unparalleled expertise.


As an independent dealer, Speedart Motorsports is fortunate to cover a diverse selection from the past and present without the limitations sometimes imposed by manufacturers to franchised sellers. They represent vehicles that they believe in and that meet their stringent criteria, including cars and motorbikes from their private collection. All in all, they would not attempt to retail a vehicle that they would not be proud of driving themselves. Since their focus is channeled towards the enthusiast, they rarely entertain offerings of automobiles as mere transportation. That being said, not every vehicle that makes it in their floor is a million-dollar supercar. Just consider for a moment that some of today’s most desirable specimens could be purchased relatively inexpensively not that long ago. They can personally attest to this and to their great dismay in numerous occasions. As such, they feel very strongly on certain investment-grade “modern classics” they believe are destined for greatness while currently enjoyed by spirited drivers. The same applies to certain modern domestic or import thoroughbreds that offer the latest in technology and safety, without compromising the appeal and charisma of a truly great sporting machine. For more detailed information and to schedule an appointment, visit speedartmotorsports.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF SPEEDART MOTORSPORTS

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Q & ALEXANDER A MIJARES E L E VAT E

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

MIAMI NATIVE ALEXANDER MIJARES BRINGS A COLORFUL PERSPECTIVE TO HIS VIBRANT WORKS. MIJARES’ ART IS INFLUENCED BY THE DYNAMIC ENERGY IN HIS CUBAN AND SPANISH ROOTS. ELEVATE: What inspires your style as an artist?

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AM: My style originates from stained glass. I always really liked stained glass and I would go to all these churches to see this beautiful light coming in and loved the idea of having several shades come together to create something that is different. ELEVATE: How would you describe your style in three words? AM: Stained glass meets street art and dancing. My pieces tend to have a lot of movement to them. When you look at the brushstroke, you can almost pretend like I am dancing with the actual piece because of all the movement. And that’s what I wanted to portray because coming from a Latin background, I hate looking at paintings that look very still, so I wanted to create something that had some movement. ELEVATE: What does your work aim to say? AM: My paintings are all like journal entries. When creating stuff for myself, it’s definitely related to some kind of story or something I experienced in my life or on a trip somewhere.

ELEVATE: You created a mural unveiling the name of David Beckham’s MLS team. How did this come about? AM: My friend Carlos Ponce, the actor and singer, knew Beckham was coming into town and suggested I give him a painted soccer ball. So, I ended up doing one for him and Jorge Mas. Even though it was a hectic day, he got the ball and put it in his office. Jorge Mas tells me they were both blown away by the quality of the ball, what I had done, and they looked at each other and said, we’ve got to get this guy to do something for us. Two weeks later they asked if I’d be interested in doing this project. I said sure, then they gave me the deadline… I was freaking out. ELEVATE: How many days did you have to put it together? AM: Four days at 16 hours a day. It’s a 5,000 Sq. Ft. mural. We finished at 4:59 am and it was unveiled at 5 am! ELEVATE: Will you be showing any new work soon?

ELEVATE: Among the masters, who are your influences?

AM: I’m working on my first show ever in New York City from Oct 11-Nov 4. It’s going to be an entire body of work that no one has seen before, using only oils and mostly black and white. My stuff is all colorful, so I wanted to try and be completely different.

AM: I really love the work of Cundo Bermúdez, of Picasso, Wifredo Lam and also Amelia Peláez.

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WORLD POLO LEAGUE BEACH POLO World Polo League Beach Polo, Miami Beach returned to the sands of South Beach from April 26 - 28 combining the best of polo with entertainment, luxury and tons of fun. The sold out tournament featured some of the best polo players in the world including Nic Roldan, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, Melissa Ganzi, Jason Crowder and Juan Bollini who played in front of thousands of spectators (throughout the three days) that included Jeremy Shockey, Ines Rivero, Caroline Vreeland, Alexis Stoudemire, Jocelyn Wildenstein, Louis Aguirre and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, among many others. “This year’s World Polo League Beach Polo, Miami Beach was an incredible multi-day event that truly showcased the

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best of the best in the sport of polo,” said Tito Gaudenzi, Founder of Beach Polo and President of Lifestyle Companies. “The synergy and energy between all of our partners, sponsors & activations combined with all of our professional athletes and the thousands of fans in attendance was phenomenal and we can’t wait to be back in 2020!” The winning team, U.S. Polo Assn. consisted of Grant Ganzi, Juan Bollini Jr. and Carlitos Gracida. On Sunday, April 28th, Ines Rivero (Model), Jeremy Shockey (Former Professional Football Player); Sterling Jones (Actor); and Louis Aguirre (News Anchor) competed in the Neiman Marcus Cup celebrity polo match for charity. For more detailed information visit MiamiPoloCup.com


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SPONSORS: Presenting: World Polo League. Team Sponsors: World Polo League; U.S. Polo Assn.; Italkraft, Speedärt Motorsports; Peroni: FlexJet: Fiji: Setai. Outfitter: U.S. Polo Assn. Hospitality: The Setai, Miami Beach; SLS South Beach; Menin Hospitality; W Hotel South Beach. Charity: Give Back For Special Equestrians; Museum Of Polo Hall Of Fame. Supporting Sponsors: Barbados; Fisher Island Club; YachtLife; Mandrake; PE Fitness; Bodega; CC Homes; Lalique; Cartier Eyewear; Miami Cocktail; Peroni; Château d’Esclans; Whispering Angel; Casa Noble Tequila; FIJI; Harmless Harvest; Halo Sport, the Bungalow Bazaar; Sonder & Holliday; Vale Cuarto; Hido; Vitasquad, Casa Tua; Chukker TV; and Grand Champions Polo Club. ELEVATE SUMMER 2019 | ELEVATEIK.COM 95


THE TIHANY TOUCH NOVIKOV UNVEILS HOT ASIAN GASTRONOMY IN A SULTRY SPACE

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“Tihany Design projects are characterized by their personal identities, timeless elegance and strong sense of place.”

— Jon Olson

When renowned restaurateur Arkadiy Novikov sought to develop a Downtown Miami environment in which to serve his Spicy Prawn Moneybags and his King Crab Honey Truffle robata dish, he called on internationally renowned hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, who worked as a design consultant to Peacock + Lewis for the project. It’s challenging to cite a famous culinary temple Tihany did not create. Founded in 1978, the designer’s eponymous firm is known for crafting bespoke hotel, dining and cruise ship interiors for some of the most iconic properties around the world. He designed Per Se and Bouchon for Thomas Keller. He conjured Daniel for Daniel Boulud. He created Le Cirque 2000 and has been enlisted by clients such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the Breakers in Palm Beach and Holland America Line. Jon Olsen, an architect at Peacock + Lewis, is quick to describe Tihany’s contribution: “Tihany Design projects are characterized by their personal identities, timeless elegance and strong sense of place,” he says. “The firm’s body of work showcases a fluid, yet profoundly diverse design vocabulary, illustrating the philosophy of custom-tailoring each project to fit to the unique vision of the client.” Count Novikov as particularly unique: After passing by a semitransparent resin bar, guests find themselves in a space defined by textured wood walls, while structural columns take the form of graceful tree trunks. At once diners are immersed in a scene that brings to mind a thriving Asian marketplace, though jet-setting Miamians may also recall the milieu of London’s version of Novikov, a global hot spot buzzy with its open kitchen and celebrity sightings of Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Harry. But this incarnation, with its spectacular views of turquoise Biscayne Bay and its tropical alfresco terrace, is pure Miami. novikovmiami.com

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