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CONTRIBUTORS Paige Bowers began her writing career in D.C. on the foreign desk of The Washington Times. After two years of interviewing a global cast of characters that included a Nobel laureate, the first female leader of a Muslim nation and assorted prime ministers, she left the nation’s capital to return to her Southern roots. Now based in Louisiana, Bowers—who wrote the Covet piece on Cartier stationery and luxury pens (page 20), as well as the Acquire section (page 13) for ONE—also contributes to TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, People, Allure, Glamour, SELF, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta.
New York–based Laurie Werner, who wrote “Graze” (page 26) and “Spotlight: Switzerland’s Art Basel” (page 16) for this issue, has been traveling and eating her way around the world for the last 20 years. The majority of those years were spent as a contributing travel editor for Departures and in her current role as a contributing editor and columnist at Forbes Life (she writes “The Travel Connoisseur” column for Forbes.com). Among Werner’s favorite experiences in the 60-plus countries she has visited: digging for dinosaur fossils with a paleontologist in Central China; ballooning over the stone cliffs of Turkey’s Cappadocia; and enjoying gastronomic adventures in Sicily, Vietnam and the cheese caves of Burgundy. Current New Yorker Rachel Aydt went back to her Santa Fe roots to pen “Desert Calling” (page 36) for ONE Life. Aydt has been working in publishing for 20 years—she has been on staff as an editor and researcher at American Heritage and Cosmopolitan, among other magazines, and now spends most of her days writing about the arts for TIME International as well as penning pieces for Redbook, Prevention and Quest. She is also a professor at The New School University, where she has been teaching courses on creative and media writing since 2001. She lives in Manhattan’s East Village with her son, Jamie, and her husband, Jim.
Paul Soto, a critic and gallerist based in Los Angeles, spoke to art advisers to explore the world of modern photography for “Image Makers” (page 24). Soto has also contributed to Art in America, Flash Art, Interview Magazine and Uta Barth: To Draw With Light, published by Blind Spot. He works at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
For “Secret Gardens” (page 48), Beth Dunlop took on the task of unearthing some of the world’s most breathtaking rooftop spaces. The editor of MODERN Magazine, Dunlop is also an award-winning writer who has penned numerous books on design, including The Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove. The longtime architecture critic of The Miami Herald, she has also contributed to national magazines such as House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest and Metropolis, and is the former editor-in-chief of HOME Miami, HOME Fort Lauderdale and the online-only HOME Los Angeles. A frequent lecturer at museums, at universities and in public/civic programs, Dunlop was was guest curator for Marking the Millennium: 21st Century Miami Architecture at the Coral Gables Museum in the spring of 2014. She lives in Miami Beach with her husband and their golden doodle.
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Rebecca Kleinman covered the South Florida scene for our Scoop section (page 30), as well as interviewed fine art and design gallery founder Cristina Grajales for one of our Spotlights (page 18). “Cristina’s booth is always one of my favorite stops during the annual Design Miami/,” says Kleinman, whose work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Travel + Leisure and Women’s Wear Daily. “She’s creating a bigger platform for design, much like how art has become de rigueur in hotels, malls and residential high rises.”
Journalist Tom Austin’s credits include the Miami Herald, Paper, Men’s Journal and People magazine. A Miami native, Austin has witnessed the transformation of Miami Beach from a sleepy retirement community to a booming international city, home to star architects and an internationally recognized cultural scene. So it was with great enthusiasm that he chatted with developer Valerio Morabito about his first Miami-based project, Beach House 8 (“Roman Empire,” page 42). Austin’s book The Surf Club, chronicling the history of the circa-1930 private club that is set to become a condominium and hotel project, was recently published by Assouline. Currently, he is working on a history of Miami Beach, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2015. 4
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Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” — albert einstein
Welcome to the third issue of ONE Life magazine, where curiosity serves as our inspiration and compels us to explore fascinating people, extraordinary homes, globe-crossing lifestyles, bold new art and dizzying design. As a child growing up in Cuba, I was always curious. I’ve never lost my desire to dig further or to develop a keener understanding of my clients and their lifestyles. How else to forge that truly perfect match between buyers and homes? And so, we once again invite you on a journey around the world through the pages of this magazine in hopes that we spark your curiosity about those things that make your ONE Life worth living. In this issue, we take you to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to shop for antique Santos in Santa Fe; to the horn of Africa to dine on glazed pork belly in Cape Town; to the streets of Basel, Switzerland to unwind with a crafted cocktail at the Teufelhof Bar. It’s a journey that touches all senses. We all have something we covet—perhaps it’s the new Porsche Targa, a Cartier writing instrument or an acrylic trunk. Throughout the magazine, esteemed writers, designers and trendsetters reveal what’s making their hearts race now. We also asked art experts to provide a glimpse into what to look for in the art world today through a collection of rising photographers. After all, life is never black and white. With summer bringing a shift to the outdoors, rooftop gardens are the rage, from Paris to New York and Miami Beach. We look at a handful of urban gardens of Eden that offer an enchanting escape from city life. Dining al fresco is always a treat this time of year, but some chefs are taking part in the new trend of supper clubs or experimenting with fresh gastronomic focuses—all of which are culinary phenomenons happening around the world, sure to satisfy your palate. While we travel the globe and gain new experiences, our home still remains a thriving international destination that connects people and places no matter where you live or vacation. Join us as we explore the extraordinary life of architect Piero Lissoni as he puts his new twist on The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. We also take a look at the second-home getaway for a Coral Gables family in one of my favorite cities, Santa Fe. Here we find a summer haven and sun-soaked mecca of artists and artisans, adobe homes and culture. No matter where the road takes you this summer season, we hope that ONE Life serves as your compass to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.
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Vintage autos draw thousands of bidders in pursuit of the perfect ride. Clockwise from top left: This 1964 Ferrari was the top seller at $14.3 million; a show-stopping 1956 Aston Martin sold for $2.3 million; a 1938 Talbot-Lago fetched more than $7 million.
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When Sotheby’s and RM Auctions partnered on Art of the Automobile, the result was a record-breaking auction that generated nearly $63 million in just two hours. The sale featured a carefully curated selection of cars, motorcycles and memorabilia that showcased a century of automotive history and design. Classics like a 1892 Brewster carriage once owned by the Vanderbilt family and a 1941 Cadillac limousine custom built for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were displayed in a gallery space normally reserved for fine paintings and sculptures. “We wanted to build up the idea that the automobile by itself is an artistic expression,” says Ian Kelleher, a car specialist with RM Auctions. “So we chose unique cars that you would not see in a traditional auction.” Top-sale honors went to a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, which sold for $14.3 million, a new world record for the model, and a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet, regarded as one of the most beautiful coach cars built in its time, which fetched $7.2 million. “The interest was outstanding,” Kelleher says of the event, which included a symposium about automobile design. “There’s a tremendous amount of satisfaction knowing that we’ve done something to raise future interest in car collecting.”
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Contemporary Coup Post-war artists like Warhol and de Kooning make auction history.
Global art collectors spent an unprecedented $381 million during the most successful one-night auction in Sotheby’s history. During the auction, which revolved around contemporary works, striking pieces by Cy Twombly, Gerhard Richter, Willem de Kooning and Jean-Michel Basquiat were snapped up by some of the world’s most high-profile buyers—among them hedge-fund manager Daniel S. Loeb, Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz and Miami-based collectors Don and Mera Rubbell. The evening’s top seller was Andy Warhol’s grisly diptych Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster), which sold for $105.4 million after an intense telephone bidding war. Three other Warhols dominated the night: Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz) went for $20.3 million; Flowers (Five Foot Flower) for $11.4 million; and 5 Deaths on Turquoise for $7.3 million. Cy Twombly’s Poems to the Sea, a collection of 24 sketches on paper, sold for an artist’s record of $21.7 million—well over the expected $6 million to $8 million. ◗
Clockwise from top left: de Kooning’s Untitled V, $24.9 million; Warhol’s Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz), $20.3 million; Basquiat’s Untitled (Yellow Tar and Feathers), $25.9 million; Warhol’s Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster), $105.4 million; Richter’s A.B. Courbet, $26.5 million.
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UPCOMING SALES May 21: Nineteenth-century sculpture auction in London May 21: Art Deco and twentieth-century design auction in Paris May 22: British and Irish art auction in London May 22: Books and manuscripts auction in Paris May 27-28: Modern and contemporary art auction in Milan May 28-29: Latin American art auction in New York May 31: Wine auction in New York June 3: Russian art auction in London June 3-4: Contemporary art auction in Paris June 4: Antiquities auction in New York June 4: Impressionist and modern art auction in Paris June 5: Old Master paintings auction in New York June 10: Asian art auction in Paris June 13: Contemporary art auction in New York June 18: Twentieth-century design auction in New York June 18: Arts of Africa and Oceania auction in Paris June 26: Nineteenth-century paintings auction in Paris
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A 118.28-carat white diamond recently sold in Hong Kong for $30.8 million. Unmounted, the oval brilliant-cut gem was billed as the greatest white diamond ever to be offered at auction. A 59.6-carat pink diamond dubbed The Pink Dream sold in Geneva for $83.2 million. The stone now holds the world auction record for any diamond or jewel, surpassing the previous record holder—the Graff Pink—which sold for about half that amount.
Released earlier this year, The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, is a film based on the reallife story of a band of international art experts who braved the battlefront to recover nearly five million masterpieces that were stolen by Nazis during World War II. For today’s collector, such pieces hold great appeal. “Collectors are interested in works of art with a history,” says Lucian Simmons, worldwide head of provenance and restitution at Sotheby’s New York. Sothebys’ restitution teams continue the work depicted in the movie. In some cases, they find stories on both sides of the canvas—masterpieces on the front, Nazi inventory marks on the back. And the sales of these works exceed all expectations. Painted in 1897, Camille Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre, Matinée De Printemps (above left) captured the excitement of fin-de-siecle Paris and its broad new avenues. The painting was once owned by Max Silberberg, a Jewish industrialist who assembled one of the best pre-war collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art in Germany. Forced by the Nazis to sell his entire collection, Silberberg later died in the Holocaust. It took his family decades to find his prized Pissarro. But find it they did, and in February Sotheby’s auctioned the elusive masterpiece for $32.1 million (it had been estimated at $11 million). It was a record for the artist—and a highlight in a sale that included pieces by Henri Matisse, Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. The white diamond below is the largest oval-shaped, D colour flawless or internally flawless diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America. It sold for more than $30 million at auction.
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SPOT Switzerland’s Art Basel LIGHT
by laurie werner
The city of Basel
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
On June 19, thousands of art world cognoscenti will descend on Basel, Switzerland, for Art Basel, the premier global art marketplace with a winter edition in Miami Beach. Located in the country’s northwest corner, where Switzerland, France and Germany intersect, Basel is one of Europe’s most beautiful and culturally rich cities. Bisected by the Rhine, it is a perfectly preserved medieval city complete with winding cobblestone streets and a vividly painted renaissance town hall. Basel is also a showcase of Pritzker Prize–winning modern architecture that seamlessly blends in with the historic. With plenty of top-flight art museums and galleries, attendees have a number of possible diversions for their off hours. Here are a few of the best.
Cucumber salad with yogurt and escabeche at Cheval Blanc
Grab a table on the terrace overlooking the Rhine at the gourmet Cheval Blanc. TwoMichelin-star chef Peter Knogl creates dishes that are as visually arresting as they are delicious. Try the fillet of red mullet with crispy scales, saffron, black garlic and vinaigrette of tomatoes. An extensive wine list holds a selection of rare vintages from the Château Cheval Blanc. (Located in the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Blumenrain 8, +41 61 260 50 07, lestroisrois.com) For a more casual scene, stop by the Brasserie at Volkshaus Basel, a theater and restaurant complex dating back to 1925 that was elegantly renovated in 2012. The modern setting—dark
wood floors, green leather banquettes, oversized light fixtures hanging from the ceiling— complements the food, which is a contemporary spin on a classic brasserie menu. Opt for the excellent veal sausage with rosti, or more ambitious choices such as breast of guinea fowl and pumpkin ravioli with black olives. (Rebgasse 1214, +41 61 690 93 00, volkshaus-basel.ch) For pastry, Confiserie Schiesser, situated directly on Marktplatz, has been turning out delectable chocolates and pastry since 1870. In the woodpaneled tearoom upstairs, you can sample its best while listening to locals trade gossip. (Marktplatz 19, +41 61 261 60 77, confiserie-schiesser.ch)
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Confiserie Schiesser Vitra Design Museum
DRINK White walls, gilded mirrors, marble tables, crystal chandeliers... The elegant decor of The Teufelhof Bar at Der Teufelhof Basel hotel, in the city’s Old Town, is refinery at its best. Individually crafted cocktails change with the seasons. Take yours outside and enjoy the lush garden. (Leon hardsgraben 49, +41 61 261 10 10, teufelhof.com) A favorite with art dealers, the casual wine bar Consum offers 100 vintages, plus a great selection of artisanal cheeses and smoked meats. (Rheingasse 19, +41 61 690 91 35, consumbasel.ch)
VISIT The Vitra Design Museum is worth a visit for the structure itself, a sculptural deconstruction of towers, ramps and cubes designed by Frank Gehry. Inside, however, is an impressive collection of modern furniture and interior design, including furniture from the collection of Charles and Ray Eames. While officially in Germany, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Basel. (Charles-Eames-Str. 2, Weil am Rhein, +49.7621.702.3200, design-museum.de)
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Michelin-starred restaurants, opulent hotels, top-notch museums and a breathtaking landscape are all a part of a visit to Basel.
Located in Riehen, a suburb of Basel, the Renzo Piano–designed Fondation Beyeler houses the collection of art dealers Ernst Beyeler and Hilda Kunz, 200 works of classic modernism including pieces by Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Warhol and Lichtenstein. (Baselstrasse 101, Riehen, +41 61 645 97 00 fondationbeyeler.ch) In the city, the Kuntsmuseum Basel houses an extraordinary collection of nineteenth- and twentieth- century works, including rooms devoted to Picasso and Holbein. (St. Alban-Graben 16, +41 61 206 62 52, kunstmuseumbasel.ch)
STAY The traditionally decorated and opulent Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, fronting the Rhine within the Old City, has hosted everyone from Picasso to Queen Elizabeth II. Rooms start at $589. (Blumenrain 8, +41 61 260 51 25, lestroisrois.com) ◗
Brasserie at Volkhaus Basel
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SPOT Tastemaker/Gallerist Cristina Grajales LIGHT
Grajales’ booth at Design Miami/ 2013 showcased works by artists such as Alexandra Agudelo, Sam Baron, Christophe Côme, Sevres and James Salaiz.
By Rebecca Kleinman
Always impeccably chic in crisp suits and a pixie haircut, Cristina Grajales is a fixture on the fine art and design circuit. Her namesake gallery in New York is the only American exhibitor to have participated in every Design Miami and Design Miami/Basel (in December and June, respectively) since the fair was launched in 2005. Much like art galleries have adapted to a twenty-first-century, global business model, the bold Colombian is passionate about charging forward in her field of expertise. ONE Life talked to Grajales about the future of the industry and her upcoming plans. ONE: How has the design market changed since your gallery opened in 2001? CG: Now there are so many [design] fairs, which make up half our business. They’re held in conjunction with art fairs since both cater to the same clients, though we weren’t as accepted in the beginning. During the first Design Miami, we were only allowed to be open at night, like vampires! Then Art Basel invested in it, and now we open the day before the main fair right across the street. More design fairs have sprung up, too, like PAD in London and Collective in New York. The Internet also has completely altered the landscape. Collectors are more informed than ever and know exactly what they want, so they keep dealers on their toes. ONE: Is fine design popping up in more places, in the same way that art is displayed at hotels and shopping centers? CG: Yes. We’ve created installations for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami and collaborated with real estate developer Roy Stillman on his Schumacher residential building’s public spaces [in
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(Left) Christope Côme Namibian marble table; (Below left) Sebastian Errazuriz crystal chandelier; (Right) Hechizoo textiles; (Below right) Sebastian Errazuriz “Porcupine” storage piece
We’re constantly getting requests to open more galleries.”
New York City]. It went over so well—with The New York Times and collectors like Aby Rosen and Alberto Mugrabi visiting—that he also commissioned us to design the units. Also, for New York Fashion Week, we curated an exhibit that incorporated Hatch’s fashions and jewelry at its Manhattan showroom. ONE: Any plans to expand your gallery locations? CG: We’re constantly getting requests to open more galleries, but we already have established a [global] presence through international fairs. I’m focusing on America, where most of my clients live, and the market’s hotter than ever since the economy has rebounded. ONE: What are some other hot markets right now? CG: I’m paying close attention to Latin America—from its artists, whose work is so creative and colorful, to its collectors and fairs. In Bogota last October, we designed a cool concept for ArtBo’s VIP lounge with walls of gray milk crates and Colombian rugs—it was like a Moroccan bazaar. And “Waterweavers: The River in
Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture,” an exhibition at New York’s Bard Graduate Center, opened in April featuring textiles by one of our Bogota-based artists, Hechizoo. Its Colombian focus alone is a huge deal. [Editor’s note: The exhibition runs through August 10, 2014.] ONE: What else do you have planned for 2014? CG: Other than fairs, our gallery is putting on Sebastian Errazuriz’s third solo show in September, the same month his first museum retrospective opens at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Pedro Barrail’s first solo show follows in late October. We return to Fairchild in December with Indian artist Satyendra Pakhale’s exhibit. Cristina Grajales Gallery, 10 Greene St., New York (212.219.9941, cristinagrajalesinc.com) ◗ ONELIFE
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Above: a custom design made for our writer. Right and below: two of the ready-made designs offered by Cartier.
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COVET Opening Act
Porsche goes back to the future, giving the new 911 Targa the look of its Sixties original.
By HOWARD WALKER
The Short List MODELS 911 Targa 4: $101,600 911 Targa 4S: 116,200 UNDER THE HOOD Targa 4: 3.4-liter 6-cylinder with 350 hp and 287 lb.-ft torque. Targa 4S: 3.8-liter 6-cylinder with 400 hp and 325 lb.-ft torque. 7-speed manual or optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. All-wheel drive standard. SPEED Targa 4: 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, top speed
It’s a mechanized ballet the great Nureyev would be proud of: At the touch of a button, the huge wrap-around glass rear window lifts, levitates and tilts rearward. Now it’s the turn of the center panel to lift, glide backward and come to rest behind the rear seats. As the rear glass returns to its original position, closed to open has taken a mere 20 seconds. This is the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa, the newest and arguably most appealing addition to the latest 911 range—and a lovely piece of semi-nostalgia that will warm the hearts of Porsche aficionados the world over. In 1965, Porsche solved the dilemma of not having a folding canvas top for its new 911 sports car by incorporating a lift-out roof panel. The company badged the car “Targa” after the thrilling road race held in the mountains of Sicily, the Targa Florio. One of the original Targa’s unique design cues was a silver-finished roll hoop that held the wraparound rear window. It was essential not only as a safety feature but also as a way of retaining rigidity in the body shell. The design became an enduring feature of the 911 through the mid-1990s. It was then replaced with a clever and elegant arrangement 22
where a glass roof panel powered rearward and rested on top of the rear window, but it wasn’t a true Targa. This latest 911 Targa brings back the hoop (which is painted silver like the original). Even the iconic Targa logo is mounted in its original location. The form and functionality of this new folding top is design and engineering at its finest. That fabric center section is actually a featherweight magnesium panel topped with the same indestructible cloth used on Porsche’s convertibles. But why a Targa-topped 911 when you can have a full convertible, or even a coupe with a sunroof? What’s the advantage? For one, it provides a more enjoyable open-air driving experience. With the center roof panel stowed, you get the full sun-on-your-face feeling of a convertible, but you feel more protected having the rear window there. It’s also much more enjoyable in winter; top off and side windows raised, more of the heat stays in. Perhaps the biggest advantage it offers over a full convertible is visibility. Driving a convertible with the top raised can be like driving in a coal mine with more blind spots than a UPS
174 mph Targa 4S: 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, top speed 183 mph SIZE Length 177”; width 73”; height 51”; weight 3,395 lbs. COOL FEATURES Cloth-covered magnesium roof panel shaves weight; wind deflector integrated into windshield header reduces turbulence in cabin; silver-finished roll hoop is just like the 1960s original; hoop features three vertical fins and same logo as original; rear window is made from special safety glass to reduce road noise; going from closed to open in just 20 seconds. Visit porsche.com/usa for more information.
truck. The Targa’s huge rear window and slender roll hoop gives great all-round vision. Porsche will offer two versions of its new Targa, both with standard all-wheel drive: the $101,600 911 Targa 4 and sportier 911 Targa 4S from $116,200. Deliveries start this summer. ◗
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Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Above: Black Curl (CMY/ Five Magnet: Irvine, California, March 25th 2010, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 165-021, 04410) by Walead Beshty. Right: Liz Deschenes, Untitled (zoetrope) #1, 2013
Courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery
by Paul Soto
The most sought-after photographs today are being produced by young artists assuming more unconventional formats. Unafraid to work in different media, this new generation of photography artists prefers the term “imagemaking,” as it accommodates many types of practices that blend darkroom and digital printmaking with sculpture, painting and installation. The result is a broader conversation about how images circulate in the world and via technology. And vanguard collectors are catching on to this future-focused market, sidestepping the traditional editioned works in favor of unique pieces that incorporate distinctly photographic elements—like silkscreens, collage and appropriated images. “Clients I’ve worked with aren’t singularly minded,” says art adviser Heather Flow (flowadvisory.com). “The focus isn’t just on photography. Today, there is no line drawn between media. We are dealing with a fluid environment.” Flow cites the work of Amsterdam-based artist Katja Novitskova and New York–based artist Michele Abeles— both incorporate stock imagery and advertisements, referencing histories of appropriation from the 1970s, in particular the Pictures Generation. Novitskova’s work often takes the form of prints on aluminum cutouts, while
Abeles often has a peculiar visual element repeating in all of her photographs within an exhibition, which suggests their entwinement as one installation even after each picture leaves the gallery and finds its own home within a collection. “These works are not trying to generate original images but are instead trying to reflect, in a non-fetishistic way, these existing stocks of images that are out in the world within their objects and installations,” says Flow. “Artists today are questioning the medium of photography itself,” adds art adviser Sarah Jane Bruce (sjbfineart services.com). Bruce sees this reflected in the work of artists like New York–based Liz Deschenes, who uses her photographs as sculptural objects, hanging them in high corners protruding from the wall; and Los Angeles–based Carter Mull, who culls digital images together to create photographic collages that he then paints and draws over. Flow and Bruce refer to the recent exhibition “What Is a Photograph?” at the International Center of Photography in New York, whose curator, Carol Squiers, asks what it even means to take a photograph, or for an artwork to exist as a photograph. “I think a show like this reflects a welcomed lack of concern with editioned versus singular works, between photography and other areas of art,” says Bruce. ◗
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WHAT’S CATCHING THEIR EYE? ADVISERS WEIGH IN ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery
Heather Flow: Speculative Realism A client and I loaned works to the recent exhibition ‘Speculations on Anonymous Materials’ at the Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, and we have been spending a lot of time thinking about speculative realism and the synthetic experience of today. Repetition for artists in that exhibition, like Pamela Rosenkranz or Aleksandra Domanovic, is so often a matter of weaving this web of relations between people, images and objects. What this kind of work is dealing with, I’m not sure the market is necessarily ready for, but I think that it’s the type of work that is speaking to our current human condition, and that’s what art should be doing.”
From left: Drinking Water (One Slow Touch), 2013; Untouched by Man (New Complexion), 2012; installation at the Fridericianum. All works by Pamela Rosenkranz.
Ethridge is more of a straight-on photographer, and his work really captures what it’s like being an artist and living in New York. It’s a sign of the times. For Roe, there is no difference between advertising images and real life anymore. These images are seeped so deeply into our everyday lives. He uses the term ‘fugue state’ in the press release for his recent solo show, which describes being bombarded by these images, even in your sleep, and you wake up and you don’t know where you are anymore.”
Courtesy Andrew Kreps Gallery
Sarah Jane Bruce: Roe Ethridge
Clockwise from above: Untitled (Alexis Bittar), 2013; installation at Andrew Kreps Gallery (February 22 to March 29, 2014); Yellow Phone, 2013; Hilary with Footballs, 2013. All works by Roe Ethridge.
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GRAZE By Laurie Werner
Clockwise from above: Chef Viet Pham is one of the current featured chefs at Aspen’s Chefs Club; The Club in Aspen; a delectable scallop creation from Viet Pham.
Aspen’s star chef pop-up is headed to New York. When the Chefs Club opened at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in 2012, it was intended to showcase Food & Wine’s annually selected Best New Chefs in a joint magazine/restaurant venture. The concept: Four of the anointed Best New Chefs would create dishes that would be offered on the regular menu, and each would make special guest appearances during a six-month stint. The rotating chefs/pop-up idea was such a hit, soon more established chefs started dropping in to make guest appearances as well. Now foodie favorite New York City is getting in on the action with an outpost of the Chefs Club opening in Manhattan in the fall. The reason for such overwhelming success? “The concept gives the chefs a place to express themselves,” says Chefs Club Culinary Director Didier Elena, a veteran of Alain Ducasse’s empire. In other words, new chefs can test their ideas without the pressure of restaurant receipts rising or falling depending on their success. Famous chefs like recent guest Eric Ripert of New York’s Le Bernardin can try out something new outside of their established menus.
And the patrons are reaping the benefits of this experimentation. “Having these chefs in the same location could not be easier for guests,” says Elena. “They can come to the Chefs Club and have a different experience without taking a plane [to all the different restaurants].” The selection process starts when the magazine announces the year’s list of Best New Chefs in late April/early May. Elena and his team look seriously at six or seven possibilities, confirm availability and select the final four. Past selections include Missy Robbins, former executive chef at New York’s A Voce;
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Clockwise from left: Chef Jason Franey; a wine selection at Chefs Club Aspen; Chef Bryant Ng; the dining room at the Chefs Club; a pasta specialty by Chef Missy Robbins; Robbins; a stuffed chicken entree by Franey.
Jason Franey, executive chef at Seattle’s Canlis; Bryant Ng, chef/ owner of The Spice Table in Los Angeles; and Viet Pham, currently working on a new restaurant, Fire and Water, in Park City, Utah. The four chefs travel to Aspen to check out the setting and design their recipes, slanted to the style and ingredients available in Aspen. They also train Elena’s staff (who execute the regular menu) to reproduce their dishes since they will be the ones cooking in between the chefs’ appearances. Elena expects this system to carry forward to the planned New York edition—about which very little has been decided yet except for the location in the historic, downtown Puck Building on the edge of Soho. New York was an obvious choice for a second location, says Elena: “Food & Wine is, of course, in New York, and it’s good to be in a city where the food is so important.” And they might not be stopping there. “This could work in several places,” he adds. “Different chefs, different places in the U.S. Why not?” (315 E. Dean St., Aspen, 970.429.9581; 295 Lafayette St., New York; chefsclub.com) ◗
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GRAZE Global Gastro A tour of the world’s newest palate pleasers
When the world’s gastronomic focus shifted to the Nordic countries, it settled firmly in Copenhagen and the pioneering temple Noma. It’s still there, of course, but the spotlight has widened, shining brightly on Amass when it opened last July. Chef/owner Matt Orlando created Amass following stints at a who’s who lineup of other restaurants—he was Noma’s first chef de cuisine and has also worked all around the globe at Aureole, Le Bernardin, Per Se, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and The Fat Duck. His focus now is strictly New Nordic, but he combines ingredients in ways that are surprising and original but also accessible—not always the case in New Nordic cuisine—like razor clams and bone marrow, preserved green tomatoes and Arctic char, mustard greens and salted plums. Amass is fine dining, but Orlando also emphasizes informality—the restaurant is set in a former tool depot for shipbuilders, and the dining room has an open plan and a modern color scheme of gray and black. Orlando also holds areas for walk-ins and features a communal table—unusual in Copenhagen. Americans love it. The locals are a bit leery but are adapting. (Refshalevej 153, Copenhagen, +45 4358 4330, amassrestaurant.com)
The modern atmosphere and creations of Matt Orlando of Amass.
Yong Yi Ting Shanghai Local celebrity Chef Tony Lu made his name by creating extravagant restaurants in 1930s French Concession mansions. The so-called “Fu Group”—Fu 1088, 1039 and 1015—showcased Shanghai cuisine in the intimate rooms of those elegant houses. In overseeing the menu at Yong Yi Ting, in the Mandarin Oriental, he aimed even higher. Jiang Nan (South of the Yangtze) cuisine is spotlighted here, giving the lighter and more delicate cuisine of the neighboring provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu equal time with Shanghai’s own robust preparations. The results are a sophisticated mix—dishes like Bathed in Supreme Broth Baby Lobster (lobster poached in a buttery seafood broth, the shell filled with sticky rice and hairy crab paste) alongside simpler but superbly executed dishes such as braised pork ribs with plum sauce. Even more striking than the menu, though, is the setting—10,000 square feet divided into separate dining areas with sheer panels and white latticework panels, 18-foot ceilings from which oversized white lanterns hang low and burgundy leather chairs contrast with a deep mahogany bar. And, unlike restaurants in the neighboring skyscrapers, the dining room is a level down from the lobby, leading to an outdoor garden and views up to the towering architectural creations all around. (111 Pudong Road, Shanghai, +86 21 2082 9888, mandarinoriental.com) 28
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At The Pot Luck Club & Gallery (above), Chef Luke Dale-Roberts serves a menu of small dishes categorized into salty, sweet, sour, umami, bitter and sweet ending.
The Pot Luck Club & Gallery Cape Town The newest spot from local star chef Luke Dale-Roberts began as a tiny room tucked alongside his restaurant, The Test Kitchen. Last year, he relaunched The Pot Luck Club & Gallery in expanded form in a stone- and wood-filled room in The Silo at The Old Biscuit Mill. The 360-degree views of the city are one draw; the globetrotting list of small dishes is the other. The menu changes frequently, but the divisions stay the same: Salty, Sweet, Sour, Umami, Bitter and Sweet Ending. Dale-Roberts’ best dishes include wood-fired scallops with yuzu dressing and foie gras butter from the Umami side and 5-spiced glazed pork belly with cured roasted apple, grated halva and crackling from the Sweet. All dishes are intended for sharing. (Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, +27 21 447 0804, thepotluckclub.co.za)
Restaurant David Toutain Paris
When Chef David Toutain opened his eponymous restaurant in the 7th arrondissement just before Christmas, it quickly became the hottest table in town. Some fans followed him over from his previous stint at Agapé Substance; others were drawn by word of mouth of his three-Michelin-star reputation and pedigree working in the kitchens of Marc Veyrat and Alain Passard. One of Toutain’s most important influences, though, was his grandparents’ Normandy farm and the fresh vegetables that were part of his meals growing up. Those formative years resulted in Toutain’s insistence today on using prime ingredients in his creative combinations that change daily— such as smoked eel in black sesame cream, oysters and kiwi, and roast pork loin edged in ground coffee beans. In contrast to the complexity on the plate, the restaurant itself is simple and soothing, furnished in light wood, clean-line tables and chairs and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that brings in the City of Light. (29, rue Surcouf, 7th arrondissement, Paris, +33 1 45 50 11 10, davidtoutain.com)
Clockwise from above: The raw space at Restaurant David Toutain; the chef’s salsifis; St. Jacques truffles.
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the SCOOP by Rebecca Kleinman
Right: John Varvatos’ Lincoln Road boutique will be followed by a Bal Harbour location; Varvatos’ edgy-chic aesthetic on the runway. Below: Rag & Bone ready to wear.
Fashion Forward Always on the cutting edge of fashion, Bal Harbour Shops is seeing a flurry of activity this spring and summer. John Varvatos, which moved onto Lincoln Road last year, opens his second store in Miami at Bal Harbour. Rag & Bone premieres its Florida foray with men’s and women’s ready to wear, accessories and shoes. The new Rag & Bone space is gorgeous—its luxury denim division is separated by a steel-and-glass wall amid decor that includes vintage Persian rugs and Mies van der Rohe sling chairs in camel-colored leather. And shoe collectors can now load up on whiskered Kitty flats to their hearts’ content at Charlotte Olympia. Aside from the new shops, many existing boutiques are relocating and renovating, including Oscar de la Renta’s grand expansion and Calypso, whose new space near Neiman Marcus features a pink, floral mosaic wall. 9700 Collins Ave., 305.866.0311, balharbourshops.com
PUBBELLY MEETS PARIS It’s nearly impossible to go a week without dining at one of Pubbelly Restaurant Group’s many Miami Beach eateries. Its newest, L’Echon Brasserie, leaves the group’s home turf of Sunset Harbour and lands in the revamped Hilton Cabana at 62nd Street. It’s the group’s first French restaurant, and if the oceanfront patio doesn’t woo diners from South Beach, the pork belly should do the trick. What foodie wouldn’t want to taste Chef Jose Mendin’s elevated takes on classic moules-frites and duck confit, on top of his juicy suckling pig and rabbit ravioli smothered in sauce vierge? 6261 Collins Ave., lechonbrasserie.com
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Miami’s perennial parade of babes in bikinis shifts into high gear during its annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in July. The Art Basel of resort wear’s nonstop fashion and trade shows, concerts and cocktail parties has leapt from a quiet week-long industry event to a splashy, international consumer affair, where tan, tunic-wearing attendees get to view next year’s styles long before they hit stores. The famed white tents at the Raleigh Hotel is a good spot to soak up the vibe. 1775 Collins Ave., 305.534.6300, raleighhotel. com, miami.mbfashionweek.com
Primed For Popularity In his former Nemo space, Myles Chefetz adds to his South of Fifth hospitality empire with Prime Fish. The menu curates favorite cocktails and cuts of beef from his signature steakhouse, Prime 112, but heavily expands seafood such as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish of cubed fish, prepared with bigeye tuna, salmon or hamachi, each with different ingredients and sauces. Chef Michael Sabin’s compositions range from wok-charred wild king salmon with toasted pumpkin seeds to swordfish schnitzel topped with a fried farm egg. An ambitious raw bar (even by South Beach standards) and appetizers covering nearly every nosh hailing from the ocean make this the new spot for seafood in SoBe. 100 Collins Ave., 305.532.4550, mylesrestaurantgroup.com
Top to bottom: The outdoor patio at Prime Fish; Chef Mike Sabin; Prime Fish’s raw bar
Fair Vanitas Harold Koda, the celebrated curator-in-charge of the Met’s Costume Institute, took a trip to Miami Beach, where he loaned his chic eye to “Vanitas: Fashion & Art” at the Bass Museum (on display through July 20). Inspired by traditional, Dutch still lifes of ephemeral subjects known as vanitas, the multimedia exhibit is divided into whimsical themes from poppies to skulls. Textile pieces by designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Yohji Yamamoto and Iris van Herpen— whose delicate, skeletal dress made of polyamide (left) provides the main image shown here—weave within contemporary art works like Mat Collishaw’s and Ori Gersht’s photographs of crushed insect wings and flowers bursting into bloom, respectively. 2100 Collins Ave., 305.673.7530, bassmuseum.org ONELIFE
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eRitzLifeRi tzLifeRitzL By Maxine Milo
international architect Piero Lissoni comes to miami to give an iconic brand a modern edge. 32
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The new ritz-carlton residences, miami beach occupy seven acres on gorgeous surprise lake. Right: Piero Lissoni
Piero Lissoni is a “pure modernist,” at least that’s the way he describes himself. “I am a contemporary person,” he says. So when Lionheart Capital, developer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, turned to the award-winning architect to design its latest property, it may have seemed to some like an odd choice for an iconic brand so rooted in tradition. But make no mistake: Lissoni has every intention of respecting the brand. “I work in 2014, and I like to be a modernist,” he says. “But in the same moment, I never forget tradition.” Lissoni has been hired by Lionheart Capital to design Miami’s newest private waterfront residences—The RitzCarlton Residences, Miami Beach. It’s a daunting task: With 85 properties in 30 countries, the hotel chain’s familiar kingly lodgings and service are lauded worldwide. Lissoni’s job is to bring that level of luxury to the private residences, and to strike a blance between honoring the legacy of the brand and fitting the structure into Miami’s modern skyline. The project is Lissoni’s first in the United States, and he couldn’t be more excited about working in a city he first visited from his native Milan more than 20 years ago—a time when he says Miami was still getting its sea legs, in such a way. “Back then, Miami was a tourist town,” says Lissoni. “Now it’s completely different. It’s an international city, very sophisticated and on the cutting edge of design.” ONELIFE
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“Miami was one of the most modern towns in the 1920s,” he adds. “It was the capital of Art Deco. Now it is time for Miami to be modern again.” And that, he says, includes The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. For the project, Lissoni—who works out of his offices in Milan and New York City—is collaborating with Miami firm ADD Inc. When it is finished in the winter of 2016, the self-contained community will occupy seven acres in a quiet corner of Miami Beach on the shores of Surprise Lake, near the Lincoln Road shopping district. The LEED-certified property will consist of 111 two- to four-bedroom multi-million-dollar units and 15 villas—each offering views of the city and Biscayne Bay. With Lissoni’s impressive international résumé, there’s no doubt Miami is in for a wonderful addition. Since founding Lissoni Associati with Nicoletta Canesi in 1986, the architect has lent his talents to
clockwise from top left: a signature lissoni staircase at amsterdam’s hotel conservatorium; a twisting staircase is a focal point in the lobby of the ritz-carlton residences, miami beach; the lobby at mamilla hotel in jerusalem; the lobby at hotel conservatorium.
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everything from multi-million-dollar private residences to corporate headquarters and flagship stores like the Benetton concept store in Istanbul. In Amsterdam, he seamlessly merged the city’s history with the needs of today’s jet-setters when he designed the über-luxurious Hotel Conservatorium Amsterdam, set in a former late-nineteenth-century music conservatory. Lissoni’s attention to detail, clean modern lines and use of the hotel’s surroundings to bring in as much natural light as possible helped make the hotel a key destination central to the area’s urban regeneration. He worked similarly with Jerusalem’s Mamilla Hotel, located in the city center with breathtaking views of the Old City walls, the Tower of David and the Jaffa Gate. In an area rich with history, Lissoni was able to incorporate the past while creating a twenty-first-century, world-class hotel built by Moshe Safdie. Other Lissoni projects include the interior design of Luciano Benetton’s superyacht, Tribú, and the recent renovation of the Ferrari Club House at the Fiorano Circuit racetrack in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He also designs furniture, graphics and products, creating a complete aesthetic for any given project. At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach—one of only a few stand-alone Ritz-Carlton Residences in the world—Lissoni’s intention is to complement and enhance the natural beauty of Miami. “Think houses without walls and open spaces—like a loft in New York, with [large] windows to let in the light,” says Lissoni. Inside, the designer’s touch is everywhere, from the custom-designed Boffi chef’s kitchens with oversized stone countertops, Gaggenau applicances and built-in coffee systems to the smart-home technology. Larger units are equipped with private elevator foyers, private terraces, outdoor kitchens and
private pools. Lissoni’s services are available for buyers who want to customize their new homes in more detail. Of course, this is a Ritz-Carlton property, so topnotch amenities are part of the package. It offers a halfacre rooftop infinity pool with a waterfall, cabanas and a whirlpool spa, a private marina, a poolside restaurant, and a private spa treatment suite, to name just a few. Perhaps the best part of the project, says Lissoni, is the location of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. At 4701 North Meridian Avenue, the property not only fronts the only lake in the area, but also offers views of the nearby Intracoastal and the Atlantic—it’s an exclusive community literally surrounded by water. “This is a very special place. It’s in a city but it can feel like a village. And having the lake, ocean and waterway is an unusual combination. I love it,” says Lissoni. ◗
clockwise from top left: an example of a living room interior at the ritzcarlton residences, Miami beach; a rendering of one of the bedrooms; the infinity pool offers striking lake and city views.
For more information, contact ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Development Division (305.570.3250; firstname.lastname@example.org). ONELIFE
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Desert Calling By rachel aydt
One woman’s journey into the heart of the Southwest. What began as a trip with her mother in 1989 ended up changing Lauren Harrison Genovese’s life. The destination? Santa Fe, capital city of the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico. Perched at an elevation of more than 7,000 feet, Santa Fe is famous for its vast beauty, ever-changing light and vibrant pastiche of art and culture. It is a small city of approximately 70,000 people, surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo (translation: blood of Christ) and Jemez mountain ranges. Those who travel to Santa Fe often never leave its clutches: Photographers and artists flock there for the landscape and light; spiritualists for the like-minded community; foodies for the inspiring cuisine. 36
“When I first came to Santa Fe, I felt this sense of spirituality,” says Genovese, a former businesswoman who now gives her time and treasure to a multitude of organizations (she’s vice chair at Miami’s Kristi House and board chair at St. Philip’s Episcopal School). “I’d grown up on a cattle ranch in Texas and appreciated the big, open skies. I felt right at home.” She began traveling with more frequency between her Mizner-inspired home in Coral Gables and Santa Fe, and as time marched on, she and her future husband John, a founding partner of a top South Florida law firm, bought their first Santa Fe home in 2000. Since then, their growing family, which now includes 9-year-old twins Stefan and Alessandra, has been ensconced in a new house.
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The Genoveses found their dream Southwest abode nestled in a community of 60 properties developed in the 1980s called Vista Redonda, which is located about 20 minutes north of Santa Fe proper. “We took our time finding the right place,” explains Genovese. “What sold us on this house was the 360-degree view.” The house is a 6,000-square-foot Tuscan contemporary with a mandated adobe-style exterior. “So many places we looked at didn’t take advantage of the surroundings,” says Genovese. “They didn’t incorporate the lovely views, amazing sunsets and sweeping vistas. This home was so well built to show the neighboring ski basin, the badlands and even the views of Colorado 200 miles away.” Another stunning feature is the 109-foot hallway that is terraced down a hill, which provides views of the mountains and the twinkling lights of Los Alamos. A favorite activity is horseback riding at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa (505.412.4067, bishopslodge.com), a renowned resort with a rich history that abuts the Santa Fe National Forest at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. “Wranglers will take us out on trails in the national forest,” Genovese explains. “I go as often as I can, because it’s a way to experience the solitude and tranquility of nature and to see views that so few are able to see because you can’t drive there. It’s so amazingly quiet.” The wrangler she most likes to ride with is renowned local “horse whisperer” Joaquin Gonzalez. “He’s so knowledgeable,” she says. “The horses seem to think he’s one of them.”
After a brisk ride, there is nothing like unwinding at a favorite local haunt. A small bar in the nearby village of Tesuque, the Tesuque Village Market (505.988.8848, tesuquevillagemarket.com), serves great grapefruit margaritas and chicken chorizo enchiladas. “There are creaky oak wood floors,” she describes. “It’s very rustic and casual.” When it comes to fashion, Santa Fe style is rooted in the dusty landscape and Genovese embraces it with great affection. “When I’m there, I love to wear my cowboy boots and cowboy hats,” she says. “I collect Native American jewelry, and my favorite place to shop for it is Ortega’s on the Plaza” (505.988.1866, ortegasontheplaza.com). Much of the jewelry is crafted in nearby pueblos, but the shop also features contemporary jewelry artists. “One of my favorite [Native American jewelry] designers is Federico Jimenez,” she says. “He creates beautiful, bold statement pieces that are very traditional with a modern flair.” Shopping in Santa Fe is as easy as heading downtown to the central picturesque Plaza, a historic square surrounded on one side by the old Palace of the Governors museum and outdoor market arcade, and by shops and restaurants. It’s a great spot for antiques, particularly Santos from all over South and Central America. Santos are sculptures carved from wood that depict various religious figures. Many collectors focus on the antique Santos, but some modern artists in Santa Fe have taken the art to a new level. Original works by popular local artist Juan Sandoval can be found in boutiques around town.
Opposite page: The genoveses’ home away from home in santa fe. this page: the genovese family; inside their santa fe home; lauren enjoying one of her favorite pasttimes, riding.
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Robert Godwin Herb Lotz, Georgia O’Keeffe House, Abiquiu 2007, © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Clockwise from top left: the santa fe opera house; the railyard at night; folk art is a big draw in santa fe; inside the o’keeffe home in abiquiu; shopping for art in santa fe; palace of the governors.
Another popular destination with locals is the Santa Fe Railyard (505.982.3373, railyardsantafe.com), a junction of shops, restaurants and the Saturday Santa Fe Farmers Market (505.983.4098, santafefarmersmarket.com). Tourists flock to Santa Fe year round, but the area is most crowded during the summer months, when the performing arts come alive. “There’s so much going on in the summers here,” Genovese says. “There is, of course, the Santa Fe Opera, which we love; the Folk Art Festival; as well as the annual Chamber Music Festival.”
The Santa Fe Opera House (505.986.5900, santafeopera. org) puts on its season every year in July and August, and the sweeping open-air theater design offers indelible acoustics and views of starlit skies against the backdrop of world-class music. The Chamber Music Festival (505.982.1890, santafechamber music.com) runs for six weeks during the summer, with concerts taking place in three charming venues, including the stately old Lensic Performing Arts Center located off the Plaza. In addition to the performing arts, Santa Fe has long been a hub for artists and writers, dating back to the days when D.H. Lawrence used to pass through town. Georgia O’Keeffe famously lived in the tiny village of Abiquiu, 50 miles north of Santa Fe, and many still make the pilgrimage to tour her Spanish Colonial–era home. It’s one of Genovese’s most-loved spots in the area. “Tears roll down my cheeks every time I go into her house,” she says. “To see the personal space of such a creative visionary, and to see how she got her inspiration from the view of her bedroom window and the pile of river rocks that she arranged on the edge of a banco (bench) in the living room, as well as the skeleton of a coiled rattle snake ready to strike… It’s so moving.” If short on time, O’Keeffe’s namesake museum (505.946.1000, okeeffemuseum.org), located on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, is a brilliant excursion. Filled with more than 1,000 works by the artist— along with nearly 2,000 by other artists of note—the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is one of the most popular museums in town. Another way to spend a day: the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (505.982.2226, spanishcolonialblog.org) houses thousands
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Detour: Sedona About 400 miles to the west of Santa Fe lies another epicenter of Southwestern beauty and Native American culture: Sedona, Arizona. Perched at an altitude of 4,500 feet at the edge of the stunning 100,000-square-mile Sonoran Desert, Sedona is often referred to as “Red Rock Country” because of its signature red landscape and Red Rock State Park, which boasts 286 stunning acres of natural preserve. Visitors to the small city of 10,000 can daytrip in the yearround temperate climate to take in the cinematic rock landscapes so associated with the area, or play a round of golf at one of the highly rated courses set against a landscape of rocky outcrops worthy of John Wayne westerns. And, it’s worth pointing out: The Grand Canyon is a less-than-twohour drive away. For more information, go to visitsedona.com.
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Above: the towering formations of cathedral rock in sedona stand out like beacons in red rock state park. Left: the cozy ambiance at geronimo restaurant. below: geronimo’s maryland blue crab cakes with caviar sauce and braised leeks.
of historically significant pieces in a Pueblo Revival–style building designed by renowned architect John Gaw Meem in 1930. It’s “a little jewel box of a museum,” says Genovese. Also on Museum Hill, the outstanding Museum of International Folk Art (505.476.1200, internationalfolkart.org) showcases works from more than 100 countries. While downtown near the Plaza—as well as on Canyon Road, about a half mile down the road—scores of art galleries nestle into the narrow streets. Dinner in Santa Fe is an experience in itself. This is a chili town— and locals here prefer the green Hatch variety, which can be found in some form on just about any regional-style menu in the area. But the cuisine runs the gamut from Mexican to organic to fine dining. (Insider tip: If in a burrito joint, say, “Make mine Christmas” and you’ll get a smattering of both red and green chile on top.) One local eatery Genovese frequents is the Cowgirl Santa Fe (505.982.2565, cowgirlsantafe.com). “I take my friends here for its casual and warm setting,” she says. “We’ll go for their barbecue or their Frito pie.” The restaurant also serves gamey fare—like elk, venison and buffalo burgers—that’s harder to find in other parts of the country. But perhaps the ultimate dining experience is an upscale establishment on Canyon Road called Geronimo Restaurant (505.982.1500, geronimorestaurant.com). “It’s the consummate dining experience in Santa Fe,” Genovese says. “The global eclectic cuisine is very upscale, and it’s housed in what was a home from the 1700s. The structure, with its kiva fireplaces and wooden beams, is breathtaking.” ◗
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By Liza Grant Smith
five Miami-based designers share what their style sweet tooth is craving this season.
WADE HALLOCK, WADE ALLYN HALLOCK INTERIORS (305.756.3773, hallockdesigngroup.com) Coveted piece: An etched bronze coffee table by George Mathias has my attention. Why I love it: This 1970s Belgian piece inherits its personality through a traditional shape with intense modern details. The streamlined, sculpted whole is strong yet organic. Its sharp edges and sleek lines give it a masculine feel, and the etched pattern and agate inset make it unique. Where to put it: This casual-yet-elegant piece works on many levels. It would be perfect for a living room or a space that needs a strong focal point. It can be the anchor of any space with its uniqueness and sturdy, comfortable feel. Where to get it: You can find the table on 1st Dibs and at various dealers who carry high-end, mid-century designs. (1stdibs.com)
the signed george mathias etched bronze coffee table from porter & plunk serves as a strong focal point in a space, says hallock.
SARAH BARBER-BAZAIL, B. DESIGN INTERIORS (305.753.4176, bdesignhome.com) Coveted piece: Serge de Troyer acrylic trunks Why I love them: These trunks can fit with pretty much any interior and have multiple uses, i.e. as tables, storage or decor. They are so versatile, stylish and definitely on trend. Where to put them: Anywhere! They can be used in a living room, bedroom, children’s room/area, etc. It will give the space personality and class. Where to get them: The Serge de Troyer showroom on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami (786.364.3588, sergedetroyer.com) 40
barber-bazail appreciates the many uses for acrylic trunks.
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allem says his selfdesigned octagon carpet fits in with just about any decor.
the digital qlocktwo is a work of art, says hinojosa.
CAROLA HINOJOSA, HINOJOSA DESIGN STUDIO (305.666.9794, hinojosadesign.com) Coveted piece: The Qlocktwo by Biegert & Funk, a wall-mounted digital clock Why I love it: Right now, I am coveting art, and this clock looks like an art piece. I love it so much that I have purchased it for my apartments in Miami and New York. Where to put it: You can put this anywhere in your home, no matter if the space is neutral in tone or has bright colors. There are various colors to choose from to easily adapt the piece to a room. Where to get it: You can purchase the Qlocktwo at Luminaire (store.luminaire.com).
CHARLES ALLEM, CAD INTERNATIONAL (305.438.9757, cadintl.com) Coveted piece: The Octagon carpet from my new collection for Stark Carpet Why I love it: It’s a classic pattern that can be used in almost every setting, depending on the color choices. In a market that is oversaturated with rugs that are often overdesigned, The Octagon is timeless and versatile. Where to put it: It can go in a 1950s Hollywood home, a minimalist glass house in Miami or a classic Park Avenue apartment. It creates an elegant backdrop without overpowering the space. Where to get it: Stark Carpet Charles Allem Carpet Collection (212.752.9000, starkcarpet.com)
Vincenzo Avanzato, Avanzato Design (305.774.1078, avanzatodesign.com) Coveted piece: Works utilizing verre églomisé, meaning “glass-gilded.” It’s a process in which the back of the glass is painted, then gilded with gold and metal leaf. The technique derived from the Roman era but was really coined and re-popularized in France back in the sixteenth century. Why I love it: I love taking a sixteenth-century technique and applying it in creative ways to modern furniture designed by us, or taking an existing boring piece perhaps found in a flea market and revitalizing it to something spectacular that can literally illuminate a room. Where to put it: Powder rooms are an excellent place to use this type of decor, as these spaces are always relatively small. Using a mirror expands a space, but using a reverse-painted glass and enhancing the space with art and a mirror can be spectacular. Where to get it: Some of the artists I work with have just opened a showroom in West Palm Beach called European Décor Studio (561.795.2655). Or contact the designer, who will have the resource.
using a process called verre ÉglomisÉ, designers paint on the back of the glass mirror, then gild over with gold and metal leaf.
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Roman Empire By Tom Austin
On a morning rich with promise in Miami Beach, 40-year-old Valerio Morabito, the Italian developer of the upcoming Beach House 8 condominium, is contemplating the allure of Miami: “This city has a Latin soul, which is very familiar to Italians. But Miami is an American environment too, a place where you can get things done.” Originally from Rome, Morabito has already left an indelible stamp on American soil, beginning in Manhattan. In a recent New York Post article, “Five Real Estate Tastemakers Ruling the East Coast,” author Heidi Mitchell put Morabito in a select group that includes the internationally recognized Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and Laurinda Spear, one of the original partners in the Miami-based Arquitectonica. Now Morabito is bringing his talent to Miami with Beach House 8. It’s worth nothing that many of the other principals at Beach House 8 share Morabito’s Italian roots. Interior design is being spearheaded by Michele Bonan, of Florence, whose credits include JK Place Firenze and the Marquis Faubourg SaintHonore, as well as Grovenor House. And Morabito’s business partner in the project 42
is Miami-based developer Ugo Colombo, who is responsible for such efforts as the Santa Maria, Grovenor House and the Epic Residences and Hotel. The fourth creative in the mix is Peruvian-born Bernardo FortBrescia, founding partner of Arquitectonica. The shared Italian sensibility is something Morabito says infuses the progress of the building: “When we’re all together, we talk like crazy! But Italians grow up surrounded by good design. There’s a higher attention to detail, and we like to build things that last.” Design and architecture are rooted in Morabito’s DNA. His family has been in the construction business in Rome for three generations and remains the secondlargest general contractor in Italy today. “On a molecular level, that’s where my passion comes from—we do big infrastructure projects, highways and such, as well as other kinds of things,” Morabito says. “In Rome, I worked on several conversions of historic palaces into office buildings, and there is creativity in that, bringing an old building back to life. But eventually, I wanted to work on my own and explore different kinds of projects.”
Valerio Morabito brings his Italian sensibility to Miami with Beach House 8. Here, a peek inside the brilliant mind of the renowned developer.
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Top to bottom: the foyer, kitchen and bath at 70 green street in manhattan.
For a time, Morabito even made a brief creative foray into the movie business, producing the 2010 thriller 13 starring Mickey Rourke and 50 Cent. “It was a lot of time and effort for very little financial return,” he says. “We did the movie on a tight budget and paid back our investors, but not much more than that.” So it was back to his passion—and he returned with a splash. Morabito entered the New York real-estate game in SoHo’s Cast Iron Historic District when he turned a circa 1860 townhouse— once home to the New York City Silk Manufacturing Company—into 70 Greene Street, a striking property equipped with a ground floor of retail space; two sleek, modern full-floor apartments; and a duplex penthouse. For the project, Morabito worked with Joseph Pell Lombardi, an architect responsible for the Liberty Tower in New York’s Financial District and known for his work in historic preservation projects, from the Cartier Building to the Chrysler Building. “Valerio originally reached out to me because I’m very active in SoHo,” Lombardi recalls. “I’ve worked on 13 buildings on Greene Street alone. From his experience in Rome, he knew his way around the process of working with old buildings, though the issues involved in meeting the regulations of the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission were relatively new to him. 70 Greene Street had become an office building atop a ground-floor retail space. We made two loft apartments from the two floors of offices and
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added a rooftop addition for the duplex penthouse, which required meeting the standards for rooftop setbacks.” Uptown, at 45 East 74th Street, Morabito converted a small apartment building built in 1879 into a spectacular modern townhouse. The New York Times hailed his work as a “neo-Roman makeover.” The five-bedroom townhouse with a rooftop soaking pool, a basement pool and waterfall, and an elevator eventually sold for $26 million to Zhang Xin, the CEO of the development firm SOHO China, which has a stake in New York’s GM Building. Lombardi worked on 45 East 74th Street as well. “In the 1950s, the building had been reconstructed into small apartments,” he says. “Valerio wanted to create a traditional Roman palazzo, with classical columns representing the entrance. Not too many townhouses have two pools, and 45 East 74th is a spectacular, very special property.” Pleased with the outcome, Morabito lived in the townhouse for several months after finishing the project. “It was too beautiful to get rid of right away,” he told The Wall Street Journal. Eventually, Morabito found himself in Miami, trying a new approach to real-estate development. This time, he was building a project—Beach House 8 at 3651 Collins Avenue—from the
Clockwise from top left: the rooftop pool, kitchen, outdoor patio and bath at 45 east 74th street in manhattan.
ground up. The existing building was vacant and had been condemned; Morabito and his partners tore it down and started from scratch. Beach House 8 is part of an architectural dialogue, a building balanced between the masters of the past—such as Morris Lapidus of the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc fame—and the new era of Miami. Recently, an assortment of Pritzker Prize–winning architects have been changing the future of Miami Beach’s skyline. And to FortBrescia, Beach House 8 is also part of that design conversation. “When out-of-town `starchitects’ began arriving in Miami a number of years ago, often the work they were commissioned to do was restore the grand architecture of Miami Beach,” he says. “Now that much of that work has been done, the modernity of projects like Beach House 8 can contribute new ideas about contemporary life, essential to the growth of any vibrant city.” ONELIFE 45
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this page and opposite: renderings of morabito’s beach house 8, which is expected to be completed in june 2015.
At the same time, adds Morabito, when completed, the property will fit seamlessly into the city skyline. “Beach House 8 is not just another huge new tower—this is a European-scale project that’s about luxury and privacy,” he says. The work that Arquitectonica has done on Beach House is in sync with the area, full of beautiful MiMo buildings that are an important part of Miami’s architectural heritage.” The property itself is made up of “separate villas in the sky,” says Morabito. “The building has only eight floor-through apartments; there’s a duplex penthouse on the roof with a very generous outdoor terrace—about 6,000 square feet—with
its own pool. What Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica did was create a series of rectangles along the building, establishing an abstract sense of a secluded house in the sky.” Each apartment is framed like a rectangular painting, encapsulated in a kind of architectural conceit that defines the apartment as a singular environment. Fort-Brescia describes his inspiration as “a hill town of villas on the French Riviera, as seen in elevation from the water. In order to do this, I had to invent the sloped landscape of the hill town by stacking the villas. Each residence can be perceived as its ultimate abstraction, the rectangle. “The site conditions gave me the freedom to create a custom design with no limitations. The villas slide back and forth facing out to the ocean. They are moving toward the waterfront, running toward the sea.” The apartments at Beach House 8—which are priced from $5.9 million to $14 million—range in scope from 3,783 to 5,200 square feet, with terraces beginning at 1,000 square feet. Morabito says when it came to interior design, Michele Bonan was the natural choice. “Michele is from Florence, which gives him a background with a meticulous sense of design,” Morabito says. “And he’s very good at researching materials. His projects are fresh and young, but also sophisticated and very elegant.” Bonan’s interiors are all about luxury: Boffi kitchens with Calacatta Gold stone countertops
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Harmony, coherence and irony are the keys.”
and built-in Meile espresso machines; spa-like bathrooms with Carrara marble floors and freestanding tubs that have the grace and gravity of sculpture; a 75-foot pool, a fitness center with Technogym equipment and eight private cabanas round out the luxe package. To Bonan, Beach House 8 is a continuation of his design credo: “Harmony, coherence and irony are the keys.” With Beach House 8 near completion (expected: June 2015), Morabito is already looking for his next project, which could end up being in the Edgewater neighborhood of mainland Miami. “Eventually, the high-end market will start to slow down, and what’s coming, rather than just expensive vacation homes for the wealthy, is homes for a wave of successful young professionals—people from New York, Europe and everywhere else that will change the city all over again,” Morabito says. “These new arrivals will create international neighborhoods with a whole range of people enjoying complete, sophisticated environments.” Morabito, of course, is one of those new arrivals to Miami, re-making himself—and Miami’s skyline—in America’s youngest major city. “In the newness of Miami, Europeans, people like myself, find freedom,” he observes. “There’s less a sense of judgment here, an equality that Europe can lack. America, and Miami particularly, is open to all kinds of possibilities.” For more information, contact ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Development Division (305.570.3252; email@example.com). ◗
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Secret Gardens In the world’s most exciting cities, lush oases are taking over the skies. Here’s a look at some of these amazing rooftop gardens. By Beth Dunlop
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In his garden for Ella Cisnerosfontanals atop Coconut Groveâ€™s Grovenor House, Raymond Jungles sought to impart the idea of a sky villa with gardens. The challenge was to maximize the glorious long views of both Miami and Biscayne Bay while maintaining human-scale proportions.
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jungles maintained a sense of domesticity at grovenor house by designing “rooms” on the 2,543square-foot rooftop.
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t’s axiomatic: Where land is scarce, gardens are precious, and to find some of the most beautiful gardens in metropolises like Paris, New York and Miami, you need to look up—way up. “Roof gardens are the sweet bonus that comes with urban density,” says architect Terence Riley, former chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and former director of the Perez Art Museum Miami. “Street life at ground level and green serenity above are a great formula for livable cities.” Garden expert Sarah Kinbar Ristorcelli agrees. “People want an immediate connection to the outdoors, and this is true whether they are living in the country or the city,” says the former editor of Garden Design magazine. “A rooftop garden, whether it is designed for a residential or business space, can offer people that intimate connection to nature.”
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Collector and philanthropist Ella Cisneros-Fontanals wanted to feel that connection in her Miami penthouse (one of her many homes around the world). When she asked Raymond Jungles to design a garden, she told him, “The sky’s the limit.” And so it was: At the top of Coconut Grove’s prestigious 32-story Grovenor House rests a sky-high oasis with views of both city and sea— not to mention the expansive blue sky. To create the space, Jungles worked alongside Spanish interior designer Luis Bustamante to create a garden with, as Jungles describes, “plantings as lush as the high winds and glaring sun would allow.” A focal point of the garden is the pool, which has ipe wood platforms around the infinity edges and is adjacent to a water wall, where thousands of tiny fiber optic filaments have been placed between the stones and twinkle at night as if echoing the city lights beyond. Another glorious penthouse garden hides on the top floor of a luxury building in Chicago. For this particular garden, award-winning landscape architecture firm Hoerr Schaudt (the firm behind the Dec Rooftop Lounge + Bar at the city’s Ritz-Carlton) envisioned a comfortable outdoor room. The architects lined the space with a 40-foot-long
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Photo © Linda Oyama Bryan
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below: two views of the grovenor house infinity pool. right: landscape architecture firm HoerrSchaudt created a private outdoor room for an apartment-dwelling Chicago family by installing a cedar pergola along the deck and blocking the views into the terrace with ivy-twined lattice grids. The space is divided by raised garden beds for both flowers, fruit and vegetables.
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© Louis Benech
© Louis Benech
Parisian garden designer Louis Benech created worlds within worlds for this Parisian rooftop garden, imparting both the idea of a sophisticated city residence and a country retreat by skillfully creating spaces that were highly manicured while others seem to grow wild.
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benech’s unique new york city roof garden, overlooking the famed high line, includes plantings of chives.
cedar pergola to provide shade and privacy. For plantings, they chose a colorful combination of permanent trees and shrubs, as well as dwarf conifers and brilliantly hued flowers and vegetables. Across the pond in Paris, famed landscape architect Louis Benech feels strongly about linking man and nature. One of his designs, a bi-level rooftop garden in Paris’ Invalides section, brings the country to the city with formal clipped trees and hedges, as well as more informal meadow-like plantings that are intended to evoke the idea of the Greek isles, the grasses chosen to provide both privacy and transparency. Another of Benech’s inspiring designs overlooks the famed High Line in New York City. There, he relied on grasses, various species of sedum and, of all things, chives. “It sounds dumb,” he says, “but it is lovely.” Another benefit of roof gardens, says Benech, is that they are ecological. “A rooftop garden makes the water drain more slowly and offers very good thermal protection. It adds to biodiversity.” Proving Benech’s point, New Haven, Connecticut– based Balmori Associates designed two green roofs atop Solaire, a residential tower in New York’s Battery Park City. Integrated into the building’s hydrological system for drainage, reuse and irrigation, the gardens help cool the building’s rooftop through a process called evapotranspiration, where evaporation and plant transpiration combine to create a microclimate. While the twentieth-floor garden exists solely for ecological purposes, residents can enjoy bamboo, honeysuckle, ivy—and views to the Hudson River and beyond—from the nineteenth-floor garden.
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In New York, the goal of another Balmori design was to connect interior and exterior space. For the penthouse apartment at 684 Broadway, the team sought to make what it termed a “magical landscape for living.” The garden starts inside the penthouse under a 20-footlong skylight and moves outside to the roof amid a “sea of sea grasses.” The space also includes a bi-level ipe wood deck as well as a private sunning area complete with a Jacuzzi and a separate outdoor kitchen. Although many roof gardens are private hideaways atop penthouses, there are some famous exceptions. Among them: the gardens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco (currently under reconstruction), and the New World Center in Miami Beach, home to the New World Symphony. The New World Symphony garden was integral to the Frank Gehry–designed space. As the landscape architect on the project, Jungles worked closely with Gehry in the early stages of the building, making sure substantial planters were built into the structure so the garden could include mature gumbo-limbo and Clusia rosea trees, providing much-needed shade in sunny Miami.
Balmori Associates of New Haven, Connecticut created a double-decker garden for this New York City rooftop. The upper level exists entirely for ecological and aesthetic reasons (drainage, heat load transfer, plain old beauty) while the lower level is to be enjoyed by residents.
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Lesser-known but just as spectacular are the secret gardens of luxury brand Hermès. Atop 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, at the company’s Paris headquarters, gardener Yasmina Demnati tends hollyhocks, narcissuses, impatiens and white-flowered pansies as well as herbs like sage and rosemary—and a venerable apple tree. The garden, which began during World War II as a small urban “farm” to grow fruits and vegetables, is not open to the public; it is enjoyed exclusively by the Hermès family and select employees. Hidden behind balustrades, the garden is also home to many gorgeous
At the HermÈs flagship building in Paris, a secret rooftop garden has existed since World War II, and occasional lucky visitors get to see the sculpture-bedecked getaway.
below and right: For Miami Beach’s New World Center, home to the New World Symphony, Raymond Jungles created a rooftop garden that uses native Florida plants and trees and is used for either contemplative getaways (for the musicians and staff) or events.
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statuaries, including an equestrian statue of the Artificer, or “firework maker” (astride his horse holding two scarves afloat in the wind). The piece was created in 1987 to honor the 150th birthday of the House of Hermès and has since become an emblem for the company. Hermès’ newest showroom, which opened in Miami’s Design District in 2013, also features a roof garden. Designed by Terence Riley’s firm, Keenen/Riley the space atop the Garden Building is a green garden featuring specimen shade trees and is intended as a viewing deck. Whether it’s more for the views out or the private landscape within, one thing is for sure: The true beauty of a roof garden is that it offers an escape from the everyday. Go there and you are simply transported, for a minute, an hour or an afternoon. As Benech puts it: “A roof garden just makes life nicer.” ◗
a new roof garden sits atop hermÈs’ stand-alone store in miami. designed by the firm of Keenen/Riley, it features large shade trees to offer respite from the hot subtropical sunshine.
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1600 Ponce de Leon Drive Fort Lauderdale
8 bedrooms | 8 full, 3 half bathrooms 16,022 sf | 83,385 sf lot
This waterfront masterpiece is nestled on nearly 2 acres in the prestigious Rio Vista community. This 20,000+ sf Georgian home boasts 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 3 half baths, 2 kitchens, an office, workshop, wine cellar, 3rd floor rec room with bar, 6-car garage and a guest house. Only the finest details & finishes have been used throughout. Landscaped by world renowned architect Raymond Jungles. Enjoy breathtaking water views (500â€™ of water frontage) with deep-water dockage. Retreat to your private oasis at 1600 Ponce de Leon Drive.
Offered at $32,000,000 Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Tahiti Beach Island Road Coral Gables 10 bedrooms | 10 full, 2 half bathrooms 21,235 sf | 62,051 sf lot World-class elegance and luxury for the most discriminating resident. Enjoy your very own private beach on 1.5AC with expansive bay views. This custom-built palatial home exemplifies world-class architecture. Nestled into a cove within exclusive, gated Tahiti Beach. No expense has been spared! Soaring ceilings, wine cellar, media room with theater seating, meditation room and elevator are just a few of the perks of lavish living.
Offered at $24,900,000 Saddy Delgado 305.632.4256 email@example.com
3310 Devon Court Coconut Grove 5 bedrooms | 5 full, 3 half bathrooms 10,086 sf | 24,354 sf lot Who says you can’t have it all? Gated & secure modern-day Italian villa lies on a lush double lot in the Grove’s most exclusive community. Exquisitely built smart-home with a craftsman’s attention to detail, this is timeless, understated, elegant living walking distance to all Miami has to offer. Bay views, rooftop retreat, elevator and bonus space including 2 bed / 2 bath playroom, office & gym.
Offered at $11,400,000 Saddy Delgado 305.632.4256 firstname.lastname@example.org
210 Arvida Parkway Coral Gables 6 bedrooms | 5 full, 2 half bathrooms 8,041 sf | 42,689 sf lot Magnificent waterfront estate located in the prestigious Gables Estates community. Spacious great room with soaring ceilings and expansive open areas with light-filled spaces. Poggenpohl designed kitchen. Sumptuous master suite with custom built-in closets. 150ft of water frontage with no bridges to bay.
Offered at $7,900,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 firstname.lastname@example.org
194 Isla Dorada Boulevard Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 4,441 sf | 16,988 sf lot Beautiful and pristine home located in guard gated Cocoplum! Great open spaces and high ceilings throughout. Brand new kitchen opens to family room. Ideal split floor plan with master bedroom upstairs. New AC units, new electrical and updated bathrooms. Community features 24/7 roving security, clubhouse, tennis courts, gym, basketball courts and playground.
Offered at $2,450,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
601 Leucadendra Drive Coral Gables 6 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 8,031 sf | 22,730 sf lot Impressive and unique describe this property in prestigious Gables Estates. Home features views from almost every area of the home, woodwork, light and open gourmet kitchen with beautiful views, limestone floors, living room with two story windows overlooking waterway, spectacular master suite with large sitting room, vaulted ceilings.
Offered at $13,495,000 Dennis Carvajal 786.255.3334 firstname.lastname@example.org
272 Marinero Court Coral Gables 7 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 8,031 sf | 22,730 sf lot Elegant Mediterranean estate with immaculate attention to design and detail. Marble and wood floors, impact doors and windows and interior/exterior speakers are just a few of the fabulous touches. Formal living and dining, breakfast room, gourmet kitchen and family room with built-ins. Crestron system. Wide canal, 65â€™ Ipe custom dock to Biscayne Bay completes this picture-perfect property.
Offered at $8,250,000 Dennis Carvajal 786.255.3334 email@example.com
200 Leucadendra Drive Coral Gables 8 bedrooms | 7 full, 2 half bathrooms 9,180 sf | 48,000 sf lot Fabulous Mediterranean Estate in exclusive Gables Estates. 8 large bedrooms, 7 baths and 2half baths fill this grand estate. Large living and great family spaces perfect for entertaining! Great finishes including gourmet kitchen, marble and wood floors and great built-ins. Large 47,000 sf lot with plenty of green space. 240ft on the water and no bridges to bay.
Offered at $8,900,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saddy Delgado 305.632.4256 email@example.com
8033 Fisher Island Drive Fisher Island 3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 2,530 sf | Oceanside Condo Enjoy panoramic ocean views from this spacious 3-bedroom unit at Oceanside on Fisher Island. Beautiful marble floors. Updated kitchen. Amazing covered terrace.
Offered at $3,250,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyril Matz 305.926.2600 email@example.com
9570 Journeys End Road Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 11,132 sf | 86,786 sf lot Breathtaking home sitting on a two-acre lot in completely private and gated Journeys End. This spectacular estate has been completely redone. Beautiful facade, grand, light filled spaces with soaring ceilings and natural light throughout. Spacious formal living room with bar, huge formal dining room and amazing eat-in kitchen.
Offered at $7,875,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 email@example.com
6919 Sunrise Terrace Coral Gables 7 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 9,322 sf | 25,936 sf lot Located in the prestigious, gated community in Coral Gables, this luxurious home was built in 2006 on a wonderfully oversized lot featuring 150ft water frontage with ocean access, resort-like backyard, high-end finishes, passenger elevator and expansive terraces.
Offered at $7,800,000 Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 firstname.lastname@example.org
Point of Americas Fort Lauderdale
Located on 10 oceanfront acres where Port Everglades Inlet meets the widest and best private beach in Fort Lauderdale, residents enjoy some of the finest views along the Gold Coast from the floor-to-ceiling windows and oversized terraces. Five-star resort amenities include private restaurant, private hotel rooms for ownerâ€™s guests, 24-hour security, pools and beach service.
Up To $3,500,000 Brian Hero 954.854.4870 email@example.com
2525 Sea Island Drive Fort Lauderdale 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 3,829 sf | 9,956 sf lot On one of the most desirable streets in Seven Isles and built in 1991, this 3,829 sq. ft., 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath plus den/4th bedroom residence has impact windows, natural gas generator, 2-car garage, gourmet kitchen with Sub Zero, hardwood flooring, master suite with dual closets and luxurious bath. Heated pool, dock, covered lanai, lush landscaping and 76â€™ waterfront.
Offered at $2,195,000 Brian Hero 954.854.4870 firstname.lastname@example.org
230 Nurmi Drive Fort Lauderdale 6 bedrooms | 7 full, 2 half bathrooms 7,400 sf | 22,500 sf lot This beautiful estate with Old World craftsmanship and finest materials provides a lifestyle suited for the most discriminating. Inviting gourmet kitchen overlooking the sparkling pool and waterway compliments whatâ€™s in store outside - an exceptionally designed patio and bar area ideal for entertaining. Boasting 315â€™ of dockage, this NE point lot masterpiece is ideal for your yacht, minutes to the ocean.
Offered at $6,199,999 Sandra Tagliamonte 954.818.4219 email@example.com
71 Compass Isle Fort Lauderdale 7 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 7,694 sf | 16,443 sf lot 271 feet on the water with protected concrete dockage and intersecting water views, including views of the intracoastal. This home has all new hurricane impact windows and doors, all new cabinetry, Italian flair design, large balcony off master, third floor as a great kids area, elevator, three-car garage and entry gates. 24-hour, guardgated community, walking distance to the ocean.
Offered at $3,895,000 Sandra Tagliamonte 954.818.4219 firstname.lastname@example.org
200 Edgewater Drive Coral Gables 10 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 11,865 sf | 133,789 sf lot Java Head is a beautiful estate built with Old World craftsmanship. The 3-acre property has gardens, tennis, pool, and a 4-car garage. It also has 2 cottages and a 125 ft protected boat slip with ocean access. 11,865 sf, including a 23-foot cathedral ceiling and the finest materials. No bridges to bay & best boat dockage in Miami.
Price Upon Request Kathleen Morris 786.556.6166 email@example.com
Joan Andre 305.904.0007 firstname.lastname@example.org
5711 Granada Boulevard Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 5,000 sf | 15,808 sf lot Elegant, spectacular, enclosed design with Florida subtropical vibe. Wide water views and high bridges to bay on prestigious Coral Gables waterway! Yachtsmanâ€™s paradise of completely remodeled, two-story, walled estate features European courtyard, gated entrance, high ceilings, travertine marble throughout, plus onyx & wood floors in bedrooms and baths.
Offered at $3,295,000 Kathleen Morris 786.556.6166 email@example.com
4060 Kiaora Street Coconut Grove 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 7,040 sf | 36,714 sf lot On one of the best streets in Miami, this property is truly a work of art. Soaring ceilings, 2-story coral fireplaces, polished marble floors, hand-picked western California cedar and custom designed Murano glass doors are accents throughout. The lush acre of grounds features award-winning specimen trees, palms, orchids and ferns. The resort-style pool area features multilevel pools with layers of cascading waterfalls and a tropical grotto.
Offered at $3,899,000 Al Arostegui 305.962.1119 firstname.lastname@example.org
31 SE 5 Street #3515 Miami 3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 1,513 sf | Brickell On The River Condo Enjoy waterfront and city views from this stunning 35th floor northwest corner unit at Brickell on the River! Three separate balconies overlooking the city and the Miami River. Floor-to-ceiling windows. European styled kitchen and more. Walk to the best shops, dining and nightlife in Brickell and Downtown Miami. Lowest priced 3-bedroom!
Offered at $599,000 Jorge A. Fernandez 305.216.0237 email@example.com
Villa Anna Porto Cervo, Italy 6 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms 11,000 sf | 1 acre lot Exclusive villa overlooking crystal-clear turquoise water in Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda. The property was designed by renowned Savin and Couelle and completely renovated in 2012. Featuring six bedrooms each with private bath, spacious living and dining area, maidâ€™s quarters, and large terraces with a spectacular pool area. Porto Cervo offers one of the most luxurious lifestyles in Italy!
Price Upon Request Marisa Mion Chisena 305.807.6845 firstname.lastname@example.org
626 Coral Way #604 Coral Gables 3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms 2,100 sf Enjoy unobstructed, panoramic views of the golf course, city and spectacular tree canopy. Gorgeous sunsets from this elegant unit with private elevator to your foyer. Featuring marble floors, 10ft ceilings, eat-in kitchen, impact windows, small maidâ€™s quarters and more. Located in very desirable and pedestrian friendly Coral Gables, a few blocks from Miracle Mile shops, restaurants and entertainment. Soughtafter Gables on the Green is your private, luxurious lifestyle in a prime location!
Offered at $995,000 Marisa Mion Chisena 305.807.6845 email@example.com
9 Harbor Point Key Biscayne
8 bedrooms | 8 full, 3 half bathrooms 10,993 sf | 27,300 sf lot
Offered at $27,000,000 Enjoy breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay to Downtown Miami from this unique and spectacular Florida tropical vernacular home, designed by renowned architect Cesar Molina. Located on one of Key Biscayneâ€™s most spectacular and private streets, this home -with no expense spared and unparalleled detailsâ€“ boasts custom handcrafted woodwork, impact glass, integrated terrazzo, fine wood and marble flooring throughout, Lutron lighting, generator, dock with lift, private beach entry, and separate guest house with 4-car garage.
Dennis Carvajal 786.255.3334 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
2701 Sea Island Drive Fort Lauderdale 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms 3,959 sf | 10,022 sf lot A true modern masterpiece. This award-wining, custom-built home offers comfort, convenience and amenities without parallel. Featuring limestone and exotic Ipe wood floors. The epicureans kitchen is sleekly stylized with custom wenge wood cabinetry, cast concrete counter and wine storage. Smart home technology, pool, dock and gated entry.
Offered at $3,100,000 William Brown 954.707.6252 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alix Aranza 954.363.1115 email@example.com
2621 Castilla Isle Fort Lauderdale 4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 2,774 sf This classic waterfront home has been lovingly renovated around the charm of original vaulted ceilings and a working fireplace. A granite and stainless steel custom kitchen with walk-in pantry, exercise room and other extras make this a true South Florida family home experience with 90 ft of water frontage.
Offered at $1,775,000 Maria Emilia Salgado 954.646.6586 firstname.lastname@example.org
600 Coral Way #3 Segovia Towers â€“ Coral Gables 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 3,949 sf Allow yourself to indulge in excellence and decadence by owning this magnificent full-floor residence overlooking the spectacular Granada Golf Course and exciting Downtown Coral Gables. This spacious condominium offers an oversized terrace and exquisite living areas, gorgeous fine marble and hardwood floors throughout and an oversized, superb kitchen.
Offered at Price Upon Request Michael Martinez 305.979.9367 email@example.com
205 Caoba Court Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 5,157 sf | 15,330 sf lot Impressive Mediterranean cul-de-sac family residence within gated community Cocoplum. Built with exquisite craftsmanship, using the finest materials such as Brazilian Cherry Wood, highlights luxury living at its best. This beautifully landscaped home features 5,157 sf of living space showcasing cathedral ceilings, vast windows allowing natural light to spill into the rooms, and a magnificent staircase leading to the master suite. The great patio offers exciting barbecue area, salt water pool, and ample room for entertaining family and friends.
Offered at $2,970,000 Michael Martinez 305.979.9367 firstname.lastname@example.org
3000 Natoma Street Coconut Grove 4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 3,850 sf | 19,500 sf lot Viscaya-inspired showplace! Completely updated to today’s modern needs. A coral rock wall and gate enclose the splendid home and six-car motor court. Fireplaces in living room and master. Tray ceilings, gleaming hardwood with intricate parquetry. Park-like setting with fresh water stream, and huge terraces for alfresco parties.
Offered at $1,899,000 THE CHERRY GROUP Sylvia Cherry 305.992.2211 email@example.com
Gary Hecht 305.607.8360 firstname.lastname@example.org
1302 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables 4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 2,837 sf | 14,505 sf lot This Mediterrenean revival historic home has it all! Artfully and carefully restored to preserve 30’s details and charm, yet modernized for today’s comforts. Sun-filled 14,000 sf lot, pool, guest house, two-car garage, fireplace, gorgeous brand new kitchen and baths. Steps to Granada golf course. The home is a contributing structure of the Coral Gables historic district.
Offered at $1,425,000 THE CHERRY GROUP Sylvia Cherry 305.992.2211 email@example.com
Gary Hecht 305.607.8360 firstname.lastname@example.org
1100 Biscayne Boulevard, #4601 Miami 3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 2,106 sf | Marquis Condo Spectacular 180-degree views from this amazing corner unit! Desirable 01 line facing southeast. Private elevator opens into the unit. 10ft ceilings and walls of glass bring natural light in. Beautiful white glass floors and dark wood in the bedrooms. Crestron system, LV lighting and surround sound. Ideal split floor plan.
Offered at $1,365,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
Alina de la Vega MacLean 305.335.8219 firstname.lastname@example.org
3843 Little Avenue Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 8,488 sf | 26,500 sf lot Sophisticated design & unsurpassed quality best describe this spectacular home in guard-gated Ye Little Woods. An ultimate retreat nestled in over an acre of amazing grounds. Abundant natural light fills spacious social areas. Exquisite finishes, detailed millwork, stone & wood floors. Gourmet kitchen opens to huge family room and leads to great oversized covered terrace with summer kitchen. Private media room with bar.
Offered at $4,499,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
121 Bay Colony Drive Fort Lauderdale 4 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms | Pool 5,466 sf | 16,608 sf lot | 3-car garage This stunning estate home is located in Bay Colony, Fort Lauderdale’s most prestigious guard gated waterfront community. Outdoor terraces with manicured gardens, a custom Downsview chef’s kitchen, elevator and 152’ of waterfront are a few amenities of this beautiful home.
Offered at $3,500,000 Dennis Stevick 954.592.2277 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dianne Bunnell 954.552.6026 email@example.com
Michelle Howland 954.658.4712 firstname.lastname@example.org
2300 Barcelona Drive Fort Lauderdale 4 bedrooms | 4 full, 2 half bathrooms | Pool 4,858 sf | 10,314 sf lot | 4-car garage This 90’ deepwater custom-built estate offers unsurpassed old world finishes and steel construction to withstand the test of time. The beautifully designed interior offers custom millwork and exquisite features throughout. Perfect for entertaining, only minutes to Port Everglades and Las Olas.
Offered at $2,950,000 Dennis Stevick 954.592.2277 email@example.com
Dale Atkins 954.592.3457 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Howland 954.658.4712 email@example.com
1063 Hillsboro Mile #808 Ocean Grande 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 2 garage spaces 3,209 sf | Approx. 600sf of balconies Enjoy sunrise and sunset views from this contemporary flowthru home offering direct ocean, Intracoastal and city views. Private elevator to foyer, floor-to-ceiling impact glass, marble, granite, custom lighting and finishes throughout. Italian kitchen opens to living and dining areas, perfect for entertaining.
Offered at $1,600,000 Dennis Stevick 954.592.2277 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Atkins 954.592.3457 email@example.com
Michelle Howland 954.658.4712 firstname.lastname@example.org
2525 NE 21 Street Fort Lauderdale 4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Pool 4,218 sf | 10,006 sf lot | 2-car garage This beautiful Mediterranean inspired residence is located in Coral Ridge, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most sought-after communities. The foyer entry flows seamlessly into dramatic living and dining rooms with 13’ to 17’ tray ceilings, and opens to huge chef’s kitchen with family room.
Offered at $1,295,000 Dennis Stevick 954.592.2277 email@example.com
Dale Atkins 954.592.3457 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Howland 954.658.4712 email@example.com
935 Bella Vista Avenue Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 5 full, 2 half bathrooms 6,797 sf | 15,500 sf lot Giorgio Bali Custom designed & built Italianate Gated Estate with Euro maze gardens in guard gated community along Biscayne Bay. This elegant home offers artegres millwork, media room with projector, 1,400 bottle wine cellar, stainless appliances, butler’s pantry, balconies and French doors for natural light. 42’ seawall, security system and elevator. Covered terrace and infinity pool. No bridges to bay.
Offered at $3,799,000 Marisela Cisneros 305.301.1208 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana De La Fe 786.247.9909 email@example.com
7950 SW 120 Street Pinecrest 6 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 6,667 sf A stately foyer welcomes you to this light-filled Mediterranean gated estate that is made for large family living & great gatherings. Center courtyard & terraces lead to pool & yard. Jerusalem stone & wood floors. Italian gourmet kitchen with butler’s & walk in pantry opens to family room. Master offers sitting area, private terrace and walk-in closets.
Offered at $2,499,000 Claudia Fernandez 305.733.1769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marisela Cisneros 305.301.1208 email@example.com
2627 S. Bayshore Drive #2101 Coconut Grove 4 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 4,026 sf | Grovenor House The Grovenor House is Coconut Groveâ€™s most prestigious address. This unit is built out to perfection: soaring 10â€™ ceilings provide for an abundance of natural light and personify the magnificent views of Biscayne Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, downtown Coral Gables and the downtown Miami skyline. Marble and Wenge Wood flooring throughout. Unique features such as the gourmet kitchen, complete with dual appliances and staff quarters, equal perfection!
Offered at $3,850,000 Ani Sierra 786.427.9662 firstname.lastname@example.org
2627 S. Bayshore Drive #1204 Coconut Grove 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 2,640 sf | Grovenor House The finest luxury living that Coconut Grove has to offer. This designer unit flows through the middle of the building providing complete privacy. Enjoy unobstructed views from every room, may they be sunrises over Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean or dramatic sunsets over downtown Coral Gables. Gourmet kitchen by Snaidero, Miele and Subzero. French Limestone and Carrara Marble flooring throughout complement the contemporary design of this residence.
Offered at $2,195,000 Elizabeth M. Dougherty 305.962.6061 email@example.com
Monserrate Apartments Miami
52,241 sf | 35 units
35 income producing units built in 2011. Centrally located in Little Havana-West Brickell. Impeccable turnkey building. Historically low vacancy. High demand with wait list. 20 - (1) Bed (1) Bath Units, 5 - (2) Bed (1) Bath, 5- (2) Bed (1.5) Bath(s), 5- (2) Bed - (2) Bath. All units have private balconies or oversized terraces. Secure and gated parking. Great price per square foot. Money-making opportunity.
Offered at $7,500,000 Joseph Zichelle 310.623.7017 | 305.505.7995 firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom-Built Modern Retreat Redlands 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1/1 Guest House 5,629+ sf | 2.45 acre lot Modern estate in the Redlands. Enjoy blissful privacy and elegant comfort in this newly built Zen home. Loft-like interiors. Glass enclosed fireplace. Chefâ€™s kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinetry, Subzero appliances, and every bell and whistle. Perfect home for entertaining indoors and out. Saline pool. 2-story guest house and more. Zoned Agricultural.
Price Upon Request Joseph Zichelle 310.623.7017 | 305.505.7995 email@example.com
Jorge Fernandez 305.216.0237 firstname.lastname@example.org
665 NE 25 Street Unit 2103 Edgewater 2 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 1,285 sf No expense spared. Renovated designer unit with endless water views. Turn key and fully furnished. White carrera marble and wide plank solid wood flooring in bedrooms. Upgraded river rock and glass mosaic tile bathrooms with duravit fixtures. Open kitchen and living areas with direct water views. Opportunity to acquire residence with designer finishes and furnishings in Miamiâ€™s hottest Neighborhood.
Offered at $795,000 Joseph Zichelle 310.623.7017 | 305.505.7995 email@example.com
24 S Hibiscus Drive Miami Beach
6 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 13,000 sf | 19,687 sf lot
Offered at $22,500,000 Rare opportunity to own a Unique Masterpiece on guard-gated Hibiscus Island. This 13,000+ square foot modern Mediterranean estate features open living spaces, high ceilings, covered loggias and rooftop terraces. The main house, guest house, boat house and cabana are all set with tiered pools connected by walkways. Open bay and downtown views with over 150 feet of water frontage to accommodate a large vessel. Perfect for entertainment. Has been featured in multiple magazines, movies and videos.
Mirce (Miki) Curkoski 786.395.2139 firstname.lastname@example.org
Albert Justo 786.326.9613 email@example.com
South Beach Mediterranean Villa-Hotel 1350 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 5 bedrooms | 5 full, 2 half bathrooms 5,188 sf | 7,000 sf lot South Beach Mediterranean Villa-Hotel with 5 magnificent suites and world-class amenities. Exquisitely renovated 3-building courtyard property with swimming pool, steam room and private parking for 4 cars. Own and operate this first-class vacation villa; enjoy as an elegant, turnkey residence; or create high-end retail or restaurant, one block from Ocean Drive and the beach.
Offered at $8,850,000 Susan Gale 305.695.4253 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Beach Modern Masterpiece 2228 Park Avenue, Miami Beach 7 bedrooms | 6 full, 2 half bathrooms 10,263 sf | 5,956 sf lot South Beach Modern Masterpiece on Park Avenue across from the Miami City Ballet and Bass Museum. Two waterfront 4-level townhomes each with private elevator and 2-car garage. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and soaring 20+ ft ceilings. 3rd level balcony and rooftop sundeck with ocean views. Commercial zoning allows for hotel, retail, restaurant, office and more... unique live/work, production/events space.
Offered at $7,000,000 Susan Gale 305.695.4253 email@example.com
KAI at Bay Harbor Bay Harbor Islands
1 to 3-bedroom units From 1,100 to 3,200 square feet
Suitably located just a few minutes from the beach, Bal Harbour Shops, and the Indian Creek golf course. Kai offers beautiful surroundings and leisure at your immediate reach. This boutique gem in Bay Harbor Islands consists of 57 spacious and luminous one, two and three-bedroom residences ranging from 1,100 to 3,200 square feet in size. Staying true to its boutique fashion, Kai features innovative architecture and world-class design.
Starting at $515,000 786.288.0874 9940 W Bay Harbor Drive Bay Harbor Islands, Florida 33154
Ocean Seven Surfside Seven luxury four-story residences One breathtaking oceanfront setting Ocean Seven has been designed with large, dramatic expanses of glass, creating spaces flooded with natural light that showcase the allure of the ocean. Each residence features gourmet-inspired kitchens with high-end appliances. The design plan of each Ocean Seven residence offers a first-floor great room and kitchen; second-floor children’s suites with individual baths; third-floor master suite with spa bath—all crowned by a rooftop terrace level with private pool, wet bar, summer kitchen, and convenient half bath.
Starting at $3,850,000 305.901.3071 firstname.lastname@example.org 9501 Collins Avenue Surfside, Florida 33154
Victoria Park at Twelve Fort Lauderdale 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 1,842 sf | 2-Car Garage 16 new construction luxury townhomes in the heart of Victoria Park. Just steps from the world-class tennis facility at Holiday Park, enjoy a desirable cul-de-sac location and close proximity to Las Olas and Downtown. Light & bright modern tri-level townhomes feature 2-car garage, Euro style kitchens & baths, 9’ ceilings and more. Groundbreaking in May 2014 and completion in Summer 2015.
Starting at $649,000 Brian Hero 954.854.4870 email@example.com
Pumpkin Key Private Island in the Florida Keys Pumpkin Key is a private island with 26 acres just 10 minutes by helicopter to Miami and 10 minutes by boat to a waterfront home with dockage at Ocean Reef. Self sufficient with water and electric in place from shore to 12 large bay front lots. Currently the island features a main home, two caretaker’s cottages, dock master’s apartment, tennis courts, and a 20-slip marina able to accommodate a mega yacht. The island serves as an ideal family compound or could be bought by several families and developed into a “club within a club” of the Ocean Reef community. Offering the permitted ability to build 12 homes, each on bay front lots of one and one-half acres with water, electric, and telephone extended from shore. With the development of a private club, family and friends can achieve another level of privacy and exclusivity. Additionally, common areas could be developed near the pristine beach and marina on Pumpkin Key for dining and socializing together.
Offered at $110,000,000 Russell Post 305.367.2027 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy panoramic views of Card Sound Bay with the most spectacular sunsets all year long. This domestic Caribbean island offers safety, security and privacy in a location with close proximity to Miami and Ocean Reef. Arrive by boat from Ocean Reef or by helicopter from Miami and depart whenever you want – or not at all.
Bryleigh Manor Nissequogue, NY 6 bedrooms | 8.5 bathrooms 10,000+ sf | 3.49 acre lot Waterfront Brick Manor home on Long Island Sound. Built in 2006 it combines the best of present day amenities with classical architectural detail and fine workmanship. Marble entry foyer with sweeping bridal staircase, quality wood flooring and moldings, and bowling alley. Situated on 3.5 Acres of formal gardens, with pool, cabana, outdoor pizza oven, and 4-car garage.
Offered at $7,950,000 Marianne J. Koke 631.584.6600 ext. 206 email@example.com
3 Saddle Ridge Road Old Westbury, NY 6 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 13,000 sf | 19,687 sf lot Masterpiece. Significant price reduction. Extraordinary European inspired Country Estate set within one of Old Westburyâ€™s most exclusive multimillion dollar communities on 4 acres of original Vanderbilt Estate. Rich architectural details, unique finishes, inlaid floors, master retreat, media, gym, wine cellar, tennis, 2-room guest suite, pool, tennis, sportcourt and gated courtyard entrance. Jericho Schools.
Offered at $6,899,000 Ellen Zipes 516.626.7600 ext. 15 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jared Zipes 516.626.7600 ext. 16 email@example.com
Oyster Bay Cove New York 9 bedrooms | 8.5 bathrooms 16,022 sf | Over 19 acre lot Rare opportunity to own a Gold Coast Estate set on 19 tranquil acres. The house is perfect for entertaining with a grand ballroom. Antique paneling from a house in Biarritz, England and Salem, Massachusetts. The estate includes a swimming pool with large pool house, a pond, cottage and an extensive barn complex with apartment. Wonderful water views. Masterpiece Listing.
Offered at $5,750,000 Margy Hargraves 631.692.6770 ext. 227 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy Moriarty 631.692.6770 ext. 224 email@example.com
9 Trusdale Drive Old Westbury, NY 6 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 13,000 sf | 19,687 sf lot Magnificent contemporary Mediterranean with new geo thermal system. Most unique design. Fabulous new kitchen and baths. Two story living room with glass doomed ceiling. Breathtaking views from every room of spectacular grounds and fountained pool set in 3000 sf of Carrara marble patio, tennis, and 3-car garage, 2 acres. Jericho Schools.
Offered at $3,800,000 Ellen Zipes 516.626.7600 ext. 15 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jared Zipes 516.626.7600 ext. 16 email@example.com
Estate in the Canadian Rockies Kestrel Ridge Calgary, Alberta Discover Kestrel Ridge farm, an iconic 160-acre property cradling the Elbow River and just moments from Calgary’s metropolitan centre. Nestled in the foothills of the pristine Canadian Rockies, this highly coveted country estate sits on the last remaining area of untouched plateau before ascending into the revered Alberta mountain ridges. With a 11,000 sq. ft. modern concept luxury log home, and a guest house that doubles as staff quarters, there’s ample accommodations. An enticing environment for exploring all the wonders of the great outdoors just 20 minutes from downtown, this charming ranch is an ideal investment for those enamored with the equestrian lifestyle.
Offered at $30,000,000 Andy Taylor 416.994.2118 firstname.lastname@example.org
Corinne Poffenroth 403.804.2444 email@example.com
Elegant Country Estate Caledon, Ontario Come home to Villa Florentine, an iconic estate that sits atop the sweeping hills of the Caledon countryside, just moments from town where you’ll discover all the amenities you desire. Abandon the whirlwind of city life for a tranquil escape ripe for contemplation. As the dawn invites you outside to your expansive deck above 80 acres of land, awaken to the invigorating sunrise that shimmers across your private lake below. The charm of old world antiquity meets modern extravagance in this impressive 10,000 sq. ft. home featuring two luxurious coach houses covered in climbing vines and a fully-outfitted equestrian facility. Plush gardens surround the estate, the swimming pool and cabana to create a true artist oasis.
Offered at $19,900,000 Andy Taylor 416.994.2118 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paces End Atlanta, GA Paces End, located in Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead community, is the epitome of grand Southern living. Situated on 23 acres overlooking the Chattahoochee River, the three residences on the estate illustrate extraordinary craftsmanship, timeless elegance and sophistication – a private oasis within the city. The borders of the exquisite gardens are arranged in drifts of fall and spring bloomers with summer flowers sown in throughout. Roses, peonies, phlox, sweet William and many others take their turn at performing.
Price Upon Request Betsy Akers 404.372.8144 email@example.com
Carol Dean Davis 404.824.4100 firstname.lastname@example.org
4327 E. Conway Drive Atlanta, GA 5 bedrooms | 5 full and 2 half bathrooms 9,322 sf | 25,936 sf lot Luxury abounds at this exquisite estate in Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead community. Situated on 2.4 acres, this home features an Italian arch and intricate custom details. An elegant master suite, guest bedroom suite, gourmet kitchen, dining room, living room, den and laundry room are all found on the main floor with 13-foot ceilings. Exceptional outdoor living with a stunning loggia, pool, gardens and screen porch with fireplace.
Offered at $5,700,000 Kay Quigley 404.933.6637 email@example.com
444 E Coconut Palm Road Boca Raton
8 bedrooms | 8 full, 2 half bathrooms 8,233 sf | 21,208 sf lot
Offered at $8,995,000 “Villa Hilary” is an extraordinary waterfront property owned by the award-winning British entrepreneur and celebrity Hilary Devey. This yachtsmen’s paradise has more than 100 feet of seawall and an additional separate, protected cove grotto boat dock. Located on a cul-de-sac, the villa has a formal foyer, expansive 30 foot plus ceilings, keystone columns, polished travertine marble floors, fireplace, impact glass windows and a formal dining room with a separate living room all looking out through glass walls of light onto manicured gardens.
Carol Cassis 305.205.6639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephan Burke 305.215.7833 email@example.com
6959 Sunrise Drive Coral Gables
6 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 8,111 sf | 16,500 sf lot
Located in Sunrise Harbour, a guard-gated tropical hamlet in sunny Coral Gables, the Mar-a-Villa was conceived by noted architect, Ramon Pacheco, and its current owners a little less than 10 years ago. The level of architectural detail is profound and offers a glimpse of a style that is reminiscent of life along the Mediterranean coast. The result is an inspirational estate directly positioned on much-photographed Biscayne Bay. Rising up three impressive stories, you are first welcomed by a towering fountain, similar to that of fountains in Portofino, and graceful curving staircases. In addition, there are bonus recreational areas and a full bathroom at pool level. Its lofty foyer entry is, of course, grand but your eyes will feast on the phenomenal open bay views right from the entry. On occasion, dolphins have been spotted frolicking in these beautiful, warm waters. The Mar-a-Villa was designed for maximum impact of the water as it blends inside and outside living by the use of the many covered and uncovered balconies, terraces and windows. With 100 feet on the bay, the estate boasts a concrete, full-service â€œTâ€? dock that will accommodate up to 4 vessels. So, come by boat or come by chariot, your trophy bayfront estate has hit the market and is for the taking at a list price of $8,450,000.
Offered at $8,450,000 Mauricio J. Barba 305.444.7224 firstname.lastname@example.org
506 Sunset Road Coral Gables
6 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms 7,550 sf | 28,600 sf lot
Offered at $5,495,000 Elegance takes on a whole new meaning in this stunningly conceived French style country home, beautifully built in 2008. Discover the pleasure of urban living and walk to shops, nightlife, schools and more. Located on an impressive 28,600 sq. ft. lot in a storybook setting, with room for a wide variety of family needs and wants. Large Main House plus separate guest house and separate two story gym or office with loft. Enchanting, large heated salt-water pool and expansive patios. Wonderful beyond words.
Jo-Ann Forster 305.778.5555 JoAnn@UniqueHomesofMiami.com
Brian Forster Shapiro 305.978.8655 Brian@UniqueHomesofMiami.com
2800 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables
6 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 7,113 sf | 30,625 sf lot
Offered at $4,985,000 Built by Legacy Custom Homes, this showcase property will appeal to the most discerning buyers. Generously scaled rooms ideal for entertaining. Inlaid marble and wood floors. Large living room with fireplace. Grand sized dining room. Cookâ€™s kitchen with seating for 18 plus adjoining family room. Handsome office with custom cabinetry. Master plus 5 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Elevator. Covered Summer Kitchen. Resort-style, heated pool and patios. Gated. Automobile courtyard. Timeless and Classic!
Jo-Ann Forster 305.778.5555 JoAnn@UniqueHomesofMiami.com
Brian Forster Shapiro 305.978.8655 Brian@UniqueHomesofMiami.com
3737 Collins Avenue, PH2 Miami Beach
5 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 3,910 sf | The Caribbean Condo
Absolutely chic & modern Miami Beach penthouse with amazing ocean views located in boutique building steps from the beach! Private elevator opens into this amazing flow-through unit designed by award-winning Bisou Studios with oversized 1,600 sf wrap-around terrace. White glass floors, custom wall treatments, double volume ceilings & only the finest finishes. Beachfront building features cabanas, valet parking, state-of-the-art fitness center, wine cellar and humidor.
Offered at $7,300,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
6235 SW 135 Street Pinecrest
7 bedrooms | 6 full, 2 half bathrooms 7,620 sf | 38,768 sf lot
Offered at $3,375,000 Live in elegant comfort in this majestic estate which was custom built on 38,000+ sq ft of manicured gardens with the perfect balance between luxury and enjoyment of modern living. Offering 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 half baths, 3 car garage, fireplace and separate 1/1 guest house. Beautiful exterior living with pergolas and summer kitchen overlooking stunning pool.
Marlene de Cespedes 305.395.1077 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosario â€œRosiâ€? Borroto 305.490.8176 email@example.com
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The 11-story luxury condo is expected to be completed in early 2016.
by Wade Trosclair
Units range from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet.
An artist’s rendering of the ultra-modern lobby
What’s Next The Privilege of Privage
“The Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is filled with mega-yachts and the sort of nightlife and cultural offerings found in metropolises like New York, Paris, Monte Carlo, Saint-Tropez or Dubai. There’s already a plethora of luxury residences to accommodate those wanting to take advantage of it all—and next year, one more will be ready for the taking. Privage—designed by Adache Group Architects (the group behind the W Resort & Residences) and developed by Grand Birch LLC, an affiliate of Ceiba Group—is expected to attract lots of baby boomers looking to downsize their space, says Ceiba’s Executive Vice President Jeremy Bedzow. The 22 units range from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet with private elevator access. Aesthetically speaking, Privage—located at 325 North Birch Road—is a welcome addition to the waterfront. “The beach is all about water, light and wind,” says Bedzow, adding that the building, while modern, “blends in perfectly with its natural surroundings” on the Intracoastal Waterway. Curved balconies emulate the Intracoastal current and nearby Atlantic Ocean waves, while floor-to-ceiling windows flood each unit with Florida sun, breezes and amazing views. Inside are modern perks like steam showers, fireplaces and solariums. For certain, boomers moving in from their luxury homes and into the condominium need not worry about giving up any of the comforts they may be used to. Amenities abound at Privage: Residents can visit the wine cellar
for a bottle to sip on their balcony, or stop by the indoor/outdoor cocktail lounge for a drink. They can plunge into the resort-style pool overlooking the Intracoastal, then hit the spa. Yachters will want to get in early to lay claim to one of the eight slips the building is planning to have available. Located right in the Central Beach neighborhood, Privage is within walking distance of the best restaurants, shopping, art galleries and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. As Bedzow puts it, Privage is “in the heart of everything Fort Lauderdale has to offer.” Privilege indeed has its place. ◗ Units start at $2 million and are available by priority reservation through ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Development Division (305.570.3251; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies maximize the view.
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We inaugurate the line of limited edition contemporary furniture from Thomas Riley Studio. Directly inspired by Versailles with the approval of The Versailles Foundation, Inc. The collection consists of casegoods & accessories, featuring a late seventeenth century aerial plan of the Château & Parc, woven as a hand-knotted, undyed pure wool rug, 14’x16’. Designed by Chad Jensen / www.thomasrileystudio.com / 239.594.1098 / Naples, FL USA
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