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Roberts jumped at the chance to fly to Indonesia to interview Chris Burch about his resort, Nihiwatu. The seasoned traveler had been to the remote island before and was excited to see the changes Burch had made since her last visit. Editor-at-large for Departures and a columnist for The Financial Times, Roberts has been traveling the world as a travel writer since she joined the launch team of British Condé Nast Traveller in the nineties. Based out of a seaside village in Dorset, England, Roberts’ recent assignments have taken her from Indonesia to Papua New Guinea to Rwanda, France and Greece.
Olga Connor “Arist to Watch: René Francisco,” p. 18 A prominent presence in the Hispanic cultural scene in Miami, Connor welcomed the opportunity to chat with Cuban artist René Francisco about his art. Cuban-born Connor is a Sunday columnist for the Arts and Letters section of Miami’s El Nuevo Herald and has interviewed international names like Octavio Paz, Yevgeni Yevtushenko, Margot Fonteyn, Lydia Cabrera, Gonzalo Rojas and Edward Villella. She earned a Ph.D in romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a Hispanic literature professor for more than 20 years at Swarthmore College, Dickinson College, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Miami and Florida International University.
“The Great Entertainer,” p. 58 Nayar writes about design, architecture, art and people, regularly contributing to a variety of publications, including Interior Design, Ocean Drive, Hamptons and Luxe magazines. She has written several books, including most recently Living in Style New York (teNeues, 2014), which features 20 stunning residences by New York’s most notable interior designers. For this issue, Nayar— who divides her time between New York and Miami with her husband—interviewed socialite Cornelia Guest on the essentials for entertaining with ease and style.
“Chefs at Sea,” p. 42 New York–based Werner, who wrote about yacht chefs 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 editor for Departures and her current roles as a contributing editor for Forbes Life and a columnist, writing “The Travel Connoisseur” column for forbes.com.
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SOUTH FLORIDA’S LIFESTYLE IS SIMPLY INTOXICATING. With experiences curated by the world’s best tastemakers and innovators, there’s no shortage of art and culture, exquisite properties, cuisine and emerging design here. It draws you in—and makes you long for more. My addiction to South Florida is led by the fresh faces and bold evolution of the place I call home, always introducing something new and exciting. A striking transformation is now taking place in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood thanks to Hong Kong–based Swire and all of the other creative minds and innovators behind Brickell City Centre. In this issue, we get to know Swire and how it is making Miami the city of the future. We also introduce you to the Pratesi family, the royal family of Italian sheets, who have been welcoming some of the most famous people to bed and bath for generations. We sat down with siblings Federico and Isabella Pratesi to discuss the brand’s worldwide expansion, which includes a new home in Miami’s Design District that’s fit for a king. Collecting is synonymous with the Sotheby’s lifestyle. With Miami’s art season upon us, we’ve talked to top artists and gallerists about new mediums and industry news sure to pique your interest. Cuban artist René Francisco touches on Art Basel and architect Rene Gonzalez discusses his passion for design and the indelible mark he is leaving on Miami. As art cognoscenti, yacht enthusiasts and oenophiles descend on South Florida, they hunger for not just art but also a culinary experience. We look at the top Miami dining destinations, where the vistas are just as appetizing as the menus. We also explore dining on board by visiting the galleys of some of the finest yacht chefs who are making their own waves in the culinary world. For those seeking a great retail fix, we look at the planned completion of the Design District this fall with new shops such as Valentino, Tom Ford and Miu Miu, among others. Capturing the lifestyles of interesting people and how they live around the globe is central to our magazine. In this issue, we travel to the Indonesian island of Sumba, where Chris Burch takes us to his real-life Bali Ha’i. Cornelia Guest, the New York socialite and debutante turned expert hostess, offers insider tips on adding the right touches to any party you may be planning this season. As South Florida continues to experience a real-estate buying spree, attracting the likes of billionaires from Buenos Aires to Moscow, Miami continues to reinvent itself, leading the market with its ideal pricing compared with major global cities like London, New York and Paris. Miami is hotter than ever and, as you’ll learn from the pages of this magazine, it shows no signs of cooling off.
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Clockwise from left: Jimi Hendrix 1969 Toronto concert poster; The Beatles 1966 San Francisco concert poster; Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to “Like a Rolling Stone”
a collection of Memorabilia from beloved rock stars hits a high note at auction.
Over the summer, the original handwritten lyrics for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” sold for a little more than $2 million, making them the most expensive rock lyrics ever sold at auction. The previous record holder was John Lennon’s “A Day in the Life” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which sold for $1.2 million in 2010. The lyrics, purchased by an anonymous telephone bidder during Sotheby’s first sale of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia in more than a decade, were handwritten by Dylan on stationery from The Roger Smith Hotel in Washington, D.C. They show the now iconic refrain “How Does It Feel/To Be on Your Own/Like a Complete Unknown” alongside doodles and lyrics that didn’t make it into the final song, such as “Dry Vermouth, You’ll Tell the Truth.” The piece provides a tantalizing slice of 1960s music history as well as a fascinating look into the mindset of one of the century’s most compelling songwriters. Although Dylan’s anthem was the showpiece of the auction, there were plenty of other highlights from the sale, among them: a 1969 Jimi Hendrix concert poster for Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto sold for $3,438; Michael Jackson’s red military jacket ($10,000); Elvis Presley’s peacock jumpsuit ($245,000); and a concert poster for The Beatles’ 1966 show in Candlestick Park, San Francisco ($8,750).
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The Magic of Mondrian
In our rapid-fire world of 24-hour news cycles and constant status updates, the meditative paintings of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian have not only endured but influenced design in many other realms as well. Mondrian’s work first came into vogue after World War I, when modern art movements such as Cubism, Fauvism and Post-Impressionism began to flourish. In the 70 years since his death, Mondrian’s paintings—filled with colorful blocks and clean lines—have inspired Yves Saint Laurent’s 1956 collection of shift dresses, Le Corbusier’s architecture, shoes by Nike and album covers by The White Stripes. “People are always awed by his work,” says Thomas Boyd-Bowman, Impressionist and modern art specialist at Sotheby’s in London. “Its simplicity is quite striking because we live in a very busy world full of objects that have meanings, functions and emotional ties. When we see a Mondrian, we lose all that and can just reflect on what it is to look at color and these beautifully serene images. In the end, what you get is this sort of simplicity and utility, and that’s what modernism is all about.” Last summer, Composition with Red, Blue and Grey, 1927, signed by Mondrian (left), sold in London for $25.9 million, making it one of the most expensive Mondrians ever sold.
The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, a one-of-akind postage stamp from 1856, sold this summer for a record $9.5 million. The pint-sized piece was once owned by the late multimillionaire John DuPont, who purchased it in 1980 for $935,000. The previous recordholder for world’s most expensive stamp was held by the Treskilling Yellow, a Swedish stamp worth $2.2 million.
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Treasures of the South Pacific From left: Head of Staff God, atua rakau, Cook Islands; Pou whakairo figure, New Zealand; Hei tiki pendant, New Zealand
November 5: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London November 12: Magnificent Jewels, Geneva November 14: Photographs, Paris November 18–19: Modern and Post-War British Art, London November 25–26: Modern and Contemporary Art, Milan December 2: Swiss Art, Zurich December 10: African and Oceanic Art, Paris December 17: À Table, Paris March 25: Made in Britain, London
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Artist to Watch
René By Olga Connor
Clockwise from above: René Francisco; Heaven, 2010; Francisco being tossed into a pool by his beloved students
René Francisco is reinventing the very concept of
He continued to travel extensively, however, and
art, on a global scale. He has started a transforma-
since 1994 he has been to Colombia, Germany, Hol-
tion of the environment around him, bringing art to
land, Belgium, France, Finland, Switzerland, China,
the community in a practical way. Recording it for
Malta, Peru, Brazil, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, Por-
posterity is part of that artistic endeavor, and involv-
tugal, Canada and the United States. He has lived in
ing his students—whom he gathers around a pool to
Berlin and is now a guest professor in The Hague.
meditate about art— is the manifestation of those
Even before his travels began, he was exposed
concepts. Paraphrasing Marcel Duchamp’s thoughts
to international influences while studying at the ISA.
on the creative act, Francisco proposes: “The artist
“We would receive this influence from our profes-
is like a sharpshooter who works and collaborates
sors, who were vanguard artists and were breaking
secretly with culture.”
the wall that made it impossible to get contempo-
Francisco is far from isolated in his artistic endeav-
rary information—literary as well as visual—about
ors. The Cuban artist is well rooted in his community,
what was happening outside of the Cuban context
but—through his studies at the Instituto Superior
in the previous 20 years,” recalls Francisco. These
de Arte (ISA) in Havana and his travels around the
teachings were supposedly forbidden, but this was
world—he has developed international relations and
the glasnost and perestroika period at the end of
vital access to European advances in his field.
the 1980s in the Soviet Union, which influenced in-
In 1990, Francisco left his homeland for the first
tellectual thinking in Cuba. “Upon returning from
time to visit Spain. “It was the moment in which a great
their limited travel, those professors would bring us
part of the artists of my generation left for other coun-
books by Joseph Kosuth, Sol Le Wit, Umberto Eco,
tries,” says Francisco. “I lived in Spain for eight months
Michel Foucault and other contemporary think-
and another nine months in Mexico [City].” But he re-
ers, rare or prohibited in the island, and numerous
turned to Cuba, in spite of the fact that locals were liv-
magazines such as Art News, Art in America and Art
ing through a difficult period on the island at that time.
Forum,” says Francisco.
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On Art Basel René Francisco muses about Miami’s premier arts festival. “I am not an artist who is currently inserted in the gallery circle … but I visited Art Basel for the first time last year, and I think it holds a high level in the central exhibits, as there are about 20 other fairs going on— open studios, museums, etc.— which makes [Art Basel] a biennial event of commercial art. “I thought Permission to Be Global by CIFO was wonderful. It is really significant that the growing work by the Latin American galleries is connecting artists and collectors from places such as Havana, Bogota, Lima and Rio. This was unthinkable 10 years ago. Above all, I was impressed by the extraordinary avalanche of knowledgeable people, similar to those found in Venice, Berlin, London and Madrid. There are also collectors from all countries, and many Latin American artists represented by renowned galleries. “Miami is changing, and it is now a window to what is happening in Latin American art. This makes it a city whose context has not been known before—a place of art with a new museum, the Pérez Art Museum, which opened its doors during Art Basel. Even with the conceptual dispersion in this museum, it will contribute to give a profile, a cultural context. Eventually, it will act as a promotional center for the market, a place where one will be able to see thematic exhibits and personal showings by artists of other continents.”
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Left: Francisco (third from right) with his students in front of Ciudad Generosa. Below: Historias Cruzadas, 2007
In 1985, while still studying at the ISA, Francisco began teaching Alexandre Arrechea and Dagoberto Rodríguez in his drawing classes at Cuba’s Escuela Nacional de Artes. They would later advance to the ISA and join him in his studies there, which became an important encounter in his career. “At that time, I was beginning to understand pedagogy as a work tool for doing art in the open air, trying to break the limits between one discipline and another,” Francisco explains. “It was precisely with those students that I started working on that concept. I believe Dagoberto and Alexandre were the ones who named this experimental project “Through a Pragmatic Pedagogy” [Desde una Pragmática Pedagógica]. This united us during the school year as a working collective. Later on, they became Los Carpinteros [The Carpenters], together with Marco Castillo, and I have always maintained with them a curious relationship.” Los Carpinteros believe in working collectively, like the members of an old-fashioned guild but with a sophisticated, modern approach. The idea is that greater art can be achieved through student-
generated concerns about art as a way of attaining
professor interaction. Francisco visited barrios in
knowledge and analyzing reality,” says Francisco.
deer straits in Havana, El Romerillo and Buenavista,
Since then, several generations of Cuban artists
working with his students until he could accomplish
have practiced a referential art as a transformational
an artistic turn in various projects, such as Agua
tool and to judge social ideological problems beyond
Benita, Buenavista, La Habana, 2004/05 and Patio
formal preoccupations. And for Francisco himself—
de Nin, Barrio El Romerillo, La Habana, 2004.
from his community projects to his individual paint-
These ideas about art in progress greatly influenced Francisco’s generation of artists. “[They]
ings, working with students or toiling alone—his art is always a reflection on life. ◗ ONELIFE
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Tucked in New York City’s gritty Bowery is a young gallery bursting with talent. Here, a look inside On Stellar Rays and the mind of its owner/director, Candice Madey.
Radiant World, 2014, Zipora Fried
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At 1 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side of New York City sits the light and airy gallery On Stellar Rays. Owner and dealer Candice Madey moved into the space last fall, joining many other young and well-established galleries in the neighborhood, like Clifton Benevento and Simone Subal, as well as the SANAA–designed New Museum around the corner. Comfortable in her vision and the operation of her gallery, she signed a 10-year lease. “I always have a very long view for the gallery,” says Madey. “I know it’s harder. There were many, many times where I’ve had to make choices and I knew I was doing things the difficult way, putting things at risk, but I’ve wanted to do it that way.” Madey’s confidence reflects a sharp acumen as a market player. Trained in art history as an undergraduate, she pursued an MBA, familiarizing herself with the ebb and flow of the art and financial markets.
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Desk Set 3, 2013, JJ Peet (left); The Bible: These Words Are Alive, 2014, video still, Tommy Hartung (below)
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ALAC, 2014 (installation view), John Houck
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By Paul Soto Machine Gun Lover, 2014, JJ Peet
A (from the series Research Park, FL), 2014, Rochelle Feinstein
Photography beyond the technical “Photography is an area so rich in experimentation, however the artists who interest me most are the ones who transcend the technical and really employ it as a means for other ideas. I find John Houck, Letha Wilson, Tamar Halpern and Zipora Fried are working with the medium in incredibly innovative ways, fusing it with printmaking, sculpture, painting and drawing (respectively) to entirely new ends. And Rochelle Feinstein, who has had a long and rich career as a painter, is now working with printing techniques and integrating the photographic into her work. The technologies allow for new and rich experimentation, but the best work is rooted in personal, political and historical ideas outside the medium.” Return to materiality in contemporary art “I love how much interest there is these days in traditional ‘craft’ in contemporary art—to the extent that it relates to the artist’s broader practice and intent. JJ Peet was working in ceramics long before his more conceptual projects in video, broadcast TV and radio, and studying sculpture at Yale, and now he works on both concurrently. Julia Bland is doing extraordinarily innovative painting using textiles and traditional weaving techniques. I suspect this is all a reaction against the Internet craze. In the end, we all long for something more tactile, substantial, real—ideas that have the potential to transcend trends and have long-term relevance.”
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But when she opened her gallery in 2008, it was in the midst of the global economic recession—her first show’s reception fell on the eve before the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Madey dug in her heels, shaping her program around an array of critically minded content, much of it dealing reflexively with the market itself and its unstable, alienating qualities. “JJ Peet and Alix Pearlstein’s shows were very responsive to that moment of decline and anxiety in New York,” she says. She built a small but extremely dedicated audience in New York and Europe, which led shortly thereafter to the inclusion of five of her gallery artists in the prestigious “Greater New York” exhibition at MoMA PS1 in 2010. “That was the moment when the gallery really found its foundation, and new collectors were coming in and taking in the works of all of these artists who were making very different works from one another,” says Madey. Many of On Stellar Rays’ artists have seen success since then, thanks to Madey’s slow, methodical and sustainable means of supporting their work through her relationships with curators, serious collectors and critics. Last summer, one of Madey’s critical darlings, Los Angeles–based John Houck, was included in the group show “Fixed Variable” at Hauser & Wirth in New York, contextualizing himself alongside peers like Lucas Blalock and Chris Wiley as a new generation of emerging photographers. The show successfully introduced Houck to a broader market while he maintained his core collector base, ensuring the longevity of the work on the market. And many of On Stellar Rays’ artists are regularly included in international group exhibitions—like London-based artist Athanasios Argianas, whose work is currently part of “Art or Sound” at the Fondazione Prada in Venice (through November 3). This fall, Madey and On Stellar Rays will present solo exhibitions by Zipora Fried and Tommy Hartung. Fried’s show, “I Hope the Moon Explodes,” constitutes a psychologically and physically expansive installation within the gallery. Hartung will present a new, feature-length video that allegorizes the making of the Old Testament of the Bible with stop-motion animation and real-time footage.
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Lilly, 2014, Zipora Fried
Also a serious player on the art fair circuit, On Stellar Rays will present Debo Eilers and Rochelle Feinstein at FIAC in Paris this October. “I have built a following in Brussels, so it feels good to continue to supplement the gallery’s program by showing at fairs in Europe,” Madey says. 1 Rivington St., New York City, 212.598.3012, onstellarrays.com ◗ ONELIFE
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Riva is the new riverfront condo that every agent who sells luxury has at the top of their list. And every buyer who wants to live on the water has squarely in their sights. With over $35 million in sales in half a year, Riva is already the most successful new prestige address in town. And with exceptionally large 2 and 3 bedroom models from $700,000 to over $3 million, it has the answer for everyone who wants to live right on the water. And above it. Visit our waterfront sales gallery just north of Sunrise, across the river from Galleria and the park. Entrance drive at 1180 N. Federal Hwy. 954.233.3288 riva-condo.com.
La Dolce Vita Where the River Meets the Park.
Architect Rene Gonzalez
By Paige Bowers
Whether you’re in a historic district or in the middle of the Jordanian desert, you’re always trying to capture the essential qualities of the place.... I like to distill those qualities down to their essential elements.”
Clockwise from right: Miami’s upcoming Glass condominium; Glass; the penthouse at Glass; the penthouse pool; CIFO; Rene Gonzalez; Indian Creek residence
After working for Richard Meier & Partners on the Getty Museum and Center in Los Angeles, Cuban-born Rene Gonzalez forged his own path in Miami, where he was raised, with imaginative projects that include the CIFO Art Space as well as various private residences. He’ll make his mark on Miami Beach’s vibrant South of Fifth neighborhood with the 18-story Glass condo tower, which is scheduled for completion in 2015. ONE Life talked to Gonzalez about his work and the art of creating a memorable space. ONE: How has being a Miami native helped you understand what the city needs, architecturally? And how have some of your projects helped shape your hometown? RG: I would like to think that all of my projects respond to the environmental qualities of a place. By understanding the city so intimately, I can capture its essence and have people experience that through architecture. [In Miami,] it’s about the open space, the amazing sunsets, the fact that the sky and the bay are ever-present. In the spaces I create, you can sense these qualities, whether they’re reflected in the space or amplified through physical connections between the interior and exterior.
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ONE: You designed the most expensive private home ever sold in Miami-Dade County, and by all accounts that home raised your profile. In what ways have your life and work changed since then? RG: The Indian Creek house, because of its price tag, resonates as something that is really meant to pamper the person inhabiting the house. I think that we’ve been fortunate in that it has allowed us to develop other projects like that with a certain level of exclusivity and specialness—things like Glass, for example. ONE: Glass is your first condominium. What made it such an interesting creative challenge for you? RG: The scale is interesting because it’s a tower, but it also has an urban condition in that it sits on an urban street with historical buildings adjacent to it. So I had to address the scale of the street; the scale of the surrounding historic buildings; and what you see when you’re across the causeway, you’re five or 15 blocks away, or you’re standing in front of the building. Whether you’re in a historic district or in the
middle of the Jordanian desert, you’re always trying to capture the essential qualities of the place. In the historic district, you interpret the surroundings in the façade through patterns and proportions; the mass of the building and its geometry respond directly to the nearby buildings. With Art Deco, there’s a horizontality and speed and kind of dynamism that is also captured within our project. But I like to distill those qualities down to their essential elements rather than mimic the decorative element or abstract it. Art Deco tries to create a feeling of modernity through speed, so with Glass I tried to figure out how we could create the same feeling. That kind of
reading and filtering and interpretation is important for us to do whether it’s with urban surroundings or an environmental element such as the blue sky. ONE: What can we expect from your firm this year? RG: We look forward to continuing to develop projects that require design intensity and to developing memorable, unique situations. We’ll be working on a range of projects, everything from architecture to interiors to landscape design to industrial design on a wide range of scales. That’s what we love to do. Rene Gonzalez Architect, 670 NE 50th Terrace, Miami, 305.762.5895, renegonzalezarchitect.com ◗ ONELIFE
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COVET Wearable art Fashion’s top designers breathe life into art— and send it down the runway. BY KATHERINE LANDE
Flocked suede polka-dot Juno clutch ($1,180), Sergio Rossi, Bal Harbour
Parasol multicolor heel ($1,095), Charlotte Olympia, Bal Harbour
Delpozo Fall 2014
Valentino Cruise 2015
Braidy suede color mix kitten heel ($895), Brian Atwood, brianatwood.com
Red Carmen print leather shoulder bag ($2,995), Valentino, Bal Harbour
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The Power of Pratesi
By Rebecca Kleinman
Clockwise from above: Pratesino jacquard and Pratesino embroidery; Aqua Collection Mio Mao; Federico Pratesi; Marrakesh cashmere silk blanket; Isabella Pratesi
For generations, the Pratesi family has provided a pampered night’s sleep on its famous linens. It all started more than a century ago, when Remigio Pratesi embraced Tuscany’s rich heritage in textiles and embroidery and created luxury products using only the top two percent of the Egyptian cotton harvest. The quality—often compared to that of Hermès—has always been the touchstone of the company, which has dressed the boudoirs of luxury hotels including Rosewood Abu Dhabi, New York’s Langham Place Fifth Av-
enue, and The Berkeley and Claridge’s in London. It’s an obsession with purity that keeps Pratesi popular among the world’s elite (today, Pratesi’s clients include some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Steven Spielberg). Perfect weaving conditions protect white linens from being blemished by the tiniest particles of dust, one of the many examples of excellence that puts the Pratesi name in a class by itself. When Remigio’s grandson Athos and Athos’ wife, Dede, took the company reins, they brought things to the next level with vibrantly creative collections and boutiques worldwide. Now their son, Federico, and daughter, Isabella, are running things as chairman and director of sales (respectively), and the young duo is putting their own stamp on the company. “We want to create more accessible pieces for young people, so we’re introducing accessories and gifts like towels, robes, slippers and baby items,” says Federico. Last September, the company also launched a home accessories line, including throw pillows, at Maison & Objet Paris.
The siblings say they will continue the tradition of quality that their clients have come to expect. “Last year, we advanced the Pratesi Paradise linen collection to Pratesi Beyond Paradise, which is so limited that even VIPs can only order a certain quantity to ensure everyone can enjoy this beautiful cotton,” says Isabella. “Each bed sheet is embroidered with our father’s signature.” What’s next for the Pratesi clan? “We plan to open stores in Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto and four other cities,” reveals Federico, who adds that they will also open a new permanent store in the Miami Design District, where they currently have a temporary space. And down the line, this luxury hotel supplier has big plans. “It would be a natural evolution to open a hotel,” says Federico. “The first would be in Tuscany, of course, followed by New York and Dubai.” 125 NE 40th St., Miami, 305.576.4001, pratesi.com ◗
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the SCOOP by Rebecca Kleinman
Resort Report Miamians have the beach-chic dress code down. So it makes sense that two of the Magic City’s most stylish eyes should collaborate on Santika, a new resortwear collection for women. Erika Peña, a Puerto Rican jewelry designer whose original namesake line is represented in more than 700 stores worldwide, and Danny Santiago, a Miami-based fashion stylist responsible for the memorable wardrobes in the Sex and the City films, manufacture pieces in Bali, where Peña resides part-time. During Miami Swim Week, buzzedabout items included soft, open-weave crochet ponchos with fringe, glam billowy jumpsuits and rompers hemmed in sequined triangles. The line will be available at Soho Beach House and St. Regis Bal Harbour starting in November. santikadesign.com
The can’t-miss exhibit of the season is pure gold. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the Bass Museum of Art is showcasing “Gold,” a comprehensive multimedia exhibit curated by Jose Carlos Diaz. The exhibit, sponsored by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, emphasizes the literal Amulet for Light, “Gold,” 2012, Carlos Betancourt and metaphorical applications of the precious metal from past to present by nearly two dozen artists. In their collaborative piece Temptation, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset depict a bag of money held by a gilded fist; Berlin-based Robin Rhode highlights poor mining conditions in his native South Africa through a gold-plated shovel resting against a pile of coal dust; and Olga de Amaral weaves brilliant tapestries. That these artists are able to afford the luxurious material whose cost continues to escalate is a feat in itself. Check out these treasures through January 11. 2100 Collins Ave., 305.673.7530, bassmuseum.org 28
Courtesy of Walter Otero Contemporary Art
Despite Alton Road’s construction and the former bodega venue’s lack of signage, the Drunken Dragon restaurant and lounge has been packed from the get-go. The reasons are many, not least of which is its focus on delicious Korean barbecue, which fills Miami Beach’s dearth of ethnic eateries. Inside, thick ropes tied into sailor knots cover the walls as part of the pendant lighting, taking their inspiration from Japanese bondage rather than the salt life—this is sexy South Beach, after all. The bar’s fine slab of Douglas fir sourced from Oregon calls for a round of tiki drinks, of which there are many potent potions. Not all tables come with DIY grills, so reservations are necessary to get the full experience. 1424 Alton Road, 305.397.8556, drunkendragon.com
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Art on the Move
Talk of the Townhouse Salvatore Ferragamo’s Bal Harbour boutique has expanded to two levels and 8,100 square feet of space. The Italian designer renovated its longtime store to create its only flagship in the Southeast and the first bi-level townhouse in the shopping center. On the ground floor, light decor from cream limestone to walnut wood defines the women’s section, while masculine materials and tones decorate the men’s department upstairs. Outside, passersby will be drawn in by the light boxes and mirror-framed window displays at both entrances, which showcase Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti’s fall goodies like Fiamma bags in exotic leathers and white leather sneakers with gold grommets. 9700 Collins Ave., 305.866.8166, ferragamo.com
After pioneering Wynwood since 2005, David Castillo Gallery relocated to Lincoln Road in September. The new space’s inaugural show, “Amerika” (on view through mid-November), culls an impressive roster of contemporary artists—many of whom have concurrent and pending solo exhibits at major museums—who explore identity and abstraction. Miami’s own Susan Lee-Chun produces a performance, while red steel cubes included in Kate Gilmore’s “Only One Like You” at last year’s Art Basel Miami are for sale. 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 300, 305.573.8110, davidcastillogallery.com
Courtesy David Castillo Gallery
Taking over the address of Irish pub Clarke’s is Il Mulino New York’s second Miami outpost, and devoted pub patrons will barely recognize the space’s white marble makeover. Attentive service starts with complimentary antipasti, including a scrumptious chunk of aged Parmesan that fills diners up before they even open the menu. Pastas, which come in half orders for South Beach waistlines, range from signature ravioli porcini in a rich Champagne truffle cream sauce to the lighter (it’s all relative) tomato-based bucatini all’amatriciana. A big, beautiful, salt-crusted whole branzino filleted tableside is a must here, despite its appearance on menus all over town. Pair it with a wonderful glass of super Tuscan and top off the meal with a fire show—Grand Marnier lit and poured over a festive fruit spiral. 840 1st St., 305.372.1221, ilmulino.com
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Brickell City Centre:
High Design By Tom Austin
A look inside the creative minds that have joined together to DESIGN Miamiâ€™s next big thing. 32
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For Swire Properties Inc., the future lies in the power of design. Accordingly, the developer has assembled an all-star team of design talent to create Miami’s new Brickell City Centre. The roster is impressive: Hugh Dutton of Hugh Dutton Associés—known for having constructed the acclaimed courtyard trellis at the Louvre Museum in Paris—engineered Brickell City Centre’s CLIMATE RIBBON™, a glass and steel trellis that shades the public areas. Pentagram, a design consultancy firm that has worked with New York’s MoMA, brought the disparate elements of Brickell City Centre together with its branding and logo work. Arquitectonica, a Miami-based firm whose fame began on Brickell Avenue in the early 1980s, will now reimagine the area all over again with its design for Brickell City Centre. At Brickell City Centre, every element—two residential towers; two office towers; a dine-in luxury theater; and EAST, Miami hotel—sits atop a fourstory retail podium. The 565,000-square-foot open-air shopping center is being done in partnership with Whitman Family Development, developers of Bal Harbour Shops, and will be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue. Scheduled to open in fall 2016, Saks will occupy three floors and 107,000 square feet of space. The Metromover stop at Eighth Street Station feeds into the third level of the shopping complex—proximity to mass transit
hubs is a Swire sustainability trademark—with pedestrian bridges leading to cafes and restaurants. For Bernardo Fort-Brescia, cofounder of Arquitectonica, the goal was clear: to make Brickell City Centre “the new hub of activity for the urban core of Miami—this city’s version of Rockefeller Center.” The logistical challenges were daunting. “We needed to figure out how to weave the structure and systems,” says Fort-Brescia. “It’s a jigsaw puzzle, a true Rubik’s Cube. In a project this complex, we always begin with the functional, then transform that essence into an aesthetic.” For the team, part of the functionality of the project is sustainability. That’s why Hugh Dutton Associés created a signature architectural element for the LEED-registered development: a 150,000-square-foot elevated trellis that will shade the four city blocks comprising Brickell City Centre. The CLIMATE RIBBON is also designed to capture sea breezes and collect rainwater for reuse. (Five million gallons of water a year are expected to be captured and stored above ground, eliminating the need for pumping.) Fort-Brescia says the CLIMATE RIBBON represents a true global effort. “First we created a concept and a setting,” he explains. “Then a French company engineered the ‘ribbon,’ a Canadian company did the simulations and it was manufactured by a German company.”
dubbed miami’s “rockefeller center” by architect bernardo fortbrescia, brickell city centre will occupy 5.4 million square feet of space when completed.
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From top: hugh dutton associés also designed the famed courtyard trellis at Paris’ louvre; the tea lounge at reach residential tower; architect hugh dutton
To Dutton, the CLIMATE RIBBON was also about “finding the form from an idea,” what Dutton calls Fort-Brescia’s desire to “build a ribbon that would tie the distinct blocks of the Brickell City Centre development together, with the creation of a sustainable micro-climate for the public realm between them.” And Dutton was the man to make it happen. Having grown up in Jamaica, in a house with louvered windows and wide verandahs, he understands how to combat a subtropical climate. The CLIMATE RIBBON has wind scoops that capture the wind upstream before funneling it into the public realm beneath. “The predicted air movements have been the subject of fluid dynamic computer simulations and also were tested in a wind tunnel using scaled models,” explains Dutton.
The technology is on a wholly different scale than Dutton’s work at the Louvre, done in conjunction with architects Rudy Ricciotti and Mario Bellini. For the Louvre, Dutton engineered a 500-square-meter glass and steel mesh trellis, undulating above the Louvre courtyard like a sail in a lazy breeze. In contrast, Dutton says, the CLIMATE RIBBON is much larger and has a “faceted angularity” that “reflects the composition of the Brickell City Centre building forms.” Inside the CLIMATE RIBBON, solar-shading blades provide what Dutton describes as a “softer, fluid and luminous quality for the public realm, with glimpses of the sky intended to create a sense of protected calm and well-being beneath. The solar shading blades provide a fluid ceiling, creating an iconic symbolism and telling a story about the importance of natural forces of sun and wind in architecture and in our lives.” Another sustainability feature of Brickell City Centre is the landscape design, created by ArquitectonicaGEO. Led by founding Arquitectonica partner Laurinda Spear, ArquitectonicaGEO integrated landscape into all aspects of the architecture. “The horizontal landscapes frequently blend into available vertical surfaces,” says Spear. “For instance, we have used a series of planted walls and wedges of tropical planting. The tall, open-air space should have some of the character of the great European shopping streets, like Las Ramblas in Barcelona.” Ultimately, the landscape design will bring the scope of the project down to a human scale. “We have designed the landscape as a single composition that flows through the project, unifying the experience while softening the scale—framing larger architectural vistas but also creating
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intimate sheltered moments that humanize the urban environment,” says Spear. Another unifying element in the design of Brickell City Centre is the branding and logo work by Pentagram. The logo consists of a series of clustered dots forming a larger circle and is meant to evoke the singular neighborhoods throughout Miami. Viewed separately, the neighborhoods seem very distinct, but when joined together they create a cohesive city—much like Brickell City Centre. Longtime Pentagram partner Paula Scher says the logo symbolizes “the flowering and cohesiveness of the city of Miami.” The symbolism of the circle is played out again with the dowel signage, spelling out “Brickell City Centre” in 18-foot-tall letters. The signage appears in several areas of the complex, leaping across streets and wrapping around corners. Each dowel ends with a white dot cap that lights up, tying it all together. “Brickell City Centre is a vast project, but every time we return to our original visual premise of dots and dowels, we can solve every problem,” says Scher. The Arquitectonica-designed hotel EAST, Miami feels like it is “levitating over the city,” says Fort-Brescia. On the eastern side of the 41-story hotel, the lower end of the building folds back slightly, presenting the illusion of levitation. The hotel will be one of the social centers of Brickell City Centre, with a 20,000-square-foot rooftop deck featuring four different pool areas, a rooftop bar on the fortieth floor and an event lawn that can accommodate 300 guests. The interiors will be accomplished by the New York-based Clodagh Design, known for the Caledonia tower on New York’s Highline and the Miraval Resort & Spa in Arizona. The lobbies of Brickell City Centre’s two residential towers, Reach and Rise, as well as the amenities deck at Reach, are being designed by Richardson Sadeki (the firm also designed the residential sales gallery for Brickell City Centre, located at 700 Brickell Avenue). The firm, cofounded by Heidar Sadeki and Clarissa Richardson, has designed spas
at the MGM Mirage and the Fontainebleau and just completed a design for Taikoo Place Apartments in Hong Kong, a Swire Properties Ltd. project. Reach is a 43-story residential tower, with most of the public amenities on the sixth floor—including a half-acre outdoor deck composed of lush greenery, swimming pools and barbecue areas. Also on the sixth floor are a cafe, gym, spa and playroom, along with a space that residents can use for social occasions, which offers an open kitchen, a dining area, a library, a living room and a projection room. Overall, Brickell City Centre draws its strength from Miami itself, and Fort-Brescia was conscious about honoring the city where Arquitectonica is still based. “We did not want to disrupt the urban fabric, so we kept the blocks and the streets in place, integrating this 5.4 million-square-foot project into the city,” he says. “We are not seeking a shape; we are seeking an experience, an extension of the city. “When Arquitectonica began, Brickell Avenue was essentially a suburb,” he continues. “Our first condominium tower, the Atlantis, was built on the vast grounds of a single house. Now the density of residential and office towers on Brickell Avenue justifies Brickell City Centre, planned organically as a microcosm of a city. The public will filter through the spaces seamlessly and feel they finally have a city center.” ◗
clockwise from top left: the reach residential tower logo by pentagram; renderings of the hugh dutton–designed climate ribbon; bernardo fort-brescia; the amenity deck at reach
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Cuisine By Mark Spivak
The only thing better than partaking in Miamiâ€™s international cuisine is doing so surrounded by beauty. Here, five waterfront spots that will please your taste budsâ€”and your eyes. 36
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Juvia Juvia has been called Lincoln Road’s “sanctuary for the senses.” The penthouse restaurant—named for an indigenous Brazilian nut tree—sprawls over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor seating, and presents a different vista with each turn of the head. On one side, admire unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Art Deco district of South Beach; on the other, immerse yourself in a vertical garden that recreates the lush, tropical atmosphere of an Amazon rainforest. The chefs here combine the finest elements from the West Indies, France, Japan and Korea to send you on an unforgettable culinary journey. Begin with a selection of refreshing crudo, ceviche and sushi; move on to pan-seared duck magret, or indulge in fish and prime meats cooked on the Binchotan charcoal grill; conclude with lychee fruit soup or warm hazelnut ravioli. Long before you ride back down to earth on your private elevator, you’ll be planning a return visit. 1111 Lincoln Road, 305.763.8272, juviamiami.com Enjoy views of the atlantic or lounge near a rainforestlike vertical garden at juvia. (above) chilean sea bass with maple-glazed eggplant and hawaiian heart of palm basil soy butter; (left) salmon nashi with truffle oil, dry miso and micro arugula
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enjoy a grappa—and the stunning view. (below) sashimi salmon; (right) mixed green salad; (below right) pan-roasted veal chop
You may not be able to arrive or depart in a gondola, but Cipriani’s Miami outpost rivals the Grand Canal in romance. Positioned where the Miami River meets Biscayne Bay, the restaurant’s stunning waterfront setting is only part of the equation: Striped Venetian flooring, Murano chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows complete the nautical theme. Admire the view while you sip on a Bellini, the combination of prosecco and fresh peach juice that made the original Harry’s Bar in Venice famous. Of the many ways to start your meal, don’t miss the legendary carpaccio alla Cipriani—paper-thin slices of raw beef garnished with homemade mayonnaise and spicy arugula. Main courses are as light as scampi and Dover sole or as substantial as a veal chop or a 21-ounce grilled rib-eye steak. Service is attentive, friendly and intuitive. Make Hemingway proud and finish with a grappa. 465 Brickell Ave., 786.329.4090, cipriani.com
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Outstanding restaurants in museums are nothing new; think of Michelin-starred The Modern at New York’s MOMA or the chic and innovative eateries at The Guggenheim in Bilbao. Neither of those establishments, however, can match the sweeping views of Biscayne Bay featured at Verde. Located at the new Pérez Art Museum Miami, Verde delights diners with a panorama of the sun-flecked water and turns yachting into a spectator sport. The food is just as inspired as the view—the menu includes everything from Caribbean red snapper to squash blossoms stuffed with goat cheese, accompanied by handcrafted specialty cocktails and food-friendly wines. Pressed for time? Verde’s coffee bar serves an array of sandwiches and salads, artisanal cheeses, pastries and fresh-squeezed juices. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305.375.8282, pamm.org/dining
Verde at Pamm
(clockwise from far left) warm shrimp salad with avocado, mesclun greens and truffle beurre blanc; inside verde; the outdoor area offers sweeping views of the bay; chicken under a brick with crispy yukon potatoes and chimichurri
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(clockwise from left) branzino al forno; tuna tartare; the beautiful view of biscayne bay from il gabbiano
The sister restaurant of Il Mulino in Manhattan, Il Gabbiano envelops patrons in the same combination of warmth, elegance and old-world charmâ€”with an outdoor terrace that juts out into Biscayne Bay. Diners are greeted with a cavalcade of complimentary antipasti: aged Parmesan, fried zucchini, and an array of breads and bruschetta. The Italian menu boasts pastas all made in house and span a range from classics such as linguine alla vongole to a rustic dish of orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe, as well as a half-dozen risottos prepared to order. Entrees include fresh seafood; creamy, milk-fed veal; and a hearty filet of beef with a Barolo reduction. Finish with a refreshing limoncello as you take in the view. 335 S. Biscayne Blvd., 305.373.0063, ilgabbianomia.com
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Were it not for the mega-yachts and cigarette boats cruising up and down the Intracoastal Waterway, you might for a second think you were in Hong Kong, Istanbul, London or Dubai—some of the other locations in Chef Rainer Becker’s family of Zuma restaurants. Becker specializes in izakaya, an informal style of Japanese dining in which a variety of preparations are continuously brought to the table. In addition to sushi and sashimi, diners can experience delicate tempura, skewered meats and seafood prepared on the charcoal-fired robata grill, and signature dishes such as spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili and sweet soy. Your meal begins or ends at the sake bar and lounge, featuring 365 wines and 80 varieties of sake (including one brewed exclusively for Zuma in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture). 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305.577.0277, zumarestaurant.com
(clockwise from top) Outdoor seating along the intracoastal; spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili and sweet soy; a custom nigiri selection; food is prepared on a robata grill; zuma’s lounge area and sake bar
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Behind every superyacht is A SUPERB CHEF. HAVE A TASTE OF what it takes to feed Florida’s elite on the open seas. By Laurie Werner
chef stuart ince plates his creation on board the arianna.
Behind every luxury yacht is a team of crewmembers working tirelessly to create perfection for those on board—not least of all, the chef. Responsible for pleasing palates whether in rolling seas, or on a small island location with very little available in local markets, or for guests with different food requests, yacht chefs have their work cut out for them. Once at sea, it’s up to the chef to be flexible, creative and accommodating 24 hours a day. “The lion’s share of the success of a charter rests on how satisfied the guests are with the cuisine,” says Cindy Brown, president of New York–based Ultra Marine Yacht Charters, which specializes in superyacht charters. “If the weather is inclement, the focus [on cuisine] is even greater.” Home to more than 45,000 yachts, Fort Lauderdale is a hub for service crew. In many ways, it is a dream job—getting paid to travel around the world on a luxury vessel. But for the chefs, many of whom began their careers at on-land restaurants, the transition can be a bit rocky. On board the 164-foot Arianna, Chef Stuart Ince mans the pristine kitchen.
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the 164-foot arianna often travels in the mediterranean, the caribbean and new england waters.
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(Above) chef stuart ince hard at work in the arianna kitchen; (above right) ince’s beef bourguignonne; the arianna
An award-winning chef from London who worked at The Waldorf Hotel as well as Michelin-starred L’Oranger and Moro, Ince took his first yacht job in 2001. Used to the large, delegated task staffs of a restaurant kitchen, Ince soon realized working on a yacht came with its own set of challenges. “You’re trying to replicate what you’ve done in top-end restaurants, but when you’re on a yacht, you don’t have that team,” he says. “So you have to reinvent—strip a dish back to its elements, cleanse the cooking in a way, focus on the fundamentals.” That means trading more complex preparations such as foie gras with layers of rabbit rillette, mushroom duxelles and prosciutto, for lighter and simpler dishes like poached lobster with mango, lime and coriander or slow-roasted duck with buckwheat, braised leeks, fennel and onion puree. It also means learning how to use what’s available. While chefs may stock the boat with certain provisions before sailing, their options for fresh ingredients depend on the ports of call. “One guest from the Ukraine asked for light and elegant, and since we were in the south of France I could get great ingredients,” recalls Ince. “We could do a good bouillabaisse or a great piece of red mullet or John Dory with tomato concassé with a glass of rosé. Perfect.” The Arianna often sails in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and New England; Ince says his favorite destinations are the south of France, northern Italy, Barcelona and New England because of the artisan producers and wealth of fruits and vegetables available. Southern Italy and the smaller islands of the Caribbean are more problematic. “I’ve been in some markets in Bequia and Martinique where one woman with four courgettes was the market,” he says. In those cases especially, the chef’s creativity is called into play. “On a day like that, you get fishermen to come to the boat, you draw things from the freezer,” says Ince. “If all you have are aubergines, onions and courgettes, you think of all the different combinations to keep it interesting.” And sometimes, there are surprises that help the process, such as a bakery in the south of Italy in which the baker was also roasting onions and aubergines. The interior of the onions was soft with a smoky flavor, so Ince roasted them in his oven, adding 44
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(above) the 92-foot first home cruises the florida keys and the bahamas; (left) first home chef kim spiers; (far left) spiers’ asian-infused bluefin tuna tartare with seaweed salad
sherry vinegar and oregano, and served it as a side dish for fish with sun-roasted tomatoes. It was a hit with the guests. Kim Spiers, the chef on board the 92-foot First Home, has an easier time provisioning because the yacht stays closer to home. Cruising a circuit of Florida including the Keys and the Bahamas, Spiers has a group of purveyors that she regularly uses. Still, on a long cruise, provisions wear out and she must replenish stocks—not an easy task in the Bahamas, where options are limited and what is available is very expensive. Her solution is rigorous planning, both in menus and vacuum packing and freezing fresh ingredients. Menus reflect what has to be used first. “You’ll see berries and anything else that’s delicate in the first few days,” she says. “Your hardier foods like squash and melons can go to the end. Given the limited storage area, if the cruise is 10 days or longer, you’re probably sleeping with boxes of potatoes in your cabin.” Her favorite way to replenish is by catching fish from the boat or taking guests spear fishing and bringing home
dinner. Reflecting a general trend, light and healthy preparations are favored: bakes, ceviche, gazpacho, Caribbean touches such as mango salsa and conch fritters, plus steaks on the grill served either on the deck or as a beach barbecue. When children are on board, Spiers will serve their favorites but in higherend versions—like macaroni and cheese made with several aged cheeses. Spiers started working on boats 10 years ago, after perfecting her art at seafood houses in Maine. One of the biggest challenges she faced in the beginning was adapting to cooking on the water. “The boat has great stabilizers, but if I’m making soufflés or crème brûlée, I have to schedule around weather conditions,” she says. “You don’t want to be in mid-preparation when something hits.” Most of all, Ince and Spiers agree that resourcefulness is a yacht chef’s mightiest weapon. After approving menus in advance, guests often change their minds and request something else—and the chef’s job is to accommodate those requests. “You have to be flexible and be ready for whatever comes your way,” says Spiers. ◗ ONELIFE 45
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By Sophy Roberts
Chris Burch’s treasure on the Indonesian island of Sumba is one part luxury resort, one part untamed beauty. Welcome to the new Nihiwatu. The first time I went to the island of Sumba, in eastern Indonesia, was 20 years ago. I was on a friend’s yacht, and we had two well-known fashion luminaries on board. In their honor, a meet-and-greet was arranged, comprising some 200 horsemen. The Sumbanese galloped toward us on a long stretch of honeyed sand, whooping and screaming. They rode bareback on short-legged, dish-faced Arabian ponies in a mock-charge, the men with machetes tucked into their belts. This was my first introduction to Sumba’s unique tribal culture, with its warring clans and animistic belief systems, where villages are still made up of tall, thatched-roof stilted homes—unique in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago—and large stone-slab 46
graves scattered among the houses of the living. At funerals, horses and buffalo are slaughtered to ensure the dead’s passage to heaven; the corpse is repositioned so the deceased appears to be sitting. If there is any sickness in the community, a prognosis is given by reading the duodenum of a chicken. That such a wild and unlikely place should attract the attention of American entrepreneur and retail billionaire Chris Burch appears extraordinary. Burch, who lives between Miami, New York, Southampton, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, commands a brand portfolio including C. Wonder, with previous successes like the Faena Hotel + Universe in Buenos Aires and Voss Water. At 61, Burch has already contributed to the rise of more than
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The renovated Nihiwatu resort maintains all the rustic beauty of the island of Sumba while incorporating the level of luxury jet-setters have become accustomed to.
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Inside the Great Room of the Puntai beachside villa Kasambi; (right) a private villa terrace overlooks the Indian Ocean; (below) an open-air bath at Puntai Kasambi
50 companies. He is a larger-than-life character—private planes, penthouse apartments, glamorous ex-wives and girlfriends (fashion designer Tory Burch among them)—with a straight-talking, Philadelphia-born humor that balances out his razor-sharp ability to cut to the core of a conversation. For all his successes in business, Burch says he knew he was missing something in his life when at his fiftieth birthday party in Manhattan, he looked around and realized he cared nothing for the canapés, Champagne or conversation. He struggled to find any depth until eight years later, when he went on vacation to Indonesia, urged by his friend James McBride, the South African ex-manager of New York’s Carlyle Hotel, and stayed at a little-known surf lodge called Nihiwatu on Sumba’s west coast. Within a few months of that visit, Burch had partnered with McBride and bought Nihiwatu. When I ask what drew him to a a place so completely off the tourist map, Burch pauses to think. “I had no interest in buying a hotel,” he says. “It just sort of happened. I found a place on this Earth where my six children and I could reconnect. Sumba is also the only place where I can truly relax. I hike. I walk through rice fields. I discover huge waterfalls where non-Indonesians have never been before, on an 48
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Clockwise from top right: A breakfast buffet at Ombak Villas; afternoon tea is served in Manara Bale, which offers comfy seating, books, a pool table and table tennis; freshly caught mahi mahi and couscous salad; Champagne and lobster at Nio Beach Club
island where the culture hasn’t changed for 500 years. It’s crazy.” Nihiwatu sits on one of the world’s most extraordinary beaches: a one-and-a-half-milelong stretch of golden sand washed by ocean spray, backed by a gentle rise of junglecovered hills. At low tide, clusters of black rocks are revealed on the empty beach, their bases eroded by the ocean until they look as if they might topple with the next breath of wind. On the western end of the beach is a left-hand break—a perfect curl of blue crested in white foam on which only a few surfers ride at any one time. It was the quality of this wave—among the surfing cognoscenti, the Nihi break has a world-class reputation—that accounts for the existence of the original lodge Burch purchased, built by American surfer Claude Graves. Burch has since spent some $25 million on Nihiwatu and further land acquisitions to upgrade the property, as well as develop a second resort, Nihioka, scheduled to open in 2016. On two visits in as many years, I have stayed at both the “old” and the “new” Nihiwatu, which in both iterations remains my favorite resort in the world. Sure, the resort has gotten more expensive—but also more luxurious. The foot-in-the-sand surfer bungalows were torn down and replaced with villas with private pools, giant stone baths and outsized
Sumba is the only place where I can truly relax. I hike. I walk through rice fields. I discover huge waterfalls ... on an island where the culture hasn’t changed for 500 years. It’s crazy.” —Chris Burch
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Left and top left: The entrance to Pantai Lantaro Villa and Lantaro’s pool area. Top center: The veranda a Pantai Wamaro Villa. Right: A guestroom at Lantaro.
four-posters swathed in mosquito nets. In place of the wholesome buffet-style surfer lunches of old Nihiwatu are sophisticated Asian dishes (many Indonesian) from Bernard Primm, an international chef who cut his teeth with Áman Resorts on Bali. There is also a new beach club, Nio Beach Club, for wood-fired pizzas and grilled fish caught off the nearby sea by guests and staff. The easygoing Boho style of the original Nihiwatu has taken on a more professional nature, instilled by McBride. This translates to tighter service, as well as additions like a game-and-movie room for teenagers and a big spend on new watersports equipment, including powerboats, jet skis and a scuba center, all of which is headed up by Hawaiian big-wave hunter and free diver Mark Healey. With the new Nihiwatu, Burch and McBride have put the property on a global stage alongside resorts where the sheets are perfect, the wines are French and the pedicures are as good as they get. With these upgrades, Nihiwatu will attract travelers who may have always 50
loved the idea of the wild island of Sumba but balked at rooms that were more rustic than polished. Last summer, finishing touches were made to the headline villa: Burch’s five-bedroom house, rented out in his absence, which has the most commanding views of all with the waves breaking below. But even with these changes, the new Nihiwatu will stop short of attracting guests who dress to the nines for dinner—which I realize when I head to the 1950s-style, clinker-built Boathouse. The spot remains the beating heart of the resort, where the watermen hang out and guests—who include some of Europe’s first families in fashion, luxury goods and superyachts—casually sip mojitos as the sky turns pink and the tide pulls back over the reef below. It is these guests and their donations that account for nearly 90 percent of The Sumba Foundation’s funds, a philanthropic organization designed to benefit the local people. It was founded in 2001 by Graves—by then a long-time Sumba resident—and Sean Downs, an American tech millionaire who had visited Sumba on
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a surfing holiday a year before. Indeed, if the Boathouse is Nihiwatu’s heart, then the foundation is Nihiwatu’s conscience. Through visits to local villages as well as an up-front call to arms by the foundation’s staff—who urge guests to look beyond the resort’s boundaries to understand the poor nutrition, health and education that afflict the Sumbanese—guests are converted to a more generous way of thinking. “Nihiwatu is not like other luxury resorts, or like other businesses I am involved in,” says Burch, noting that any profit the resort turns will be returned to the community. “It is quiet and peaceful. It is defined by the island and the people who live here. This place is a feeling; it’s not an object, like a handbag.” When I press Burch harder to unravel all the emotion he clearly has invested in Sumba, he says, “I can talk to you about projects that make me rich. But Nihiwatu is the one that makes me happy.” ◗ nihiwatu.com; donations to The Sumba Foundation can be made through sumbafoundation.org
Pantai Wamoro Villa
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East Meets West:
More than 30 years ago, Swire Properties turned a mere sandbar into what is now Brickell Key. Now the Hong Kong–based developer is ready to reveal its next Miami project: Brickell City Centre.
SWIRE PROPERTIES LTD. CHIEF EXECUTIVE MARTIN CUBBON WITH A MODEL OF BRICKELL CITy centre
By Tom Austin On a splendid Miami afternoon, the lobby of the former Northern Trust Bank building at 700 Brickell Avenue—now the residential sales gallery for Brickell City Centre, the newest Miami effort from Swire Properties Inc.—is a great engine of commerce. Representatives from ONE Sotheby’s International Realty and Fortune International Realty are guiding clients through a massive architectural model of the mixed-use project set to begin completion in late 2015. The Arquitectonica-designed nine-acre property stretches along South Miami Avenue between Sixth Street and Eighth Street. As waiters circulate serving coffee and drinks, video monitors beam out a Swire-produced promotional film, An Unfolding Story, extolling Brickell City Centre and Miami itself, with declarations of financial possibilities (“…the largest concentration of international banks in the world”) running below picture-postcard images of Brickell Avenue, cruise ships and general Miami dreamscapes. In Phase Two of Brickell City Centre, 700 Brickell Avenue and 799 Brickell Plaza will be torn down to make way for a proposed 80-story tower—One Brickell City Centre. This will be a major mixed-use building and serve as a portal to Phase One of the $1.05 billion Brickell City Centre project. In a conference room on the tenth floor, far above the fray, Martin Cubbon, chief executive of the Hong Kong– based Swire Properties Ltd., is completely at ease, playfully throwing a lime in the air. When someone observes that
clockwise from top left: taikoo hui in guanzhou, china; the upper house hotel at pacific place in hong kong; taikoo hui; tequesta point condominium towers on brickell key; hong kong’s citygate outlets; reach at brickell city centre; the mandarin oriental at taikoo hui
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REACH CONDOMINIUM AT BRICKELL CITY CENTRE
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Above: the office towers of taikoo hui in guanzhou, china. above right: another mixed-use space, hong kong’s pacific place.
Brickell City Centre must seem like a daunting, overly ambitious project, Cubbon points out, “Well, four or five years ago, it was a much more ambitious project. With Miami the way it is now, the decision to build Brickell City Centre feels like a perfectly reasonable business decision.” Cubbon, who has just flown in from Hong Kong, is used to the big picture. The publicly traded Swire Properties Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, Swire Properties Inc., are both part of Hong Kong–based Swire Pacific Ltd. Swire Pacific has five major operating divisions—property, aviation, beverages, marine services, and trading and industrial—with interests in everything from soft drinks (Swire has been a major Coca-Cola franchisee since the mid-1960s) to Cathay Pacific Airways, which serves some 182 destinations. These companies form a chunk of the nearly 200-year-old Swire Group. Swire Properties Ltd. began in 1972 in Hong Kong when Swire turned the former Taikoo Sugar Refinery Compound and the Taikoo Dockyard into a mixed-use development called Island East, a 9 million-square-foot complex incorporating such developments as TaiKoo Place and Cityplaza.
Another of Swire’s massive mixed-use projects is Pacific Place, which recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. The Hong Kong property comprises three office towers, serviced residences, luxury retail tenants like Shanghai Tang, and five-star hotels Island Shangri-La and Conrad Hong Kong. Swire’s reach extends beyond Hong Kong. The company has developed a number of mixed-use spaces on mainland China—including TaiKoo Hui in Guangzhou, with a shopping mall, two office towers, a culture center and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel; and Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing, which includes a cinema, a landscaped piazza, a rooftop terrace, a luxury hotel and 1.3 million square feet of retail space. “Our mixed-use projects are urban environments that have no specific boundaries and flow into the city at large,” Cubbon says. “In addition to offices and living spaces, they serve as social centers, with bars, restaurants, hotels and department stores—places that are used by everyone.” In Miami, Swire has been in the real-estate game for decades—since the company purchased Claughton Island in 1979. “It was just a sandbar off downtown Miami back then,” Cubbon points out. Swire spent a billion dollars transforming the island into Brickell Key. Now the lushly landscaped island boasts the condominiums Asia and Tequesta Point, among other properties, as well as the twin-tower office development Courvoisier Centre and the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. A self-described “finance guy,” Cubbon was raised on the quiet Isle of Man in the British Isles, a long way from the urban buzz of Miami and Hong Kong. “As a child, I can remember my parents going to Miami Beach on holiday and sending back a postcard,” he recalls. “To all of us at home, Miami seemed like the most exotic place imaginable.” After attending university in England, Cubbon became a chartered accountant and eventually moved to Hong Kong.
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taikoo hui includes a shopping mall and a culture center; (left) aerial view of taikoo hui; (below) taikoo li sunlitun in beijing.
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Above: east, hong kong hotel. right: the courvoisier centre office towers on brickell key.
He consulted for a bit and then settled in at Swire in 1986, serving as internal audit manager at Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. In 2009, he became chief executive of Swire Properties Ltd. “It’s a very tactile, involved job,” he says. “I’m accountable for quite a bit.” The scope of Brickell City Centre alone proves that. For a start, Phase One will have a 565,000-square-foot retail center—co-developed with Whitman Family Development—as well as an office complex; EAST, Miami hotel; and two residential towers, Reach and Rise. 56
Throughout the building process, Swire Properties spent $700,000 to transport mature oak trees, some more than 100 years old, from the site of Brickell City Centre to the recently opened Museum Park. To Cubbon, Swire is always conscious of “being sensitive, sometimes overly sensitive, to creating a good environment. In part, it’s self-interested philanthropy, but our aim is to be accepted into every community we do business in.” Cubbon made his first visit to Miami in the early 1990s. “I stayed in downtown Miami but went over to South Beach,” he recalls. “It really was—and still is—America’s Riviera.” For him, the changes in Miami since the 1990s are both profound and subtle. “Now when I go to dinner parties here, the guests are a much more intellectual, varied and cosmopolitan crowd,” he says. “There’s a focus on the arts and culture, as well as the possibilities of architecture—just look at what Frank Gehry is doing at the YoungArts campus on Biscayne Boulevard.” Brickell City Centre is part of a cultural shift that’s happening all over the world today. In a different era, residents in London, Paris or New York kept a big house in the countryside, with a staff and gardeners. Now an increasing number of people prefer to be close to the advantages of city life. They might opt to downsize a big country house and buy an apartment in the midst of a wholly different city. And with Miami gaining more international acclaim—Qatar Airways, for instance, recently launched direct service between Doha and
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the transformation of brickell key swire purchased a barren claughton island in 1979 (bottom left), then transformed the island into brickell key (left) with developments like asia condominium (below).
Miami International Airport—it is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after urban environments for the global set. Cubbon has witnessed the draw of Miami firsthand. “One of my friends with a private jet, someone who could live anywhere, keeps a condo in Miami,” he says. “His place is relatively small but right in the middle of things. Rather than a big house in the Hamptons, it’s easier for him to fly to Miami. When he leaves, he locks the door and forgets about the place. We’re seeing that people around the world are buying true second homes here, not just a place to park their money.” But then, Cubbon has always believed in the future of Miami. “Events like Art Basel are just lip gloss on what was already a great city,” he says. “Miami has always had good bones. Even at a time when it seemed lost, it still had the weather, the beach, easy links to Europe and South America and a solid multicultural community. In 2008, when America seemed to be teetering on the edge, you could go to Brickell Key, sit by the water and know that Miami was going to be fine.” ◗
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Guest uses family trophiesâ€”like this Hurlingham Cup her father won in 1936â€”to decorate buffet tables; (below) Animal lover Guest relaxes with her beloved dogs.
Great Entertainer Bruce Weber
New York socialite, philanthropist and hostess extraordinaire Cornelia Guest shares her secrets for stylish, sophisticated and stress-free entertaining. By Jean Nayar
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nyone planning to entertain this season would do well to take a cue from Cornelia Guest, who knows a thing or two about
throwing a great party. Her first big bash was in 1982, when she celebrated her eighteenth birthday with her famous parents—C.Z. Guest, a Boston Brahmin, fashion icon and prominent hostess, and Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, a polo champion and cousin of Winston Churchill. The guest list included a spate of celebrities and other high-profile family friends; supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, writer Truman Capote and pop artist Andy Warhol were among the crowd. The spectacular event took place at Mortimer’s in New York City, just before Guest’s much-publicized debut a few weeks later at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria. Shortly thereafter, a piece in The New York Times dubbed her the first “celebutante,” and in the ensuing years she became a fixture at charity galas and events hosted by Hollywood glitterati and the fashion crowd, many of whom appreciate her party-girl pedigree to this day. Although she is well-schooled in the art of traditional entertaining—her mother, after all, was famous for the formal, multicourse meals served to the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor—the irreverent Guest prefers a more personal, laid-back mode of entertaining. “What’s most important is to be true to yourself,” she says. “Whether it’s a pool party, a picnic or a black-tie dinner, you must be comfortable and have your personality shine through. The food, the decorations, the music and the people—you need to love them all.” It’s these types of functions that Guest most likes to attend herself. She remembers fondly dinner parties thrown by Nan Bush and Bruce Weber. “Some of my favorite evenings have been at their house at the beach,” she says. “They throw lovely, fun dinners where people are doing limbo at 2 a.m.” Another memorable evening was an anniversary party thrown by Rudolph Valentino. “It was to—I mean the food, the lighting, the people, everyone was beautifully dressed,” she says. “It was in Rome at the Temple of Venus, across from the
one of the most beautiful parties I ever went
Tulips in family polo trophies make for beautiful table decor. ONELIFE
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Long Island, or from local green markets. In fact, she
published a book, Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures, brimming with tasty vegan recipes and insight from health and medical experts. But her company, Cornelia Guest Events—which has catered events for beauty and fashion groups like Estée Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, Jo Malone, Bulgari and Donna Karan, as well as charities like the Humane Society of New York—will serve whatever the client requests. “The things we are asked for at almost every party are pigs in a blanket, sliders and
I love ice creams, sorbets, fruit, popsicles in summer, cookies and delicious cakes. You’ve got to have at least two or three choices.” —Cornelia Guest
grilled cheese,” she says, noting that shrimp, meatballs, kielbasa and pizza are other popular choices. As for dessert, Guest lives by the motto “The more, the merrier.” “I love ice creams, sorbets, fruit, popsicles in summer, cookies and delicious cakes,” she says. “You’ve got to have at least two or three choices.” Her refreshing, relaxed approach to hosting a party makes it abundantly clear that one needn’t be an aristocrat to entertain like one. Here, she shares a few of her secrets for simple, elegant, fuss-free entertaining. ◗
Creating the menu
“The most important thing is to be really honest with yourself about how good a cook you are. If you’ve never made a soufflé and you’re having 10 people for dinner, that’s not the time to try one. Also remember, the season determines the menu.”
Prepping the food
“When you’re having a party, there are so many things to do aside from being stuck at the oven. So it’s great to prepare the quinoa, or whatever you can, in advance, so you can just finish it at the end.
You want to spend time with your guests.”
Setting the table
“It depends on what you like. I love tablecloths; I collect them when I travel or find them in thrift stores. I like to mix and match them and alternate napkins. The same goes for dishes and flatware. I
Coliseum. It was unbelievable.” Both Weber’s and
they would come and play. They were fantastic, and
Valentino’s events were very “down to earth,” she
everyone danced all night. I also loved using lots of
says, and reflected the personality of the hosts.
orchids, as they are grown in Wellington, so they are
As for Guest as hostess, some of her favorite
easy. And bug spray was always important!”
don’t think you have to be matchy-matchy.”
“I like gestures, rather than physical things. I always like to
nights took place here in South Florida, when she
Whether in Florida or New York, one thing is always
give a donation to a charity or adopt an animal. You can
would spend winters in Wellington showing her
very important at a Guest function: the food. “I like to
give to the Humane Society. You can sponsor an animal
horses. “Monday was our day off from the horse
have lots of food options and serve dinners family style
or sponsor different charities. There is a wildlife charity
shows, so I would have parties on Sunday night,”
or as a buffet,” she says. A vegan and animal lover, she
that allows you to sponsor ducks. Or you could bring a
she recalls. “I had found a great band that consisted
favors meals with organic produce grown in the garden
plant. I’m not a big fan of cut flowers because generally
of six family members down at the local bar, and
of Templeton, her childhood home in Old Westbury,
they’re dead the next day. I remember a few years ago,
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Hot chocolate tea and cookies surrounded by family photos; (opposite page) comfort foods like shepher’s pie and flourless chocolate tarte are even better served by a warm fire.
for a Christmas party, I brought the hostess a holly bush.
worse than going to a dinner and you’re next to your
much rich food. We had an event a few years ago where
Be creative. Bring something that’s living that they can
husband or your date. Mix it up.”
lobster Newburg was served. You never see that any-
continue to experience and have. Wine is also great because you can always use another bottle of wine.” [Among her favorites are Château du Rouët wines.]
“Sometimes I send out [printed] invitations to a big party, but right now I have to say everything is done by email. I also like to call people. I’m old-fashioned; I like the phone.”
more; it’s a thing of the past. Meals with lots of courses— a fish course, a meat course, a salad course—that’s also
“Entertaining is very personal, so choose music you
gone. Today, it’s all about serving a variety, so guests can
like. People are always changing music anyway—
choose what they want. Sure, you serve vegetables and
there are always 10 ‘DJs’ at a party, changing iPods
things that are healthy, but you also have to have options
every five minutes.”
because there will be the person who’s going to go for
five slices of the grilled bread you put out.” [Her Christmas dinner last year for friends including designers Mark
“Visit a farmer’s market and experiment; see what
Badgley and James Mischka featured a menu of roasted
they have that you could cook. Think of all the dif-
squash soup, mushroom risotto, salad and cheese, bûche
ferent tomatoes—there are so many, and there are
de Noël and her own cookies and ice cream.]
“I like low flower arrangements—I like to be able to see
101 ways to cook tomatoes. They’re so simple, and
someone across the centerpiece. I love all flowers, but
they’re great at room temperature. So many farm-
they have to be seasonal—peonies in spring, sunflowers
er’s markets also have delicious cheeses. I like to
or hydrangeas in summer. I also love wildflowers, and I
serve raw cheeses, goat cheese, ricottas and moz-
up for it, it usually turns into a big mess. I have learned
love to put them in jars. If you go to the grocery store and
zarellas. I also love grilled breads, and there are so
that sometimes stuff happens, and things can be late.
get four thick jars, put four heads of hydrangeas in each
many great bakeries now. You put a little olive oil
Once in a while, you can get away with it.”
one and place them along a table, it will look beautiful.”
on it and it’s delicious.”
Variety is key
“I always split up married couples. There’s nothing
“Food is much cleaner today—not so many sauces, not so
Biggest party mistake
“If I am rushing or running late and then trying to make
You snooze, you lose
“I don’t wait for anybody. If I invited people to sit at 8:30 and someone’s an hour late, we sit at 8:30.” ONELIFE
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Sandy Cay Abaco, Bahamas
6 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 9,500 sf | 8 acres
A real life oasis, this private island retreat named Sandy Cay has been developed to the standard of an upscale resort. Eight acres of unspoiled paradise set in the beautiful Abaco Islands. The island boasts two white sand beaches, a protected deep-water marina with 5 vessels included, a dive shop and fitness centre. There is an additional lot and dock on the near-by island of Man O â€˜war Cay. Take advantage of this turn-key opportunity to get away from it all in this uniquely private, but not isolated location.
Offered at $8,000,000 George Damianos 242.362.4211 firstname.lastname@example.org
50 S Pointe Drive, Unit 2801 Miami Beach
3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 2,503 sf
Offered at $6,500,000 Find your paradise with this stunning apartment offering spectacular ocean, beach and city panoramas from all rooms. Wake up and be inspired daily with amazing sunrises! Live on the beach, walk in the park, let the plush garden surroundings help you relax by the pool, spa or at your private patio restaurant. Attain your best health and physique in the exclusive state-of-the-art gym that offers a variety of classes â€” group and private.
Violetta Kruszelnicki 305.394.2311 email@example.com
Adam Kruszelnicki 305.546.8866 firstname.lastname@example.org
2501 Del Lago Drive Fort Lauderdale
7 bedrooms | 7 full , 2 half bathrooms 8,707 sf | 15,750 sf lot
Offered at $6,250,000 Enter this waterfront masterpiece through the gated, circular driveway along a serene fountain. The interior features an exquisite chefâ€™s kitchen with a drinking water system, a master suite with a beautiful terrace overlooking the bi-level pools and the canal, his and hers walk-in closets, a private elevator and a walk-in Sommelier quality 1500 bottle wine cellar and tasting room. Enjoy the beautiful views at the refreshing swim-up bar or relax with the waterfall, jacuzzi and sauna. The home also offers a 105â€™ deep-water, private dock with dual power and water stations, just minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal.
Charles Andrews 917.767.1082 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2200 S Ocean Lane, PH3109 Fort Lauderdale
4 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 3,644 sf | Point of Americas II
This double east corner, 4,511 sq ft penthouse in the sky is the Crown Jewel of Fort Lauderdale offering 300-degree unobstructed, awe-inspiring views of the ocean, inlet, intracoastal, city, coastline and beach from the floor-to-ceiling windows in each and every room and the wraparound balconiesâ€”absolutely nothing else compares! This property is located on the Southeasternmost point of Fort Lauderdale beach and is situated on the most desirable lot in Fort Lauderdale. This is only the second opportunity in 45 years to own the premier residence in all of Fort Lauderdale.
Offered at $3,495,000 Jill Johns 954.290.3433 Jill@JillJohns.com
13693 Deering Bay Drive Coral Gables
5 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 6,101 sf | 8,203 sf lot
Resort-style living at its finest is coupled with a sense community in the most prestigious, gated enclave of Coral Gables. One-of-a kind home, sitting privately at the end of a cul-de-sac with unobstructed views of the bay, lake and 4th tee of the Arnold Palmer-Signature Designed Golf Course. A separate guest house, outdoor kitchen and pool is combined with premier offerings of Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club to create the setting for a true luxury lifestyle.
Offered at $2,750,000 Ani Sierra 786.427.9662 email@example.com
7950 SW 120 Street Pinecrest
6 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 6,667 sf | 38,768 sf lot
Offered at $2,495,000 A stately foyer welcomes you to this light-filled Mediterranean, gated estate. A center courtyard and beautiful terraces lead to a perfectly placed pool and yard. Italian gourmet kitchen with butlerâ€™s and walk-in pantry is ideal for large gatherings and opens to the grand family room. A large master bedroom includes a sitting area, access to a terrace, two walk-in closets and a spacious luxury bath. Home also has a second upstairs den area, impact windows and doors, two laundry rooms and a 3-car garage.
Claudia Fernandez 305.733.1769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marisela Cisneros 305.301.1208 email@example.com
1600 Ponce de Leon Drive Fort Lauderdale 8 bedrooms | 8 full, 3 half bathrooms 16,022 sf | 83,385 sf lot This waterfront masterpiece nestled in the prestigious Rio Vista community, boasts eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, two kitchens, an office, workshop, wine cellar, 3rd floor rec room with bar, 6-car garage and a guest house. Only the finest details and finishes have been used throughout. Landscaped by world-renowned architect Raymond Jungles. Enjoy breathtaking water views with 500 feet of water frontage and deep-water dockage.
Offered at $32,000,000 Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 firstname.lastname@example.org
6919 Sunrise Terrace Coral Gables 7 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 9,322 sf | 25,936 sf lot Located in a prestigious, gated community in Coral Gables, this luxurious home was built in 2006 on a wonderfully oversized lot featuring 150â€™ of water frontage with ocean access, a resort-like backyard, high-end finishes throughout, a passenger elevator and expansive terraces ideal for enjoying the magnificent views.
Offered at $7,800,000 Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 email@example.com
2900 NE 37th Street Fort Lauderdale 9 bedrooms | 13 full, 4 half bathrooms 17,812 sf | 47,661 sf lot Majestic 31-room estate with 650 feet of water frontage, three docks, outstanding Intracoastal views. Quality and attention to detail; superb use of stone and woods. Grand family room with imposing stone fireplace, marble and wood floors, gourmet kitchen, seven plus car garage. Intricate blending of indoor and outdoor living, resort style pool and Jacuzzi, Spanish-style verandas and gardens, complete summer kitchen.
Offered at $17,900,000 Eileen Kedersha 954.462.3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
William Kedersha 954.817.2900 email@example.com
209 N Birch Road, Unit 901 Fort Lauderdale 3 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 3,910 sf | Alhambra Place Spectacular Intracoastal, ocean panorama and city skyline from this remarkable 3,910 square feet, elegant corner unit, breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. A perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living over 1000 sf of balconies on three sides, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliders. Split bedroom plan, large master suite with spacious walk-in closet, his and hers baths, three bedrooms plus office and private elevator.
Offered at $1,795,000 Eileen Kedersha 954.462.3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
William Kedersha 954.817.2900 email@example.com
325 Leucadendra Drive Coral Gables 9 bedrooms | 9 full, 2 half bathrooms 16,311 sf | 57,017 sf lot This spectacular, brand new waterfront estate was designed by renowned architect Rafael Portuondo. It sits on an oversized lot and features impact windows, soaring ceilings, state-of-theart appliances, a home theatre, an impressive master bedroom with luxurious appointments, Lutron home automation and a resort-like backyard with a gazebo outfitted to perfection, making it ideal for entertaining. Enjoy beautiful views of the water and spectacular courtyards and grounds from every part of this magnificent estate.
Offered at $17,900,000 Dennis Carvajal 786.255.3334 firstname.lastname@example.org
601 Leucadendra Drive Coral Gables 6 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 11,694 sf | 70,542 sf lot Sitting on 1.6 acres of lush, landscaped grounds, this home features a lit tennis court, a pool and 300 feet of water frontage. This home was built to perfection with detailed woodwork, limestone floors and windows showcasing views from almost every area. Interior spaces offer a very light and open gourmet kitchen, a living room with double-height windows overlooking the waterway and a generously sized family room with an inviting bar.
Offered at $11,900,000 Dennis Carvajal 786.255.3334 email@example.com
2050 N Bay Road Miami Beach 9 bedrooms | 8 bathrooms 7,565 sf | 33,000 sf lot This perfectly restored home with architectural design by Wallace Tutt offers a luxurious master and bath, a formal dining room, high ceilings, a tennis court, a gym, heated pool and a world-class recording studio designed by Grammy winning engineer Rafael Sardina. This property boasts exquisite water views of Sunset Lake, 160â€™ of deep-water frontage and a private dock. It is also conveniently located within walking distance to shops and restaurants on Lincoln Road.
Offered at $16,000,000 Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 firstname.lastname@example.org
3200 Granada Boulevard Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 8.5 bathrooms 7,649 sf | 19,000 sf lot Fully remodeled in 2009, this impressive, 2-story Europeanstyle Estate on the prestigious Biltmore golf course offers exquisite architectural design with vaulted ceilings, a luxurious master and bath, walk-in closets, a sitting area and terrace with stunning views of the Biltmore, 3-bedroom suites, a formal dining area and a large kitchen. The covered veranda overlooks the heated pool/spa, plush yard and cabana. This home was made for comfort, easy entertaining and privacy.
Offered at $4,850,000 Jorge E. Uribe 786.371.8777 email@example.com
44 W Rivo Alto Drive Miami Beach 7 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 7,093 sf | 15,750 sf lot | 90 ft waterfront This is one of the finest homes on the Venetian Islands offering a perfect balance of European aesthetic and Balinese touches. Exemplifying minimalist architecture and design, it includes a Gaggenau kitchen, palatial master suite and cutting-edge security, lighting and entertainment systems. The grounds offer complete privacy and the ultimate sunbathing setting with a saltwater pool plus a summer kitchen, 2-lift dock and wide bay views with western exposure.
Offered at $15,900,000 Dina Goldentayer 786.277.7539 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sladja Stantic 305.799.7697 email@example.com
4800 Pine Drive Miami 8 bedrooms | 9 full, 3 half bathrooms 10,730 sf | 43,560 sf lot Timeless in its elegance and craftsmanship, Villa Dwora is a true masterpiece. A palatial Banyan Tree is the centerpiece of the lush grounds which include a koi pond, waterfall and 2-story pool house. The majestic entrance is an indicator of the grandeur that awaits you. Not a detail was spared in this 2009 constructed estate which offers impressive features such as an elevator, an extraordinary Master Suite, Dual Dining Rooms and a gymnasium.
Offered at $11,500,000 Barbara Haley 305.482.3773 firstname.lastname@example.org
485 Leucadendra Drive Coral Gables 8 bedrooms | 9 full, 2 half bathrooms 10,916 sf | 47,155 sf lot This home exemplifies timeless, understated elegance. As you enter you are greeted by a grand foyer flanked by sweeping dual staircases, a glamorously styled living room and a spectacular oval dining room. Features include a remodeled chef’s kitchen, large family rooms, a library/office, staff quarters, laundry rooms, an elevator, a Crestron system and a generator. Enjoy the views with a heated pool which offers two wide sunbathing ledges, a Jacuzzi and an infinity edge. Also offering about 450’ of water frontage with a 70’ dock and boat lift.
Offered at $15,900,000 Saddy Delgado 305.632.4256 email@example.com
943 N Venetian Drive Miami Beach 6 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms 9,255 sf | 47,250 sf lot Nestled behind grandiose, wooden gates on a rare 47,250 SF bayfront lot, this perfectly manicured Mediterranean estate was meticulously renovated by Peter Gallo in 2004. Features include a guest house with kitchen, open spaces for formal and informal living which are great for entertaining. From the outdoors, enjoy picturesque of Biscayne Bay with 175’ of water frontage.
Offered at $14,900,000 Saddy Delgado 305.632.4256 firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Cape Florida Drive Key Biscayne 8 bedrooms | 8 full, 2 half bathrooms 8,300 sf | 19,957 sf lot This traditionally, elegant waterfront Mediterranean home is located on a private canal and situated on a cul-de-sac for added privacy and comfort. 140â€™ on the water accommodates a fabulous yacht and water toys. Elegant interior spaces include a formal dining, living and family room. Features of the home include Smart home technology, staff quarters, 2-car garage, sauna, steam room, BBQ, large patio and an outdoor bar facing gorgeous tropical pool and lush gardens.
Offered at $11,000,000 Carolina Arellano 305.742.5166 email@example.com
630 South Mashta Drive Key Biscayne 15,000 sf lot This magnificent Key Biscayne waterfront property offers a unique opportunity to build your dream home on one of the most exclusive islands in Miami. This property is a 15,000 sf vacant lot located on the western side of the island with 100 feet of water frontage and unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay. Mashta Island is one of the most prestigious locations on Key Biscayne.
Offered at $8,975,000 Ana Beatriz Gutierrez 305.753.3349 firstname.lastname@example.org
2201 Collins Avenue, Unit 1628 Miami Beach 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 2,960 sf | W South Beach Residences Rarely available 3-bedroom plus Den KLM model in the W South Beach Residences located in the heart of South Beach. Amazing ocean views, generous balconies and terraces. Enjoy beachfront living, world-class service and amenities, restaurants, a pool and cabanas. Exquisitely furnished by renowned design team Yabu Pushelberg, this residence is part of the Condo-Hotel program. Unit 1626 sold separately for $1,500,000, can be combined into a 4-bedroom residence.
Offered at $9,250,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
Gabriela Dajer 786.290.3832 firstname.lastname@example.org
2201 Collins Avenue, Unit 1626 Miami Beach studio | 1 bathrooms 635 sf | W South Beach Residences This beautifully finished turn-key studio in the W South Beach Residences is located in the heart of South Beach. Enjoy beachfront living, world-class hotel service and amenities, restaurants, a pool and cabanas. This residence is part of the Condo-Hotel program and can be easily combined with the neighboring unit 1628.
Offered at $1,500,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
Gabriela Dajer 786.290.3832 firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Edgewater Drive, Unit Ts-k Coral Gables 4 bedrooms | 4 full, 2 half bathrooms 11,402 sf lot This two-story penthouse offers spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. The residence features a private elevator with foyer entry, library/den, media room, large closets and spacious entertaining areas on both floors with living and dining rooms that boast 30-foot ceilings. Live a lifestyle of luxury with 24-hour concierge, private club and spa, two swimming pools, tennis courts, putting greens, restaurant, valet, marina access and much more!
Offered at $7,600,000 Dennis Carvajal 786.255.3334 email@example.com
6801 Pullen Avenue Coral Gables 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms 5,157 sf | 31,304 sf lot This spectacular bayfront property offers breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay encompassing Coconut Grove, Downtown, Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. This is a rare opportunity to have bayfront views with 121 feet of water frontage and deep-water dockage. Option to remodel the existing home or build your dream home.
Offered at $6,495,000 Dennis Carvajal 786.255.3334 firstname.lastname@example.org
4774 Sunset Drive Miami 7 bedrooms | 8 full, 2 half bathrooms 9,800 sf | 37,897 sf lot Architecturally significant, cutting edge contemporary. New construction of the highest quality and finishes, in the final phases for move in before the end of the year. A wealth of luxurious features defies the standard, offering both style and substance. Walls of glass and an open floor plan for entertaining. A beautiful mix of style and function for the modern buyer.
Offered at $6,895,000 Jo-Ann Forster 305.778.5555 email@example.com
Brian Forster Shapiro 305.978.8655 firstname.lastname@example.org
2800 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables 6 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 7,113 sf | 30,625 sf lot 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 five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Elevator. Covered Summer Kitchen. Resort style heated pool and patios. Gated. Automobile courtyard. Timeless and Classic!
Offered at $4,395,000 Jo-Ann Forster 305.778.5555 email@example.com
Brian Forster Shapiro 305.978.8655 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. An inviting gourmet kitchen overlooking the sparkling pool and waterway compliments whatâ€™s in store outside â€” an exceptionally designed patio and bar area ideal for entertaining. Boasting 315 feet of dockage, this NE point lot masterpiece is ideal for your yacht and is minutes to the ocean.
Offered at $5,950,000 Sandra Tagliamonte 954.818.4219 email@example.com
341 Royal Plaza Drive Fort Lauderdale 6 bedrooms | 6 full, 2 half bathrooms 6,610 sf | 8,841 sf total area This home is a magnificent, new custom waterfront residence located in prestigious Las Olas Isles. Features include a Nuvo Grand Concerto multi-room sound system, Lutron wireless lighting system, a thermador appliance package, 4 Zone AC, an elevator, an outdoor kitchen, and security camera system, a central vacuum and is truly ready to move in! A home warranty is included!
Offered at $4,875,000 Sandra Tagliamonte 954.818.4219 firstname.lastname@example.org
3835 N Moorings Court Coconut Grove 5 bedrooms | 4 full, 3 half bathrooms 6,313 sf | 12,454 sf lot Classical French Manor on a private court with dock access. This 2-story custom home has Waterworks bathrooms, Wolf/ SubZero and Hector vaulted Summer kitchen, Marvin hurricane doors and windows. Three marble fireplaces, guest house and AV Lutron system throughout the property. French doors open to an outdoor garden with a Wolf Grill and kitchen, large pool with shaded grotto.
Offered at $5,590,000 Lourdes C. Garrido 305.332.4887 email@example.com
6930 SW 62 Street South Miami 6 bedrooms | 6 full, 2 half bathrooms 9,067 sf | 43,124 sf lot Enjoy this classical Mediterranean gated estate on a cul-desac. As you enter the double height foyer, the bright and open floor plan welcomes you. The house features formal dining and living room. Grounds contain terraces and exterior entertainment areas, including swimming pool, N/S tennis court, summer kitchen, guest house and amenities galore!
Offered at $2,549,000 Lourdes C. Garrido 305.332.4887 firstname.lastname@example.org
6600 SW 98 Street Pinecrest 5 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 5,843 sf | 117,792 sf lot A modern sculpture in a jungle, this custom-built, awardwinning Bauhaus modern home in prestigious North Pinecrest is on the market for the first time. Set on three adjacent independent lots spanning 2.7 acres, this home offers vast open spaces with double-height vaulted wood ceilings in the living, family and dining rooms. The glass wall in the back of the house allows for great light and views of the huge pool/patio and expansive backyard featuring a natural Florida hammock, large grassy areas and fruit trees. Envelop yourself in complete privacy in this nature loverâ€™s oasis!
Offered at $5,500,000 Ben Moss 305.793.4783 email@example.com
7641 SW 59 Court South Miami 6 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms 5,897 sf | 19,886 sf lot If you are looking for the perfect family home in the perfect family neighborhood, then look no further. The floor-toceiling windows allow for bright, open and airy living. This property features a fireplace, a large kitchen and family room. The backyard offers a covered patio, pool, full cabana and large grassy area. Wired speaker system throughout the house allows for great entertaining.
Offered at $2,250,000 Ben Moss 305.793.4783 firstname.lastname@example.org
4350 Sabal Palm Road Bay Point, Miami 5 bedrooms | 5 full, 2 half bathrooms 5,365 sf | 15,933 sf lot Prestigious and gated estate, situated on Bay Pointâ€™s prime Street, this magnificent home includes a 2013 constructed 2-story addition and offers maximum flexibility suited to any lifestyle. Features include a his office/study with state of the art audio/ video equipment, a her study or Florida room, private in-law, guest or exercise suite, featuring separate bedroom, living room and bathroom, high ceiling kitchen with Viking and Subzero appliances. Outdoor area includes loggia with BBQ and generous pool.
Offered at $4,495,000 Constantin Gorges 646.234.5686 email@example.com
3801 Collins Avenue, Unit 1101 Faena District, Miami Beach 3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms 1,824 sf | Mosaic This is a true 3-bedroom/3-bathroom oceanfront Condo Masterpiece. The unit was designed by Artefacto, worldfamous design company, in turn-key fashion that leaves no detail unattended! The residence features: a private elevator vestibule, a grand living and dining room with unobstructed ocean and downtown Miami sunset views, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a master bedroom suite with ocean views, his and her walk-in closets, a master bathroom with dual sinks, tub spa, shower and bidet and two bedrooms with en-suite style full bathrooms.
Offered at $2,999,000 Constantin Gorges 646.234.5686 firstname.lastname@example.org
935 Bella Vista Avenue Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 5 full, 2 half bathrooms 6,797 sf | 15,500 sf lot This Giorgio Bali custom-designed and built Italianate gated estate offers Euro maze gardens in a luxurious, guard gated community along Biscayne Bay. This graceful home offers incredible detail to finishes and amaxing amenities which include Artegres millwork, a media room with a projector, a 1,400 bottle wine cellar, stainless appliances, a butlerâ€™s pantry, spacious balconies and French doors for natural light. The outdoors include a 42â€™ seawall with no bridges to the bay, a covered terrace and an infinity-edge pool.
Offered at $3,799,000 Marisela Cisneros 305.301.1208 email@example.com
Ana M. De La Fe 786.247.9909 firstname.lastname@example.org
5445 Collins Avenue, BTH7 Miami Beach 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 2,467 sf Live and play in your own beachfront townhouse. Enter your one-of-a-kind resort setting while living in Miami Beach. This is real Florida living with the beach within yards of your 380 sf balcony terrace. No detail has been spared on this residence. From custom, top-of-the-line cabinetry, sensible placements of storage, two kitchens for entertaining, impact doors and a master suite with a private sitting area for easy direct ocean access, this home on the beach has it all.
Offered at $1,999,000 Marisela Cisneros 305.301.1208 email@example.com
Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 firstname.lastname@example.org
6700 SW 67 Street South Miami 6 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms 8,355 sf | 49,223 sf lot This extraordinary Mediterranean estate offers stunningly manicured landscaping on a corner property featuring a beautifully detailed entry way and splendid staircase. Interiors include an open and spacious family room, a library, a bar, a well-stocked wine cellar, an elevator and a custom designed kitchen. The great veranda with a well-equipped summer kitchen offers views to the bountiful tropical fruit trees, pool and spa.
Offered at $3,600,000 Michael Martinez 305.979.9367 email@example.com
Saddy Delgado 305.632.4256 firstname.lastname@example.org
205 Caoba Court Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 5,157 sf | 15,330 sf lot Impressive Mediterranean cul-de-sac residence located in Cocoplum, an exclusive, gated community. This home highlights luxury living at its best with the finest materials throughout such as Brazilian Cherry Wood. Other features include cathedral ceilings, a striking magnificent staircase leading to the master bedroom and vast windows that allow natural light to spill into the rooms. The great patio offers an exciting barbecue area, a sparkling salt water pool and ample room for entertaining friends and family.
Offered at $2,999,000 Michael Martinez 305.979.9367 email@example.com
3639 Park Lane Coconut Grove 5 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 6,239 sf | 11,964 sf lot This spectacular “trophy house” is on a tucked away bayfront lane in South Grove. It has been meticulously renovated by H.L.S Interior Design and offers a Chef’s kitchen with Wolf/ Sub-Zero appliances, baths with waterworks fixtures, 1400 sf master suite with his/her’s bathrooms (his-steam-her’s with soaking tub) and separate closets. Other features include impact glass, heated saline pool and limestone/wood flooring. This special street has riparian rights to Biscayne Bay to enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding just steps from your house.
Offered at $3,175,000 THE CHERRY GROUP Sylvia Cherry 305.992.2211 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Hecht 305.607.8360 email@example.com
8120 SW 182 Street Palmetto Bay 4 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 4,185 sf | 43,762 sf lot A rare modern, gated masterpiece sits high on more than an acre of fairchild-like gardens and hammock. Sweeping verdant vistas from the raised front. To the rear, looking out past the pool a carpet of grass and lighted gardens lead to the gate at the south entrance. Volume, peaked ceilings and wide-open spaces. Interior/exterior building materials and craftsmanship second to none. Cbs/ hickory concrete split shake tile roof. Near the water, superior schools. The best parks system in S. Florida.
Offered at $1,250,000 THE CHERRY GROUP Sylvia Cherry 305.992.2211 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Hecht 305.607.8360 email@example.com
9601 SW 60 Court Pinecrest 7 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 9,226 sf | 36,590 sf lot This classic residence features a double height foyer entrance, formal living and dining rooms, seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a media room, wine cellar, elevator, home office, full-house generator, summer kitchen with two covered terraces, an open deck and a detached one-bedroom guest house with its own separate driveway entry. Perfect for enjoying Florida living at its best!
Offered at $5,450,000 Gladys (Gigi) L. Zunjic 786.554.5932 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marisela Cisneros 305.301.1208 email@example.com
6390 SW 114 Street Pinecrest 7 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms 6,400 sf | 35,806 sf lot Situated on a corner acre in the heart of Pinecrest, this home is anything but ordinary. Built in 2008, all bedrooms are suites with walk-in closets and balconies. Features include American walnut floors, marble throughout, high-end appliances, a 3-car garage and guest or in-laws quarters with separate entrance. Great for an extended family, guests or live-ins. A mosquito mist system is also available throughout the property.
Offered at $2,985,000 Gladys (Gigi) L. Zunjic 786.554.5932 firstname.lastname@example.org
5711 Granada Boulevard Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 5,000 sf | 15,808 sf lot The elegant, spectacular design of this home offers a Florida subtropical vibe on the wide prestigious Coral Gables waterway which is just minutes to bay! The estate features a European courtyard, a gated entrance, vaulted ceilings, travertine marble throughout, onyx finishes and wood floors in bedrooms and baths and a bonus 6th room. The gorgeous kitchen is spacious and is only one part of the amazingly open and bright floorplan. The home also includes a 100’ dock with electric and water.
Offered at $2,999,000 Kathleen Morris 786.556.6166 email@example.com
3090 NE 47 Street Fort Lauderdale 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms 3,191 sf | 9,482 sf lot This home was built for entertaining. French doors throughout the home invite spectacular lighting and open to the pool and the lush landscaping. Features include a beautiful kitchen with warm woods and crown molding which opens to the family room, a master with handscraped hardwood floors, 18” Saturnia marble throughout, Bamboo flooring in 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, a garage that serves as the perfect “Man Cave”, and a beautiful 85-ft dock with electric and water.
Offered at $1,499,000 Michele Landi 786.299.9770 firstname.lastname@example.org
41 Bay Heights Drive Coconut Grove 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 5,125 sf | 10,516 sf lot This modern, French Caribbean style home, is located on an interior street in Bay Heights with Miami Police security patrol 24/7. Every inch will feel like it was made just for you with large open entertaining spaces, dream kitchen with adjoining family room, wine cellar or 6th bedroom, 5” wood floor, and exciting master suite. Wrap around porches, metal roof, mosaic pool, and oak canopy create the perfect background. Close to everything and great schools.
Offered at $2,849,000 Jo-Ann Forster 305.778.5555 email@example.com
Brian Forster Shapiro 305.978.8655 firstname.lastname@example.org
13681 Deering Bay Drive Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 6,014 sf | 7,967 sf lot Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club. Absolutely magazine quality! Showcase home directly on the golf course. Enjoy both golf course and bay views. Stunning living room and grand sized dining room. Family room and breakfast room with custom cabinetry, wine chiller and ice maker. Cook’s kitchen with Wolf gas range. Master and sitting room with Bay views. Elevator ready. Heated pool and spa. Impact glass. Enjoy golf, 7 Har-Tru tennis courts, dining, fitness center and 3 marinas that fit up to a 120’ yacht. Manned guard gate.
Offered at $2,750,000 Jo-Ann Forster 305.778.5555 email@example.com
Brian Forster Shapiro 305.978.8655 firstname.lastname@example.org
10801 SW 67 Court Pinecrest 6 bedrooms | 7.5 bathrooms 6,977 sf | 38,332 sf lot This gorgeous French Chateau in North Pinecrest offers a spacious, updated kitchen featuring natural-tone granite countertops, creating a warm and rich space. Chandeliers in the formal dining room and exquisite formal living room with grand staircase and marble flooring set the tone of opulence. This residence was designed with the lord of the manor in mind, with distinguished grace and understated sophistication.
Offered at $2,849,000 Michael Martinez 305.979.9367 email@example.com
7750 SW 54 Avenue Miami 4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 3,176 sf | 2,046 sf lot Enjoy the High Pines lifestyle, with this stunning 3-story home. Upgrades feature a natural gas Kohler generator, an elevator, custom cabinets, LED Lutron lighting, Brazilian Walnut hardwood and Travertine marble floors, beautiful open light and bright elegant living room and formal dining room, a great open, eat-in kitchen with breakfast area. Complex amenities include a heated pool, a security guard and an easy walk to all shops and restaurants in Downtown South Miami.
Offered at $1,279,000 Cecilia (Ceci) Samaja 305.343.8443 firstname.lastname@example.org
3948 Little Avenue Coconut Grove 6 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 5,188 sf | 14,000 sf lot Sophisticated design and unsurpassed quality best describe this spectacular home in guard-gated Ye Little Woods. A dramatic foyer with double-volume ceilings welcome you along with abundant natural light that fills the spacious social areas. The gourmet kitchen opens to a huge family room and leads to a great oversized covered terrace with a summer kitchen. A private media room with bar is ideal for entertaining.
Offered at $2,800,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 email@example.com
5025 Collins Avenue, Unit 2308 Miami Beach 2 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 1,870 sf | Capobella This amazing beachfront condo with panoramic views of the ocean, bay and the city skyline is located in Capobella, a premier boutique condo building in Miami Beach. This flow-through unit has been completely updated and features two bedrooms, plus den, an open kitchen with marble countertops, top-of-the-line appliances and an automated surround sound system.
Offered at $1,980,000 Mayi de la Vega 305.778.7990 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabriela Dajer 786.290.3832 email@example.com
6500 Leonardo Street Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms 5,436 total sf | 12,000 sf lot Unforgettable, French-style home in a highly desired South Gables location. Sophisticated and elegant, this home will feature stone and wood floors, eat-in kitchen, 2-car garage, pool and summer kitchen. Wonderful floorplan with generous living areas. Master Suite with large sitting room and grand bathroom. A very special opportunity by Teamwork Group Developers that will set the standard of exceptional design and finishes! Total square footage per plans. Completion estimated for Fall 2015.
Offered at $2,600,000 Jorge Fernandez 305.216.0237 firstname.lastname@example.org
1114 Madrid Street Coral Gables 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 1,504 sf | 5,250 sf lot This charming 1920â€™s Old Spanish home sits on a beautiful North Gables, tree-lined street with curb appeal galore! Quaint and delightful 2/1 main house with hardwood floors, fireplace, renovated bathroom and exquisite kitchen with gas stove. Fabulous master bedroom with beamed ceilings and walk-in closet. Detached 1/1 guest house. Carport. Lovely patio and gardens. Near golf course and country club. Easy access to all the best in Downtown Coral Gables. If you desire a home with character, this is a must-see!
Offered at $545,000 Jorge Fernandez 305.216.0237 email@example.com
Joseph Zichelle 305.505.7995 firstname.lastname@example.org
4420 Bay Point Road Miami 4 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms 4,000 sf | 13,760 sf lot This fully remodeled gem boasts 4,000 sf of total living space on a 13,760 sf lot! Walk into the main house and feel the modern, open space and comfort with the grand living room, an Italian kitchen with white quartz counter tops and an outstanding framed dining room that becomes part of the pool deck. The home features imported wide plank floors, marble & onyx floors in baths and a guesthouse making it the ultimate entertainment home.
Offered at $2,445,000 Jonathan Garcia 305.494.5547 email@example.com
400 Alton Road, Unit 1010 Miami Beach 2 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 1,548 sf | Murano Grande This corner 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condo at Murano Grande in South of Fifth features marble floors in the living and dining area and wood floors in the bedrooms. Other features include an open kitchen with a pantry, a semiprivate entrance with soothing S, SE, SW vistas and direct bay views and spacious walk-in closets. Catch the smooth sunset each day from your private terrace or from the buildingâ€™s newly renovated pool. Building amenities also include a tennis court, 5-star service and prime location with a prestigious address!
Offered at $1,549,000 Jonathan Garcia 305.494.5547 firstname.lastname@example.org
465 Ridge Road Coral Gables 6 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms 6,440 sf | 23,800 sf lot Come see “Villa Ridge” a tropical oasis nestled on a beautiful, tree-lined street. This one-story home, just off Old Cutler Road, offers soaring high ceilings, light-bright freshly painted foyer and living room, a spacious formal dining room with an eatin kitchen and a great media room with a bar overlooking an expansive, covered terrace. Great location close to everything!
Offered at $2,377,000 Cecilia (Ceci) Samaja 305.343.8443 email@example.com
465 Brickell Avenue, Unit 802 Brickell 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms 1,433 sf This stunning corner unit in Icon Brickell offers panoramic views of bay, river and city. It is upgraded with all interior glass doors and 24” x 24” white porcelain floors. The kitchen offers top-of-the-line Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. All rooms have water views. Building amenities include amazing pool cabanas, a full-service spa and much more. Ideal location allows for a quick walk to Cipriani, Trulucks, Downtown Miami and Mary Brickell Village.
Offered at $1,094,000 Cecilia (Ceci) Samaja 305.343.8443 firstname.lastname@example.org
5851 Holatee Trail Southwest Ranches 6 bedrooms | 6.5 bathrooms 7,424 sf Pull up to the front door of this unique, luxury home around a resort-style fountain with impeccable grounds and beautiful landscaping, which will make you feel like you are away from it all. This home has a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and an island, stainless steel appliances, tennis and basketball court and an incredible indoor/ outdoor pool which is accessible from the living room.
Offered at $1,799,000 Richard Masterson 954.205.7067 email@example.com
2231 NE 44 Street Lighthouse Point 3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms 3,027 sf Bring your boat and enjoy the South Florida lifestyle at its finest to this beautiful home located on the North Grand Canal. This family home has a large kitchen and living room, three large bedrooms and a huge den/office and is conveniently located at a â€œTâ€? section of the water to dock your boat without a problem. A free-form pool and nice BBQ area make the outside a wonderful place to entertain. Other features include tile floors, hurricane shutters and a brand new roof!
Offered at $1,150,000 Richard Masterson 954.205.7067 firstname.lastname@example.org
3868 Braganza Avenue Coconut Grove 3 bedrooms | 2.5 bathrooms | housekeeper’s quarters 3,200 sf | 6,300 sf lot Positioned under the canopy of Coconut Grove’s tropical hardwood hammock and giant Bamboo sits 3868 Braganza Avenue. This classic, modern residence is an original architectural creation of the globally renowned Arquitectonica Design Group. Live, share and appreciate voluminous spaces, Zen grounds and timeless architectural design in this rare modern residence.
Offered at $1,600,000 Raymond H. Bolduc 305.975.4232 email@example.com
6365 Collins Avenue, Unit TS-01 Miami Beach 3 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms 6,000 sf | The Akoya From Miami Beach’s highest penthouse, Akoya TS-01, enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of the ocean, the intracoastal and the beaches. This three-story mansion with 6,000 square feet of entertainment space, a rooftop pool and beautiful white, glass floors is the ultimate private retreat.
Price Upon Request Raymond H. Bolduc 305.975.4232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom-Built Villa Coral Gables 5 bedrooms | 6 full, 2 half bathrooms 1/1 guest house | 6,000 sf | 24,900 sf lot This magnificent contemporary villa inspired by Italian rationalism and American modernism will sit on a beautiful, sprawling corner lot on San Vicente, one of the most beautiful streets in Coral Gables. This sophisticated estate will distinguish itself for its design, with the courtyard as the focal point, surrounded by an intimate garden and an emerald swimming pool, around which the living quarters will adjoin. Offering the finest materials and finishes, this villa will afford a luxurious blend of indoor / outdoor living. Soon to break ground, completion scheduled for late 2015.
Price Upon Request Marisa Chisena 305.807.6845 email@example.com
465 Brickell Avenue, Unit 5303 Miami 2 bedrooms + den | 2 bathrooms 1,313 sf | Icon Brickell | 2 parking spaces Stunning, direct, unobstructed ocean and bay views from this beautiful home in the sky with large balcony off living room and bedrooms, and additional den. Featuring top-of-the-line appliances, Italian cabinetry, travertine marble floors throughout and lush master bath. Icon Brickell offers 5-star resort amenities, including a two acre pool deck with an infinity edge, Olympic-size pool and a 2,800 sf spa & fitness center. Live, work and play in the heart of the financial district, just steps away from the best restaurants and shopping that Miami has to offer.
Offered at $1,000,000 Marisa Chisena 305.807.6845 firstname.lastname@example.org
Schooner Bay Estates Islamorada 9 bedrooms | 9.5 bathrooms 125,182 sf lot Overlooking the clear blue waters surrounding Islamorada in the Florida Keys is a magnificent 3-acre gated beachfront estate. This stunning parcel features three oceanfront homes, two pools, one spa and three docks. Schooner Bay Estates boasts 394 feet of private white sandy beach, 9 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, expansive private balconies, and amazing ocean views. This is a perfect opportunity to make this first time offering your private family compound.
Offered at $10,000,000 Cheri Tindall 305.712.8888 email@example.com
Leslie Leopold 305.712.8888 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sugar Mill Key Largo 4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms 4,192 sf | 23,250 sf lot Welcome to â€œThe Sugar Millâ€?, an exquisite gated bay front estate of authentic Dutch Colonial West Indies design. Features include a fossil stone sugar mill entryway, great room, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, formal dining room, 4BR/3.5BA, an Old Chicago brick barrel ceiling wine cellar, and a screened veranda overlooking the Florida Bay. Enjoy the 35 ft. koi pond, spectacular sunset views, plunge pool, and deep water dockage.
Offered at $3,875,000 Cheri Tindall 305.712.8888 email@example.com
Leslie Leopold 305.712.8888 firstname.lastname@example.org
By Lauren Adhav
The Design District: The Hub of Miami’s Culture Club Renderings of the Tom Ford space and Palm Court (right)
With master planner Craig Robins hard at work on the completion of Miami’s renovated Design District, a handful of new luxury retailers are set to open this fall. Valentino, Tom Ford, Fendi, Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs are just some of the shops ready to open their doors, joining the likes of Celine, Dior Homme, Prada and Marni already in place. Shortly, the temporary Hermès store will be replaced by its permanent location—a 14,000-square-foot, three-story masterpiece with a rooftop garden. The openings are the next phase in a multimillion-dollar redevelopment plan by Robins, president and CEO of Dacra, and his partner, L Real Estate. When Robins initiated the plan a few years ago, he wanted to transform the once-dilapidated area into a centralized hub of art, fashion and dining. When completed, the area will boast more than 130 luxury retailers, art galleries, antiques dealers, boutiques, showrooms and upscale eateries. Most of the shops on 40th Street are already open, and after this fall phase, the remainder of boutiques and restaurants south of the street should follow suit by next summer. Palm Court, a center of various designer stores, is scheduled to open by the end of the year. Robins also has plans for luxury residential units in the heart of the district, with approximately 80 expected to be available by the end of 2015 or the first quarter of 2016. It may be difficult to envision what’s to come. But when fully realized, the architecture, art installations and landscape design of this unique district will give a nod to the tropical modernism of Miami.
“It feels more like a park rather than a streetscape,” says Nathan Browning, principal of Island Planning Corp., the company behind the landscaping. “A functional park that also incorporates art and sculptures and murals to soften the concrete atmosphere.” Architecturally, each building draws distinct inspiration from Miami, from façades that replicate rainfall and foliage to geometric, art deco storefronts. Work by Aranda\Lasch, Sou Fujimoto, Moorhead and Moorhead and K/R, adds simplified modernity to the area, as their commissioned buildings continue to evolve the landscape of the district. A pedestrian promenade—named Paseo Ponti, after Italian architect and designer Giò Ponti—stretches over four blocks and three streets. Anchored by two plaza areas, the promenade emphasizes the importance of a relaxed atmosphere, where visitors can take their time strolling through the district’s plethora of sophisticated stores. Ben Aranda of Aranda\Lasch says his firm was hired to design two of the district’s buildings: the Buena Vista Building and the Aranda\Lasch Building (an event space). He says his design goal is to convey “a new appreciation for the neighborhood and how it has transformed, adding that the event space will provide a commanding view of the area. “Our idea was to emulate and do a contemporary reinterpretation of art deco, which we think works for this new profile of luxury retail in the design district,” he says. Already attracting artists, fashionistas and culinary aficionados, the new Miami Design District is quickly on its way to becoming a mecca of cutting-edge culture. ◗
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