Lissoni Associati Debuts The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
Hurricane-proof glass windows and metal screens ensure safe, and enviable, waterfront views. Photography by Kim Sargent.
Interior Design Magazine
In 1925, Miami developer Carl G. Fisher completed his King Cole Hotel, a three-story Spanish-styled luxury hotel. For most of the rest of the century, the structure housed the Miami Heart Institute. Now, it’s The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, developed by Lionheart Capital with architecture and design by Lissoni Associati—the Milan-based firm’s first full-scale residential project in the United States. Six different buildings sit on 7.5 acres, housing 111 condo units ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 square feet, along with 15 stand-alone villas.
At reception, a seamless desk sits before a Shen Chen acrylic on canvas, part of the the Cynthia Reeves onsite partnership. Photography by Kim Sargent.
“The idea was a minimalist design with a pure simplicity,” says Allison Greenfield, partner of Lionheart Capital . Given the various buildings and 64 unique unit types, simplicity was achieved by unified materials: furnishings in social spaces mostly by Living Divani; stone flooring in Boffi kitchens with Gaggenau appliances and Zucchetti fixtures, as well as in Lissoni’s Boffi master bathrooms; and wood everywhere else.
In the main lobby, a powdercoated steel staircase with solid French oak treads descends to a social space with a table and seating by Living Divani. Photography by Kim Sargent.
Further amenities include a new quarter-acre rooftop pool deck and private cabanas, which the team created by repouring slabs and fabricating sister columns, and a 34-slip marina. And just in case the waterfront views aren’t enough, a program by Cynthia Reeves allows residents to purchase the social area’s post-minimalist artwork for their own walls.
The terrace, with furnishings by Living Divani, looks onto the marina on Surprise Lake. Photography by Kim Sargent.
A children’s playroom on the first floor includes tables and chairs by Oeuf. Photography by Kim Sargent.
The first floor’s lounge is furnished by Living Divani, with an Aminco Home rug and a pool table by B&B Billiards. Photography by Kim Sargent.
Read the full feature via Interior Design Magazine.