Luxury Magazine, Spring 2020: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
Adaptive reuse of buildings is always complex, and reimagining the former Miami Heart Institute (before it, the Nat King Cole Hotel) into private homes as “a new Portofino town,” says Piero Lissoni, was no exception. But, “Restrictions are what provoke innovation and lead to truly unique solutions…they invigorate my thinking.” The fruition is residences that exude personal character in a way atypical of branded real estate. “There is common design language that emphasizes simplicity and elegance,” he says.
Within that there is much individuality that makes rooms feel like private homes rather than formulaic pied-à-terre: build-in bookshelves, unique art and artifacts, varied furnishings, and lighting. “But a person’s home is theirs and must always be a reflection of their personal tastes and style. There will be turnkey residences that have the interiors curated, or… you can buy it as a blank slate to furnish yourself.
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