Architectural Project: Thirlwall
Interior Design Project: Minotti Miami
Bathrooms: Dornbracht, Toto
Photo credits: Kris Tamburello
The lot purchased in 2015 by the real estate investors Eduardo Otaola, Rodrigo Diaz and Eduardo Lucca is part of a dense array of luxury residences on Biscayne Island, Miami Beach, crossed by North Venetian Drive, with private frontage of 30 meters on the bay. The rational geometric forms of the villa are set between the ocean and a private courtyard, a reference point in the project by Thirlwall Design. The theme of water is ‘reflected’ from the outside – including large natural pools and the artificial presence of big infinity pools on multiple levels – towards the inside, in an open but hidden space formed by a luminous opening, plants, a glass wall with an elevator and a green wall with the height of two stories of the building.
Almost seamlessly, the open plan sets the tone of about 700 square meters of space on the terrace, perfect as a lounge area for entertaining, but also of the living spaces on the ground floor, with two different kitchens, subdivided between inside and outside around the pool. The natural light of the bay enters through the large windows and reflects on the pale facings in marble and limestone, and on the furnishings selected from the Minotti collections.
The upper level contains five suites, all with private bathrooms and terraces. The residence also features a collection of contemporary art, with many sculptures, such as the one placed to welcome guests at the main entrance from the street.