during milan design week 2015, italian designer piero lissoni presented plans for his first architectural project in the united states – a seven-acre waterfront development in florida. developed by lionheart capital, the ‘the ritz-carlton residences, miami beach’ feature gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and 36 private boat dockages for 111 condominium residences and 15 single-family villas. the two-to five-bedroom homes range in size from 1,700 to over 11,000 square feet, in a selection of 60 different floor plans, with custom-designed interiors.

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all images courtesy of lissoni associati / the ritz-carlton residences, miami beach

 

 

each unit will is equipped with a piero lissoni designed boffi kitchen, complete with oversized stone countertops, gaggenau appliances and built-in coffee systems. every residence will be wired for smart-home technology, while many homes will include private elevator foyers, expansive terraces, summer kitchens and private plunge pools.

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36 private boat dockages are provided

 

 

the scheme boasts a collection of resort-style amenities including a waterfront social room with a bar; a catering kitchen; a landscaped half-acre roof-top pool deck with views of miami beach, downtown miami and biscayne bay; and an expansive infinity-edge pool with a waterfall. the development also includes a club room with a bar, virtual golf and billiard table; a cinema-quality private theater; a children’s room, and art and music rooms.

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the complex includes 111 condominium residences and 15 single-family villas

 

 

furthermore, owners will have the opportunity to rejuvenate in a private spa treatment suite, steam rooms and a sauna, meditation garden, indoor and outdoor yoga studios, and work out in a state-of-the-art fitness center. there will also be a BBQ and dining area and a library/conference room. in addition, the residences will have two attended lobbies with 24-hour concierge service, valet parking, a pet salon suite and full, personalized concierge services.

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brightly lit living spaces present sweeping views across the region

 

 

located a short distance from the area’s top-tier schools and steps away from the prestigious upper north bay road, the residences are priced from $2 million to $40 million USD for penthouses. ‘the fusion of piero lissoni’s modernist vision with the unrivaled service and legacy of the ritz-carlton is a rare offering, unmatched in south florida,’ said ophir sternberg, CEO of lionheart capital. ‘lissoni’s modern and artistic design will create a development that will change the miami beach skyline and how we look at luxury living.’

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open-plan living accommodation

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sculptural staircases connect the duplex units

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a sheltered terrace at the unit’s rear

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private spa facilities are also included

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double-height living accommodation

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miami beach at dusk

 

 


project info:

 

location: 4701 north meridian avenue, miami beach, florida, USA
scale: 111 ultra-luxurious condominium residences, 15 private master architect designed stand-alone villas, 60 distinct floor plans with 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom layouts, ranging from 1,700 to more than 10,000 sqf
developer: lionheart capital
design architect: lissoni associati
executive architect: ADD inc.