Inside the Brand New, Art-Filled Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, arguably the most extreme adaptive use residential project that South Florida has ever seen, is finished. The transformation from its former life as a hospital, by Italian designer Piero Lissoni, is practically unbelievable. Additionally, a comprehensive arts program gives the building an added visual interest.

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Downtown West Palm Beach’s Only Waterfront Hotel is Opening in February 2020

West Palm Beach is getting a new design-y hotel called the Ben West Palm, slated for opening on February 13th 2020, the day before Valentine’s day. The 208 room hotel appears to be inspired by early Floridian history, with an interior design that evokes adventure and tropical escapism. While the public spaces are richly decorated, the guest room interiors will be light and airy, with cream-colored fabrics, leather headboards, and copper fixtures.

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Gigantic Full-Floor Unit Lists at Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami

At One Thousand Museum, Dame Zaha Hadid’s Downtown Miami tower and the poster-child of Miami’s starchitect-designed condo towers, only two of the building’s gargantuan 10,000 square foot full-floor units appear to be on the market. And only one of those two has spectacular photography, despite being sold as more-or-less as a white box, for the buyer to do what they will with. That’s unit 5701. (The other one, if you’re curious, is 5901)

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Starchitecture in Miami Isn’t Just a Fad

I recently wrote this piece for the Miami Herald. In the last real estate cycle, condo buildings by big name architects or avant-garde designers were big business in Miami. Now that the real estate market has softened, the big question was whether this would last. It turns out it will. Read more at the Miami Herald.

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