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Everyone dreams with a Miami Beach house to spend the rest of our lives. Brown Davis Interiors , one of most recognized Florida interior designers, designed a penthouse with an ocean sight, and it is completely glamorous! To bring the apartment up to date, Brown and Davis implemented state-of-the-art features per the clients’ specifications and designed clean, contemporary architecture to further support their goals, with Juan C. David of JCD Architect serving as architect of record.
A highlight of the residence is its white glass-tile floors, which give the home a lustrous, almost space-age feel. The flooring material has existed for years, but advancing technologies have reinvigorated it.
In the spacious kitchen, a thick white marble-topped island pairs with walnut cabinetry to add warmth; that walnut reappears in the nearby living room’s wet bar. Brown Davis Interiors designed the bird’s-eye maple dining table with brass-inlaid trim, one of numerous touches of brass and bronze, such as the legs of the stools at the wet bar and an end table in the office; the designers mixed these metals, along with stainless steel, throughout to achieve depth and balance. Those finishes also speak to the vintage 1970s style permeating the condo.
A leading example is a crushed-velvet sofa in the living area—a take on another sofa which is also one of numerous pieces from Brown and Davis’ new custom furniture line.
The owners decided to reduce the number of bedrooms in order to make each one more spacious. The five-bedroom, 6 1⁄2-bathroom penthouse was reduced by one bedroom and one bathroom. Now the master bedroom design ideas, in particular—which boasts a warmer palette of brown, eggplant, sea green and cream—has become an oasis where the couple can linger and enjoy the ocean view from bed or from a nearby chaise. Here, purple wood chests of custom-colored Macassar ebony stand out as additional gems from the designers’ custom collection.
Thanks to a fully automated system, any shade can be drawn or the temperature adjusted or even cupboards opened with the touch of a button. But the most tempting adjustment may be to move outside, onto an outdoor terrace wrapping the entire penthouse, or to the private beach downstairs or the residence’s private pool above.
One of the highest moves and is something that you’ll see in future apartments in Miami is this dining room area design! Began with the owners’ pair of Baccarat chandeliers, which the wife, Carolyn Baumel, suggested be hung at different heights. They suspend over a custom bird’s-eye maple dining table with brass inlay and custom chairs in a plummy Pierre Frey velvet, all by Brown Davis Interiors for Keith Fritz. A bold move for what is comes in Miami real estate?
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