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  1. 1. 2007 home of legendsProduced and Written by Carolyn Weber | Styled by Geri Radin | Photographed by Carlos Domenech OUR ANNUAL NFL CHARITY-BENEFIT PROJECT TEAMS GOOD DEEDS AND GREAT INTERIORS p A long, lean, leather sectional sofa dominates the living area of our remodeled condominium showhome. “The piece reflects the unit’s style,” says project designer Ivette Cardenas. “It’s simple and elegant with straight lines—and comfortable, too.” MONDO CONDO POINTCLICKHOME.COM september 2007 | 111
  2. 2. |month 2007 HOMEMAG.COM OOOMING CONSTRUCTION IN MIAMI HAS LOCALS JOKING THAT the city’s new official bird is the crane. Most of the development is in the multifamily sector—mid- and high-rise condominiums boasting luxurious lobbies and a plethora of services for residents. So when the Super Bowl went to South Florida this year, a condo seemed a natural choice for our annual showhome project benefiting the NFL Alumni’s Caring for Kids programs. We opted for the Flamingo South Beach, a vast, 1,688-unit, 1960s-era high-rise rental complex that is being converted to condominiums by MCZ/Centrum Florida. The location is ideal: on Biscayne Bay, within walking distance of the beach and the shopping and restaurants along trendy Lincoln Road. As part of the festivities surrounding the big game, a one-year lease on the $2.2 million property was raffled off to a lucky celebrity winner—actress Scarlett Johansson—who generously donated her prize to Miami Children’s Hospital. It will be used by families of out-of-town patients during their kids’ treatment. Under the direction of principal designer Ines Ferrari-Garcia and project designer Ivette Cardenas of Fort Lauderdale, Florida–based Ferrari Interiors, our 2,300-square- foot, three-bedroom, three-bath, ground-floor unit underwent a complete renovation. The designers gave this formerly drab apartment a hip facelift; now it’s light-filled and sophisticated. Major structural changes were prohibited, so they worked with the devel- oper to invigorate the space with a series of smaller modifications that made a big impact. For example, dropping the ceilings by about an inch added some helpful depth. “It creates pThe diminutive, 10-by-10-foot kitchen packs a lot of storage and function into a small space. It’s per- fect for a young urban family on the go. tA pass-through from the kitchen to the dining area lets in natural light and accommodates a handy breakfast bar. White leather stools with chrome bases visually link to the sofa in the adjacent living space. b
  3. 3. Backsplash Modern collection in Beaux #4022. Soli; 305-573-4860, soliusa.com. Bar stools Alo leather in Polare. Poltrona Frau; 305-576-3636, frauusa.com. Cabinets Mirra collection in Onyx Gloss with frosted glass inserts on upper units. Venicia by KraftMaid; 888-562-7744, kraftmaid.com. Countertops Lagos Blue #4350 quartz composite. CaesarStone; 877-978-2789, caesarstoneus.com. Faucet Culinaire Hi-Flow pullout fixture with brass spout. American Standard; 800-442- 1902, americanstandard-us.com. Flooring Maple Sambuca. Mirage; 800-463-1303, miragefloors.com. PRODUCT PICKS POINTCLICKHOME.COM september 2007 | 113
  4. 4. see resources for more information. GUTTERCREDIT pwith sheeR Curtains and a neutral palette, the master bedroom is a dreamy retreat. Brown pillows and dark-stained oak side tables (one shown) anchor the design. drOpping the ceiling allOwed curtain tracks tO be cOncealed 114 |september 2007 POINTCLICKHOME.COM
  5. 5. HOMEMAG.COM september 2007 | OOOshadows and a little personality, and forms a good place to conceal cur- tain tracks,” Cardenas explains. The vibe of the interior is very much like that of South Beach itself— cool and eclectically contemporary. The designers arrayed ultramodern furniture and bold, colorful objects against a backdrop of white walls and ebony-stained maple hardwood floors. “The idea was to create a blank canvas. Then everything on it appears brilliantly showcased,” Cardenas says. For example, in the living area, star billing goes to a vibrant abstract acrylic-and-oil painting by Colombian artist Paula Sarmiento; its bright swirls are echoed by the shape of the coffee table and the geometric patterns in the rug. Demolishing the old, dark kitchen and constructing a pass-through to the dining area allowed natural light into the cooking space, and it facilitates conversation between diners and those doing food prep. The kitchen decor is sophisticated and European-inspired, with glossy black base cabinets and frosted-glass-front upper units. The team kept it neu- tral with smooth, concrete-colored quartz composite countertops. The pizzazz comes in the form of a white, split-face quartzite backsplash that sparkles and gives the walls a three-dimensional look. A sculptural glass- and-stainless-steel exhaust hood crowns the room’s modern style. Chic boutique hotels inspired Cardenas and Ferrari-Garcia to give the master bedroom a mostly white palette. Floor-to-ceiling sheers cover the windows, lending an ethereal look, and the shag rug and white leather platform bed (with a reclining headboard) add a bit of retro panache. The bathroom walls, floors, and tub surround were covered with sheets of horizontal-patterned beige marble, and the designers used a pebbled tile on the walls and floor of the glass-enclosed, walk-in shower. “All of these finishes make for a spa-like feeling at home,” Cardenas says. n qA dark-stained cherrywood vanity with bronze vessel sinks in the master bathroom provides plenty of space for two people to share. A built-in storage unit combines open shelves and drawers to stow essentials. The designersu used a mixture of brown- and taupe- colored stones in various textures: Smooth honed marble covers the floor and tub surround, and a fun pebble tile enlivens the walk-in shower’s walls. floor plan The living and dining areas have views out to the pool and Biscayne Bay; sliding doors in the dining area lead to a patio. A new pass- through between the kitchen and dining area invites natural light into the cooking space. Both bedrooms have an attached bathroom and a walk-in closet. The third bedroom is used as a media room. DINING AREA 18' x 15' BED,CHAIR,LINENS,LIGHTFIXTURES,NIGHTSTAND,SIDETABLE,ANDAREARUG(ANIMADOMUS) see resources for more information. LIVING AREA 18' x 15' KITCHEN 10' x 10' MEDIA ROOM 15' x 16' MASTER BEDROOM 21' x 11' BEDROOM 13' x 14'FOYER 8' x 6' MASTER BATH 8' x 11'