Monthly Archives: October 2016

Interior Design

Charles Allem and Zyscovich Architects to Design Miami Development Eleven on Lenox

Charles Allem, director of design at CAD International, will design the interiors for Miami’s Eleven on Lenox, a high-end development of 11 beach houses in South Beach. The project, slated for completion in 2018, is being designed by Zyscovich Architectsand developed by Shoma Group.

Drawing influence from Miami’s beach, Allem developed a serene palette with understated neutrals and earthy textures. “Shades of sand and stone bring the nearby coast to life, while organic forms and ceramic textures evoke the beauty of the natural world,” Allem says.

Parchment-colored matte lacquer finishes and wood accents carry through each residence. Master bathrooms feature Dornbracht rain-shower fittings and a spacious soak tub. Pibamarmi marble slabs distinguish custom sinks and vanities in each bathroom and make an additional appearance on the rooftop terrace, cladding private pools.

The Real Deal

Boutique is the new black

Condo developers are catering to buyers who prefer intimacy

Fairchild Coconut Grove, a planned five-story, 26-unit boutique condominium, will begin preconstruction sales in 2016.

Boutique condo projects designed to appeal to buyers seeking the privacy of a single-family home with the convenience of a condominium are rising up across South Florida.

Developers say they’re turning to smaller projects in order to attract baby boomers accustomed to single-family homes amid lagging interest from the region’s typical foreign condo buyers. Market experts say this trend is also motivated by the desire to limit investment risk late in the economic cycle.

Masoud Shojaee, CEO of Shoma Group, agrees with Zalewski about the reduced risk of smaller projects. “Rather than one building of 100 or 200 units, I’d rather do five or six projects with the same number of units in total,” he said. By building several smaller projects, he’s able to choose different locations and styles that range from modern to Mediterranean. “You’re capturing every taste,” he said.