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 Architects and 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.
Kitchens, graced with white Caesarstone countertops, Gaggenau appliances, and Poliform cabinets, flow into open living and dining quarters. A programmable lighting system illuminates common areas, lending further refinement and ambience.
Each residence also comes equipped with a glass-enclosed elevator that spans three floors.
I saw the glass elevator as the ‘spine,” the perfect component to transition you to all the floors in the home, says Allem. The designer positioned living spaces on the top floor—the four bedrooms and bathrooms occupying the lower two—to serve as each unit’s central hub, providing panoramic views of Miami.