1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

MIAMI (November 21, 2013) — 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, the highly anticipated beachfront luxury hotel living project announced earlier this year by Starwood Capital Group and LeFrak, has unveiled the design concept for the property’s residential common areas and 161 residences. Award-winning Brazilian designer Debora Aguiar of Debora Aguiar Arquitetos will deliver a fresh, modern aesthetic that translates into a visual expression of the 1 Hotel brand’s ethos. Inspired by the property’s natural surroundings, the pure and simple design will encourage a responsible, sustainable lifestyle with unparalleled comfort and style.

“Nature is my inspiration and this exciting, new residential project enables me to creatively integrate and accentuate local materials and textures such as stone, wood, and natural fibers throughout my design,” said Aguiar. “The outside environment and interior design of the residences and common areas organically unite to create a sense of sophisticated comfort.”

Residents of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach will enjoy a beautifully landscaped porte-cochere, separate from the hotel entrance, with living green walls and native plants adorning the pathway. Natural elements and greenery will flow beyond the main doors and into an inviting fully staffed, residential lobby wrapped in warm, soothing beach-inspired color palettes. Textured travertine will dress the walls with accents of rough hemlock wood defining the ceiling. Sea-inspired sconces, driftwood floor lamps and a natural wood sculpture add an element of coastal sophistication. Atop a decorative stair, residents can relax in a lounge lined with bookshelves, thick area rugs with comfortable seating upholstered in natural linen, and a wall of travertine boxes planted with greenery.

Driftwood nest pendant light fixtures will glow in the elevator vestibule that features a locally sourced, distressed wood trellis, wood beam walls with inset mirrors, and hand-cast porcelain tile with a textured pattern of end-grain wood. The residence corridors will be illuminated with decorative pebble sconces and cast coral sculptures, and a durable faux sisal rug will be inset into a concrete tile border. Earth tone colored walls will transition hues between glowing, wooden archways, beginning with a deep taupe and gradually becoming soft, off-white in color, creating individualized unit entrance areas along the path to each residence.

Beach-inspired, white-washed doors will welcome residents to spacious 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes, as well as expansive penthouses, ranging in size from 830 to 4,280 square-feet. Brazilian-made ceramic flooring by Portobello will complement panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean showcased through new energy-efficient casement windows. Sleek sliding glass doors will provide access to private terraces. Kitchens, designed by Aguiar, will be finished with wood and glass cabinets from ITALKRAFT, Yakarta Blanco porcelain backsplash, GREENGUARD certified quartz countertops, and equipped with Sub-Zero and Bosch stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms will feature custom vanities, back lit mirrors, Waterworks fixtures and dual flush toilets.

“We enlisted designer Debora Aguiar because of her keen eye for beautiful natural materials and textures,” said Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO. “Her commitment to sustainability is admirable and an ideal match for the 1 Hotels brand.”

“The design of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach plays an integral role in defining its identity in the South Florida real estate market,” said Richard LeFrak, Chairman and CEO of LeFrak. “Debora’s aesthetic for this project matches the lifestyle we believe our residents will seek out and embrace.”

On track for a 2014 opening, owners of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach will enjoy a collection of superior hotel amenities, such as four swimming pools, including one of the largest pools in South Beach, a full-service health club and spa, several onsite dining options, including a signature farm-to-table restaurant by Chef Tom Colicchio, destination elevators, boutique retail, and 24-hour in-home dining and concierge services. Fortune International is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.

Situated on 600 feet of pristine beachfront, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach promises a new vision for Miami. Award-winning designer Debora Aguiar will deliver a fresh, modern aesthetic that translates into a visual expression of the 1 Hotel brand’s ethos. Inspired by the property’s natural surroundings, the pure and simple design will encourage a responsible, sustainable lifestyle with unparalleled comfort and style. On track for a 2014 opening, owners of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach will enjoy a collection of superior hotel amenities, such as four swimming pools, a full-service health club and spa, several onsite dining options, including a signature farm-to-table restaurant by Chef Tom Colicchio, and 24-hour in-home dining and concierge services  – all serviced by the new 1 Hotel brand. For sales inquiries or to schedule a private appointment, please contact Fortune International at (786)398-4686. http://1hotels.com/homes.   

1 Hotel & Homes South Beach Reveals Residential Design Details

Award-winning Brazilian Designer Debora Aguiar Introduces Her Nature Inspired Design Aesthetic to Miami Beach

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