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Artist In Residence

Posted by Kimberly Varney on September 14, 2016
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As the luxury condo scene heats up in Miami Beach, developers are stepping up their game by adding unique features and one-of-a-kind amenities. One such endeavor is an in-house art studio for the owners of Ritz Carlton Miami Beach Residences.

An innovation of Piero Lissoni, the iconic Italian architect and designer, with guidance from local artist Tatiana Blanco, the studio aims to attract the Art Basel crowd to the luxury compound.

A prolific metal sculptor, Ms. Blanco, hopes the space will inspire people to express themselves. “Many people say ‘I used to do art, and I don’t have time anymore.’ Having an art studio in your building is like having a gym downstairs. No more excuses.”

“I liked the idea of having a simple and calm space. A quiet room to create,” said Lissoni, who envisions a space that may include easels for painting, wall space for canvases, a stone surface for sculpting, a table for jewelry making and beading as well as a working sink.

By day, residents might draw inspiration from the site’s seven acres of tropically-landscaped gardens, pools and private boat dockages set on a quiet corner where lake, ocean and waterway meet. By night, they may carry on working thanks to a wall of light that imitates north faced natural light, which is optimum for art, 24/7.

Art Studio programming will include private and group classes, art talks and trips, and onsite exhibits of residents’ work. Additionally, the space will boast a library filled with art books for inspiration.

 

About The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach

The Residences are Piero Lissoni’s first architectural project in the U.S. and are being designed with award-winning Miami architecture firm ADD Inc. This expansive, amenity-rich property will feature gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and a private marina for 111 condominium residences and 15 single-family villas. The two-to-five-bedroom homes range in size from 1,700 to over 11,000 square feet, in a selection of 60 unique floor plans, with striking interiors also custom-designed by Lissoni Associati. The Residences are priced from $2 million to over $40 million and are scheduled to be completed in 2016.

 

For more information, contact Kimberly.Varney@CEMLuxury.com

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Kimberly draws on her 20+ years of Celebrity Real Estate Management experience with Hollywood A-Listers, World-class Athletes, and Fortune 500 CEOs to deliver exceptional service and exceed client expectations. Clients seek her expertise in buying properties, moving, hiring and training staff, and creating home management systems.

Currently serving the sports and entertainment industry working on the east coast, Kimberly’s focus is expert management of ‘on-location’ and transitional experiences for these high profile individuals. Working with Production Coordinators, Estate Managers, Agents, and Personal Assistants, she strives to make the relocation process, whether long term or short term, as painless as possible.

For those who chose to add a property to their portfolio, Kimberly serve as an owner’s representative in the design and renovation process and then can map out a successful management plan and put in place experienced staff to facilitate the new systems. Recent projects include a significant portfolio of historic and newly constricted estate properties ranging from 6,000 to 33,000 square feet, often with multiple support structures and extensive grounds.
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