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The $1.5 billion Estates at Acqualina has revealed a rendering of Karl Lagerfeld’s lobby design for the South Tower of its ultra-luxury residential development on the grounds of Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles, which is expected to be completed in 2020. (There will be a second North Tower as well, with a different lobby also designed by Lagerfeld.) Lagerfeld’s vision for both lobbies blends classical architecture and contemporary art, but for the South Tower specifically, photographic images of Roman fountains and arches—taken by Lagerfeld himself—will be etched into larger-than-life wall panels, ceiling screens and skylights. These images, along with a working fountain at the center of the lobby, reverberate the expansive oceanfront views that surround the property. A color palette of cerulean blue, white, silver, and gray with pale pink hues is a nod to the Miami locale. The floors will be hammered metal inlaid with one-of-a-kind rugs fashioned from mosaic tile, a unique twist. “Lobbies serve two purposes: they are the first impression of a building and a common living room for socializing,” explains Lagerfeld. Construction for The Estates at Acqualina will take place in two phases beginning in late 2017.
Residences are priced from $3.8 million–$9.5 million to $29 million for penthouses; for more information, visit estatesatacqualina.com.