Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has designed the lobbies of two luxury apartment complexes, both located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, marking the first time the famed designer has lent his talents to a U.S. condominium project.
Architectural renderings were unveiled Dec. 7, depicting both the North and South Tower lobbies at The Estates at Acqualina, a $1.5 billion development on the grounds of the Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach.
Fully furnished apartments in the 244-unit complex are priced between $3.8 million and $9.5 million. A penthouse will set buyers back $29 million.
With an aesthetic that combines classical architecture with contemporary art, the lobbies will show Lagerfeld’s own photographs of Roman fountains and arches, prominently displayed in wall panels, ceiling screens and skylights. The idea is to use the artwork and a working fountain to welcome guests in surroundings that echo the oceanfront views.
Developers anticipate that the design’s blend of old with new will complement the buildings’ luxury feel.
“You will find precious and rare materials, delicate craftsmanship, unerringly and sophisticated style,” developer Jules Trump said. “This is one of Mr. Lagerfeld’s supreme talents, knowing how to create in a way that is both timeless and of-the-moment all at once.”
The Estates at Acqualina will be built starting fall 2017. The 152-unit South Tower will be adjacent to the 45,000-square-foot Villa Acqualina amenity complex, containing a bowling alley, spa and fitness center. The second part of the complex where the North Tower is located, 888 Via Acqualina, will contain 92 units.
The neighboring Acqualina Resort and Spa is a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond rated destination. For more information, visit the development’s website.