Italian architect Antonio Citterio imagined bringing the Mediterranean to Miami when he designed this exclusive oceanfront condominium development, his first project in the United States. Arte Surfside offers a place to pause amid the bustle––with easy access to the energy of Miami and Miami Beach. The building’s European influence is apparent in the choice of materials, especially travertine, and in the palatial indoor-outdoor living spaces, but there are also references to Eastern architecture and design. The tower itself gives the impression of a modern-day pagoda, while spaces like the meditation pond, combined with landscaping by Enzo Enea, create a sense of tranquility.
Developed By SC 8955 LLC, a subsidiary of Sapir Corp LTD
BrokerDouglas Elliman Development Marketing
Designed by Italian architecture firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, in collaboration with Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, this 12-story tower presents a singular pagoda-like silhouette, a contrast to Miami’s glass-and-steel skyscrapers. Expansive wraparound terraces, some of which run the full width of the building, and gridded windows define the unique facade, while Roman travertine and bronze add warmth, richness, and an echo of history. The overall effect is of subdued grandeur and privacy, elegance and restraint, with the focus on the setting, directly on the Atlantic Ocean.
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Miami Beach is sometimes considered interchangeable with South Beach, known for its art-deco architecture, nonstop nightlife, and sugar-sand beaches—but, while South Beach is part of Miami Beach, it’s not all of Miami Beach. Technically an island city connected to Downtown Miami by a series of bridges, Miami Beach stretches nearly 10 miles from South Pointe Park at the southern tip to the northernmost barrier island of Bal Harbour, the Rodeo Drive of South Florida. Its micro-neighborhoods run the gamut from lively and eclectic to quiet and upscale. Just south of Bal Harbour, Surfside offers uncrowded beaches and a vibe that’s equal parts serene and swanky.
Each of the 16 residences, ranging in size from three to five-plus bedrooms, from 3,126 square feet to 7,681 square feet, is unique. But there is a common thread: “The building is designed around a Mediterranean way of life,” Citterio explained. “Being able to enjoy a meal outdoors with friends, enjoying the sounds and smell of the ocean—this was essential.” Floor-to-ceiling windows and deep terraces of Brazilian ipe wood and travertine encourage indoor-outdoor living, while a neutral color palette emphasizes ocean views. Kitchens have cantilevered islands, Poliform cabinetry, and Gaggenau appliances, while opulent bathrooms are clad in bronze and travertine.
With two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, a rooftop tennis court, and a dedicated pet park, this intimate condominium tower has the amenities of a much larger development. Every aspect of Arte Surfside has been selected and designed with care, from the graceful lobby, anchored by Polychromatic Chronology, a ring of 24 crystal spheres by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, to the beachfront meditation pond.
- 24hr Doorman
- Beach Access
- Children's Playroom
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Outdoor Space
- Private Dining
- Steam Room
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Valet Parking
- Yoga Studio
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