Sun, sea, swank and style – nothing describes Fisher Island more accurately.
The man-made private island off the coast of Miami, also the richest ZIP code in America with an average income of US$2.2 million (S$2.9 million), recently welcomed its newest, Kobi Karp-designed condominium Pallazo Della Luna. With its launch is also the debut of a branded US$8.7 million home, which is the first US residence by none other than Italian leather and furnishing maestro Poltrona Frau.
Founded in 1912 and a status symbol in Italy by the 1920s, when it was appointed the supplier of the Italian royal family, Poltrona Frau products today are highly coveted for private residences, grand hotels, performance halls, sports cars, mega yachts and aviation. Based in the cultural and automotive city of Turin, the brand is also synonymous with customised car upholstery for luxury marques including Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche.
On this partnership, developer Heinrich von Hanau says: “We continue to deliver on the zenith of bespoke luxury at Palazzo Della Luna through this partnership with Poltrona Frau, a brand known for uncompromising artisanship. Complementing Italian design elements throughout the boutique building, the residence was created to carry the same exceptional quality throughout the home. Our selection of the world’s best designers to outfit a collection of residences on Miami’s most exclusive private island has resulted in tremendous success for Palazzo Della Luna and record sales since autumn.”
Other exceptional features that contributed to the 30-unit waterfront property’s success include six-star services and amenities exclusive to the building, such as multilingual concierge services, valet parking, a waterfront lobby lounge with a butler-serviced aperitivo bar, sunrise and sunset infinity-edge pools, and a beauty salon with private treatment suites.
Accessible only via a private yacht or auto-ferry, Fisher Island boasts over 87ha of tropical living, located within minutes from Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The premier Fisher Island Club also offers access to a beach club, the restored historic Vanderbilt Mansion, a par-35 championship nine-hole golf course, 18 tennis courts and two private deep-water marinas, among other facilities.
In this turnkey interior project by Poltrona Frau, the brand transformed a 3,807 sq ft, three-bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of this complex into a masterpiece that blends refinement with functionality and resort chic. Against a backdrop of light wood flooring, custom millwork and natural tones, fine Italian leather of the highest grade is featured in several pieces of expert-crafted furniture throughout – achieving a harmony of sumptuous textures, a rich olfactory signature and a modern Italian sensibility. Here, we bring you the highlights of the residence.
Light and airy with a splendid sea view to boot, the living room is outfitted with hues of cream, the Let It Be modular sofa in Pelle Frau leather and fabric, and a matching pouf ottoman.
The floor plan is both spacious and inviting, with high ceilings and a private elevator entry. An intimate foyer leads to the sophisticated library lounge, featuring a matte black oak Lloyd bookcase designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau. A focal point, this statement piece is covered with saddle Camello leather and accented with bright orange shelving.
Adjacent to the living room is the elegant dining room, featuring a round Calcutta marble table and stylish Soffi chandelier glass blown by Venetian artisans.
Other made-in-Italy staples of this and every Palazzo Della Luna residence are custom-designed Lualdi doors and bathrooms (pictured here) outfitted with tailor-made Fisher Island soaking tub and Margraf statuary book-matched marble in honed and bamboo finishes.
In each bedroom, dressers and bedside tables are transformed with Pelle Frau and saddle leather accentuated by Canaletto walnut and Calcutta marble. The master bedroom (pictured) flaunts the Jobs executive desk in tobacco oak, paired with the Ginger desk chair. Allowing the occupants to enjoy the outdoor view in comfort are the saddle-leather Nivola love seat and Lepli twill fabric pouf chair, while the Brera bench sits at the foot of the king-size Suzie Wong bed, which is lined with Panna Pelle Frau leather.
Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors provide an abundance of natural light from a 1,729 sq ft wrap-around terrace, which affords panoramic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, bay, South Beach, Downtown Miami and tropical island surroundings.
(All images: Maria Galli/Poltrona Frau)
This story first appeared in the March 2021 issue of Prestige Singapore.