A Las Olas Penthouse Stuns with Contemporary Style

A Contemporary Penthouse With Stunning Intracoastal Water Views Provides The Perfect Balance Of Low-Maintenance Living And Luxurious Style

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On the scenic shore of sunset lake in fort Lauderdale’s affluent Las Olas community, this exclusive eight-unit residence project was specifically designed to become an empty-nester couple’s dream come true. And interior designer Nick Luaces was more than happy to take on the interior scheme of this spectacular penthouse dwelling. “After many years of doing the interior design of multi-family public amenities areas for this developer, he contacted me to do the same for his latest boutique property,” Luaces says. “This project is geared to the empty nesters that want the luxury of a water mansion without the maintenance headaches that come with it.”

With 4,170 square feet of interior space and 3,272 square feet of exterior space, this lavish penthouse meets all the criteria. It includes a splendid private roof terrace, a boat slip capable of housing an expansive 70-foot yacht, and an air-conditioned, two-car private garage. Luaces designed the roomy interior with an open-plan concept so that all spaces interact with their respective functions without blocking the incredible sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

“The overall style for this penthouse is modern/contemporary to complement the sleek exterior design and clean lines of the building,” the designer says. “We used white marble flooring and a white Venetian stucco finish to create a light and clean interior architectural envelope that serves as a neutral background for the contemporary furniture and modern art.” Custom paneling and wall units were installed in key areas to create visual warmth as well as functionality specific to each space.

Elevator doors open to the grand proportions of the entrance foyer that provides the perfect prelude to this impressive residence. The first glimpse from the foyer reveals a large, vibrant painting that captures attention and welcomes guests into the home’s inviting salon that encompasses the main living areas. “The various furniture groupings work to create separate spaces in a seamless fashion without interrupting the spectacular water views,” Luaces says.

The dining area takes on a decidedly minimalist style, where a glass-topped dining table seems to float weightlessly center stage. A sparkling linear chandelier overhead brings an element of modern elegance, while a plush area rug grounds the space in soft contrast to the white marble flooring that flows seamlessly into the adjacent living area. Awash in soft shades of gray accented with splashes of white, black and charcoal hues, this social space offers plenty of soft upholstered seating for both intimate gatherings and large-scale entertaining. A custom built-in wall unit provides a stylish backdrop for the clean-lined modern furnishings.

Strategically positioned for privacy, the master bedroom provides a blissful retreat that maximizes the magnificent city and water views outside. Soft neutral hues and sumptuous textures emit an air of tranquility and understated elegance. A short gallery leads to a spacious master wardrobe and master bath, both tastefully appointed and generously proportioned.

Throughout the project, Luaces’ design philosophy was to complement the developer’s vision for these residences by using a multitude of worldwide design sources and to ensure the spaces did not look or feel cluttered. The goals were simple and direct — create an elegant yet inviting space that would appeal to a target clientele of empty nesters looking to downsize and eliminate maintenance worries without giving up any residential luxuries.

Story Credits:

Interior Design

Nick Luaces, Nick Luaces Design Associates, Coconut Grove, FL

Photography

Venjhamin Reyes, Miami Beach, FL

Text By

Jeanne Delathouder

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

Entry

Console and mirror – Anima Domus, Aventura, FL

Accessories – Global Views, Dallas, TX,

and Fine Line Furniture & Accessories,

Coral Gables, FL

Artwork – Rosenbaum Contemporary,

Boca Raton, FL

Wall covering – Atrium Wallcoverings,

Miami, FL

Light fixture – LBU Lighting,

North Miami Beach, FL

Dining Area

Dining table and chandelier – Anima Domus, Aventura, FL

Host chairs – Artefacto, Aventura, FL

Side chairs – Calligaris, New York, NY

Custom sofa console, wood screens and wood cove lighting – Artepractico, Miami, FL

Candleholders – Global Views, Dallas, TX

Drapery fabric – Donghia, Inc., DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Window treatments fabricated by Window Decorations, Inc., Miami, FL

Area rugs – Rugs by Zhaleh,

Coral Gables, FL

Living Area

Sofas – Grafton Furniture, Miami, FL

Fabric – Donghia, Inc., DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Bench, lounge chairs and occasional

tables – Artefacto, Aventura, FL

Cocktail tables, console and mirror – Anima Domus, Aventura, FL

Lamps – LBU Lighting, North Miami Beach, FL

Accessories – Global Views, Dallas, TX

Custom built-in wall unit and wood cove

lighting – Artepractico, Miami, FL

Drapery fabric – Donghia, Inc., DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Window treatments fabricated by Window Decorations, Inc., Miami, FL

Area rugs – Rugs by Zhaleh,

Coral Gables, FL

Master Bedroom

Bed – Anima Domus, Aventura, FL

Upholstery – Robert Allen Duralee Group, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Bedside tables and lamps – Artefacto,

Aventura, FL

Bench – Baker Furniture, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Chaise – Roche Bobois, Miami, FL

Floor lamp – LBU Lighting, North Miami Beach, FL

Wall covering – Eykon, Memphis, TN

Flooring – Deco27, Miami, FL

Drapery fabric – Donghia, Inc., DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Window treatments fabricated by Window Decorations, Inc., Miami, FL

Area rugs – Rugs by Zhaleh,

Coral Gables, FL

Master Bath

Marble shower walls – Margraf, Italy

Artwork – Rosenbaum Contemporary,

Boca Raton, FL

Throughout

Venetian plaster wall treatment – J&J Interiors Tech, Inc., Miami, FL

Flooring – Margraf, Italy u

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