Porsche Design Tower Condo is a Contemporary Vision

A holiday haven in the sky, this soaring vacation getaway in Porsche Design Tower is glamorous yet family friendly


As a child, Raquel Mothé already knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her father, an engineer himself, fostered her budding passion for architecture, design, lighting and space planning. The Brazilian native went to school for architecture, but it wasn’t until her move to the States nearly 15 years ago that she transitioned into a full-fledged luxury interior designer and established her firm.

Mothé, who had previously worked with these clients, is known for her clean, contemporary vision. So, when the couple acquired their newest vacation home, they asked Mothé and interior designer Daniela Pimenta to be a part of this project.

Stepping off the private elevator into the sprawling great room that sits 33 floors up in the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, the ocean views are breathtaking. The couple purchased the 3,600-square-foot residence with its private 32nd-floor garage and 600-square-foot balcony as a vacation home for the entire family to enjoy. They looked to Mothé to create a sleek home that was also kid-friendly, ensuring that both the adults and grandchildren could holiday here in peace.

A neutral color palette complements the wall coverings throughout the home — a nod to the owners’ love for wall finishes. Pops of color are strategically sprinkled throughout the living area, where a pair of lounge chairs are wrapped in a rich burgundy velvet. Mothé changed the configuration of the sectional sofa to offer a place to relax while overlooking the family room on one side or the dining room and kitchen on the other.

Backed by an elegant walnut accent wall, a dark-gray sectional defines the family room. Playing with heights and finishes, Mothé adds interest with the two-tier cocktail table in painted glass and marble. Coloring the wall, the vibrant glass panes of artwork by Marcio Pontes create a 3D effect while maintaining a subtle minimalism.

A streamlined, modern scheme continues in the dining area, where a linear chandelier finished in brushed gold holds its own against the soothing ocean view. Points of light dance around the casual space and spill into the adjacent kitchen.

Beyond a unique and fascinating powder room, illuminated walnut wood paneling leads the way through the hall to the private spaces. Here, walnut frames an expanse of windows to create a cozy aura in the master bedroom. Bronze-lacquered bedside tables bookend the elegant bed with its headboard tufted in white leather.   

The modern-minimalist design couples with majestic water views to create the perfect getaway spot. “With a pure Miami aesthetic and its neutral interior scheme, this home invites comfort and ease,” the designer says. “And it looks spectacular, too!”

Story Credits: 

Interior Design by Raquel Mothé, Mothé Design, Miami, FL, and Daniela Pimenta, Daniela Pimenta Interior Design, Miami, FL

Builder Paul Chavez and Maurici Chavez, CH Construction Group, Miami, FL

Text by Christie Galeano-DeMott

Photography by Craig Denis, Miami, FL

Open to see Interior Design Sources:


living area

Chaise sofas, lounge chairs, cocktail tables and bench – Minotti, MDD, Miami, FL

Occasional table – Kenzo, Fendi Casa, MDD, Miami, FL

Cabinetry and wall unit – Custom designed by Mothé Design, Miami, FL

Fabricated by Oliver, Miami, FL

Drapery fabric – Wall Boutique, Miami, FL

Area rug – Fendi Casa, MDD, Miami, FL

family room

Sofa, cocktail table and occasional table – Minotti, MDD, Miami, FL

Artwork – Roberta Schilling, Miami, FL

Rope sculpture – Artefacto, Aventura, FL

Accent table – Kenzo, Fendi Casa, MDD, Miami, FL

Sculptural figurine – Daniela Pimenta Interior Design, Miami, FL

Wood wall treatment – Tabu Veneer, Studio Furniture, Miami, FL

dining area

Dining table and chairs – Minotti, MDD, Miami, FL

Chandelier – 4U Lighting, Art & Design, North Miami, FL

Drapery fabric – Wall Boutique, Miami, FL


Artwork series – Restoration Hardware, Aventura, FL

Runner – Studio Harmony Rugs, Miami, FL

master bedroom

Bed – Fendi Casa, MDD, Miami, FL

Bedside tables and chaise – Artefacto, Aventura, FL

Table lamps – Studio Kaza, MDD, Miami, FL

Bench at foot of bed – Design Within Reach, MDD, Miami, FL

Artwork – Roberta Schilling, Miami, FL

Drapery fabric – Wall Boutique, Miami, FL

powder room

Floating vanity and sink – Antonio Lupi, Progetto Interni, Miami, FL

Wall covering – Roberto Cavalli, Wall Boutique, Miami, FL

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