When a young family was looking for a modern vacation home for fun weekend getaways in Miami, Fla., they looked to Troy Dean Interiors led by design director Eric Dyer. And when it comes to design, Dyer’s sense of style, impeccable taste and ability to bring luxury to minimalism is just what the homeowners desired. “I’m definitely a purest,” the designer says. “I stick to minimalism, but I do add luxury to the designs.” Dyer, Troy Ippolito and their team — a design/build specializing in everything from luxurious interiors, custom architectural details and the most innovative construction concepts, to most any design need imaginable at their state-of-the-art studio and millwork division — combines warm materials and sculptural design elements in a complete remodel of two separate units joined together in one seamless sleek gesture.
Perched above the skyline in the exclusive Marquis high-rise, this two-story, 4,000-square-foot condo overlooks the sparkling cityscape and a breathtaking vista of Biscayne Bay through windows that line two sides of the unit. The design is about playing to the dramatic ceiling heights and drawing the eye to the stunning view.
Set against a wall of glass, an open yet intimate dining area exudes warmth with its dropped ceiling, walnut paneled walls and raised-platform hardwood flooring. Selected by Troy Dean Interiors, a sleek, modern Italian table finished in custom metallic pewter gray centers the space, where leather-clad armchairs easily accommodate a party of eight. Trumpet-like pendants drop from above to pick up the rose metal notes throughout.
The main living areas intrigue with striking architecture, massive height and interesting lines. Symmetry and ease flow through the dining area on one side and an extremely long expanse of kitchen on the other. Produced by Troy Dean Interiors, all of the custom woodwork throughout the home is matched to the walnut cabinetry in the culinary space, while the introduction of Emperador gray marble adds another element of luxury and contrast. Capping off one end of the counter, a breakfast bar topped in metallic rose pewter invites casual dining.
A runway of lighted walnut directs the eye from above as creamy Italian porcelain flooring leads the way to the living area. Here, sofas in a lounge composition provide seating that is durable, comfortable and timeless — perfect for young children or extra overnight guests. A soft shag area rug from Stanton features a rosy gold metallic cast that is picked up by Flos’ amber bronzed floor lamps, while Peter Lik’s massive photo prints play to the sheer height and drama of the space.
One of the most exciting features of the home is the master suite. In order to have its own outside view and to let in natural light, Dyer opened up the entire east wall with glass panels. Outfitted with a small office, the private space appears to float above the main living areas. Walnut wood conjures the feel of a romantic retreat.
Spa-like, the master bath continues the home’s minimalistic scheme. A long vanity framed in layers of brown marble stretches from one end to the other, taking a sculptural turn into the shower bench.
The seamless flow of materials is what gives this Marquis Miami condo the signature Dyer appeal. Dark woods and polished stones wrap walls, corners and built-ins “to carve out a sculptural effect,” the designer says. With all line-work and geometry casting the eye to the windows, the stunning view is clearly the main event … but it’s the rich walnut veneers, beautiful creamy stone and rose metal detailing that makes it a knockout.
Design by Eric Dyer, Troy Dean Interiors, Hallandale Beach, FL
Photography by Kim Sargent, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Interior Architecture by Phillip D. Aguirre, P A Architect, Inc., Davie, FL, and Eric Dyer, Troy Dean Interiors, Hallandale Beach, FL
Renovations Contractor Troy D. Ippolito, Trend Corporation, Hallandale Beach, FL
Text by Katherine West