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Work with a Penthouse Architect and Designer to Maximize Breathtaking Views

February 6, 2024 | Category: Custom Built Homes | Author: Luciana Fragali

In our work, we collaborate extensively with architects in order to create elevated homes for our clients. And nowhere does it get more elevated than Miami’s exclusive penthouse residences. 

If you’re lucky enough to call one of the city’s modern luxury penthouses your own, then it’s important to make sure it truly hits the mark in terms of form, function, and personal style. A penthouse architect and interior designer can make that happen, with both professionals bringing something special to the sky-high table that is luxury penthouse design

With the right team in place, you can turn your penthouse into a one-of-a-kind space that sits a step above other residences in more ways than one. Below, we’re exploring some of the unique design features that will come into play when architects and designers team up on these types of homes, plus what to expect from the penthouse interior design process. 

Making the Most of Modern Penthouse Design

Spacious floorplans, massive glass windows, and luxury amenities are just a few of the valuable perks you get from penthouse living in Miami. This makes sense, since penthouses are some of the city’s priciest properties, with recent lux penthouse listings asking for as much as $50 million

So, what do you get for such a steep price tag? Beyond those features mentioned above, there are several more distinct factors that make living in a penthouse a magical experience. Here’s what to expect from the space, with glam features that an architect and pro in interior design can maximize to suit your personal point of view.

1. Top Tier Locations

One thing we love about Miami is that each neighborhood is exclusive and desirable in its own right. South Beach, Wynwood, Brickell, and nearby Key Biscayne are all hot options among Miami condo buyers, and are booming with new condo developments that promise extra perks for penthouse residents. You get an iconic home with tons of things to do, see, eat, and explore when you head down the elevator and out the door, and no shortage of local design inspiration.

2. Views, Views, Views

When you’re living in a penthouse, epic views are as much a part of your home aesthetic as art and furniture. Miami’s penthouse residences are known for floor-to-ceiling glass windows that highlight the sea, sky, and cityscape. Miami architects and designers are extremely talented at showcasing these views in your space, and often use penthouse views to enhance a desired effect, such as making a space feel more serene or more grand, depending on the intention.

3. Effortless Entertaining 

If you love to entertain, then a penthouse is a perfect residence for you. Modern penthouse design is ideal for entertaining, with open floor plans and enviable amenities that lend themselves well to hosting guests. Aside from the interior, work with your design team to turn your private terrace into a lavish outdoor space that will serve as both backdrop and centerpiece for intimate dinner parties, starlit soirees, and everything in between.

4. Light and Landscape

There’s a whole world outside those big glass windows, and while we’ve already talked about the impact of views on a modern luxury penthouse’s interior, there’s something to be said as well for the role of light and landscape in the architectural feel of the space. Architects and designers use these features to play around with scale and to exhibit the balance between natural and man-made wonder. And because you’ve got plenty of privacy when you’re up so high, you can ditch the window treatments and make both features a mainstay of your home’s architectural and interior design blueprint.

For Modern Luxury Penthouses, Interior Experts at Design Solutions Are Here to Help

Beauty abounds in Miami’s high-rise residences. As you assemble your design team, we invite you to get in touch for a consultation and find out exactly what we can do for you. We’ve spent decades working hand in hand with local architects and can ensure that your penthouse speaks to your style and your soul, with no details overlooked during design planning and execution. 

You can expect:

  • Local expertise, with nearly 20 years of experience in Miami’s luxury real estate market
  • Personalized, turn-key services that are completely customized to your property and the vision that you have for the space
  • Smart and strategic solutions that speak to your dreams for your penthouse and the realities of day-to-day living

You’ve got the coveted address, now make the most of it. Design Solutions is here to assist however we can, offering tailored services that guide you seamlessly through the interior design process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and really get your dream home off the ground. 

With love

About Luciana Fragali

Guided by a passion for design and architecture Luciana Fragali first pursued her studies in architecture and interior design in her native Brazil and later received a degree in interior design at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute before launching her design firm, Design Solutions, in 2005. Luciana Fragali, who has owned Miami-based Design Solutions for 15 years, has completed over 400 high-end residential and commercial projects to date. As such she has a unique set of influences from which her sophisticated, sumptuous, and refreshing brand has blossomed.

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