An amenity to appeal to buyers’ artistic sides

A rendering of the art studio at Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
A rendering of the art studio at Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach

South Florida’s luxury condominium developers have been rolling out a host of hot amenities, from soccer fields and Hammam spas to cigar rooms and private theaters.

Now comes the latest feature geared to appeal to buyers: and in-house art studio.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach said its newest convenience is the first to be offered by Piero Lissoni, the project’s Italian architect and designer.

Buyers at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach will have access to an art studio outfitted with such necessities as easels for painting, wall space for canvases, a stone surface for sculpting, a table for jewelry making and beading as well as a working sink. It will also have a “wall of light that imitates north faced natural light,” which is optimum for art, according to developers Lionheart Capital.  In addition, the space will offer a library filled with art books for inspiration.

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“I liked the idea of having a simple and calm space. A quiet room to create,” Lissoni said in a statement.

Art studio programming will include private and group classes, art talks and trips, and onsite exhibits of residents’ work, the developers said.

Miami artist and sculptor Tatiana Blanco, who advised Lissoni on the working elements for the art studio, said the space is aimed at inspiring residents’ creative pursuits. “Having an art studio in your building is like having a gym downstairs,” she said in a statement. “No more excuses.”

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, Lissoni’s first architectural project in the United States, is now more than 50 percent sold, the developers said. When completed in 2016, it will have 111 condominium units and 15 single-family villas, with 1,700 square feet to more than 11,000 square feet. Prices range from $2 million to $40 million.

Other amenities include private spa treatment suites, steam rooms and a sauna, a meditation garden, indoor and outdoor yoga studios, an on-site captained day yacht, private boat dockages and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Residences will have two attended lobbies with 24-hour personalized concierge services, valet parking, a pet salon suite, a BBQ and dining area, a library/conference room, a roof-top pool and a music room. — Ina Cordle