Mansions at Acqualina's Luxe Amenities; Baxter's Showroom

By Jean Nayar | October 22, 2015 | Home & Real Estate

The latest in Miami real estate.

Grapes in the Sky


For residents of the Trump Group’s brand-new beachside Mansions at Acqualina, life is about as good as it gets. In addition to the luxe finishes and accoutrements enriching its 72 expansive units, the building elevates fine living to a new level with its own wine lounge. Designed by STA Architectural Group, which chose Fendi Casa to furnish the space, the lounge features clusters of comfortable chairs and sleek tables amid rich materials like Haisa stone, exotic Moabi wood, and bird’s-eye maple. Illuminated by a sculptural light fixture crafted by renowned glass artist Terje Lundaas and offering a cozy marble-enclosed fireplace, the sumptuous lounge also includes personal temperature-controlled wine coolers, each holding up to 10 bottles, allowing residents to entertain guests and enjoy the ocean views with a glass of their favorite vintage—just steps from their front door. 17749 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-933-6666

Butterfly Kisses


Lladro’s $60,000 chandelier combines 104 porcelain butterflies with fiber-optic technology.

There’s an air of enchantment to any space illuminated by Lladro’s Niagara chandelier. Dazzling the eye and capturing the imagination, dozens of porcelain butterflies are lit with thin fiber-optic strands, making each winged creature in this fanciful kaleidoscope appear to glow from within. Made by Alta Porcelana, Lladro’s most exclusive division, the chandelier comes in three sizes—small, medium, and large—with the grandest extending 112 inches from the ceiling ($20,000 to $120,000). Available exclusively at Pego Lamps, 9855 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305-663-7346

Soak in Style


Inspired by Fisher Island, Boff’s opulent new bathtub, the clean-lined Palazzo Del Sol ($9,158), designed by noted architect Piero Lissoni, will be a luxurious feature of the future Palazzo Del Sol condo development’s 47 ultrachic residences. For anyone who wants to emulate the exclusive Fisher Island lifestyle, the tub will also be available in Boff showrooms worldwide soon. Miami Design District, 3800 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-571-8216

Crisp and Cool


Refecting Miami’s cool blue sky and sparkling waters, Roche Bobois’s Yung table ($3,010, above) adds color and variety to any room. Designed by Sacha Lakic, the table can stand alone or several can be grouped (and rotated to display different facets) as a sculptural coffee table. 450 Biltmore Way, Miami, 305-444-1168

A Time to Remember


Even if you missed Baxter’s 25th-anniversary celebration last month—which began in mid-september in its design district showroom and featured a monthlong exhibition of 25 of its most memorable moments, faces, places, and pieces, including the Budapest sofa by Paola navone and the tactile sofa by vicenzo de Cotis—you can still relish the company’s exceptional offerings in its Miami space. With an accent on luxurious leather, the items range from classic tables and consoles to sofas and chairs. Miami Design District, 3841 NE Second Ave., #101, 305-576-1135;

Photography by: photography by polina Mikheeva (acqualina)