Looking to nature, Paulo Bacchi and his team at Artefacto redefine waterfront luxury living with the Sky Villa penthouse.
Tropical opulence: The thoughtfully appointed Sky Villa duplex atop Château Beach Residences in Sunny Isles is on the market for $18.5 million.
Among the many spectacular new high-rise condominiums swiftly changing the face of Sunny Isles, the recently completed Château Beach is one of the standouts. Developed by Argentina-based Château Group and designed by Uruguayan star architect Carlos Ott, best known for his design of the Bastille Opera in Paris, the slender, curvaceous structure with its mix of hotel-style amenities aims to elevate oceanfront living to new heights. And anyone seeking a sumptuous dwelling here need look no further than the Sky Villa—a turnkey 9,000-square-foot duplex offered by the developer on the penultimate penthouse floor—which epitomizes luxurious Miami living at its best.
Fitted out by a team led by design visionary Paulo Bacchi, president of Artefacto (Miami’s go-to source of high-quality, modern Brazilian furnishings), the Sky Villa plays off the oceanside setting and seamlessly attunes to Ott’s broader natureinspired vision.
In the open living area, tufted ottomans, textured rugs, and mirrored coffee tables create layers of subtle depth.
Situated adjacent to protected park land, which ensures that its sea views will remain unobstructed, the tower is surrounded by thoughtful landscaping, with climbing ivy and colorful bougainvillea, native oak, cypress, buttonwood, iconic Royal palms, and coconut trees, which reinforce Château Beach’s tropical style and connection to the natural environment. In addition, the 33-story building’s organic curving window walls were designed to not only reflect the nearby beach dunes and the waves of the ocean, but also to allow the residences to take advantage of breathtaking panoramic views.
One of the residence’s five bedrooms.
“Similar to Artefacto, Carlos Ott also sources inspiration from the environment,” says Bacchi. “So we wanted to curate a multi-sensory experience that pulls inspiration from the blue waters of Miami Beach and the off-white sand.”
The organic curving window walls are designed to echo the sinuous shape of ocean waves.
In the living space, handpicked works of art and furniture echo the designer’s nuanced palette for the $18.5 million, five-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bath home, which is enveloped by 2,400 square feet of wraparound terraces. “We wanted to illustrate a new approach to resort-style living, deviating from the all-white, pristine look commonly associated with beachinspired interiors,” he says. Sandy-toned quilted and tufted ottomans and textured rugs set off angular side tables and mirrored or wooden coffee tables, adding layers of subtle depth and dimension, while striking lighting and artworks, such as a band of reflective teardrop fixtures over the dining table and an eye-catching painting by Brazilian artist Patricia Golombek, inject pops of energy into the otherwise neutral scheme.
2,400-square-foot wrap-around terraces offer panoramic views of Sunny Isles Beach and the surrounding waterways.
In addition to “the darkblue waters and white-hot sand,” says Bacchi, “the peaceful atmosphere informed our work.” Set one foot inside the soothing space, and it’s easy to see how alluringly these influences come together to bring a sense of relaxed comfort and style to this sublime home. 17475 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-944-4440; chateaubeachmiami.com