A penthouse with incredible ocean views and a bright contemporary interior perfect for entertaining and watching the sunset on the terrace—now that is luxurious living in Miami. When it comes to the highly coveted international style Miami is known for, Sofia Joelsson knows how to get the look. Her international client base seeks her designs for their open layouts, bright accents and innate ability to make a space ultra-contemporary without losing the comfort. The Capri Marina Grande was no exception. The clients wanted a modern Italian look and feel, with large open spaces suited for entertaining family and friends—naturally taking advantage of the spectacular 270 degree views of the ocean and downtown Miami. Originally two penthouses, Joelsson had the task of merging them into one seamless space with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.
Design features include linear lighting in the hallways, bespoke lighting designs, upholstery by Minotti and custom furniture by Joelsson throughout the living room and bedrooms. Every detail of the master bath was created to accent the tub and take advantage of the expansive views. Wrap around wood detailing is used on the walls and frame of the tub while mirrors on the wall reflect the water and add sex appeal.
“The most incredible aspect of this project was the terrace. It is the perfect place to have a cocktail and watch the sunset over downtown Miami at the end of the day,” quotes Joelsson. “Although we had to use a crane to bring up all of the outdoor furniture that was way too large for the elevators!”