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Arte Surfside Provides Miami Residents with A Mediterranean Way of Life

By Anna Dunn | July 29, 2020 | Home & Real Estate Home & Real Estate

A coveted oceanfront spot in the idyllic Surfside neighborhood is just one of Arte’s many remarkable features.ARTESurfside483HDREdit4K.jpgBronze fixtures complement cenere oak Poliform cabinetry and Gaggenau appliances including a gas stove and full-height wine refrigerator.

With an impressive portfolio including Bvlgari Hotels in Dubai, London, Milan and Bali, and the Mandarin Oriental in Milan, master Italian architect Antonio Citterio knows his way around designing exclusive, stylish spaces, and that expertise shines through his first U.S. project: Arte Surfside. The new 12-story, 16-unit residential development is a sophisticated collaboration between Citterio, Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design and leading landscape architecture firm Enea.

“Boutique in scale yet rich in amenities, Arte provides residents with a lifestyle that is completely unique to the area,” says developer Alex Sapir. Among those amenities, he says, are “expansive indoor-outdoor spaces inspired by a Mediterranean way of life,” including a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, a 51-foot outdoor swimming pool, a beachfront meditation pond, a rooftop tennis court, a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, and a sauna and steam room.

ARTESurfside1926HDREdit4K.jpgExpansive terraces feature Brazilian ipe and ocean views.

Offering security and a secluded escape for residents, the building’s facade is marked by sliding glass doors and a gridded bronze Schüco window system, as well as expansive terraces. Half- and full-floor residences are available, featuring three to five-plus bedrooms and ranging in size from 3,126 square feet to 7,681 square feet. “The level of care that went into each space is unparalleled, and buyers are always blown away by just how thoughtful the residences are, especially with respect to their layouts,” Sapir adds.

Luxe Roman travertine is used both inside and out, complemented by bronze accents, white marble, and white oak and cenere oak flooring. “Inspired by Miami’s 1930s architectural heritage and Antonio’s own Mediterranean lifestyle, he designed the building with seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces and interiors that are as functional as they are discreet,” Sapir says. “He envisioned Surfside as an ‘American Riviera’ and kept classic European sensibilities in mind. He opted for a neutral color palette—full of champagne tones and natural hues—that would frame the natural beauty of the ocean views and not overtake them.”

ARTESurfside936HDREdit4K.jpgWide-plank 11-inch European white oak flooring flows seamlessly throughout the residences.

While muted tones pervade the residences, as the development’s name suggests, art punctuates its common spaces. “An original ‘ART’ sculpture by legendary American artist Robert Indiana, who is best known for his iconic ‘LOVE’ sculptures, stands outside Arte’s front entrance, while a work by Danish Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson anchors its elegant lobby lounge,” Sapir says.

Residents evidently won’t have much need to leave home, but if they do choose to venture out, Surfside is a “quiet, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood removed from—but easily accessible to—the bustling energy of Miami,” Sapir says. Cultural, culinary and shopping hot spots like Bal Harbour Shops, The Bass and Miami Design District are all within reach from this exclusive seaside enclave. From $7.9 million, Tara West of Douglas Elliman, 305.800.8955,

Photography by: Kris Tamburello/courtesy of Arte