The modern master of French design brings a taste of the ‘Côte d’Azur’ to the Miami skyline.
MIAMI, FL – March 11, 2016 – From classic black and white marble and custom-designed mosaic patterns, to midcentury modern furniture accented by antique gold and silver leafing, Two Roads Development’s Elysee condominium is bringing the luxury of the French Riviera to Miami’s East Edgewater neighborhood. The avant-garde design concepts are the creation of Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot, who has been recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors. Elysee marks the designer’s latest high-rise condominium project in the U.S.
Rising 57 stories directly on Biscayne Bay, Elysee will be home to 100 luxury residences with three- to five-bedroom units ranging in size from 2,600 to 4,000 square feet. The slender glass tower, planned by Two Roads Development, features a unique three-tiered telescoping shape with only two units per floor providing direct unobstructed 180 degree bay and city views from every residence. Preconstruction sales are currently underway, with prices from $1.8 million to over $10 million. Construction is expected to begin by the second quarter of 2016 and be completed within two years.
Jean-Louis Deniot has drawn inspiration from the grand decors of the past and the glamour of the French Riviera in the 1930s and 1940s to create common areas that are fresh, stylish and eclectic, yet sleek, sophisticated and timeless. The result is a series of contemporary interior spaces punctuated by geometric diamond shapes, light oak and retro style furnishings, all in tones of dark blue, gray and off-white with touches of gold to echo the sun.
“My inspiration for the design of Elysee was to bring back a contemporary version of the early midcentury glamour when Miami was a very chic international resort destination. I watched the 1964 film Soy Cuba, read architecture books by Morris Lapidus, and went through hundreds of images of Dorothy Draper,” said Jean-Louis Deniot. “My design was very much guided by the building’s architecture – I wanted the palette to reflect the exteriors and the views of the sky and water from the inside. I wanted a chic, fun and airy design, an aesthetic statement that reflects the exciting, artsy destination Miami is.”
Jean-Louis Deniot’s seamless finesse and signature style can be found throughout Elysee’s common area interior spaces, including the building’s grand lobby which features a foyer, sitting area, and bayside lounge and sunrise pool deck, as well as the Owner’s Sky Lounge on the 30th-floor amenity level. The experience begins the moment residents and their guests arrive at Elysee’s grand lobby where one-of-a-kind elements like custom-designed area rugs, vintage artwork and antique lighting add depth and layers to the interiors, while playful patterns of black and white marble and twenty-foot lacquer doors illustrate formality and contrast. Graphics, blurry patterns, and plain textured wallpaper fabrics mixed with antique gold and silver leafing create a rich and serene atmosphere.
Deniot’s designs for the Owner’s Sky Lounge are grand, poetic and festive. Featuring 360-degree bay and city views, the dramatic full-floor space is designed to serve as an extension of each residence with extravagant amenities including a Great Room, Grand Salon entertainment area with a full bar and piano lounge, Grand Dining Room with seating for up to 30 guests, wine room, chef’s kitchen, library and private theater, and gaming room.
Deniot’s influence is also reflected in Elysee’s individual residences, with custom-designed kitchen and bathroom layouts. Finishes and fixtures include marble, fittings by Waterworks and large oversized mirrors. In the bathrooms, unique mosaic tile patterns and horizontal stripes pay homage to the French bathing suits of the 1930s. For the kitchens, Deniot incorporates white brushed pine cabinets painted in off-white, mixed with custom terrazzo counter tops and top-of-the-line appliances.
Over the last decade, interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot has secured himself at the forefront of the international design scene. Fresh out of school at the age of 25, the Frenchman founded his own firm, and has been working for himself ever since. With projects across the globe, from London to Moscow to Beverly Hills, Deniot has brought his unique sophistication to some of the most important residences in the world. He was most recently featured on Architectural Digest’s 2016 AD100 list of the world’s preeminent talents in architecture and interior design.
“We considered some of the top design firms from around the world for Elysee, and in the end selected Jean-Louis Deniot for his experience creating elegant spaces that evoke emotion through smart but simple designs,” said Reid Boren, managing partner of Two Roads Development, the project’s developer. “Elysee’s lifestyle represents luxury and comfort set against the backdrop of Miami’s most desirable shops, restaurants, and cultural venues.”
Elysee is located in Miami’s elite East Edgewater enclave, which is situated just east of Biscayne Boulevard and between the Venetian and Julia Tuttle causeways. Surrounding Miami neighborhoods such as the Miami Design District, Wynwood Arts District, Midtown, Miami Beach and downtown Miami are all within easy reach, providing the top destinations for luxury shopping, high-end dining, and world-class arts, culture and entertainment.
Elysee residents will have access to a host of additional amenities including a second amenity level on the building’s 7th floor, which will feature a 75-foot resort pool, an outdoor summer kitchen and barbecue terrace, fitness center and yoga studio, children’s room, men and women’s spa with sauna, steam shower and private massage rooms, and a blow dry bar. All residences will include floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors, private elevators and foyers, 10- to 11-foot ceiling heights, designer faucets and fixtures, premium appliances, top-of-the-line Italian kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, as well as two east/west-facing terraces with 180-degree sunrise/sunset views.
For more information about Elysee, including preconstruction sales opportunities, please contact Cervera Real Estate at (305) 767-1414 or visit the sales gallery at 254 NE 30th Street, Miami, FL 33137. Learn more at www.elyseemiami.com.
About Elysee Miami Residences:
Elysee is a luxury boutique high-rise underway in Miami’s East Edgewater neighborhood by South Florida-based development firm Two Roads Development. With only 100 luxury residences, the 57-story waterfront tower will rise directly along Biscayne Bay at 700 NE 23rd Street. Designed by world-renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica and interiors created by France’s top designer Jean-Louis Deniot, Elysee’s timeless elegance will bring a new level of fine living to Miami. Construction is expected to get underway by the second quarter of 2016 and be completed in 2018. Learn more at www.elyseemiami.com.
About Two Roads Development:
Two Roads Development is a South Florida-based real estate development firm whose principals have combined over 120 years of experience in developing, financing, and marketing residential and commercial projects across the United States. Over the years, Two Roads has set the standard for luxury development with properties that feature the best location, architecture, amenities and services in the industry. The firm’s current portfolio includes Biscayne Beach, a 52-story luxury condominium under construction in Miami, FL; Tuscany Ranch, a 6,000-home master-planned active adult community in Citrus County, FL; and Freeport Plantation, a master-planned mixed-use community in Freeport, FL. Learn more at www.tworoadsre.com.