Midcentury Glamour Reborn

Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot went back in Miami’s history to gain inspiration for Two Roads Development’s Elysee condominium. “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,” Deniot says. He also wanted the design to reflect the views of the sky and water from the inside in a chic, fun and airy design. Rising 57 stories directly on Biscayne Bay, Elysee will be home to 100 half- and full-floor residences with three- to five-bedroom units ranging from 2,300 to 4,000 square feet. The slender glass tower, designed by Arquitectonica, features a three-tiered telescoping shape. Prices range from about $1.5 million to $10 million. Construction is expected to be completed this year.

Kevin Gale
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