Life In This Miami Home Is Like A Day At The Beach

HOME TOURS | BY | October 24, 2017

House Details

Style: Contemporary

Produced By: Mary Ore

Photography: Peter Vitale

Interior Design: Barry Dixon, Barry Dixon, Inc.

Home Builder: Daniel Pena Giraldi, Stambul Construction Company

F

ifty-five stories above the shoreline, interior designer Barry Dixon has filled the interiors of a commodious penthouse with enough sand and sea references to make its inhabitants feel an intimate connection to the beach so far below.

Everything begins with a monumental splash as a pair of bronze-and-glass doors open to reveal a 13-foot mounted ichthyosaurus skeleton (think: prehistoric shark).

“The fossil is positioned to be looking at the sea as if it is trying to return home,” says Dixon, who backed the form with an open weave screen reminiscent of fish netting and a chandelier composed of glass spheres mimicking ocean bubbles.

Throughout the space’s 4,600 square feet, terrazzo floors in two color ways–gray like damp sand and gold to reference the sun–reflect light like the surface of the water. From the purposeful pillow on the curved living room sofa–“The pearl in the oyster,” he says– to the glass wall tiles in the master bathroom that shimmer like fish scales, nothing here is left to chance.

Tour the space via the gallery, above.

More Home Tours To Enjoy

Keep On Trend With More Design Inspo

19 Gallery Walls And Displays To Get Hung Up On

19 Gallery Walls And Displays To Get Hung Up On

15 Ways To Style Eames Chairs In Your Home

15 Ways To Style Eames Chairs In Your Home

17 Piano Rooms With High-Note Designs

17 Piano Rooms With High-Note Designs

16 Colorful Offices Ideal For That Work From Home Life

16 Colorful Offices Ideal For That Work From Home Life

18 Summer-Ready Pool Decks Perfect For Entertaining

18 Summer-Ready Pool Decks Perfect For Entertaining

These 17 Dining Tables Fit The Whole Family

These 17 Dining Tables Fit The Whole Family

8 Instagram Accounts For The Design-Obsessed

8 Instagram Accounts For The Design-Obsessed

14 Luxurious Headboards For A Dreamy Slumber

14 Luxurious Headboards For A Dreamy Slumber

17 Modern Staircases To Step Up Your Inspiration

17 Modern Staircases To Step Up Your Inspiration