Experience Rising Elegance in Bay Harbor With New Residences


Infinity pool with seating arrangements and a bar lining one poolside

Architect Kobi Karp and designer Debora Aguiar have teamed up for a residential project that brings an eco-mindset to the concept of a luxury villa. Under construction now, La Maré Residences Bay Harbor Islands will consist of two eight-story buildings containing a total of 52 units that range from two to four bedrooms. “We wanted to develop an idea of a single-family home and ‘lift it’ in the air while maximizing residents’ quality of life,” Karp says. “The goal was to create a structure that is sustainable and resilient in the face of natural disasters.” Positioned to augment sunlight and air circulation, the LEED-certified buildings will harness natural light to reduce carbon emissions, stand on elevated pilings for protection against changing tides and be insulated by green rooftops constructed of recycled materials. Nature, too—particularly the bay views—inspired Aguiar’s design for the interiors, which incorporate Poliform kitchens, Miele appliances and Antonio Lupi bath fixtures. “Like a black outfit that doesn’t overshadow its jewelry,” she describes, “this is how I envisioned La Maré: a serene palette with smoky tones that don’t compete with the view, allowing for a style that exudes comfort, warmth and sophistication.”

cream-colored palette lobby with sculptural walls, a green sofa and cream armchairRENDERINGS: REGENCY DEVELOPMENT GROUP