Mr. C Residences Coconut Grove is the first residential development for Italian hospitality company Cipriani, and this sleek new waterfront tower is bringing old-world hospitality and European glamour to Miami’s most historic neighborhood. Conceptualized by brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, the fourth generation of the family that built an empire around the now-international Harry’s Bar, the overall vibe is simple, sophisticated, and decidedly nautical. Exteriors by Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica were inspired by the sailboats that dot Biscayne Bay, while interiors by New York-based design studio Meyer Davis combine high-gloss wood, blue accents, and yacht-inspired shapes (such as the porthole-like mirrors in the master bathroom). Expansive and thoughtful amenities, including an entire floor dedicated to wellness and a private poolside outpost of Bellini Bar, are complemented by a dedication to service. “The hospitality business is part of our DNA,” said Ignazio.
Acclaimed architecture firm Arquitectonica is known for its innovative use of glass, steel, color, and texture. For this 21-story tower, lead architect Raymond Fort wanted to create something that would fit into the landscape of Coconut Grove, Miami’s oldest neighborhood. “It felt very organic to use the curves taken from a sailboat’s spinnaker,” he said. “When it’s full of wind, every side is a different radius.”