Architect Tony Ingrao is a refined designer whose design portfolio of high-profile initiatives reads like a journey postcard from well-heeled havens such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Aspen, Palm Beach, Paris, St. Tropez, Monaco, and Hong Kong, and so forth. His residential designs are unique missives—love tributes to their areas, privileged and distinguished in their very own proper.
As a go-to superstar designer, Ingrao has created houses for former G.E. honcho Jack Welch, Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall, promoting whiz Donnie Deutsch, comical actress Goldie Hawn, in addition to monetary brokers and real estate moguls. That’s a powerful record of profitable energy players with excessive requirements.
Among his most extraordinary initiatives is Manhattan’s just about sold-out Baccarat Residences, a glazed tower the place crystal lighting dangle dramatically from lofty ceilings.
Ingrao’s newest headlining design journeys to red-hot Miami—by way of a just lately bought $8.6 million up to date rental at St. Regis Bal Harbour, just a fancy skip from the well-known Bal Harbour Shops.
Sleek Unit 1201 boasts clear traces, high-end finishes, coffered ceilings, chrome steel home equipment, and stylish chandeliers (an Ingrao staple). Bill Hernandez & Bryan Sereny of Douglas Elliman held the itemizing.
Spanning 3,884-square toes, the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half rest room oceanfront nook unit flows freely, framing sweeping views of Miami’s skyline, Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Floor to ceiling home windows invite gentle into soothing white interiors. The turnkey unit options an expansive non-public balcony (with bronze glass railings), imported Italian kitchen cabinetry and recessed lighting.
“The 01-line in the South Tower of St. Regis is the most desirable apartment in the complex,” says Hernandez. “1201 South is always bright as it faces east towards the ocean, south towards downtown, and west towards the bay and sunset. Furthermore, the 12th floor is ideal as it isn’t too high to enjoy visibility of the sandy beach, nor too low to be obstructed by the tropical vegetation.”
The St. Regis Bal Harbour is an amenity-rich condominium (by architect Sieger Suarez) providing 5-star service from the famend St. Regis Hotel. Amenities embrace a non-public resident pool, concierge, butler service, 24-hour eating, nanny and childcare, housekeeping and laundry providers.
Unit 1201 is St. Regis’ pièce de résistance, exhibiting Ingrao’s cultured play on gentle, texture, scale and distinctive supplies—a complicated imaginative and prescient of oceanfront dwelling. Like the Baccarat Residences (with one luxurious rental remaining), the bought St. Regis unit completes the tower’s journey.
“When you walk into a Tony Ingrao space, you know it is going to be special,” says Sereny. “His selection of materials and tones always exemplify luxury. As odd as it may sound, the ceiling lighting and A.C. plan stands out to me. From knife-edge cove lighting to textured plastered walls (created by an artist flown down from NYC), the level of attention to detail in the wall and ceiling finishes is incomparable. Every time I visit the property, my eyes inevitably look up to marvel at the craftsmanship.”
Ingrao’s agency was established in 1982 and with design partner Randy Kemper, they’re redefining fashionable luxurious. The agency’s industrial initiatives embrace Hawaii’s Ward Village (a collaboration with Richard Meier) and work with the Howard Hughes company.