When Shlomi Alexander and son Oren purchased a piece of land in Bal Harbour, a fast-growing area north of Miami, they were strongly committed to building a home that would take full advantage of the beauty of the location. The building’s design was entrusted to Chad Oppenheim, who decided to translate it into a concept that blends indoor and outdoor spaces. The structure has a modern feel, mixed with echoes of Japanese minimalist architecture, creating a sophisticated whole that fits seamlessly within the luxuriant tropical greenery. Oppenheim makes ample use of premium materials like American oak, used for the floors, paneling, ceilings and cabinets, travertine for the exterior paving and the pool, and glass for the vast sliding windows, designed to serve as picture frames for the naturally scenic landscape.
The interior design project, by Minotti Studio in partnership with Minotti Miami by DDC, utilizes many pieces chosen from the company’s vast collection. The spacious living room was furnished with a comfortable corner composition of the Yang seating system, paired with a Huber coffee table with chromed structure and marble top; the rug is Landfield. A second lounge area shows off the Seymour sofas upholstered in an elegant blue chenille fabric, paired with Leslie and Glover armchairs, Yang ottoman and Elliott and Catlin coffee tables in various sizes; the rug is Dibbets Frame. In the adjacent dining area, the Neto table with moka color oak top is complemented by comfortable, sophisticated Aston small armchairs. In the bedroom, the Yang Bed is combined with Close nightstands, while a Catlin coffee table is placed between the Leslie armchairs; the rug is Landfield. The refined elegance that distinguishes the interiors can also be found in the choices for outdoor furnishings, where armchairs and chaises longue from the Rivera series are matched with the Sullivan Outdoor, Cesar Outdoor, Warren Outdoor and Bellagio Outdoor coffee/accent tables.