Behind the Scenes: Building out the Iconic Grove at Grand Bay
Over the last decade, Miami has become a forefront for cutting edge architecture in the world thanks to starchitects like Zaha Hadid, Arquitectonica and Bjarke Ingels. As a GC, it’s always an honor to leave our imprint on projects that are taking Miami’s skyline to the next level. In fact, the SPACiO team recently completed building out a unit in Grove at Grand Bay, the luxury condo tower in Coconut Grove described by its architect Bjarke Ingles as a Caribbean interpretation of modernism.
With its twisting, dancing glass towers, it was by far one of the more unique projects we’ve ever worked on. All of the rooms in the unit were angled, making it extremely important for us to take the precise measurements in order to incorporate all of the different angles. For example, our client wanted to incorporate the large, structural columns into the interior design of their unit. The columns had a slight slant so we had to be very accurate with the marble installation. To incorporate the columns aesthetically, we advised the owner on the best color palate for the tile and wall paint tones.
When you’re building out luxury units at iconic buildings like Grove at Grand Bay, it’s important to integrate your own personal touch in a way that doesn’t disrupt the natural feel and ambience of the building. The work we successfully carried out for our client did just that. It combined raw with high-end materials, including mixed raw concrete of the columns, high-end marble, glass and woodwork, giving the unit a natural feel.
In addition to installing the columns and marble throughout the entire unit including on the walls of the powder bathroom, we also installed motorized solar and blackout blinds with channels to eliminate all light when they were closed. This is a great feature to have especially in Florida when the sun is always shining bright at 6 am.
We installed a beautiful onyx mirrored glass backsplash in the kitchen, which helped magnify the light in the room and give the wall a classy appearance. We built the closets, which included drawers, shelving and hanging space in beige linen egger colors, giving the closet a modern and clean look. We installed unique light fixtures, bathroom mirrors and a custom laundry room with pure white quartz countertop and beige linen cabinetry. We hung Onyx mirrored glass in the foyer of the unit, which made the entrance really stand out. Last but not least, we also painted the entire unit.
We’re looking forward to building out more units at the Grove at Grand Bay. It gives us the opportunity to truly show our level of craftsmanship.
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