Park Grove Project is Miami’s New Luxury Project!When you think of Miami, you instantly think of a party city dripping in glitz. However, not too far from downtown lays a new development in Coconut Grove, which has an all-star lineup for design aficionados. Park Grove is Coconut Grove‘s newest luxury condo project going up on South Bayshore Drive.
With architecture by OMA—helmed by Rem Koolhaas—and interiors by Meyer Davis, and kitchens and baths by AD100 designer William Sofield, Park Grove is taking a more organic approach to design in the Sunshine State. Nevertheless, this doesn’t necessarily imply any lack of Miami flair. Every common space is decorated with world-class art and luxurious balconies are also par for the course.
Meyer and Davis consider the lobby as one of the highlights of Park Grove. The room is a complete showstopper – a double-height ceiling, balconies filled with plants, and art from the personal collection of developer Jorge Pérez. In order to bring their signature warmth into the interiors, the designers have chosen to cover natural-stained wood planks over the elevator core. “You have warm wood, and we used this stone floor that has undulating strips to give it another sense of organic warmth,” Davis explains. “Decoratively, we used these beautiful, tropical-themed custom rugs that give it another layer of warmth and sense of place.”
They really wanted art to stand out on this Park Grove Project, so it dictated the rest of space’s design. “We really considered a home for some of the more sculptural, large-scale pieces,” says Davis, pointing to the massive African head-shaped piece that’s a centerpiece in the lobby. “A lot of the furniture works well with not only the architecture but also the art in the project,” he adds.