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Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House 2015

Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House 2015December 2 – 6, 10am-2pm – 250 Wynwood, 250 NW 24th Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District

The large patio terrace with a five-story view into Wynwood’s vibrant streets was the star of the 2015 Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House, at 250 Wynwood a newly opened 6,000 square-foot art-centric loft space located in the heart of Wynwood adorned with curated art by Miami-based Anthony Spinello of Spinello Projects.

This is the third year that Elle Decor has created an interior design showcase in Miami to benefit a charity, said Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief of Elle Decor. This year the event, which includes tours of the property, was staged at newly completed residential building, 250 Wynwood. The charity benefiting from the showcase is Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami.

The property owner and developer, Fortis Development Group, consists of David Polinsky, Andrew Lenahan and Bradley Carlson. Fortis collaborated with Elle Decor, its advertisers and designers to transform stark concrete into a sumptuous home fit for the most discerning tastes. The designers responsible for this domestic work of art were Daniele Busca Matthew MacDonald, Elizabeth Martin, Fernando Wong, and Sam Robin with Miguel Lewis.

Elle Decor and Fortis hosted a VIP breakfast, a private breakfast catered by The Genuine Hospitality Group, prior to the Concept House official opening that included Publisher Barbara Friedmann and Dr. Jerry Goodwin of Sylvester, as well as many of the designers and sponsors.

Designer Robins said one of her goals was to bring in as much natural light into the main bedroom on the top floor, which required removing a door to open up the space. She also installed a glass wall between the bedroom and master bathroom that becomes opaque to provide privacy.

The partial ceiling covering the 3,000-square-foot terrace was adorned with a rainbow wheel that provided a sharp contrast to the grey and muted colors of the furniture from Restoration Hardware.

“The space really breathes,” Wong said. “It is designed to capture the breezes flowing from the northeast.”

Interview by: Oscar Musibay
Photos by: Olga Franczak