casa tua: an intimate miami hotel and restaurant
Michele Grendene turned to famed architect Michele Bonan to create an intimate getaway in the heart of South Beach.
Published Jun 19, 2014 2:00 PM
For his Miami hotel and restaurant, Michele Grendene turned to famed architect Michele Bönan for help creating an intimate getaway in the heart of South Beach.
This 1925 Mediterranean Revival mansion (formerly a private residence) was transformed into a chic seaside sanctuary. The renowned restaurant at Casa Tua is filled with the same cozy ambience as its rooms, with ticking-striped banquettes paired with rattan chairs and surrounded by nautical accents. The intimate 18-table eatery also boasts a lantern-lit outdoor terrace and a downstairs bar, complete with orange leather Chelini bar stools.
Hanging lanterns supply romantic contrast to teak outdoor dining tables covered in crisp white linens.
Facing the restaurant’s open kitchen, the “friends table” (usually reserved for large groups and regular guests) seats up to 20.
Boar-skin stools flank an ornate lacquered table, providing a hint of decadence in the hotel’s bar.
Balance subtle geometric flooring with clean lines, such as those of this sleek bookcase.
The restaurant displays the works of many up-and-coming artists, including Grendene’s own photographs.
French doors open onto the restaurant’s patio, featuring such old-world accents as a pergola and terra-cotta tiling.
In the guest suites, beds are dressed in plush Bellora sheets and Loro Piana blankets.