High tide: Joseph Dirand creates idyllic interiors for the Surf Club’s hotel residences

The Four Seasons Hotel Residences at the rejuvenated Surf Club in Miami
The French architect Joseph Dirand is behind the elegant interiors of the Four Seasons Hotel Residences at the rejuvenated Surf Club in Miami
(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

Since Richard Meier’s (opens in new tab) rejuvenation of the historic Surf Club (opens in new tab) in Miami’s Surfside district was announced last year, the ambitious project has been hurtling towards completion with more features and amenities being added to it as the months have passed.

Helmed by Fort Partners, the development will include a 77-room hotel operated by the Four Seasons, a pair of 12-storey residential towers that will house 150 units (12 of which are penthouses), a private membership club, two restaurants, four swimming pools, a luxurious spa and fitness center, 40 beach cabanas and a park and oceanside gardens. The project is expected to complete by Spring 2016.

Today, we’re focusing on the Four Seasons Hotel Residences, which feature interiors designed by the French architect Joseph Dirand. Dirand has carefully composed 30 one and two bedroom units that distill the vibrancy of Miami, all in good taste, of course. To complement the panoramic ocean views, Dirand has used light woods and cream-coloured travertines in the apartments generously. Custom-designed lighting harks back to the elegance and decadence of the art deco and 70s era, while textured wall paneling subtly conveys the feeling of a rustic beach bungalow escape.

While South Beach is known for its glitz and glamour, Surfside has been historically cherished as a discrete haven where the powerful could let their hair down. Dirand has selected modern, classical furniture from Molteni & C, Knoll, Mater and Carl Hansen & Søn to fill each of the hotel residences, and tableware by Bernadaud, glasses and appliances by Bodum and Sambonet flatware to keep its kitchens well stocked. In the bathrooms, Michael Verheyden’s marble accessories are the perfect finishing touch.

The beautifully designed residences fall under the Four Seasons’ hotel residences programme, which owners can participate in to rent out their abodes, whenever they see fit.

Two-bedroom units sit within two residential towers

Set to complete in Spring 2016, the 30 one- and two-bedroom units sit within two residential towers designed by Richard Meier

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

Dirand has used light woods and cream-coloured travertines in the apartments generously

To complement the panoramic ocean views, Dirand has used light woods and cream-coloured travertines in the apartments generously

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

A image of kitchen area

Dirand has selected modern, classical furniture from Molteni & C, Knoll, Mater and Carl Hansen & Son to fill each space

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

A image of bedroom area

The beautifully designed residences fall under the Four Seasons’ hotel residences programme, which owners can participate in to rent out their abodes, whenever they see fit

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

Textured wall

Textured wall paneling subtly conveys the feeling of a rustic beach bungalow escape

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

A view of the bathroom

A view of the bathroom

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

A image of living area

Custom-designed lighting harks back to the elegance and decadence of the art deco and 70s era

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

White marble accessories are the perfect finishing touch

Michael Verheyden’s white marble accessories are the perfect finishing touch

(Image credit: Joseph Dirand)

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The Surf Club
9011 Collins Avenue
Miami

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.