CASA POMPEI
Robin Hill
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ElementBrandProduct Name
BATHROOMSRexa Design
ERGO NOMIC, R1, Filolucido
ManufacturersARREDO 3
ManufacturersTwils Srl
Frick Bed
CLOSETSPorro S.p.A.
KITCHENArredo3 S.r.l.
DOORSMovi Italia

Product Spec Sheet
BATHROOMS
ERGO NOMIC, R1, Filolucido by Rexa Design
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Frick Bed by Twils Srl
CLOSETS
KITCHEN
DOORS

A Minimalist House in the Midst of a Historic Miami Enclave

DESIGNOLOGY as Architects

A long, narrow corner lot in El Portal, Miami, remained empty for decades. That is, until the husband and wife design team of Fabio Santoriello, interior design technologist from Salerno, Italy, and Ezgi Fitos, an award-winning architect from Turkey, decided to build their dream home under their long-standing integrated design firm, Designology, LLC.

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Built with a subtractive design ethos in mind, the residence is distinctly minimalist. Favoring neutral colors and clean lines, expanses of white walls are complemented by warm wood finishes. There are also walls created with the express purpose of eventually becoming vertical gardens, and the addition of interior courtyard greenery brings the tropics inside. The stunning tropical landscape is a key part of the aesthetic, encouraged to flourish over time. This interplay between the pared down and lush makes the residence eminently appealing.

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The design draws inspiration from ancient Pompeii and the Megaron, organized around a central interior courtyard and keeping the exterior facade windowless. This arrangement maximizes space and privacy and also ensures plentiful natural light. The entrance opens directly into the courtyard and pool, a central space to which all rooms have access. Each room is equipped with courtyard-facing sliding glass doors, allowing for direct interactions with the rest of the house while preserving the option of privacy.

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Materials were imported from Italy or else made on-site with micro cement for a bespoke touch. Bathroom fixtures and fittings are Rexadesign; kitchen and dining table are Arredo3; frameless doors and floor to ceiling space dividers are Movi; master bed is Twils; nightstand and dressers are Giellesse; chairs are from Desalto; the smart home system, invisible home theater, and integrated linear LED lighting are designed by Featured Media, LLC; artworks are on loan from Stacey Mancuso Design, Inc.

About DESIGNOLOGY, LLC.

With a European background and solid experience revealing a proven track record in real estate development on an international level, DESIGNOLOGY is a key consulting partner, a catalyzer for the realization of signature real estate development projects. DESIGNOLOGY focuses on creating sustainable, site-specific contemporary design. The firm believes an authentic design derives from creatively reframing existing conditions and challenges. The founder Ezgi Fitos, is a multi-award-winning architect and developer with 20 years of professional experience in design and development of multi-family residential and mixed-use buildings and high-end single-family homes.

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Project Type: Single Residence

Project size: 2650 sqft

Lot size: 7450 sqft

Location: Miami FL

Completion: 2022

Architectural design: Designology and Ezgi Fitos Architects

Interior design: Designology and Ezgi Fitos Architects

Construction: Designology

Materials supply: Designology
Artworks: Stacey Mancuso Design

Photography: Robin Hill

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