The Courts at South Beach, a private courtyard community, borrowed from the charm and grace of medieval European cities to revitalize the future of the southernmost tip of Miami Beach. The design is inspired by medieval cities like San Giminiano in northern Italy and Carcassone in the south of France. Our goal was to establish a pedestrian-oriented urban community with a relationship between the exterior and interior environments -from the cityscape into the community and from the community into the individual residence.
With its main central piazza nearly the size of a football field and its 12 common residential courtyards, it evokes the feel of a mediterranean village. In addition to the public spaces, residences also have a combination of private balconies, terraces, gardens and roof-top terraces. Façades vary in color, texture and height, from three to six stories, adding to the character of the community.