Colombo has been putting his signature on the Miami landscape for decades. In many ways, the Santa Maria was the start of a new vision of luxury for condominium apartments in Miami, with its club house built from a renovated on-site mansion, its landscaping and water features, its marina, lap pool, and racquetball courts ingeniously built underground, and its inclusion of 10,000-square-foot apartments.
At 4000 Ponce de Leon in Coral Gables, Colombo created a Mediterranean-style building to house luxury office space, and its interior design makes entering each room a transformative experience. This building also contains The Collection, a luxury car dealership that not only sells but showcases the highest-quality cars in the world today, including Jaguars, Aston Martins, and Porsches.
Subsequent projects include the Epic Residences and Hotel in Downtown Miami, which also features its own marina, as well as the Japanese restaurant Zuma, whose food is described by Zagat critics as “edible art.” Even the food at Epic bears the stamp of Colombo’s fascination with beauty and the visual. In fact, the fine taste of this Milan-born, Swiss-educated Miami transplant is a part of everything he does.
The organic lines, luxury hotel-style amenities, and the impeccable design of the fixtures and details in every spa, pool, playroom, and unit in Colombo’s Downtown Miami condos at Brickell Flatiron will continue to expand his legacy. And by combining the architectural signature of longtime collaborator Luis O. Revuelta and the open interiors of Massimo Iosa Ghini, Colombo has transformed the dream of a Miami life of luxury, art, and sea into reality.