Penthouse at The Setai

Renovation in South Beach, FL

Located forty floors above South Beach, this three-story penthouse was designed as a weekend retreat for a Palm Beach bachelor. The interior was designed to complement and display the client’s extensive collection of Southeast Asian Art.

Inspired by the James Thompson house in Bangkok, the plan of the apartment was designed as a series of pavilions that provide a fascinating contrast to the contemporary design of The Setai. Using antique elements taken from Thai houses, we designed the extensive interior details – including door paneling and ceilings – to reflect as closely as possible the original antique wooden houses which were the inspiration for the design. The hand-carved teak millwork was fabricated in Asia and is complemented by beautiful carved and inlaid marble elements.

Penthouse at The Setai South Beach


The Setai Penthouse Sketch Living Room
Living Room Sketch
The Setai Penthouse Floor Plan
Floor Plan

At 6,200-square-feet the penthouse has generous space for entertaining¬†with a 22′ ceiling height in the living room and¬†unobstructed views of South Beach. The private rooftop terrace has a lap pool. We painstakingly sourced the hand-carved paneling throughout the space.

The Setai Penthouse Sketch Dining Room
Dining Room Sketch
Fairfax & Sammons Architecture
Designing new and reimagining
old houses and estates for 30 years.