Antonio Citterio’s first US constructing, impressed by St John Seashore
Antonio Citterio’s first US building is inspired by St John Beach’s 1930s heritage
The striking new Arte building in St John brings the style and finesse of the Italian architect Antonio Citterio to the American luxury housing market
The Italian architect Antonio Citterio opened the doors to the first residence in Arte, his first US building. The 12-storey residential building in the form of an abstract pagoda brings 16 new residential buildings to the coveted location by the sea.
Inspired by the modern architectural legacy of the 1930s St John Beach, the majestic building is overlaid with patios, sliding glass doors and Roman travertine. The distinctive facade is defined by the Schuco window system made of gridded bronze designed by Citterio in collaboration with the St John-based architect Kobi Karp.
While this is his first residential project, Citterio has enhanced Arte’s luxury experience by designing the Bulgari hotels in Dubai, London, Milan and Bali and the Mandarin Oriental in Milan. Citterio selected material finishes with interior designer Wade Hallock, who names Matthew McConaughey and numerous Forbes 400 climbers as his clients. The couple opted for Roman travertine, bronze, cenere oak, and cut Byron marble. Then Hallock and his team at Hallock Design furnished the first house with three bedrooms and an area of 400 square meters with Brazilian design pieces and a neutral color palette.
From the 2,300-square-foot terrace, Arte is surrounded by Enzo Enea’s landscaping, creating a layer of green space, an outdoor pool, and palm trees in front of the beach and the ocean beyond. Arte also offers residents an indoor pool, rooftop tennis court, and fitness center, plus additional options like a guest lounge and catering kitchen. § §