The Wynwood District in Miami is home to the new, yet retro Soho House

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  • Published on February 28, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
  • In Culture

Open and ready for business in Miami’s Wynwood vicinity is Soho House’s new, retro-modern Miami Pool House.

The Wynwood District of Miami has seen many different eras. It served as the hub of the city’s apparel sector in the 1920s. Little San Juan became renowned as a result of the emergence of Puerto Rican immigrants in the 1950s. By 2009, the area underwent yet another metamorphosis. Drab structures were reworked into vibrant murals as part of a redevelopment that made Wynwood one of the city’s most talked-about areas.

Miami Pool House, at the border of Wynwood and Edgewater, is the second Soho House location in the city to open. Those who were among the first to join the Miami Pool House community are the only people who have access to the social club at this time. At the end of March, it will officially welcome all members.

The Miami Pool House is an artsy resort with three main buildings: the Pool House, the Loft, and the Cottage, all of which surround a pool reminiscent of one in Palm Springs. Pink and white pool tiles, umbrellas, yellow and blue striped daybeds, and loungers with tropical prints create a lively outdoor poolside vibe.

According to a release sent by Soho House representatives to Travel + Leisure, “[the] Miami Pool House design nods to the 1920s with floral prints across fabrics and upholstery,” while also “paying homage to the neighborhood’s Puerto Rican heritage through its bright color palette and use of bold patterns.”

Weekends will feature a market with art and food stalls from local businesses run by members, and the pool area will feature live music every day. As part of Soho House’s mission to foster creativity, artist workshops from organizations like Bakehouse Art Complex and Oolite Arts will be held at the poolside communal table.

Three buildings on an acre of land have a rich history, much like the surrounding Wynwood community. The Cottage is a Sears kit home from 1926, the Loft was a machine shop in the 1960s, and the Pool House was a printing factory in the 1940s.

During the day, The Loft transforms into a communal workspace, and in the evening, it becomes a cocktail bar featuring vintage furniture and artwork by local artist Carolina Cueva. Coffee and healthy morning snacks are available through the Cottage’s ventanita, a typical feature of Miami cafes. The Cottage becomes a pop-up dining experience at night, with a variety of chefs and restaurants (including Tigre, chef Deborah de Corral’s restaurant).

As executive chef, Andrea Cavaliere oversees the kitchen at Miami Pool House’s main eatery. There are both appetizers and main courses available. Deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket, lobster rolls, and stone crab claws are just a few of the small plates on the menu as well as entree-sized dishes (like lemon spaghetti with king crab and Florida snapper with salsa roja). The restaurant offers indoor dining along with an outdoor terrace service. Poolside small bites are also an option.

Sixty pieces of artwork from artists with connections to Miami or the Caribbean are dispersed throughout the property. These include paintings, installations, and a mural. The collection contains pieces by Cornelius Tulloch, N. Dash, Angel Otero, Mara Magdalena Campos-Pons, Malaika Temba, Mark Fleuridor, and Woody De Othello.

Miami Pool House will be about community, with performances, artist workshops, clubs, talks, and house suppers. There are currently 39 Soho House locations in 14 countries. Additionally, there will be children’s events in association with Little Creative Souls and fitness-related events with neighborhood gyms and studios like House of Transformation and Modo Yoga. The new location takes part in the Soho Fellowship initiative, which provides free memberships to Every House and Soho Works to creative people from various backgrounds who face financial obstacles.

Visit sohohouse.com to discover more about Miami Pool House.