As a young man, Peter Loftin established his entrepreneurial career by transforming a small telecom start-up into BTI, one of the largest privately held companies in North Carolina. Upon the completion of a merger between BTI and ITC DeltaCom, Loftin turned his attention from the telecom industry to real estate, purchasing the former South Beach estate of Gianni Versace and converting it to Casa Casuarina, one of the most exclusive, invitation-only membership clubs in the country.
With the success of Casa Casuarisa under his belt, Loftin felt a desire to return to his home state of North Carolina. The growth that Raleigh has experienced, coupled with the desire of its residents to maintain the city’s “natural” charm, made it a perfect time for Loftin’s vision of a truly first class community to become a reality. Peter himself owns an estate at Still Creek, with a gorgeous view of Falls Lake. He looks forward to sharing this beauty with his neighbors.
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Casa Casuarina, the famed Versace Mansion, a five star diamond leading luxury hotel is located in the heart of Miami Beach. The property wasor iginally built in 1930 and was the private home of Standard Oil heir Alden Freeman and then purchased in 1992 by world-renown fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was personally involved in the redesign of the Mediterranean Mansion, renaming it to its original; Casa Casuarina.
Now a luxury boutique hotel, Casa Casuarina has hosted numerous celebrities throughout its history especially within the last year, welcoming guests such as Eva Longoria, Deepak Chopra, Duchess Sarah Ferguson, Jamie Presley,Tom Cruise , Katie Holmes, Bill and Hillary Clinton among many others. The beautiful Casa is now owned and operated by renowned entrepreneur Peter Loftin who has worked diligently to preserve the integrity of the past owners, maintaining the unique and original beauty throughout the house. Each suite, originally designed by Gianni Versace was referred to as ani dividual "jewel box" which boast with inlaid wood and marble floors, lavish stained glass windows, Italian mosaics and hand-painted frescoes.
The mansion's New-American inspired restaurant, Loftin's 1116 Ocean offers a magical ambiance offering unique delicasies such as blackened salmon topped with fresh shredded horseradish served on a 250 million -year-old Himalayan Sea Salt block, the purest salt known in the world. The overall culinary experience is second to none throughout Miami Beach.
Also a private membership club, Casa Casuarina offers members and guests exceptional amenities such as the private Davidoff cigar and backgammon lounge, our Tiffany Lounge which overlooks the Italian designed mosaic pool and oceanside cabanas.
As a premier event venue, Casa Casuarina hosts numerous private social events with many holding live performances by notable artists such as Natalie Cole, Joss Stone, Jon Bon Jovi and others. The enchanting atmosphere at Casa Casuarina leave guests with unforgettable memories of their personalized party, wedding or dinner.
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