The latest in luxury living entice with surroundings to create an immersive experience.
We’ve created a beachfront lifestyle of unsurpassed elegance and pleasure,” promises Edgardo Defortuna, president of Fortune International Group, and developer of the Auberge Beach Residences & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.
Since the launch of its acclaimed flagship resort — Auberge du Soleil in the Napa Valley in 1981 — Auberge Resorts Collection has established what has come to be known as exceptional properties in some of the world’s finest destinations, including its Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Calif., Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Hotel Jerome in Aspen, and Maliouhana Hotel & Spa in Anguilla, BWI.
Auberge Beach Residences & Spa will be the first project in Florida for Auberge Resorts Collection. According to Craig Reid, Auberge Resorts Collection’s chief executive officer, “Our presence in Florida represents the continued evolution of Auberge Resorts Collection as a luxury brand that redefines resort and residential experiences in the world’s most desirable destinations.”
Auberge Residences & Spa will bring together Florida’s premier developers. The Related Group — whose developments are often distinguished by partnerships with world-renowned architects, designers, and artists — creates residential properties that are recognized as urban landmarks.
“We’ll be the most expensive project in Fort Lauderdale,” says Jorge Pérez, chairman and CEO of Related. “Fort Lauderdale has really not taken off like Miami, like it should,” says Perez. He noted that a South Beach project at the level Auberge is planning would sell for $3,000 a square foot. Perez, a major benefactor of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in Miami and an avid collector of Latin American art, will curate the art in the project.
Auberge Beach Residences Fort Lauderdale will be situated on the former home of Ireland’s Inn Beach Resort — 450 feet of frontage on the Atlantic Ocean — hailed as the best location on “Blue Waters” Beach. “We wanted a brand that fit with the lifestyle of Fort Lauderdale,” according to Andy Mitchell, president and CEO of the Fairwinds Group of Fort Lauderdale, a third-generation owner of the Ireland’s Inn. “This (property) is going to be world class, but not pretentious,” Mitchell told the Miami Herald in an interview.
Designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, the development will be housed in two structures, characterized by a façade of cascading terraces, many with private pools. 171 residences, ranging in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet, will all have sweeping ocean views. Prices will range from $1.5 million to $8 million. The prices “will be a bargain, given the level of amenities,” Perez believes.
r-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of the ocean. Each residence will be smart-home pre-wired for high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi technology. Private elevators will provide access with a separate service entrance in select residences. Kitchens will be designed with Italian cabinetry, stone countertops, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Spacious master bathrooms will feature contemporary finishes, fixtures, vanities, and a deep soaking tub.
“Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale will offer the same style of bespoke personal experience that is found at all our other resorts and clubs,” says Dale Friedkin, chairman, Auberge Resorts.
One example is an American bistro with an extensive wine collection — a signature of Auberge Resorts — whose roots are in the Napa Valley.
“We believe that the time and the market are right for a residential project of this caliber. It will be a perfect addition to the Auberge Resorts Collection,” says Friedkin
• Personalized concierge services.
• 24/7 valet parking and security.
• Private beach club with butler services.
• Multiple swimming pools with cabanas offering food and beverage services overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
• World-class spa by Auberge offering all-natural beauty and relaxation treatments.
• Wine tasting salon featuring Auberge’s best Napa Valley selections.
• Cigar lounge.
• State-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the tropical poolside sanctuary and the Atlantic Ocean.
• Club room including multimedia, billiards, and gaming tables.
• Priced from $1.5 to $8 million.
Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, 2200 North Atlantic Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. www.aubergebeach.com.
— By Irene Moore
The idea behind the two residences at Brickell City Centre — the $1.05 billion mixed-use project in the thick of things in Miami’s glass-towered financial district — isn’t just to live in the lap of luxury, it’s to comingle with it. Residents of the Reach and Rise residential towers will be global citizens, people with international and independent spirits of cultural savviness — “those who know how to live,” according to City Centre’s brochure for prospective residents.
The Reach and Rise residential towers — both 43 stories tall and each comprised of 390 luxury-condominium units — are an extension of Brickell City Centre’s revolutionary lifestyle concept, which is intended to directly connect residents to a new urban core of luxury living, entertainment, business, and shopping that will be created within Miami’s fast-growing financial district. Brickell City Centre is one of the largest urban developments in the United States.
The shopping center will be anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and a hotel — EAST, Miami — with 263 luxury guestrooms and 89 serviced apartments. Cinemex, a dine-in cinema chain, will have a multiplex at City Centre. There will also be two office buildings, offering easy and accessible walk-to-work environments for residents of all the living areas that are part of Brickell City Centre.
“Our buyers know they are not just purchasing a condo, but are embracing a true urban lifestyle within a city center,” says Maile Agyuila, senior vice president of sales for Swire Properties, primary developers of the 9.1-acre project along South Miami Avenue, between Eighth Street and Sixth Street in the Miami Financial District.
Rise, on the west block, is comprised of one-to-five bedroom condominiums — ranging in size from 980 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet — along with seven penthouses. Rise also has ten corner Tower Suites that featuring four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and service quarters. Units are priced from $550,000 to $2.7 million, with penthouse prices provided on request.
Reach, on the east, offers 1 to 4 bedrooms condominiums, ranging in size from 871 square feet to 2,740 square feet, with ceiling heights from 9 feet 4 inches to 11feet 4 inches, with prices ranging from $595,000 to $2.7 million. Seven spectacular penthouse residences at Reach will have 12-foot ceilings, upgraded-appliance packages, outdoor kitchens, and private rooftop and outdoor spas in select residences. Penthouse prices are available on request. Reach has ten corner Tower Suites that feature three bedrooms and four baths.
Residences in both Reach and Rise are delivered move-in ready, featuring top-of-the-line fixture packages. Open-plan living and dining areas offer direct access to terraces and balconies.
Each unit has Italian kitchen cabinetry by Italkraft, premium Bosch top-end appliances, and a 48-bottle, temperature-controlled wine storage by Uline. Amenities include on-premise concierge services, half-acre amenity deck with heated lap and social pools, tech-savvy children’s playroom, business suite, Hammam spa with hair and nail salon, underground parking, and 24-hour valet.
“Miami, as an international gateway city, is embracing a more dynamic, metropolitan way of living, work, and playing,” says Guila. Adds Stephen Owens, Swire Properties president, “Brickell City Centre is on its way to redefining urban living in the Brickell neighborhood.” Owens further added that he believes that the city center is poised to attract Miami’s high-net-worth residents and its burgeoning international clientele.
REACH AND RISE
• Towers designed by internationally acclaimed Arquitectonica.
• Interiors by renowned design firm Richardson Sadeki.
• Residences are delivered fully finished and furniture-ready with choice of two interior-finish packages, including Italian cabinetry and imported marble floors.
• Biometric technology elevator access.
• Modern Italian kitchen cabinets by Italkraft.
• Premium Bosch appliance package.
• Uline 48-bottle, temperature-controlled wine storage.
• Half-acre amenity deck, including tropical gardens, barbecue grills,
outdoor fitness areas, and children’s play area.
• Poolside beverage and café service.
• Spacious, state-of-the-art fitness center with individual fitness studios.
Developer Neil Fairman had a vision. What if residents didn’t just look out at the water from their condo, but were truly able to live a boating and marina lifestyle in his new development, Marina Palms & Yacht Club — the first luxury high rise and full-service marina-yacht club development in Miami-Dade County in more than 20 years.
The twin residential towers in Marina Palms, located at 172nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach, will have 25 floors with a combined 468 condominium units. The marina and yacht club offers concierge service and 112 slips with mooring for yachts in excess of 20 feet. The marina will have a full-time dockmaster and dock hand, as well as a yacht concierge to arrange vessel cleaning and maintenance, provisioning, and if so desired, entertainment planning.
“We felt there could be a boating or marina lifestyle, where you live in a community, go down the elevator to your boat, and have a concierge be able to bring you what you need,” says Fairman.
Optional memberships will be offered in the exclusive Marina Palms Resident Boat Club. For a one-time initiation fee and monthly membership fee, members will have access to vessels ranging from 23 to 36 feet in length.
During an event in March for prospective buyers of Marina Palms & Yacht Club, Fairman introduced Helio Castroneves, the three-time Indy 500 champion and “Dancing with the Stars” winner. Castroneves purchased a residence in the Marina Palms’ south tower and will also be a member of the boat club.
“You cannot live in South Florida without being lured by the ocean,” says Castroneves. “Having a private boat club will make enjoying the water as simple as turning the key, untying the lines, and heading down the intracoastal.”
Yachts will have deepwater access to the ocean via Haulover Inlet, just 20 minutes away.
The area in which Marina Palms & Yacht Club is situated — the scenic Biscayne Boulevard corridor and the 163rd Street commercial district — is in the early stages of what Michael Internosica, director of sales at Marina Palms, says is an exciting time for this “hidden gem” in South Florida’s real-estate market.
“A new strategic vision, competitive pricing, and a less hectic lifestyle are three reasons North Miami Beach is emerging as an attractive location for new residential and commercial investment.”
The 2- and 3-bedroom well-appointed, waterfront condominiums (1,821 to 2,421 square feet) boast spacious, open floor plans with ceiling heights of 9 feet, expansive marina and panoramic water views, and 8-foot-deep private terraces with glass railings.
Marina Palms offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy waterfront living, including jet skiing, kayaking, waterskiing, windsurfing, and snorkeling. On the 14-acre enclave, there are features and amenities that complement taking in the stunning views, including a resort-style, waterfront pool deck with infinity pool.
MARINA PALMS & YACHT CLUB
• Gated entry
• WiFi throughout all common areas
• e-Concierge app for iPad/mobile access to services and amenities
• Spa with sauna, steam, and private treatment rooms; yoga/Pilates studio
• News café with daily newspaper service
• Executive business lounge with conference room
• Pet-friendly environment
• 112-slip private marina for yachts up to 90 feet in length
• Full-time dock master
• Full-service yacht-club concierge
• Fueling services
• Dockside high-speed Internet and cable TV
• Sundry store
• Prices for the residences range from $895,000 to $1.6 million.
Silvio Sulichin, publisher of TRILLIONAIRE, talks about what’s drawing nautical aficionados to Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences.
Luxury real estate in South Florida has offerings that are perfectly suited for many lifestyles. For people who own a boat and enjoy life on the water, South Florida is the land (well, the waterways) of endless possibilities.
“The weather in South Florida allows for enjoying the water year ‘round, which makes it perfect for boating enthusiasts. Anyone who already owns a boat is a buyer. For those who don’t own a boat, sooner or later in South Florida, the affluent will always end up on the water,” says Silvio Sulichin, an avid boater and water enthusiast who sold millions of dollars in waterfront properties to foreign investors.
The addition of Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences in North Miami Beach brings Miami-Dade County its first luxury condominium and yacht club development in two decades. What makes the property such an envious draw for those who enjoy the yachting lifestyle is how singularly special it is.
“Considering all the water that surrounds South Florida, the logic would indicate that there would be more than a few opportunities like this. However, since marinas are restricted by the state of Florida, they remain a limited resource in Miami-Dade County. If you are a yachtsman looking for property in South Florida, the choice is to buy now at Marina Palms or regret later,” cautions Sulichin, who has given sound real estate advice to South American investors for over two decades.
This is also what makes Marina Palms such a sound investment for those searching for the right place to not only live, but spend their money wisely.
“The luxury real estate market in South Florida is growing exponentially. What sets Marina Palms apart from the rest is the state’s marinas regulation making this development a valuable limited resource, which in turn increases the desirability.”
The convenience of the Marina Palms Yacht Club Residences are a nautical enthusiast’s dream, offering not only waterfront and luxury living amenities, but 112 boat slips to accommodate owner’s vessels up to 90-feet in length.
“For someone who enjoys boating, the luxury of having your boat at easy access around the clock is more than a priority for the true yachtsman, it’s a necessity. Time is money, which means that housing your boat at a near by marina is not an option. Quality of life is the luxury of having your yacht parked at your residence.”
With construction underway and a projected completion of the north tower in late 2015, Marina Palms is offering what many in-the-know are saying will be “the finest in bayfront living in South Florida.”
“A common expression when you purchase property is that you also purchase headaches. With a project like Marina Palms there are no headaches, only solutions to your every wish – concierge, full amenities, butler, health club, spa, valet, security, everything you can think of,” says Sulichin.
The Miami real estate market leads the United States in international property sales, with Brazilians leading as the No. 1 global consumer searching for South Florida real estate on the Miami Association of Realtors website with the latest statistics available from February 2015. South American buyers are drawn to Miami real estate for a number of reasons. Furthermore, Brazilian buyers are showing quite an interest in Marina Palms.
Sulichin explains: “Beyond the obvious, owning a residence in South Florida allows for South American’s to live their ‘second life’ here. More than a second home, South Florida is where many South American’s can live the life they deserve and can afford, drive the Bentley convertible, wear the Breguet, enjoy life the way they cannot back home. As I always say, ‘make the rest of your life, the best of your life.’ ”