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Drew Limsky | Photo: Courtesy of the Properties | July 14, 2014
A guide from A (Antrobus + Ramirez) to Z (Zaha Hadid) offers a snapshot of a region rising.
Keeping track of the new places to live in South Florida can be a full-time job. “The South Florida real estate market will only continue to grow, eventually triggering price surges caused by the shrinking amount of developable land,” says Ernesto Cohan, director of sales for Oceana Bal Harbour. “The market has changed dramatically, not only from the Latin American influence, but from the northeastern metropolitan areas. Many new residents are calling South Florida their home thanks to the major tax benefits, the beautiful weather and the area’s growth into a diverse, global destination.” In this city of the future, we survey the properties and personalities who are making our region the most dynamic and vibrant spot in the world.
Antrobus + Ramirez
As one of the last oceanfront parcels in Sunny Isles Beach, Muse will serve as a skinny, tapering stage for the interiors of designer Alison Antrobus and architect Ruby Ramirez. Previous to their partnership, the two worked together on projects for Philippe Starck through Yoo Ltd., while their other credits include Prime 112 and Ocean House. Both bring a rich lifestyle subtext to their residential aesthetic: Antrobus launched a handbag collection and assumed the creative director role for watchmaker Philip Stein, while Ramirez’s interests extend from the design of private jets to jewelry. Their personal touch will be much in demand, as Muse will house only 68 oceanfront residences, ranging in price from $3 million to $17 million. 17141 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.647.2663
Chef Tom Colicchio
Gramercy Tavern and Top Chef made Tom Colicchio famous, and now with 1 Hotel & Homes, the master chef will be spreading his stardom in Miami as head of culinary operations. The team behind the hotly anticipated Collins Avenue property hails from New York (the developers are Starwood Capital and LeFrak) and Brazil (interior designer Debora Aguiar), and will look to chef Colicchio to keep residents and guests on property—with the naturally sourced cuisine that has become his mission. 2399 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.361.5100
Hyde Hollywood Beach
Co-developed by The Related Group and Fortune International, Hyde Hollywood Beach represents a collaboration with sbe’s Sam Nazarian. The first of the new brand of Hyde Resorts & Residences, the development will feature interiors by Brazilian designer and architect Debora Aguiar, who is taking South Florida by storm. The property will contain 40 two- and three-bedroom decorator-ready condominiums with open-concept contemporary floor plans and unrestricted use rights. And the developers hope to entice jet-setters with 367 beautifully finished and furnished condominiums that come with a use restriction not to exceed 150 days annually. 4111 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood Beach, 305.726.4312
Jade Signature, Sunny Isles Beach
This exclusive 57-story beachfront tower-in-the-making has become iconic before a single owner has taken occupancy. Chalk that up to Jade Signature’s distinctive, white ribbon-columns—and its peerless team, from developer Fortune International and architect Herzog & De Meuron to interior designer extraordinaire Pierre-Yves Rochon and the legendary landscape artist Raymond Jungles. “When you open the door, there is another life,” says Rochon, “and that is my duty, my responsibility, to provide the best welcome home every day.” That welcome home will come at a price of $2 million to more than $26 million. 17070 Collins Ave., #250, Sunny Isles Beach, 305.940.0335
Marea, South Beach
It would be difficult to overstate the significance of Marea, a new property in the ultradesirable South of Fifth neighborhood. Quiet, residential and with views to die for, Sofi is still a short bike ride away from the happy chaos of Lincoln Road. Developed by the Related Group’s Jorge Pérez and designed by the architects Sieger Suarez, the interiors will wow with the whimsy of Yabu Pushelberg’s high style and Enzo Enea’s custom penthouse terraces, each of which will boast a private spa, wet bar and dining area for entertainment. If that weren’t enough, residents will enjoy VIP service on Marea’s private beach. 801 S. Pointe Drive, Miami Beach
NINE at Mary Brickell Village
This 35-story condominium, developed by Starwood Capital and LYND, may just be the thing that will solidify Mary Brickell Village as a social and entertainment hub (prices from $400,000 to more than $1 million). Residents of NINE will live a life of superconvenience, with direct elevator access to The Shops at Mary Brickell Village, LA Fitness Signature Club and Publix. Once home, owners will play on the 1-acre amenities deck (there’s even an enclosed dog run), then luxuriate within one of three interior design plans by Tui. “We believe that people will purchase furnished homes tailored to their styles,” says Tui President and CEO Jason Atkins. 999 Southwest First Ave., Miami, 305.890.2026
Oceana Bal Harbour
This 240-condominium property (units priced from $3 million to $30 million), located on the last developable site in Bal Harbour, boasts the marquee value of none other than artist Jeff Koons. The goal of Oceana’s developer Eduardo Costantini, who purchased two Koons pieces for $14 million, is to give residents a real stake in the art world, as purchasers will also share collective ownership of the Koons works. “Oceana Bal Harbour will be a great addition to the city’s transformation into an art and cultural mecca,” says Ernesto Cohan, director of sales. “We are proud to be the first residential development to have the works of Jeff Koons, one of the most influential artists of our time. This is a gift both to the residents and the community, who can enjoy the sculptures from our open breezeway.” 10201 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.726.4312
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
Piero Lissoni’s first architectural project in the U.S. is generating major buzz. Designed with the award-winning Miami architecture firm ADD Inc., The Ritz-Carlton Residences will feature gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and a private marina for the owners of 111 condominium residences and 15 villas. The two-to-five-bedroom homes range in size from 1,700 to more than 10,000 square feet, with interiors custom-designed by Lissoni Associati. “We’re seeing an influx of buyers looking for expansive homes with distinctive floor plans,” says Carolyn Ellert, co-owner of Premier Sales Group, the national exclusive sales and marketing team for the development. “With over 60 different floor plans to choose from, the location and design of The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach speaks directly to the discerning buyer who is seeking a larger home in a waterfront setting.” The Residences are priced from $2 million to more than $25 million and are scheduled to be completed in 2015. 4701 North Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305.953.9500
Julian Schnabel hardly needed to add another credit to his resume, but the famed abstract artist and movie director (e.g. Basquiat, Before Night Falls) is designing the public spaces for Brickell Flatiron, architect Luis Revuelta’s 750-foot mixed-use glass skyscraper. The building is being developed by Ugo Colombo and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin, who set tongues wagging when he acquired Amanresorts earlier this year. 701 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.400.7400
The heart of Brickell will gain an even stronger pulse, thanks to the 47-story, 352-unit residential tower going up at 1010 Brickell. With units priced from $450,000 to more than $3.5 million and designed by Sieger Suarez, the soaring building will feature interiors by Urbanica. Urbanica CEO and Design Director Jorge Cativa Tolosa promises “a holistic design approach including treating the ground floor public areas as a ‘green buffer’ beyond the glazing structure, cushioning the urban fabric, and making for a warm and inviting feeling.” 1010 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.804.7558
Yoo Studio, the architecture and design firm founded by developer John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck, is conjuring Yoo at Metropica, a mixed-use development in Broward. According to Yoo Studio Design Director Mathew Dalby, “We chose to focus on the consistent, repetitive nature of the geometric form. Elements such as subtle patterned ceramic floor runners, geometric tiled rugs and beautiful diamond-cut mirrors offer the kind of luxury that integrates seamlessly into any resident’s lifestyle.” The main benefits of living at Yoo at Metropica (units start at more than $300,000) are the amenities, including the gym, sauna, steam, cardio zones and a vast pool deck—all of which are visually connected by repeating geometric forms in the timber parquet flooring. “We have worked closely with the architects at Oppenheim to ensure that there is a holistic language between the interior and exterior,” Dalby says.
Perhaps no architect in the world enjoys greater renown at this moment. Born in Baghdad, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (she also won the Stirling Prize twice) caused a huge stir at the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair with her installation in the widely praised Where Architects Live exhibition. Her One Thousand Museum residential tower (pricing from $5 million to $15 million) is one of Miami’s most hotly anticipated developments, and her product design (i.e., for Slamp/Poltrona Frau, B&B Italia and Lacoste) has only added to her near-peerless currency. 1000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.428.3860