How Ultra-high-end Brands Are Transforming Miami’s Luxury Condo Real Estate

How Ultra-high-end Brands Are Transforming Miami’s Luxury Condo Real Estate

Mar 19, 2017 March 19, 2017

Miami has long been associated with beaches, star studded events and celebrity second homes. But, given the current wave of high-end condo developments, it won’t be long before we’re known as the first choice for global elite with ultra-luxury condo properties offering every imaginable (and unimaginable) amenity. While the likes of Faena House, the Miami Beach Edition, Grove at Grand Bay and 1 Hotel & Homes have already made stellar debuts, here’s looking into other curated condo projects that are set to put Miami on the map for high rollers:

The Estates at Acqualina

Claim to Fame: Lobbies by Karl Lagerfeld
Developer: Jules and Eddie Trump of the Trump Group
Location: Sunny Isles Beach

The beachfront Estates at Acqualina are expected to be delivered furniture-ready by 2020. Marking Karl Lagerfeld’s foray into residential condo projects, the pièce de résistance lobbies of both 50-story boutique towers will come designed by the German designer heading Fendi and Chanel.
Each of the 256 ‘Estates in the Sky’ (read residences) will feature sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and romantic cityscape. Enveloping 777 Via Acqualina and 888 Via Acqualina will be 45,000 sq. ft. of sheer pleasure. Pulling out all the stops, there will be a golf simulator, Wall Street Trader’s Clubroom, ice-skating rink, 4-lane bowling alley, Formula One racing simulator, FlowRider surfing simulator and much more. Crafted as the ‘finest residences in the world’, the Estates at Acqualina bear a price tag between $3.9 million and $9.0 million, with their two-story penthouses priced at $40 million.

The Estates at Acqualina

The Estates at Acqualina

The Estates at Acqualina Map

Fendi Château Residences

Claim to Fame: All Interior Designs and Details by Fendi
Developer: Château Group
Location: Surfside

While most residences and buildings continue to compete for the title of the tallest in Miami, the Fendi Château Residences offer the luxury of staying closer down to earth. Rising only 12 stories on 3 acres of pristine private oceanfront, all 58 flow-through residences and common areas will feature interiors by Fendi – think Fendi Casa kitchens and imported finishes throughout.

The first residential building by the Italian fashion giant, Fendi Château will also boast of a residents-only restaurant, ultra-luxury concierge known as Fendi Château attaché, pool and beach-side service, plush gardens with cypress trees for international appeal and many more 5-star amenities. Just blocks from Bal Harbour, the prices average $1,900/sq. ft. with residences flaunting a price tag of $6.3 million to $25 million.

Fendi Château Residences

Fendi Château Residences

Fendi Château Residences Map

MISSONI Baia

Claim to Fame: Residential Experience by Missoni
Developer: Vladislav Doronin’s OKO Group
Location: Edgewater

Set to dominate Edgewater’s waterfront by 2019, the 57-story luxury condo tower will bring Missoni’s colorful spirit of imagination and innovation to Miami. The 146-unit tower is being developed to set a new standard in refined and relaxed waterfront living with luxury resort-like amenities and interiors by Paris Forino Design.

With only three residences per floor, each abode will open up to an expansive, shaded terrace, with multiple exposures and 270 degree views of the city, bay, ocean and Miami Beach. A first by the high-end Italian fashion house, expect one of the largest spas in Miami, sundeck with Olympic-sized lap pool, elevated tennis courts and boardwalk connecting Downtown to be part of Missoni Baia. Prices range from $1.6 million to $3.9 million.

Missoni Baia

missoni baia

Missoni Baia

Residences by Armani/Casa

Claim to Fame: Interiors and Finishes by Giorgio Armani
Developer: Dezer Development and Related Group
Location: Sunny Isles Beach

A soaring 649-foot-tall modern glass tower, the Residences by Armani/Casa are expected to open by 2019. Designed by starchitect César Pelli of Adrienne Arsht Center fame, the 60-story ultra-luxury condo tower will command 300-feet of private beachfront. All 308 units and common spaces will come designed by the Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio, under the artistic direction of Giorgio Armani.

A first in the U.S. by the design studio, the residences will feature a professionally curated collection of museum-quality art. Expect works by Venice Biennale artist Marcelo Legrand as well as sculptures by Sandro Chia and Sinisa Kukec. Besides handpicked details, finishes, rich textures and exotic materials, the Residences will also boast of an Armani Prive lounge, 3-acre landscaped greens, fine dining restaurant, ocean-facing fitness center, two-story spa, movie theater and more. The project averages at $1,300/sq. ft. with units starting at $1.85 million. However, buying the $15 million penthouse will win you a private audience with Giorgio Armani in Milan.

residences by armani casa

residences by armani casa

Elysee Miami

Claim to Fame: Interiors by Jean-Louis Deniot
Developer: Two Roads Development
Location: Edgewater

The first luxury boutique condo tower in East Edgewater, Elysee Miami sits directly on the Bay. At 57 stories, Elysee will only have 100 residences - no more than two per floor for utmost privacy and exclusivity. Each residence will feature unobstructed, 270 degree Bay and city views.

Designed by world-renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, Elysee has been created to be ‘instantly recognizable, yet discreet’. Each decorator ready residence will feature interiors by France’s top interior designer, Jean-Louis Deniot. Expect a full floor owners’ sky lounge, Bayview health club, wine room, Elysee Attaché personal assistance and many more white-glove amenities. Pre-construction prices range from $1.65 million to $10 million.

Elysee

Elysee

Elysee Map

Aston Martin Residences

Claim to Fame: Aston Martin-designed interiors
Developer: G and G Business Developments
Location: Downtown Miami

The ultra-luxury, sail-shaped Aston Martin Residences will be perched on a waterfront lot in Downtown, overlooking the Miami River, city and Biscayne Bay. 66 stories high, the building will boast of 390 condos and common spaces interior-designed by Aston Martin.

A first for the British luxury sports car maker, expect to see “signature items” flaunting the brand’s trademark colors, stitching style and materials adorning the common areas. Amenities include a micro-cinema, two-story fitness center, full-service spa, art gallery, 55th floor infinity pool, exclusive yacht marina and membership to “The Aston Martin Club”. The residences are expected to be delivered by 2021.

Aston Martin Residences

Aston Martin Residences

Aston Martin Residences Map

Porsche Design Tower

Claim to Fame: Designed by Porsche Design Studio with Unique Robotic Car Lift
Developer: Dezer Development, LLC
Location: Sunny Isles Beach

Neighboring Armani/Casa, the Porsche Design tower is the ultimate new premium sky-scraper with a completion date of 2018. A first from the German luxury car brand, the cylindrical building will house a unique drive-in car elevator that delivers you, sitting in your car, right up to your “sky garage” adjacent to the residence.

Setting new standards in luxury, the 60-story waterfront tower features 284 parking spaces for its 132 units. Commanding 200 feet of Ocean frontage, expect a 3-story high lobby with glass car elevator observatory, lobby-level restaurant, private wine lockers, two oversized plunge spas, golf simulator, 4-car connected race simulator, movie theater, card table, ball room and more.

Porsche Design Tower

Porsche Design Tower

Porsche Design Tower Map

Contact Us
Founder, Condoblackbook.com & Owner/Broker, BlackBook Properties
(305) 697-7667
contact@condoblackbook.com
Request Info
By sending you agree to CondoBlackBook's Terms of Use

Your Miami Condo Awaits

Recent Posts

Miami Condos with Shabbat Elevators
Real Estate News Miami Condos with Shabbat Elevators
Last updated June 11, 2021. Whether you refer to it as the Sabbath, Shabbat, Shabbos, or by any other term, your religious commitment to observing a holy day of rest should not prevent you from enjoying a luxury condo lifestyle in the subtropical paradise that is Miami.  For this reason, a number of condo communities provide the convenience of a Shabbat or Sabbath elevator, which is a specially programmed elevator that stops automatically on every floor during the Jewish Sabbath, from sundown on Friday evening until sundown on Saturday of every week.  This service is provided in order to accommodate the Jewish religious law that prohibits religious observers from pushing buttons or operating machinery during the Sabbath. While Miami today is known as a particularly Jewish-friendly metropolis, Jews were not even allowed to enter Miami Beach Hotels until the late 1940s. But by the 1950s they began to lay down roots in Miami Beach and to impact the economy, politics, and social flavor...
The Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Miami (You Can Live In)
Real Estate News The Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Miami (You Can Live In)
If you’ve been visiting Miami over the years, one thing you’ve probably noticed is the buildings keep getting taller, and the skyline keeps growing. Ever since the FAA relaxed its height restrictions more than six years ago, Miami’s skyline has continued to elevate itself with glimmering designs of glass and light. The tallest residential building in Miami as of this post is the apartment highrise Panorama Tower at 828 feet. But that won’t last for long. Every few months, a new condo tower is announced with ambitions of becoming one of Miami’s tallest buildings.  Call them #supertowers, #supertalls, or #skyscrapers, they’re definitely building the city’s skyline, reputation, and luxury living to new heights. So, who can claim the title of Miami’s tallest building you can call home? Check out our list below of the top 10 Tallest Condo Buildings in Miami – present and under construction – if you like to live above it all. Elysee Miami | Edgewater Height: 649 feetFloors: 57Developed...
Brickell Avenue Bridge Schedule, Traffic and Solutions -- All You Need To Know
Transportation Brickell Avenue Bridge Schedule, Traffic and Solutions -- All You Need To Know
Ever tried driving from Brickell to Downtown Miami for lunch? Most Miamians dread the thought of catching the dreaded Brickell Avenue bridge, a drawbridge that opens every hour or half-hour during non-curfew hours to allow river and traffic and boats to pass under.  * This article was updated on June 7, 2021 So what’s the problem? A big one! When the bridge opens, it ends up turning the city into a parking lot. With the last two building booms, there’s been a sudden surge in Downtown population since 2010 that has not stopped, and hence, denser traffic. And with Brickell now one of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods, serving as Miami’s vital financial hub, dense residential condo neighborhood and go-to place for nightlife, travel to and from Brickell and Downtown Miami is unavoidable.  This is why almost every second year, the FDOT faces requests to place restrictions on opening the bridge for maritime traffic during rush hour or extending curfew hours. However, listen to the marine...
June Events 2021: Father’s Day and More Summer Fun in Fort Lauderdale
Events June Events 2021: Father’s Day and More Summer Fun in Fort Lauderdale
Summer in Fort Lauderdale is the best time for a beach swim, day on the boat, brunch with friends, and to beat the summer heat. With over 20 June events in Fort Lauderdale to choose from, our curated list offers the best variety of things to do this month. Choose from a musical comedy, a scavenger hunt, concerts, a food and spirits festival on the beach, a dance showcase, tons of summer camps, and virtual programs you can enjoy right at home in the A/C! Also, since Father’s Day is June 20th, we’ve provided a list of things to do to honor Dad. Read on for some of the best picks for Father’s Day celebrations and events to make summer fun in Fort Lauderdale: Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale - June Events at a Glance Father’s Day 2021 Celebrations in Fort Lauderdale June 2021: Fort Lauderdale In-person Events Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Family Summer Specials: June 1 to September 5 Erotica - Exhibit: June 1 to July 2 Paranormal Boot Camp: June 4 Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West...
Fort Lauderdale’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: May 2021
Real Estate News Fort Lauderdale’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: May 2021
The South Florida real estate market is experiencing an unprecedented buying boom fueled by the normalization of work-from-home practices, the idea of a better quality of life near the ocean and as scores of new businesses are relocating here. And developers across Fort Lauderdale and Miami are responding. As inventory has steadily dropped for the last two quarters, pre-construction projects are the next product to see a surge in demand and developers are responding by stepping up progress. This May, developers at Fort Lauderdale’s Harbors Edge reported a 70% sell-out in just 2 months after launching sales. Related Group’s Solemar is speeding through for a 2021 delivery. And, there’s speculation of a condo property changing hands. Read on for details on these Fort Lauderdale projects and more in our May 2021 condo pre-construction market roundup: Fort Lauderdale New Construction Projects that Broke Ground Solemar – Pompano Beach Developer Related Group broke ground on its luxury...
Miami’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: May 2021
Real Estate News Miami’s New and Pre-Construction Condo Update: May 2021
It’s no secret Miami’s real estate market is super hot and seeing a boom precipitated by the growing number of tech, finance, retail, and hospitality businesses that continue to choose to make South Florida home. As a nod to this surge in demand, we have condo developers either reviving old projects, announcing new ones, or revving up progress on current developments. This May, Miami’s pre-construction condo market saw three development projects make a comeback – Genting’s Resorts World Miami, Kar Properties’ One River Point, and Mast Capital’s 4000 Alton Road. Even the once-scrapped Auberge Residences by Related are rumored to be coming back.  The list of new construction developments now includes Aria Group’s 501 First in Downtown and Eichner’s Bay Harbour Islands luxury condos. Additionally, the Estates at Acqualina’s second tower topped off and Missoni Baia is just weeks from its top-off milestone. Read on for details on these and other updates in our May 2021 condo...