Fresh New Miami Luxury Condos Feature Gas Stoves
by Sep Niakan | August 08, 2018
For those who love the ease and convenience of condo living, Miami is a paradise offering hundreds of luxury condominium residences to choose from, with ever more options and new constructions sprouting up daily. These posh new residences offer the prospective buyer stylish luxury and maximum comfort, each offering an array of design features. Many feature exquisite details such as extra-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, expansive views, private elevators, designer finishes, marble bathrooms, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and natural stone countertops. But a feature that is conspicuously absent from the vast majority of condominium options is one that may prove disappointing for buyers with a penchant for cooking: the versatile and classic gas range or cooktop, an item cherished by the world’s top chefs.
Meeting the Growing Demand for Gas
For those who demand this feature, the market was limited until recently to smaller, older boutique condos, mostly in South Beach, many of which were built before it was fashionable or possible to incorporate many of these other new, show-stopping contemporary features. But, what about the prospective buyer who wants it all?
Fortunately, it seems developers are finally primed to answer that call, and a handful of new luxury condos are now providing the elusive gas range or gas cooktop in luxury units to satisfy these discerning buyers. While in the past, the running belief was that gas lines were impossible to install in newer buildings, the fact is that installation of gas lines is a complex process requiring specialized personnel, and may appear as an unjustified cost to some developers. The ranges themselves are often pricier than their electric counterparts, although the use of gas appliances will lower monthly electric bills and also afford the convenience of being able to cook during power outages (which is very rare). Still, many developers in the past 15-20 years simply haven’t seen the need for considering this investment. Fortunately for creative cooks, that way of thinking has changed in recent years, as developers see an increased demand for this simple yet very significant kitchen feature.
One of the first recent projects to break new ground in meeting this consumer demand is Elysée in Edgewater, a new condo tower that is including gas ranges in each of its 100 condominium residences, delivered furniture-ready. Located in the emerging artsy Edgewater District, a highly desirable new walkable community in Midtown, the 57-story Elysée also features, among its array of lavish amenities, outdoor summer kitchens with Barbecue grills, wine storage, and such unique extras as a 30th story deck with a grand piano. Exclusive residences range from three to five bedrooms, with den options, breathtaking high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. With only two units on each floor, each residence comes with two expansive private terraces that serve dazzling, unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami, and Miami Beach. Rated one of Miami’s most walkable neighborhoods, Edgewater is growing in popularity among young professionals seeking culture and fitness, by providing a casual urban experience with walkable access to many of the area’s biggest attractions. These include the Wynwood Arts District, the Miami Design District, and such landmarks as Museum Park, where Miami’s prized Perez Art Museum is housed, along with the Frost Science Museum, and nearby Margaret Pace Park, with its lovely walking trails and array of sporting activities. Average prices per residence start at $1,300,000.
Elysée in Edgewater
Three Hundred Collins, a boutique residence community nestled in the laid-back South of Fifth area of South Beach, houses 19 fully-finished, furniture-ready luxury 2, 3 and 4-bedroom residences that feature wall to wall white oak flooring, designer cabinetry in the kitchens, and Miele appliances that include a gas cooktop, as well as a bevy of other luxuries such as custom soaking tubs and premium fixtures in master bathrooms, as well as expansive terraces perfect for entertaining. The units also feature dramatic 18’ ceilings and huge yards with outdoor summer kitchens. Building amenities include a 75’ pool and whirlpool on the rooftop, and the usual array of contemporary benefits such as a state-of-the-art fitness center. For those who want to experience the excitement of South Beach while still retaining some quiet space, the South of Fifth neighborhood is a jewel, providing convenient access to beaches, shops, restaurants, and local businesses that you can walk to, as well as the joys of lazy, sunny afternoons. These residences are priced between $2,300,000 and $5,300,000.
300 Collins in Miami Beach
Park Grove in Coconut Grove is an elite condominium community consisting of 3 distinct waterfront towers housing 150 distinctive residential units ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. The property offers the usual gamut of contemporary luxury amenities, including 24/7 concierge services, butler service, wine storage and pool cabanas, and each tower provides its own distinctive community experience. While Towers 1 and 2 are the most luxurious and expensive of the three, including highly desirable residence features such as 12-foot ceilings and vast waterfront terraces, Tower 3 features slightly smaller residences with 10-foot ceilings, as well as SubZero and Wolf appliances. Residences also include convenient gas cooktops. Each residential unit is designed to create a fabulously seamless indoor-to-outdoor environment perfect for intimate gatherings or lavish entertaining. An independent village located in the heart of greater Miami, but at once secluded from the city’s faster pace, Coconut Grove is known for its laid-back, artsy atmosphere and its eclectic and novel boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, nightlife, and quaint sidewalk cafes. The area is home to some of Miami’s most breathtaking lush landscaping, marked by the presence of ancient and impressive Banyan trees, and the sight of sailboats docked along the omnipresent Bay.
Located in the quiet and residential seaside village of Surfside, nestled between Miami Beach and Bal Harbour, the Surf Club sits upon a vast expanse of oceanfront gardens overlooking the azure Atlantic, on a property that consists of the Four Seasons Hotel, a private country club, two restaurants, and two residential towers. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens that showcase four swimming pools, a lavish spa, and state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as over 40 beach cabanas, the Surf Club towers are each 12 stories tall, housing a total of 150 residences. Originally designed by renowned architect Russell Pancoast in 1930, the updated, contemporary Surf Club offers stunning luxury residences ranging from 1,800 square feet to 7,800 square feet in size. These fully finished units feature top-quality finishes, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and ceilings up to 20 feet high, with bright, expansive living spaces and unobstructed wraparound views of the glittering Atlantic Ocean as well as the Intracoastal Waterway. For cooking aficionados, the Surf Club residences’ designer kitchens feature convenient 6-burner gas stoves, and true exhaust kitchen hoods that will inspire even the pickiest cook to experiment with new ideas. The units also feature such perks as wine storage, private elevators, ocean views, direct beach access, and sound attenuating concrete walls that ensure privacy as well as peace and quiet. Completed in 2016, these majestic residences are priced between $4,950,000 and $15,000,000.
Surf Club Residences & Four Seasons Hotel
Located in the vibrant, convenient and upscale Brickell neighborhood, this luxury skyscraper features 180 smart-home technology residences delivered furniture-ready and featuring dramatic 9 - 14 foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, expansive terraces with private outdoor barbecue areas, and panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Cooking enthusiasts will be delighted with the oversized gas stoves and custom exhaust hoods in each kitchen, as well as wine storage and built-in coffee and espresso machines, along with such other luxuries as oversized soaking tubs in the master bathrooms, and semi-private elevators. The building features penthouses as well as luxury residences, impeccably designed with all of the most coveted contemporary amenities, as well as boutique shops, restaurants, and other on-site conveniences such as 24/7 concierge service. The Brickell lifestyle is all about life/work balance, eliminating the concept of the commute for those who live and work in the area. Known as the home of some of Miami’s finest restaurants and nightspots, Brickell is also home to world-renowned Brickell City Centre, an internationally acclaimed modern shopping mall, as well as Mary Brickell Village, a diverse commercial center that houses unique boutiques, shops, and eateries, in a neighborhood full of such wide-ranging options as fitness clubs, art galleries, spas, salons, and other small upscale businesses. Unit prices range from $629,000 to $6,000,000.
Echo Aventura is a luxury tower built that features Apple Smart Home Technology within all of its 190 luxury residences. These gorgeous and expansive private condominium units include flow-through floor plans that provide seamless indoor/outdoor living and dazzling views of the Bay. With ceilings over 10 feet high and floor-to-ceiling windows, huge bayfront terraces with summer kitchens, and private elevator foyers, these residences also feature luxurious bathrooms, and master suites with His and Hers walk-in closets and midnight kitchens. Kitchens and bathrooms come with natural granite and marble surfaces, SubZero, Wolf, and Miele appliances, and oversized gas stoves with custom hoods, as well as built-in coffee and espresso machines. Located in the suburb of Aventura near the famed Aventura mall, residents can access Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, and the Haulover Park Marina within minutes. These residences are selling for $799,000 to $2,300,000 on average.
The Ocean House is a boutique condominium community located in the quiet South of Fifth neighborhood in South Beach, often considered the best-kept secret in Miami Beach, thanks to its easy access to the buzzing South Beach lifestyle while maintaining a separate neighborhood identity, characterized by quiet serenity and leisurely beach access. The Ocean House features 28 luxurious private residential units ranging from 1300 to 6200 square feet in size. With dazzling direct views of the Atlantic Ocean, exclusive private beach access, and luxurious master suites and guest bedrooms, these luxurious residences also feature designer kitchen cabinetry with Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, and a convenient Wolf gas cooktop for those who want the utmost control in the kitchen. The building features the gamut of luxury amenities with extras such as a Great Room with a piano area, bar, and lounge; HD TVs in every living space; Creston home automation system with iPad-operated lighting and security cameras; and Italian porcelain flooring. Each residence also includes an expansive storage unit and two parking spaces. Prices for Ocean House residences range between $1,599,000 and $10,995,000.
Ocean House in South Beach
The Aqua Condominium community in Miami Beach is located in the exclusive, gated-entry Allison Island, and includes 3 towers that are each 11 stories tall, and house a total of 105 residences with floor plans ranging from one to four bedrooms, and ranging from 1,316 to 3,427 square feet in size. These towers were uniquely designed to provide stunning views, and include a limited number of Island Homes that are three to four bedroom four-story single family residences. The community enjoys a heated pool with lap lanes and a shallow wading area, a kiddie pool, and a whirlpool. The gardens feature a garden sculpture by famed artist Guillermo Kuitca, as well as citrus and mango trees, a waterfront promenade, and a jogging path. Private Docks are available for boat owners. The residences feature unique larch wood cabinetry with glass backsplashes, marble counters, SubZero refrigerators and a built-in Thermador convection/cooking wall oven. The grand Aqua Island Homes offer a unique living concept in Miami Beach, with generous living areas, high ceilings, private entrances, and designer kitchens and bathrooms. Aqua Island Homes also include highly desirable state-of-the-art Bosch stainless steel gas cooktops. The average price for a residence at Aqua Condominium is about $1,875,000.
The Turnberry Ocean Colony is a residential community consisting of two 38-story towers overlooking the ocean, and featuring 260 luxurious condominium residences in the seaside city of Sunny Isles Beach. Located along the coast and conveniently positioned between the elite neighborhoods of Bal Harbour and Golden Beach, Turnberry Ocean Colony overlooks some 650 feet of sandy Atlantic beach. Amenities at Turnberry Ocean Colony include a members-only beach club with elegant gourmet restaurants, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and world class spa. Spacious two-to-five bedroom residencies feature private elevator foyers and security systems, as well as the highest quality finishes, ten-foot ceilings, marble surfaces in bathrooms, and such unique features as steam showers and jacuzzi hydrotherapy tubs with built in TV screens. Residences also feature expansive wraparound balconies with stunning unobstructed views of the Atlantic ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Residence kitchens feature Italian designer cabinetry, natural granite countertops, European appliances, Sub-Zero refrigeration, and gas stoves as well as built-in coffee machines. With prices ranging from $350,000 average to a high listing of about $9,000,000, there are various floor plans to choose from at Turnberry Ocean Colony.
The Caribbean condo in Mid-Beach began its life as a Miami Beach art deco icon originally built in 1941, which now houses luxury residential condo units as well as world class five-star hotel suites. In recent years, this classic building has undergone a drastic facelift and complete architectural upgrade to become one of the most coveted addresses in Miami Beach. With fully renovated interiors by designer Christopher Ciccone, the building consists of two all-glass towers that guarantee amazing water views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway from practically every single room in every single apartment. The North Tower is 35 stories high, while the South Tower has 19 stories, and together they include 103 posh residential units. This building features all of the most desirable contemporary luxury amenities, such as a a heated infinity edge pool and lavish sundeck with stunning views, a private lounge for residents, a new-age fitness center with state-of-the-art workout equipment, and direct ocean access. Extra perks such as high-speed elevators, a cigar humidor, a fire pit perfect for social gatherings, bicycle storage, a billiard lounge, and 24-hour concierge and security service add to residents’ comfort and convenience. With ceilings ranging from 9 to 10 feet in height, the glamorous residential units at the Caribbean come fully furniture-ready and equipped with marble and granite bathrooms, high-end designer finishes, expansive balconies, luxurious master suites with expansive walk-in closets. Residence kitchens feature designer cabinetry and fixtures, SubZero and Miele appliances, and kitchen islands with versatile gas stoves. Residential units at the Caribbean range in price from $599,999 to $4,750,000.
The Caribbean in Miami Beach
Located in prestigious Bal Harbour Village, an eminent Miami neighborhood and popular hideaway for the rich and famous, One Bal Harbour is an impressive 26-story luxury condo community adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which also houses condo residences as well as five-star hotel suites. One Bal Harbour is a distinctive location, built directly on the ocean, and bordering the glittering Intracoastal Waterway, providing effortless access to white sandy beaches and the aqua surf of the Atlantic. Breathtaking Atlantic and Intracoastal views provide a backdrop for glamorous luxury living, enhanced by five-star resort-style services and conveniences. These include 24-hour valet and room service, white-glove housekeeping service, and a full-time concierge to assist residents and guests with travel arrangements, dining and theatre plans, as well as specialized needs such as pet care. Bal Harbour Village offers close proximity to South Beach and Miami’s famed Art Deco District, as well as walkable access to the famed Bal Harbour Shops, one of the world’s most acclaimed shopping destinations, also known for its fine dining options. Yacht owners can dock at the nearby Haulover Park Marina and The Bal Harbour Club. In addition to neighborhood restaurants, residents can also enjoy luxurious dining at One Bal Harbour's very own world-class gourmet restaurant. The residential units at One Bal Harbour showcase expansive flow-through floor plans that allow leisurely indoor/outdoor living, and feature luxurious marble bathrooms, private elevator foyers, top-of-the-line finishes, and high-end Wolf kitchens with versatile gas cooking. Priced between $495,000 and $5,500,000 there are various residence options to choose from at One Bal Harbour.
The Grove at Grand Bay is an architectural wonder designed by the famed Bjarke Ingels Group, known as one of the world’s most daring and innovative architectural design teams. Located in the artsy and laid-back village of Coconut Grove, the Grove towers are the first LEED gold-certified buildings to be erected in Miami-Dade County, providing a green, sustainable lifestyle, and designed to weather the local elements. They are also the first twisting buildings to be erected in the United States. These two amazing twisting towers are designed to provide varying breathtaking panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline and feature 95 luxurious, custom residences ranging in size from 2,500 to 11,000 square feet, with 12-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and 12-foot-deep balcony terraces equipped with summer kitchens. Residences feature private elevators, vast open spaces with flowthrough design for relaxed year-round indoor/outdoor living, marble flooring and walls complemented with teak wood in the bathrooms. Residence kitchens are equipped with top-quality European-designer cabinetry and Miele appliances, including natural gas stoves. Grove at Grand Bay residences are currently selling for $899,000 to $6,500,000.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is a luxury condominium and hotel set upon the pristine white sands of the Atlantic Ocean and directly across the street from the legendary Bal Harbour Shops, with the distinction of being one of Miami’s most prestigious and enviable residential locations. Designed by renowned architectural team Sieger Suarez, the majestic St. Regis houses 270 luxurious private residences with one-to five-bedroom floor plans, ranging in size from 1,777 to 6,868 square feet, as well as elegant hotel condominiums. Private residences feature panoramic windows with expansive ocean and bay views, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and spacious indoor/outdoor flow-through living spaces that provide maximum comfort and relaxation. Building amenities include an exclusive pool and fitness center for residents only, as well as resort-style concierge services, personal security, 24-hour room service, and such personalized conveniences as in-room catering with a personal chef, overnight shoeshine, white-glove housekeeping, dry cleaning and laundry services, as well as personalized childcare and pet care services. Residents also enjoy access to exclusive St. Regis events, and preferred tickets for local area theatre and sports events. Each residence enjoys sumptuous master suites with marble bathrooms and walk-in showers, and kitchens with European-designed cabinetry and professional-grade kitchen appliances. Residents are free to choose between gas or electric stoves. Starting from $2,175,000 to about $20,995,000 these residences are among the most luxurious and exclusive in all of greater Miami.
Finally, cooking aficionados in Miami who also love luxurious living can have their cake and eat it too, enjoying the most up-to-date amenities and state-of-the-art condo living, while indulging their creative side in the kitchen with the benefit of chef-inspired gas cooktops, stoves and ranges. No longer do prospective buyers have to sacrifice the joys of cooking to enjoy the most lavish luxury amenities, as developers wake up to the fact that providing a simple yet essential feature such as an improved cooking experience can prove a lucrative draw for may prospective buyers. To this, we raise our cups and joyfully exclaim the popular old refrain: Now you’re cooking with gas!
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