Miami’s burgeoning luxury real estate market is making an exciting comeback. The city is, once again, dotted with construction cranes that herald a new era for the Magic City. But one question still remains: how to stand out in the field of impressive constructions bidding for the most exclusive international buyers (like 1000 Museum Tower by Zaha Hadid or Faena District Miami? The answer can be found in an ocean front enclave, north of Miami Beach: Sunny Isles.
So, it should come as no surprise that the Porsche Design Tower will be a dream abode for car aficionados. The 60-story high-rise will feature three glass-enclosed elevators that will transport residents, still in their vehicles, to their front doors. “You don’t have to leave your car until you are inside your apartment”, says Juergen Gessler, CEO of Porsche Design Group. Parking garages, in this building, are adjacent to the luxury condominiums and cleverly coined “sky garages”. This is not a simple marketing tool. It brings comfort and exclusivity to an area plagued with heavy traffic and long commutes.
Built beachfront on over 2 acres of land on Sunny Isles Beach, the sea-facing building will provide residents, and their guests, scenic ocean views from their vehicles during the 45-90 second elevator ride. This venture joins the Porsche Design group with iconic Miami Beach developer Gil Dezer, whose passion for automobiles is well recorded. The real estate mogul owns 12 Porsches and 17 other cars, including a Porsche mounted on the wall of his Trump Palace condo, also in Sunny Isles. “I am a Porsche fanatic, so for me it was a natural fit to do a building with an automotive design brand”, says Dezer who is president of Dezer Development.
“This is an especially proud moment to launch the first-ever Porsche Design Tower,” says the developer before adding, “If the compelling success of the initial sales process is any indication, the Porsche Design Tower Miami has already delivered a new dimension to South Florida’s ultra-luxury, high-end real estate market. We have a lot of excited guests here and reason to celebrate.”
The unique condominium holds 132 residences, including a four-level penthouse. Ranging from three to five bedrooms, the units start at 4 million dollars. Inside, floor to ceiling glass windows welcome in beautiful views, and on most floor plans, ocean front terraces hold private pools and summer kitchens. The long list of amenities includes a restaurant, cinema, ball rooms, a full spa and a game room, but even of more interest to the car lovers: a car concierge, which offers maintenance, tire rotations and other vehicle services.
Set for completion in 2016, the world-class luxury skyscraper, which may seem like something taken straight from a futuristic film, has already attracted a bevvy of buyers. With beautiful views, state of the art luxury and lavish amenities, the Porsche Design Tower is sure to become a perfect dwelling for those who believe that a beautiful car is as moving a masterpiece as any other piece of art. ■