Unique, Eclectic, and Forward Thinking: New Real Estate Trends in Miami

April 20, 2018

Elite Car Inspired Condos

Collins Avenue is known for being the place to show off your rides: Lambos, Ferraris and Bugattis, so it seems almost natural that prestigious auto brands are looking to Miami for their latest lifestyle plays.

The first luxury car inspired building was 1100 Millecento. It was completed in 2015 in Brickell. Related Group was inspired by Ferrari, Maserati, and Rolls-Royce and used that inspiration to bring a sports car feel to the 42 story tower. There are a few units available for purchase in the tower, including one starting at 500,000. From Ferrari-red elevator lobbies and streamlined apartment interiors, the building oozes luxury car.  

Another car build is the Porsche Design Tower. It was completed in 2017 and features a one of a kind automobile elevator system. The system enables residents to park their cars in a glass display case that is featured in their condo’s living room. “We made the building about the car collector,” says developer Gil Dezer. “There’s an owner with a $22 million Ferrari that he only uses on the weekends.” There is a 19,403-square-foot penthouse with garage space for 11 vehicles to be displayed which is available for purchase for $32.5 million.

The most recent building to rev up the area, is the Aston Martin Residences. The building is currently under construction in Downtown Miami. The luxury of the brand thrives throughout the building from top to bottom. The little touches, like kestrel colored leather door handles, signs that reflect British style license plates, and carbon fiber receptions desks, really bring this building to a new level.

The Aston Martin’s design team was meticulous about crafting every piece of the building,” says Alicia Cervera Lamadrid of Cervera Real Estate. Units in the Aston Martin Building are priced starting at $700,000 all the way up to $50 million.

The Wright Inspired

Florida is getting its own Frank Lloyd Wright inspired residence, Falling Waters. Located in Jupiter, Florida, the 7,308 square foot property is one of many South Florida homes inspired by Wright’s designs. The price tag for Falling Waters if listed at $11.8 million.

Falling Waters is named to pay respect to the original Fallingwater. The four-bedroom Jupiter updated residence features raw concrete and hewn stone details on the exterior. It also features horizontal building lines inspired by Wright’s “Prairie style.”

“[The owner] incorporated the earthy colors of his home so it blends seamlessly with the native sea grapes, palms, and palmettos along the Loxahatchee River,” says listing representative Doc Ellingson.

Another Wright influenced building, Casa Ballerina located in Pinecrest, Fla., was listed for $1.28 million.


Jungle Centerpiece

Eco-conscious builders embrace Floridian trees, choosing to shine a spotlight on them as opposed to cutting them down. Luxe builders are featuring them as centerpieces in their designs.  

Jade Signature, the oceanfront glamorous condo development, purchased and relocated a giant kapok tree to their entrance this past December. The massive tree is 38 years old and weighs 65,000 lbs. “It’s a legacy tree that can live for hundreds of years,” Matthew Wisniewski, a landscape architect at Raymond Jungles, Inc., and worked in the design department at Jade. “It’s focal. It has beautiful horizontal branching that blends with the architecture of the building.”


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