The largest residential adaptive reuse project in South Florida has made its much-anticipated debut. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach celebrated their invite-only grand opening soiree on February 6, 2020, showcasing the massive transformation the property undertook from its former verve, into the luxury residential development it is today.
An important moment for the project’s developers, the event welcomed over 600 guests and VIPs including, New York Mets Hall of Famer, Mike Piazza; Actor, Cuba Gooding Jr.; Italian Architect, Piero Lissoni; Million Dollar Listing Realtor, Fredrik Eklund, as well as Miami-based real estate developers, Edguardo DeFortuna, Jules Trump, Ugo Colombo, and Michael Comras. The evening commenced with introductory remarks from Lionheart Capital’s CEO and Founding Partner, Ophir Sternberg.
“This development has been a true labor of love for all of us at Lionheart Capital. We have taken the time to curate, not only a luxury residential building, but an engaging sanctuary and community for our residents, focusing on everything from the smallest design details to the largest, first-ever amenities. It was our intention to craft a product that was intensely thoughtful, how we each would want things actualized within our own homes. The end result took time to get just right but turned out even better than I, or anyone ever anticipated.”
The opening remarks were followed by a cocktail reception on the project’s lush half-acre pool deck; immersive model residence tours; and an exploration of sensory art installations by Klip Collective. The installations showcased the property’s transformative adaptive reuse journey through a series of light projections that responded to the project’s unique architectural features with color, pattern and motion. The artwork played off the stark architecture and reflective pools of the entrance, covered the façade, and swept along the plants’ silhouettes creating moments of tranquility and textural intrigue.
The 126-unit development is designed to celebrate individuality with over 60 distinct floorplans and boasts interior and exterior spaces which play on the city’s famous light and captures Lissoni’s minimalist vision. A half-acre rooftop pool deck, ecological food forest and community garden, house day-yacht and 36-slip private marina enhance every resident’s living experience. Additionally, the world’s first residential art studio, medical concierge with celebrity author of The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston, social and club rooms, cinema, children’s room, and library further complement the Ritz-Carlton lifestyle. The Residences range in size from 2,000 square feet to over 10,000 square feet, priced from $2 million to over $40 million.
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