Villa Valencia houses 39 residences within its 13 floors
Coral Gables’ Villa Valencia offers the ultimate options when it comes to customization.
It can be a real conundrum to decide between the singularity of a custom house and the simplicity and amenities condominium living can provide, so Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures, created Villa Valencia, an upscale 13-story boutique project offering the best of those worlds and more.
Villa Valencia’s 39 smart residences (averaging 3,000 square feet) house three to six bedrooms, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows, wraparound terraces, air and water purification systems and circadian rhythm lighting. “One thing important to everybody is health,” says Kapoor. “We wanted to create the healthiest environment possible.” Each home also boasts a Sub-Zero and Wolf appliance suite, yet the similarities end there, as buyers are given custom interior decorating options involving European millwork, ceilings with LED coffers and finishes including large- format porcelain or stone floors.
A kitchen and dining area in one of the private residences
The tropical modernist Villa Valencia also has three penthouse levels, topped with a residence that has more than 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space and takes up the entire 13th floor. “For its extensive offerings, it’s a phenomenal value at $10.5 million,” says Kapoor. Because Coral Gables lacks the skyscrapers found elsewhere in Greater Miami, residents will get to enjoy lovely views that get progressively better. “Once you break the third level, you’re seeing the tops of the tree canopies,” adds Kapoor. “On the sixth level, you’re seeing beautiful city skylines and the top of the Biltmore. The 10th level and above gets to see Key Biscayne, the Grove waterfront and Downtown Miami.” Some will also enjoy surveying Villa Valencia’s lush greenery and gardens with a wealth of shade trees.
The terrace of one of the building’s penthouses
Kapoor likens Villa Valencia to a “vertical country club,” and rightfully so. Residents will have a tea room, a cucina for cookouts and an entertainment room with billiards, golf and driving simulators, along with a fitness center, a 78-foot resort-style pool and a spa setup including a hammam, steam room, hydrotherapy plunge pools and saunas. Vertical living just took on a whole new meaning. Prices from $1.65 million, 515 Valencia Ave., Coral Gables, 786.627.5650
Photography by: LOCATION VENTURES