With South Florida's fast growth following the pandemic, Fort Lauderdale, one of the region's gems, has become an important hub that doesn't owe any other major American city anything. The city's 300 miles of inland waterways, known as the "Venice of America," are a flowing ribbon of serene Intracoastal with a mosaic of grand estates and passing mega yachts. This quintessential lifestyle has inspired the creation of the city's first luxury branded residences on the Intracoastal, the EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale. Sales have officially launched, presented by Miami-based real estate investment platform Location Ventures and Marriott International's EDITION Hotels.
The residences will be located at 551 Bayshore Drive, meticulously combining modern sophistication with cultural artistry to deliver a new, highly intuitive luxury. A grand, double-height entrance will link two 11-story towers with cascading facades with views of the waterfront. High-speed elevators will transport residents to 65 spacious residences ranging in size from 1,710 to 4,660 square feet, as well as nine villas and four penthouses.
The essence and originality of its surroundings capture the upscale yet laid-back atmosphere of EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale in all aspects. Stately architecture by GS4 Studios|Garcia Stromberg and sophisticated interiors by internationally-recognized Clodagh Design make for its extraordinary design. Owners will also have exclusive access to EDITION's premier hospitality offerings, including dining, entertainment, and a curated program of world-class amenities. The central location's exceptional walkability and connectivity in the "Yachting Capital of the World."
"Luxury living has a different meaning for today's affluent homeowner for which they seek cultural experiences, upscale concierge services and a breadth of lifestyle amenities at their fingertips," said Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures. "Fort Lauderdale is undergoing a renaissance that is drawing sophisticated dwellers from around the world, and EDITION is the ideal partner to fulfill their contemporary desire for authenticity, luxury and accessibility."
The residences will have floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open to expansive private terraces. Glass railings will provide unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, vast Intracoastal scenery, and the vibrant Fort Lauderdale skyline. Exquisite interior finishes will highlight the finest materials imported from Europe, such as solid wood doors, stone flooring, and custom cabinetry.
ITALKRAFT gourmet kitchens will feature quartz countertops, custom built-ins, vertical pantries, and storage. Premium Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, such as induction cooktops, steam ovens, and wine coolers, will be featured throughout the space. Outdoor entertaining will be simplified with a summer kitchen outfitted with an electric grill and beverage center. The master bathroom will be a personal oasis with luxurious fixtures and a modern freestanding tub. Owners can also enjoy smart home capabilities and unique wellness features, such as circadian rhythm lighting in the primary bedroom. Upgrade options include access to a private enclosed two-car garage, private cabanas, and more storage.
A dedicated valet and concierge will welcome residents home to resort-style living with an amenity program that leaves no stone unturned. Cadence will envelop the property and its 20,000-square-foot outdoor amenities, including paths leading to a relaxing outdoor meditation walkway with meditation bowls and an Intracoastal riverwalk with temporary dockage for small boats. A moonroof will be the ideal place to unwind at night. On the other hand, the sunroof will keep you entertained with its numerous activity areas, including an outdoor summer kitchen, movie screen, and large fire pit. Socializing and private events will be held in an eat-in lounge with a gourmet kitchen, while those conducting business can work remotely with on-site conference and conversation rooms.
The EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale will have two pools, one of which will be an oversized resort-style pool surrounded by relaxation sunbeds and private cabanas where residents can socialize while soaking up the South Florida sun. There will also be a Health & Wellness Center on the property, where owners can focus on fitness and use designated areas for Pilates, Yoga, training, and stretching. Those looking for some pampering can take advantage of the Turkish-style hammam and steam shower, as well as treatment, movement, and quiet rooms.
"The EDITION branded residences have attracted the most discerning of buyers from around the world who are seeking a truly bespoke luxury offering," said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman, Florida, and President of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Florida. "We are thrilled to be working on our first project with Location Ventures which will be bringing the first branded residences to the Intracoastal in one of Florida's most attractive luxury destinations."
Fort Lauderdale, long known for its mega yachts and 24 miles of golden beaches, is transforming into an international destination. The city's vibrant scene has become a magnet for new businesses and wealth migration, with new chef-driven restaurants and luxury hotels springing up all over the place.
"Fort Lauderdale has been quietly experiencing a renaissance over the past few years," said Sheila Farahpour, VP of Luxury Brands & Mixed-Use Development Marriott International. "A city that was once known as a vacation destination has morphed into one of the most attractive places to live in the U.S. with its renowned yachting, golden beaches, vibrant arts and culture scene, and recent influx of new businesses. Fort Lauderdale has emerged as a market of its own — and the EDITION Residences, Fort Lauderdale will be the perfect complement for Owners seeking a more laid-back luxury lifestyle."
The beach, culinary experiences, hotels, and other leisure options are all within walking distance of EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale. It is also close to Las Olas Boulevard's retail and entertainment, museums, and performing arts, and it is only seven miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Photography by: Courtesy EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale