The first-of-its-kind Residences by Armani/Casa in pristine Sunny Isles celebrates its grand opening in true Miami fashion.
Residences by Armani/Casa features a landscaped terrace with an infinity-edge heated pool and hot tub, and oceanfront cabanas.
After a comprehensive process that took four years—from launching sales in 2016 to obtaining a temporary certificate of occupancy in 2019 to its grand opening this March—Residences by Armani/Casa has officially debuted. And as the result of an iconic collaboration among five prestigious names—interior design firm Armani/Casa led by fashion designer Giorgio Armani; Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; landscape architecture firm Enea; The Related Group; and Dezer Development—its debut was equally iconic.
Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Development.
The 56-story luxury condominium’s grand opening was a bona fide spectacle, spoiling attendees with a special presentation of the Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2020 collection—on the oceanfront terrace, naturally. And what would a Miami party be without a private performance by Pitbull, Mr. 305 himself?
The on-site private restaurant and bar offers in-residence deliveries.
Here, Jon Paul Pérez, executive vice president of The Related Group, and Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Development, discuss all there is to love about the one-of-a-kind tower worthy of such an epic premiere. Two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, 1,800 square feet-6,000 square feet, $2.9 million-$17 million, 786.629.1660
Jon Paul Pérez, executive vice president of The Related Group.
What makes Residences by Armani/Casa special?
JPP: As the first residential commission in the U.S. for Giorgio Armani, and one of the final towers by César Pelli, this project brings a rare artistic collaboration that won’t ever be recreated again. With all design elements curated by the Armani/Casa interior design studio, it’s almost like our residents own a home straight out of a fashion magazine or couture design catalog. However, we didn’t stop there; the building also features distinct amenity offerings for a five-star living experience.
Why is Sunny Isles the perfect location for one of the largest Armani/Casa projects in the world?
GD: Sunny Isles continues to elevate its status as one of the best oceanfront locations in the world for sophisticated condominium living. With pristine beaches, access to great shops and dining, and a vibrant energy, South Florida is the perfect backdrop for a project of this stature.
Who is the typical buyer? What do they value and look for in a home?
GD: Our buyers are very sophisticated and possess increasingly high standards for design and leisure. We have homeowners from all parts of the globe and all walks of life, but the common denominator is that they’re looking for a one-of-a-kind oceanfront living experience.
How did Pelli Clarke Pelli and Enzo Enea make the tower unique?
JPP: César Pelli is known as a master of skyscraper design, and for this project, he and his team envisioned the glass structure as two intertwined sail-like shapes that flow effortlessly into the clear blue water below. The nod to nature continues through Enzo Enea’s work, where he created a lush “backyard” to complement the property’s marquee amenity: 350 feet of private oceanfront.
How hands-on was Giorgio Armani in the tower’s design?
GD: We worked closely with Giorgio Armani on all aspects of the design. The interiors are essentially seen through his lens, where he brought his inimitable sensibility and talent for understated elegance into every corner. Residents will find his signature aesthetic and impeccable eye for detail highlighted in numerous areas, including the gold sofa sectional that serves as the centerpiece for the lobby and the glass-encased silks that run up the walls as wallpaper. In fact, the majority of the design elements found in the building were made exclusively for this project and, in most instances, custom-made and transported from Italy just for residents and their guests to enjoy.
Photography by: Exterior photos and headshots courtesy of Residences by Armani/Casa; interior photo by Federica Bottoli