The highly anticipated $1.5billion residential development, The Estates at Acqualina, has revealed a rendering of Karl Lagerfeld’s lobby design for its ultra-luxurious residential development in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach.
Set to be the most prestigious and fashionable address when complete in 2020, the rendering is for the lobby of the South Tower, also known as 777 Via Acqualina. A second North Tower, with a different lobby also designed by Karl Lagerfeld, is planned to be completed in the future.
The Estates at Acqualina is the first condominium project in the United States to involve the iconic designer. “The lobbies of The Estates at Acqualina will ‘set the stage’ for the most prestigious and fashionable address in America,” said Jules Trump, developer of The Estates at Acqualina. “You will find precious and rare materials, delicate craftsmanship, unerringly and sophisticated style. You’ll also find unexpected and whimsical details that bring a frisson of excitement and delight. This is one of Mr. Lagerfeld’s supreme talents, knowing how to create in a way that is both timeless and of-the-moment all at once.”
Karl Lagerfeld’s vision for both lobbies blends classical architecture with contemporary art. Photographic images, taken by Karl Lagerfeld himself, will be etched into larger-than-life wall panels, ceiling screens and skylights for the South Tower. These images, along with a spectacular working fountain at the center of the lobby, echoes the stunning oceanfront views that surround The Estates.
The lobby is reminiscent of traditional Roman piazzas, which, like the lobby, also function as a communal gathering place for residents. A color palette of cerulean blue, white, siver and gray, with pale pink hues is a nod to the Miami locale of The Estates. The floors will be crafted from hammered metal inlaid with one-of-a-kind rugs, fashioned from mosaic tiles for a unique twist.
Construction for The Estates at Acqualina will take place in two phases beginning in 2017. The South Tower is included in Phase I and will feature 152 units as well as Villa Acqualina, a 45,000-square-foot residents-only amenity complex. Villa Acqualina will offer guests unprecedented amenities including a Circus Maximum, spa and fitness centre, world-class restaurant with views across the Atlantic Ocean and a bowling alley. The North Tower is set for construction in Phase II and offers 92 units. In total The Estates at Acqualina will feature 244 units.
Once complete, each estate will be delivered fully furnished and equipped with the finest appliances. Key design features include imported stone countertops, smart-home technology and soaring ceilings. Most master suites will boast his and her bathroom suites enhanced with imported onyx countertops and walls, marble floors, a steam mist shower, free standing tub, an ocean view shower and luxurious his and her dressing rooms.
The 5.6 acres of grounds surrounding The Estates will boast lush landscaped gardens, multiple infinity pools, a FlowRider® for surfers, a bocce court, a basketball court, a dog park, soccer field and a beachfront restaurant. As well as 24-hour valet and 24–hour security services, full service resident concierge and a house Rolls-Royce, residents of The Estates will also have access to the neighboring Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa.
Residences at The Estates at Acqualina are priced from $3.8 – 9.5million to $29 million for penthouses. For more information visit The Estates at Acqualina website.