ESCAPE TO YOUR PIED À TERRE PARADISE IN THIS OCEANFRONT STUNNER AND ENJOY BOUNDLESS CITY AND SEA VIEWS
BY AMANDA McCOY PHOTOS BY LUXHUNTERS PRODUCTION
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, spanning over two miles of pristine ocean frontage, Sunny Isles, Florida, is a stunning stretch of sunshine soaked paradise. Referred to as “Florida’s Riviera,” the small barrier island is located just north of Miami Beach and home to a medley of soaring condominiums, eclectic fine dining eateries with views of the Atlantic, a booming yacht scene, and numerous public oceanfront parks, but its sterling attraction is the uninterrupted sugar sand beach. Here, visitors are lured in with the tide, and the Ritz Carlton Residences offers the opportunity to call this idyllic slice of Shangri La home.
Under the portfolio of Marriott Branded Residences (which includes other luxury nameplates like St. Regis, W, and EDITION), the sparkling residential tower reaches 649 feet in the air and sits on 250 feet of oceanfront property. The sleek, curvilinear edifice was designed by world class architectural firm Arquitectonica, inspired by the organic landscape of swaying dunes, and the droplet silhouette ensures a constant bath of natural light for each of the more than 200 homes. As a private residential building, there is no hotel on site, but owners are still given the luxe resort treatment with a 33rdfloor private club level, beach restaurant, pool deck, kids club, world class spa, fitness and wellness center, and butler services.
“The Residences’ joint developers, Fortune International Group and Château Group, liken every day to living in a five star resort on the beach,” noted Nathalie Rader, general manager of the property. “While visiting the property, interested buyers have been offered a unique, tangible look into what daily life is like for residents there, with crafted one of a kind moments and memories, such as a private chef ’s dinner and wine pairing, spa treatments, a beach picnic, or drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the terrace of a potential future home. Once again, it’s illustrative of the above and beyond reputation that the developers have worked tirelessly to achieve.”
Enter unit 1505, and one is immediately treated to sweeping vistas of the sparkling coastline. The four bedroom and five and a half bathroom residence spans 3,640 square feet, plus another 475 of outdoor living space spread out over four standalone terraces. Glossy porcelain marble floors fill the entire unit, and luxury wallpapers by Orlean and millwork by luxury home staging firm Artefacto add texture to the modern home. Artefacto, in collaboration with Masin Interior Design, was tapped to dress the interiors, choosing contemporary minimalist furniture in an elegant neutral palette with pockets of colorful accents, like fuschia flowers, orange leather dining chairs, and seafoam green throw pillows.
The front door opens to a short corridor facing due south, with an entry table and art to the left and a long wall of mirrors to the right, leading to the living and dining area. Behind a curved wall of floor to ceiling windows, the room serves up a sweeping view of the Atlantic and endless horizon.
Living room furnishings include an oversized cream colored sofa with a built in side table and matching loveseat, two low glossy coffee tables placed side by side, and a chaise bench by the window. It’s adjoined by the open concept dining area, featuring a sleek wooden table with seating for eight.
The largest of the four terraces is connected to the living area, outfitted with two outdoor loveseats with plush cushions and pillows the perfect setting for catching a Florida sunrise with a cup of coffee or tea. This terrace is also accessible from the master suite a 17 by 17 foot oasis in the sky with two walls of floor to ceiling windows. The soothing ivory and cream color palette is vitalized with copper tinted accent pillows and chairs.
The master is finished with two his and her walk in closets, designed by Dell Anno with custom built in shelving. Enter the en suite, and hello glamour. With the exception of the ceiling, every inch of the room is draped in a striking white and gray marbled surface, from the floors and walls to the countertops and deep soaking tub. Elegant finishes include recessed overhead lighting, his and her sinks, and polished wooden cabinets.
The kitchen is located adjacent to the main living room and features state of the art appliances, marbled countertops with deep gray veins and a matching backsplash, and an L shaped island with a built in wooden dining high top with metal webbed chairs. The stovetop cleverly faces the wall of windows, so even if you’re tasked with meal prep, you’re cooking with an exceptional view.
A second living and lounge area connects the kitchen and three additional bedrooms, each boasting a spectacular city view and terrace access. The three terraces might not directly overlook the Atlantic like their master suite counterpart, but they offer a sprawling vantage point of the waterway, palm trees, and skyline, plus a nightly show of the sun setting behind the city.
Bedroom number two, tucked in the far corner, hides a stellar surprise behind its en suite door a large freestanding tub perched right next to the window wall. The unit’s smallest terrace, an intimate outdoor nook to bask in the fresh Florida air, is located off the bathroom.
Bedrooms three and four are also flanked by a floor to ceiling wall of windows, meaning every room in this home, from the kitchen to each individual bedroom, has sweeping views of the sunny enclave.
This home is listed for $6,000,000.
Ritz Carlton Residences
15800 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida / 305.503.5811