Ross’s Comments – What you Need to Know about Ritz Carlton Residences
This project is a complete redevelopment of the former Miami Heart Institute medical buildings that were sold by Mount Sinai Hospital to the developer in 2012.
Architect, Piero Lissoni, is looking to create simplicity, elegance and a connection between the water, gardens and the indoor space.
The site and buildings face north and northeast overlooking Lake Surprise in Miami Beach’s Nautilus residential subdivision, and as with most north facing space in Miami, many of the units will capture an amazing sense of light and space.
The developer and architect are putting a lot of emphasis and resources into creating an incredible amenity package, in particular a half acre rooftop, infinity pool and spa.
Given the residential and lakefront setting, together with the short proximity to the airport, South Beach, ocean and beach, as well as downtown Miami, make this location ideal for a fantastic Miami lifestyle combined with the service of Ritz Carlton.
The residences will feature custom European kitchens and bathrooms, including stone floors, walls and countertops, solid core oversized doors, Gaggenau appliances and Zucchetti fixtures.
The addition of a day Van Dutch sport yacht for the private use of residents will bring the fun, beauty and enjoyment boating in Miami without the added cost.
Rental Policy - No unit may be leased for a period of less than six (6) months and one (1) day and no more than two (2) times per year. Leases are subject to the written approval of the condo association.
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UNIT SIZES 1,700 – 10,000 sq. ft (158 – 929 m²)
UNIT TYPES 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms, plus 15 private villas
# OF UNITS 111
# OF FLOORS 10
# OF PARKING LEVELS 1 (underground)
ARCHITECT Piero Lissoni and ADD, Inc.
DEVELOPER Lionheart Capital
PET POLICY Maximum of two pets per unit, subject to standard restrictions
Tropically Landscaped Half-acre, Roof-top Pool Deck with stunning views of Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay
Private VanDutch Day Yacht
36 Private Boat Dockages
Beach Concierge Services at the Thompson Hotel
Two 24-hour Attended Lobbies
24-hour Valet Parking Service
Waterfront Social Room with Bar, Catering Kitchen and State-of-the-art Entertainment System
Expansive Infinity-edge Pool with Waterfall
Spacious Private Poolside Cabanas
Poolside Grille Restaurant
Private BBQ/Dining Area
Club Room with Bar, Virtual Golf and Billiards Table
Cinema-style Screening Room
On-site Spa with Steam Room, Sauna and Treatment Suite
State-of-the-art Fitness Center
Indoor & Outdoor Yoga Studios
Pet Grooming Room
Limited Number of Guest Suites Available for Purchase
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