The luxury amenity race is on! For the last decade or so, developers of high-end condos and apartments have racked their brains for the most amazing and creative extras they can deliver to residents. Bragging rights include all kinds of features designed to make daily life more easy, convenient, and chill for the people lucky (and rich) enough to call these buildings home. And not just the owners: their children or grandchildren, their pets, even their cars are catered to with laundry lists of drool-worthy extras. Dirt scoured the country and found ten OTT amenities that will blow your mind. Buckle up!
Are you the sporting type? How about honing one’s corner kicking abilities on the first-ever outdoor soccer field in a high-rise residential building? Well, you’re in luck because the Paramount Miami World Center condo tower, located within the mixed-use Miami World Center complex, built a soccer field in the sky. That’s right, the faux-grass pitch (pictured above) is on the 9th floor of the tower, part a vast area reserved for outdoor sports.
And if soccer isn’t your thing, there’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center, a boxing studio, a half-court basketball, a yoga studio, a racquetball court, a Tai Chi deck, tennis courts, and a spa with outdoor bath gardens, steam showers and treatment rooms.
Porsche Design Tower Miami
If your customized luxury car ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy, right? That’s why the Porsche Design Tower, on Sunny Isles Beach in Miami, offers the “Dezervator,” a glass elevator designed by developer Gil Dezer that lifts cars up to a private, climate-controlled garage included with each apartment. It’s practical, in that the cars are safe, but it also gives residents a high level of privacy, allowing them to come and go without being seen by the prying eyes of neighbors.
Each apartment also has its own balcony with a private pool, while the building also offers a full-service spa, an on-site restaurant and bar, a car concierge, and a very realistic car racing simulator. Soccer legend Lionel Messi is a resident of the oceanfront building.
Lifestyle Production Group
Traffic? Ha! That’s for the hoi polloi, not for residents of the five-star Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach. First one takes one’s private jet to Miami, then Ritz-Carlton staff will whisk one away via helicopter to its floating helipad. From there, residents board a runabout for a five-minute boat ride to the building’s private marina. Less time, less traffic, less aggravation, less stress means happy residents.