Developers are bending over backwards to impress wealthy, pandemic-weary buyers, and the latest example is down in Miami Beach. To draw folks on the hunt for a trophy residence with elaborate (private) outdoor spaces, one of South Florida’s most exclusive oceanfront high-rise developments is offering to combine three separate apartments across two floors into one gigantic mansion in the sky.
The result? A rendered project called “Villa Nove” — a fully furnished, bespoke duplex penthouse offering a wealth of meticulously curated indoor-outdoor living space, paired with a lengthy roster of five-star services and amenities, which just listed at the 12-story, 16-unit Arte with an eye-popping price tag of $38 million.
“Miami luxury buyers are in search of homes with a very specific combination of features,” says Alex Sapir, chairman of Sapir Corp Ltd, whose Israel- and New York-based subsidiary, SC 8955 LLC, co-developed the Antonio Citterio-designed building in the sought-after enclave of Surfside, between Miami Beach and Bal Harbour, with entrepreneur Giovanni Fasciano.
“They want oceanfront views, high-quality finishes, resort-style amenities and services, and above all, ample indoor and outdoor space,” adds Sapir. “They can look at single-family homes for their size, but they won’t get the oceanfront lifestyle nor the resort-inspired feel, and conversely, they can look at the many new towers along the coastline, but they won’t get the privacy or the space they’re craving.”
With the largest residences at Arte selling earlier this year — including the first penthouse, which broke Surfside records at $33 million and $4,300 per square foot — the developers made the decision to present a new, one-of-a-kind listing.
It’s overriding theme: a home where buyers wouldn’t have to sacrifice any of the items on their wish list, replete with a whopping 8,193 interior square feet and 3,710 exterior square feet, six bedrooms, seven-and-a half baths, space for an office or home gym, a wine room, beauty parlor, theater and five enclosed, temperature-controlled parking spaces.
“There are no other penthouses currently available in the neighborhood, so Villa Nove is truly the only offering of its kind for buyers interested in living large on the water in Surfside,” says Fasciano.