The Estates at Acqualina to offer ice rink, nightclub, bowling, racing, golfing, Wall Street trading roomShare
Imagine walking downstairs from your home and being able to ice skate in July? Or always being on the VIP list at one of Miami’s hottest bars and lounges?
That’s the type of luxury and entertainment that the Estates at Acqualina wants to deliver to the doorsteps of its owners.
The Trump Group’s vision, as devised by Eddie and Jules Trump, is to create a unique lifestyle that would set it apart from the rest of the world.
Their twin-tower, ultra-luxury project in Sunny Isles Beach will consist of 245 residences (from three to seven bedrooms) and offer unparalleled indoor and outdoor amenities including an ice skating rink, nightclub and FlowRider surfing simulator.
The project will be completed in two phases. The first is scheduled to break ground in January and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Inspired by ancient Rome’s entertainment arena Circus Maximus, a 50,000-square-foot amenities building labeled Villa Acqualina will feature an underwater cave-themed ice skating rink, movie theater, bowling lanes, a Formula One racing simulator, a golf simulator and a Wall Street trading room.
Reddymade Architecture, headed by architect/designer Suchi Reddy, is responsible for the design.
The four-level complex will also feature a two-story nightclub with tiered seating, dance platforms and video walls, as well as a spa/fitness center and a 10,000-square-foot restaurant. The spa will boast a specialty salt room with salt covered floors and walls made from salt bricks. Residents looking to recharge will also have access to meditation spaces and an aromatherapy lounge.
“The Estates will not only provide the world’s finest residences, but also the world’s most luxurious amenities for our residents, redefining the standard for sophisticated living,” said Jules Trump.
The creative force behind the project’s two lobbies is renowned creative director Karl Lagerfeld, who has lent his iconic eye for design and style to companies such as Chanel and Fendi. This marks Lagerfeld’s first residential interior design project in the United States.
Estates at Acqualina follows the success of Acqualina Resort and Spa and the Mansions at Acqualina. Together, the Acqualina brand covers 12 acres of oceanfront.
Michael Goldstein, sales president at The Trump Group, says that the market dictates what is built, and right now, there’s a high demand for big units.
The Estate’s South Tower — the first to break ground — will be comprised of 154 furniture-ready residences, two single-family homes, two penthouses and a tower suite.
Goldstein said the concept for the single family homes is geared to those who don’t want to live in the upper floors of a high rise, but still want to enjoy the perks and amenities of tower living.
“They get the best of both worlds,” said Goldstein.
He said that one of the single family homes has already been sold and the other has just been listed for $16,675,000.
The home, dubbed Casa d’ Oro, will feature six bedrooms, seven-and-a-half bathrooms and 11,605-square-feet of indoor and outdoor space. There is a private pool and sauna as well as a private elevator that links the unit with a four-car air conditioned garage. Other touches include marble or wood throughout the home — including the terrace — onyx walls and vanities, a summer kitchen and oversized his and her dressing rooms with suede or leather finishes.
For those who enjoy ocean views from a little higher up, the $29 million Casa Di Mare penthouse is the tower’s crown jewel.
The price tag includes six bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, media room and exercise room.
The site where The Estates will be built was once home to the Golden Strand Ocean Villa Resort.
Goldstein said that before the old timeshare condo complex is torn down to make way for the new towers, the units will be gutted and all furniture and appliances will be contributed to the Hurricane Maria recovery effort in Puerto Rico.
The team is working with the Laura and Jorge Posada Foundation and in December will spend two to three weeks removing everything.
Jorge Posada, born in San Juan, is a retired Major League Baseball catcher who spent 17 seasons playing for the New York Yankees.