Business tycoon, Harvey Firestone, opened the Surf Club's doors on New Year's Eve in 1930. After sailing up the coast on a winter afternoon with famed Miami Beach residents Carl Fisher and Irving Collins, Firestone and the company noticed a beautiful beachfront area and thought it would be a great place to build a private club during Prohibition.
In its heyday, the members-only retreat for the rich and famous hosted celebrities and statesmen alike including, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Winston Churchill, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The hedonistic parties and black-tie events that once characterized the Surf Club are gone, but the property's Old Hollywood glamour remains. This brand new restoration of a great landmark and addition of Four Seasons branded luxury beachfront residences has drawn CEOs of major companies, hedge fund managers, and several wealthy New York real estate developers, since opening in 2017.
When designing the expansion of the Surf Club, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier sought to balance the original structure's Old Hollywood Mediterranean feel with a modern aesthetic that highlights the views of the Atlantic Ocean. The nine-acre development, which is located on Collins Avenue, includes the Four Seasons hotel that rises above the historic Surf Club, which was designed by Russell Pancoast in the 1920s, with two adjacent 12-story residential towers to the north and south. Meier's design allows residents to experience a luxurious symbiosis of indoor and outdoor living on one of the area's most picturesque stretches of beach.
The two towers that lie adjacent to the Surf Club are home to 150 private residences, including 12 penthouses. The tower that rises above the Surf Club is home to 32 hotel residences. The area that lies between the Surf Club and the towers contains lush gardens and pools for residents and hotel guests. Miami real estate buyers will have the option to choose ultra-luxury condominiums that range in size from 1,800 to almost 8,000 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows meant to maximize natural lighting and provide unobstructed panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Each residence has a distinctive look with 51 different floor plans.
Those who live at the Residences at the Surf Club Four Seasons have access to all of the luxurious and convenient amenities at the Four Seasons hotel including the spa and fitness center, three pools, lush gardens, and beach access with 40 private cabanas. Residents also have their own private residential lobbies and access to concierge service when they live at The Residences at the Surf Club Four Seasons. The Surf Club is also home to two restaurants: La Sirenuse restaurant, showcasing the Mediterranean flavors of southern Italy, and The Surf Club Restaurant by Thomas Keller, famous for his Napa Valley restaurant, French Laundry.
The Residences at The Surf Club Four Seasons are located along a pristine South Florida beach in the small town of Surfside. With only 6,000 residents, the oceanfront community is pedestrian friendly for those who want to explore. Their booming downtown is home to several public art installations, award-winning restaurants, spas, and other recreational facilities, making it the perfect seaside town to call home. Residents will also enjoy nearby shopping at Bal Harbour. Additionally, Residences at the Surf Club Four Seasons is a short jaunt to Miami Beach to enjoy the wide beaches and the glitz and glam of South Beach and its distinctive Art Deco architecture, especially on Ocean Drive. Outdoor enthusiasts will find several paths for running and cycling and golfers will be in heaven with all of the nearby championship courses.
Four Seasons Surfside is one of the most interesting new development projects in all of Miami. Living at the Residences at The Surf Club Four Seasons gives residents the opportunity to own a piece of history and revel in the Old Hollywood Glamour feel of the club. Although the Residences offer a great beach area, world-class dining, and ultra-luxurious amenities, it also offers a convenient location for all of the activities that Miami and Miami Beach
Richard Meier was catapulted to notoriety for his design of the Getty Center, which opened in Los Angeles in 1997. Many years earlier, he had been recognized for his work, garnering the coveted Pritzker Prize in 1984. Much of Meier's work has built on the work of architects of the early to mid-20th century, especially that of Le Corbusier. In addition, his work has been compared to that of Mies Van der Rohe and his partners, Frank Lloyd
Meier has designed many city halls and museums, mostly with a white motif. In addition, he is well known for his all-glass residential buildings in Manhattan, such as 173 Perry Street, 176 Perry Street, and 165 Charles Street in the West Village. Most recently, he has designed the all-black glass 685 First Avenue and Meier on Rothschild in Tel Aviv.
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Faena Penthouse Residences
In 2013, Argentine hotelier, Alan Faena developed six blocks along the Miami Beach waterfront which includes the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. The hotel has 10 penthouse residences on the 13th and 14th floors that have between one and three bedrooms. The residences range in size from 862 to 3,310 square feet, plus one that has 14,00 square feet. Residents have full access to hotel amenities including VIP event access, personal shopping, private poolside cabanas, and a two-year membership to Faena Rose, a private club focused on arts and culture.
Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni in conjunction with revered Miami firm, Stantec is creating a place to call home that combines contemporary architecture and design with luxurious waterfront living. The property will include 111 condominiums and 15 single-family villas nestled in 7 acres of lush gardens, swimming pools, and a private marina.