Art and Luxury Collide in the Design District
Want to live in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Miami in the hottest new condo building on the block? You better hurry because the Baltus House is already 50 percent sold out.
The developers are attributing the high number of reservations in such a short time in part to the lavish interiors and furnishings. So why would anyone buy a condo for the furniture?
It's an opportunity to live and breathe art, from the furnishings in the home to the extravagant art collection in the lobby. And don't forget the artsy vibe in the neighborhood.
Residents of the Baltus House will live steps from the Design District, home to shops like Cartier, Hermes, Prada and Louis Vuitton.
To compete for buyers who desire more than your average residential tower with views like every other Miami building near the water, the Related Group and Strategic Properties signed on the Baltus Collection, a high-end contemporary Spanish furniture store, hence, the name: Baltus House.
Artwork from the personal collection of the Related Group's co-founder Jorge Pérez will hang in the lobby of the Baltus House. Also on display will be artwork by Lluís Barba, a Barcelona artist, who is among Pérez's favorites, and a garage mural by Venezuelan artist Jaime Gili.
Amenities of the building will include a 50-foot pool next to a 400-square-foot reflective pool on the seventh floor overlooking Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach, an oversized whirlpool, plush chaises, pool cabanas and an outdoor club seating area. In addition to a rooftop sun deck with two spas, there will be an outdoor lounge area with a summer kitchen and barbecue grill, all with breathtaking bay views.
While the project isn't set to break ground until September 2013, half of the 167 units at the condo had reservations to buy in only a month.