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Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate – Gansevoort in South Beach

July 11, 2009 by  

Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate announces a new project – A tropical outpost of New York’s celebrated Hotel Gansevoort. The residences offer resort style luxury living in a palm-tree fringed, sun-splashed paradise.

Miami Beach Luxury Condos - Gansevoort

bringing the pulse of new york to the heart of south beach

A 1920’s playground for the rich and famous is reborn as a magnet for trendsetters. Gansevoort South Hotel * Spa * Residences is the new southern outpost of New York City’s Hotel Gansevoort.

Miami’s most stylish new place to live and play is The Residences at Gansevoort South, 259 luxurious oceanfront condominiums with 600 feet of beach front on Collins Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets. As a component of Gansevoort South, the new southern outpost of New York City’s lauded Hotel Gansevoort; condominium residents have full access to the hotel’s unparalleled amenities. Together they will usher in a new way of life – South Beach luxury “lifestyle resort” living.

Amenities available include a stunning private Residences entrance and lobby designed by award-winning interior designer Steven G and an expansive multi-level outdoor playground created by award-winning Nikki Beach designer Stephane Dupoux. The pool plaza’s centerpiece is its inviting infinity-edge, ocean view pool trimmed with Bisazza glass, nestled within a sprawling Brazilian Ipe deck and dining oasis. The tranquil enclave of lounges and tented beds is ideal for resting or dining. Amenities also include the 42,000 sq ft flagship DavidBartonGym+Spa, gourmet dining by renowned New York imports STK and Philippe Chow, an exclusive lounge by The Opium Group, and a full city block of luxury boutiques.

Condominium Resident members can enjoy Gansevoort South’s 110-foot rooftop ocean view swimming pool, “Plunge” rooftop bar and lounge 18 floors high with Brazilian Ipe decking, and the oceanfront beach club designed by Stephane Dupoux.

Each of The Residences at Gansevoort South offer unparalleled views of the ocean, vibrant Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay and include studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom units. All residences feature marble tiled bathrooms with Watermark fixtures, kitchens with Wolf and SubZero appliances, European cabinets, marble floors and granite counter tops. Most units enjoy floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to expansive glass-trimmed terraces. Condominium Residences start at $675,000.

Here’s my opinion of the project – and remember, my opinion does not reflect that of my broker (Majestic Properties) and is only an opinion. I visited the project this week and my architectural eye got the best of me. Yes it is an old Art-Deco building that’s being renovated, but the finishes left a lot to be desired. The lobby has the Gansevoort touch, the bathroom finishes were fine – it was the hallways, wall and ceiling finishes that left a lot to be desired – to give them the benefit of the doubt…..they are not finished – so let’s hope they bump it up a notch or two.

Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate

They are using Subzeros, Miele appliances and Toto toilets – but it doesn’t make up for the other mishaps like leaving the existing non-impact glass doors and windows (it is an optional upgrade to have new impact windows and doors installed – but personally….for +/- $1200 per square foot, it should be a given and not an option).

So what does this all mean? It means you are paying top dollar for the name Gansevoort and the amenities that will be included in the project (top-notch restaurants, David Barton Gym, spa, awesome private roof-top amenities) – but IMHO (in my humble opinion for all of you non-texters) by not providing all the top-notch finishes we are accustomed from Gansevoort, it makes the name look bad. Especially when you can purchase next door at The Roney Palace in the $400’s per square foot.

So do you buy mediocre for the name or does mediocre make the name look bad? It’s your take.

One thing I must mention is that Gansevoort made a great move when hiring Gerard Bush as their sales executive – he is doing a fabulous job exposing the project and painting a bright picture under dull circumstances.

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