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The Piero Lissoni Villa Collection at the Ritz-Carlton


The world-known Ritz-Carlton brand is a synonym of elegance and modernity, of luxury residences and prestige wherever they operate. With a presence on all five continents, the giants of hospitality have set their eyes with a strong focus on Florida, exhibiting incredible properties in Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Groove, Orlando, Sarasota, Singer Island, Sunny Isles Beach, and of course, Miami Beach.

The+Piero+Lissoni+Villa+Collection+At+The+Ritz-Carlton+Residences+Breaks+Ground+And+Launches+SalesAnd that’s what brings us here because the waterfront property has entered into another level and the group has raised its stakes. Breaking news report that Lionheart Capital sold the land for the second phase of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, to a New York development firm in an off-market deal.

Completed in 2019 after construction delays, Lionheart and its partner Elliott Management deliver phase one positioning it as one of the most sought-after places to live in Miami Beach. Set at the prestigious La Gorce Island Miami Beach community, and designed by Master Italian Architect Piero Lissoni, the magnificent Residences offer countless opportunities for the perfect lifestyle.

As proof, it was ranked #1 Residential Development in Miami Beach by Elite Traveler; Adapt Award Winner by; IDA Award Winner for Architecture-Swimming Pool and Terrace; and IDA Award Winner for Architecture-Urban Design. So, there is nothing to worry about, it’s at the top of the top.

In the current 2021 New York-based real estate firm, GFI, led by Chairman and CEO Allen Gross, is in charge of the second phase development and according to a press release, it has recently launched sales with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (owning the exclusive marketing strategy of the project).

Its CEO, Jay Phillip Parker said “Miami is benefitting from a tremendous wave of buyers looking to reestablish here and The Piero Lissoni Villas offer a unique product that blends the amenities, service, and lifestyle of a condominium with the privacy and control of a single-family home. This is all coupled with the exceptional Ritz-Carlton tradition of unrivaled service and quality for owners in an extraordinarily quiet neighborhood”.

This announcement has caught Miami’s attention. The fifteen stand-alone two-story villas designed by Italian Piero Lissoni, and executive architect Ralph Choeff, known as The Villa Collection is described by Ritz-Carlton as “a private and independent sanctuary appointed with world-class amenities and services of The Ritz-Carlton”.

The unique and private Collection displays custom-designed kitchens with expansive stone countertops, Gaggenau built-in fully integrated side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, Elica range hood, Gaggenau stainless-steel wall oven, and wine cooler, and Fantini plumbing fixtures. Bathrooms fully Lissoni designed with oversized glass-enclosed rain shower, and soaking tub.

It also boasts expansive hurricane resistant windows and doors, Lualdi solid-core oversized doors, variable refrigerant flow HVAC system, fenced private yard, private pool, private dockage, air-conditioned two-car garage, and laundry room with Electrolux front-loading washer and dryer.

The day of the release, GFI Development Company’s Andy Ashwal said: “In collaboration with award-winning Miami architecture firm Choeff Levy Fishman Architecture and Design, Lissoni has envisioned each residence as its own concept, and has thought through every space, whether indoors or outdoors, to perfection — opening up the landscape with dramatically framed views that lead the eye to landscaped gardens and beyond”.

There will be five styles of villas (A, B, C, D, E) with different floor plans ranging in size from 3,263 to 4,643 sq. ft. of living space. Seven garden villas will offer scenic secret gardens, and the other eight of the stand-alone waterfront ones will have private boat dockage.

Each one featuring five-star service and resort-style amenities, residents will enjoy a tropically landscaped half-acre, roof-top pool deck with stunning views of Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami, and scenic Miami Beach. An exclusive helicopter service, Miami Beach concierge services for Beach Club Access, two 24-hour attended lobbies, 24-hour valet parking service, waterfront social room with bar, catering kitchen, and state-of-the-art entertainment system, whirlpool Spa, expansive Infinity-edge pool with waterfall, and spacious private poolside cabanas with Grille restaurant.

Also a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, on-site Spa with Steam Room, Sauna and Treatment Suite, art studio, pet grooming room, cinema-style screening room, carwash facilities, airline/private air reservations, translation services, personal Chef, nanny/childcare arrangements, in-Residence dining/catering, golf tee time reservations, ordering floral arrangements, Notary Public services, function & event planning, and Owner Absentee Program, among many others.

On the press release, Parker said: “We are delighted to launch this superlative collection of Villas in this new year filled with optimism”. This announcement follows last months’ trend where waterfront single-family home sales have raised all through the covid-19 pandemic, due to an increase in out-of-state buyers (Northeast, West Coast, and Midwest) with larger units in more private properties selling faster.

It is about time for everyone to delight their senses with the stunning and full of luxury Piero Lissoni Villa Collection at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, face of the new real estate era of Miami Beach.