If you’ve ever wondered what a Porsche would look like in condo form, ponder no longer. The luxury carmaker has broken ground on the Porsche Design Tower in Miami, which will cater to superrich car lovers.
The posh Porsche building is set to open in 2016. Not surprisingly, automobiles are a focus. The design features three glass elevators that will take residents to the door of their apartment without the need to exit their vehicle. Residents will park in “sky garages” right next to their living quarters.
Owners will be able to feast their eyes on their four-wheeled babies right from the living room. And, bonus, never have to worry about forgetting where they parked. (Click here or on the images above to go to a slideshow.)
Other luxe features to the beachfront property include plunge pools and outdoor kitchens on most balconies, sweeping views of the Sunny Isles location, two- or four-car garages, a resort-style spa, a movie theater and a car concierge, “who will tend to a resident’s vehicle, by assisting with regular maintenance, tire rotations, washing and other services,” notes the website Dezeen.
Naturally, such high-end amenities don’t come cheap. The $560 million luxury tower will boast 57 floors and 132 units that range from $4 million all the way up to $32.5 million for a “huge penthouse,” Alex Kronfeld, broker and owner of Miami Residence Realty told Yahoo on the phone.
Those jaw-dropping prices aren’t exactly discouraging buyers. According to Kronfeld, business has been brisk, with 75 to 80 percent of the units sold. And guess what, these buyers are car-crazy. “Bentleys, Porsches, Ferraris, Rolls Royce,” he told Yahoo. “So many cars I’m just amazed.”
But for the driving elite, these are not just cars. "There are people who view their automobiles as art," Porsche building developer Gil Dezer told the Street. "One guy told us he is bringing a $25 million Ferrari with him.
"If you're not a car person, you may never get it. But it's the same as the way I look at a Picasso."
For those who miss out on this gem, Kronfeld says not to worry. A few blocks down, a new building is also in the planning stage that bears another luxury logo: Armani.
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