By: Robert Lovi By: Robert Lovi | July 19, 2022 | Home & Real Estate
Upon its expected completion in 2026, the Bentley Residences Miami will transform the Sunny Isles Beach skyline, one of the city's most sought-after and exclusive neighborhoods taking the brand's craftsmanship and splendor to the next level; this time through ultra-luxurious apartments.
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A one-of-a-kind tower, reminiscent of a Bentley car, everyone who looks and lives in the building will feel the serenity and luxury that defines Bentley. One of the primary amenities that set the residences apart is the iconic Dezervator. This vehicle elevator will take up to four cars to each apartment in the building. The Porsche Design Tower, developed by Dezer Development –the group developing the Bentley Residences Miami– is the only other building in the city with this revolutionary system.
But after learning from what worked and didn't in The Porsche Design Tower, Dezer Development is ready to go bigger and better on the Bentley Residences Miami.
Prospective residents can now experience the residences firsthand thanks to a new virtual reality tour, which includes riding the Dezervator up to the in-unit garages. The Bentley-branded residences will span 61 stories and offer bay and ocean views from each exquisitely finished apartment. This year, the Sales Gallery opened near the future Bentley Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, allowing prospective buyers to become acquainted with the architectural development.
Behind the residence's design is the Bentley Motors Head of Design Collaborations, Brett Boydell. Not only is he involved in the design and craftsmanship that goes into the making of the cars, but he is also ensuring all design concepts that make the luxury car manufacturer so unique are being adequately translated into the building through the Dezer Development partnership with the car company. The Bentley Residences Miami is not just another luxury tower with the brand's name; it proves the company values comfort and takes luxury to the next level.
Brett Boydell and Christophe Georges, Président & CEO of Bentley Americas.
"I think the core concept originated because of our ability to connect the driving experience with the home through the Dezervator. That's where it really was born from. And beyond that, we thought, 'well, if we can connect the garage or your vehicles with your living space, then the next thing is to embrace the environment we're in.' So how do we approach a design that connects the living space with the outdoor and the environment you're in? And, you know, it's been created so that we can be indoor and outdoor. A lifestyle that would be enhanced and curated by the design of the apartment," Boydell said when asked about the elements behind the residences' design.
The residences will include four Dezervators that will transport cars up to the top floor of the 749-foot building. Each elevator is equipped with a hydraulic system that pinches a car by its tires and pulls it on top of a robotic shuttle system, transporting cars up or down to the appropriate floor. Riding the Dezervator while seated in your vehicle is a one-of-a-kind experience, with the lower floors of the elevator shaft enclosed by glass providing a full panoramic view of the building's communal areas.
Each resident will have their own three or four-car garage within their apartment, complete with EV charging amenities, providing private, convenient, and secure storage for their car collections up to the 61 floor. RFID (radio-frequency identification) stickers will be placed in all residents' cars, and when they arrive at the building, they will be automatically scanned, triggering a sophisticated lighting system that will guide the driver to the correct Dezervator to reach their floor. The technology recognizes this ID and directs the driver to their residence without requiring the driver to exit the vehicle or even press a button.
The garage will also have fast-charging stations for EVs and plug-in hybrids. Wireless connectivity will be available throughout the Bentley Residences, facilitated by a hot wire system with coverage within the Dezervators. The virtual reality tour lets users see the Dezervator, in-unit garages, and other features. The entire East and West unit layouts of the Bentley Residences building will be available for virtual preview: apartments with balcony swimming pools, a movie theater, a games room, a wellness center and spa, a whisky bar, and a cigar lounge, a restaurant, and a beautiful lobby. Whether traveling 61 stories via the Dezervator or inspecting the exquisite interior design details of the communal spaces, the virtual tour is sure to whet the appetite of prospective residents now that sales are officially open.
Boydell laughs and says he has not designed buildings before, but he shares that the most challenging thing about creating the residences was understanding how things are done in the architecture world because the car world is very specific. "There's a new language you must learn in the car industry. So we had to go through that learning curve of understanding this new software to work in the same software systems as the architects. So yeah, we had to adapt our way of working slightly differently to the world of architecture and interior design. So that was, that was an interesting challenge and opportunity," he adds.
"There's a bar between the lobby and the restaurant; it's not a huge space. But we've designed the bar to echo our furniture range's design language; it's a nice piece of design all by itself. Behind it is a huge feature wall where we're using a natural stone or marble, which will then be rear illuminated to enhance all of the veinings of the stone. And then we've cut into that a recess that will allow us to create what we've called the matrix bar. We've worked on that area and on the floor, marked out by the other color tiles quite a bit. I've pushed quite hard because it's all very complex and costly, but that area excites me. I think it will be a very real core element, and I would gravitate towards it because the space is a kind of nucleolus point in the building," he said when asked about his personal touches on the building's design.
Bentley Home, Bentley Motors' long-time brand partner and maker of high-luxury, hand-crafted Italian furniture, furnished this first-look residence. The model provides an exciting glimpse of the interior decorating options available to prospective residents and the new levels of luxury lifestyle available to Bentley Motors' valued customers.
Prices start from $4.2 million for an apartment within the Bentley Residence. For those seeking an in-person experience, the Sales Gallery in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, is open to all visitors. The Bentley Residences team is on hand to walk prospective buyers through each carefully curated detail of the future building. For additional information, visit the website.
Photography by: Courtesy Bentley Motors