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Bentley lovers won’t be able to resist Miami’s latest tower

Talk about dwelling in your automobile.

The British luxurious automobile model Bentley is the latest car producer racing towards the residential actual property market.

“Bentley DNA doesn’t only need to be in cars,” mentioned Christophe Georges, president and CEO of Bentley’s Americas division. “It’s not only a car, it’s a lifestyle.”

Apparently, that way of life is go large and go house.

Currently underneath development in Sunny Isles, Miami, the world’s first Bentley Residences will be 70 tales of five-star, EXP 100 GT-inspired opulence.

Forget preventing over road parking with the plebs. The constructing’s 216 items will all function connected three- or four-car garages. Like its neighbor, Porsche Design Tower, the structure’s centerpiece is its core of 4 futuristic automobile elevators. Other facilities embrace a whisky bar, restaurant and wellness suite.

“We’re pushing innovation boundaries within the building industry,” mentioned Brett Boydell, Bentley’s head of design collaborations. “Nobody is doing this, and the reason is because it’s incredibly expensive.”

Interior of a bedroom inside the tower.
There are three- and four-bedroom choices contained in the constructing.
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A pool attached to a unit inside the building.
Each unit contained in the world’s first Bentley Residences will sport a pool.
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A kitchen with a car garage.
They may also every have connected garages.
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Fortunately, the phrase “expensive” is a turn-on for Bentley’s clients, lots of whom have units of wheels value greater than the typical American house. The new Bentley Residences at 18325 Collins Ave. vary from $4.6 million for the three-bed, three-bath Bacalar unit, to $14.4 million for the four-bed, five-baths combo unit.

When it’s completed in 2026, it is going to be the tallest beachfront high-rise within the nation. It may also have probably the most swimming pools per capita, with every unit boasting its personal balcony pool. 

But the sexiest function — for automobile fans, no less than — will be the floor-to-ceiling glass partitions.

Exterior of the Miami tower.
The luxurious tower, set to be accomplished in 2026, is 70 tales tall.
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Exterior of the branded Bentley building.
Residences on the Collins Avenue constructing begin at $4.6 million.
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“We designed the garage so you can see your cars from your apartment,” mentioned Chris Cooke, Bentley’s product and way of life design supervisor. “You can have your pride and joy on display while you’re relaxing and cooking.”

Cooke and Boydell, who say their clients are very discerning with “huge demands,”  drew a lot of their inspiration from Bentley’s present vary of automobiles — i.e., count on the extent of luxurious you’d discover within the new Flying Spur (MSRP $198,000) and the GT (MSRP $202,000).

Interior of the game room including a golf simulator.
Building perks embrace racing and golf simulators.
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“We’ve even gone beyond those cars because we’re working five years in the future,” mentioned Cooke. “This building gives glimpses into the next generation of our cars.” 

The greatest problem for each designers was not making the within of the constructing seem like the within of a automobile, regardless of utilizing most of the similar finishes and supplies like wooden, glass and leather-based.

“We want the essence of the Bentley experience without overkill,” mentioned Boydell.

Instead of slapping the Bentley emblem all over the place, they’re subtly incorporating its signature diamond motif in every part from the home windows to the ground tiles. They’re additionally working with Dezer Development and Sieger Suarez Architects on the constructing’s eye-catching exterior. The 749-feet-tall structure will be supported by two wings a la the enduring Bentley badge.

Automobile aficionados may also go gaga for the video games room the place they will slip on digital actuality headsets and race at speeds higher than 200 mph from behind the wheel of a Bentley Continental GT. “I say it’s for the kids but we may find a lot of adults in there as well,” laughs Boydell. The constructing’s different over-the-top facilities embrace a golf simulator, cigar lounge and cinema.  

Why Miami? “America is our largest market in the world,” mentioned Georges. “And Florida and California are our two main markets in the US”

Perhaps a greater question is that this: Do you will have to drive a Bentley to transfer in? The answer is not any.

“You won’t be popular,” mentioned Boydell. “But you’re allowed in.” 

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