September 26, 2023
Contained in the ‘Bentley’ of luxurious buildings, opening in Miami

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

The shoreline of Sunny Isles Seaside, Florida, might be getting a brand new addition in 2026: the glowing exterior of Bentley Motors’ first residential constructing, rising above a skyline filled with luxurious condos and lodges.

At roughly 749 toes tall, Bentley Residences is presently set to be the tallest US oceanfront constructing, in accordance with a spokesperson for the mission. Designed by Sieger Suarez Architects, which can also be delivering the forthcoming Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami, the 63-story constructing will function 216 models with sweeping ocean views, a slew of facilities, and an elevator designed to take residents as much as their doorstep whereas seated inside their vehicles.

“Individuals purchase single-family properties to allow them to have their automobile parked of their storage, to allow them to rise up and stroll into their unit,” mentioned the structure agency’s president, Charles Sieger, in a video name. “You actually cannot do this with high-rises. So we’re making an attempt to interrupt that mould.”

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The brand new Bentley Residences is ready to open in 2026 on Sunny Isles Seaside, Florida. Credit score: Courtesy Bentley Residences Miami

The “Dezervator” — the patented vehicular elevator system named after the constructing’s developer Dezer Growth — first appeared within the close by Porsche Design Tower, which was additionally designed by Sieger Suarez Architects.

The 4 lifts, which rise at 800 toes per minute, every function a hydraulic system that makes use of RFID tags to mechanically load every car onto the elevator — with the motive force and passengers inside — after which on to their ground.

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Every unit of Bentley Residences comes with a non-public storage. Credit score: Courtesy Bentley Residences Miami

At first, Sieger mentioned, they thought the elevator experience would really feel like a curler coaster because of the pace, however that wasn’t the case when he tried it himself. “It was really disappointing since you’re sitting in a snug automobile… and also you hardly even sense you are shifting that fast.” he added.

Translating cars to properties

In some ways, the Porsche Design Tower, which opened in 2016, laid the blueprint for this mission, Sieger mentioned. Each adapt the finer aesthetic particulars of the model’s autos to residential complexes and goal to copy the advantages of single-family properties in a sky-high tower, from ample non-public out of doors house to in-unit garages. In Bentley Residences, every residence’s “storage” has room for as much as 4 vehicles, in addition to electric-vehicle charging capabilities.

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Models even have monumental out of doors areas with a non-public heated swimming pool and full kitchen. Credit score: Courtesy Bentley Residences Miami

The design of the constructing itself takes inspiration from the recessed diamond patterning within the automobile interiors, with the tower’s exterior manufactured from reflective glass triangle panels that mimic the diamond form, each set 3 inches deep. (The panels will all face completely different instructions, Sieger identified, to keep away from the scorching impact of the reflective glass on London’s “Walkie Talkie” skyscraper, which melted some elements of vehicles earlier than it was fitted with shading to deflect the solar).

In the meantime the rental’s interiors additionally nod to Bentley’s distinctive model. The grippy texture of the vehicles’ metallic shift knobs, as an illustration, are utilized to toilet taps, whereas deep walnut shades, high-polish finishes and textured leathers are used all through the property.

“Lots of it has to do with bringing the character of the completed supplies that they use within the vehicles, scaling them in another way,” Sieger mentioned of adapting the model aesthetic. (Bentley has already experimented within the inside design house, with its own residence furnishings line).

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Finishings within the condos are supposed to evoke the small print of the model’s luxurious vehicles. Credit score: Courtesy Bentley Residences Miami

Whereas shared facilities cowl a sprawling 20,000 sq. toes and embrace eating places, bars, a health heart, spa, sport room and movie show — with seats resembling a Bentley automobile inside — every rental has loads of creature comforts, too. There is a sauna within the grasp rest room, Atlantic-ocean views, and an enormous balcony house that features a non-public heated swimming pool and out of doors kitchen.

“Most flats do not have balconies which are notably usable,” Sieger mentioned, noting that, on this case, a number of the out of doors areas are “about half the dimensions of the unit.” It is also partially enclosed by glass to assist preserve the wind out even on the highest flooring.

Although the constructing will not welcome residents for an additional three years, the models are already being offered, with costs presently beginning at $5.25 million, and two penthouses priced at over $30 million every (or round $60 million as one mixed unit). Building is anticipated to begin this spring.