The British ultra luxury brand, Bentley, is the latest automotive manufacturer to put its brand name on a luxury Miami high rise residence. The Bentley Residences will contain more than 200 luxury apartments built for residents who expect the very best in design and quality. The building will stand at 749 feet and over 60 stories high – a prominent figure on Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach coastline and the tallest residential tower on any US beachfront.
The development is keenly focused on luxury living in a sustainable environment. Bentley Residences is being designed in accordance with the Florida Green Building Council (FLGC) certification and other environmental regulations to protect the local environment and minimize the impact of the development on local wildlife. Environmentally-safe building materials will be used, and reduced coastal lighting implemented to protect endangered sea turtles. The building will be engineered to reduce energy consumption.
Sieger Suarez and Dezer Development are well known for their work on numerous luxury brand projects.
The Bentley Design Department has been integral to the development of the building, bringing to life the Bentley DNA to ensure a truly authentic design. The core of the building will feature the patented car elevator and will be a prominent and luxurious feature for any car enthusiast. Each residence will include an in-unit multi-car garage – the ultimate statement in exclusivity and privacy. Due to the innovative design, Bentley Residences will also offer unique ocean and bayside views in every apartment, thanks to the building’s cylindrical form and floor-to-ceiling windows. The tower will be designed to inspire new ways to embrace space and connect to the stunning surrounding environment.
Homes will also have a private balcony, pool, sauna and outdoor shower. The apartment interiors will contain sustainably sourced materials and finishes that create a calming palate, in harmony with the external environment. Interior amenities will include a gym, spa, whisky bar and restaurant. Private and beautifully landscaped communal gardens will promote a sense of calm.
Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, says, “The modern and progressive brand identity of Bentley Residences is at work in both the tower’s interior and exterior spaces, rooted in authenticity, sustainability and innovation. We’ve partnered with Dezer to create a living experience that expresses the very philosophy of the Bentley brand and stays true to our vision of inspiring extraordinary journeys.”
“Partnering with Bentley Motors, a true global luxury brand and being able to create another first in the Miami marketplace is an extraordinary opportunity,” added Gil Dezer, President of Dezer Development. “With Bentley Motors, together we will create something inspiring, powerful and iconic – a true game-changer when it comes to luxury living.”
Bentley Residences is scheduled for completion in 2026. It is anticipated that construction will begin in early 2023.
Bentley is not the first British luxury brand to build a residence in Miami. Aston Martin has a gorgeous luxury residence in downtown Miami at the mouth of the Miami River.
1100 Millecento by Pininfarina
The granddaddy of automotive branded residences in Miami is the 1100 Millecento by Pininfarina. Car aficionados will immediately recognize the Pininfarina name as the Italian coach builder that has designed some of the most famous Italian sports cars of all time. Yes. That includes names like the Ferrari Testarossa made famous by Miami Vice or the gorgeous new Pininfarina Battista driving through the streets of Miami and the Homestead Miami Speedway highlighted by the folks at Top Gear.
The Porsche Design Tower
When the Bentley residence goes up on Sunny Isles it will be in good company. The Porsche Design Tower located at 18555 Collins Avenue is just down the street.
The Porsche Design Tower Miami is the first residential real estate project of Porsche combining the distinctive and distinguishing features of the brand: functional design, technical innovation, forward-thinking and iconic style. The 60-story tower’s most unique feature will be a patented, revolutionary automobile elevator lift system – “the Dezervator” – that whisks both residents and their vehicles up to their luxurious home in the sky.
“It is an especially proud and remarkable moment to debut the first-ever Porsche Design Tower,” says Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Development. “Simply put, there is no other building in the world with the same level of groundbreaking ingenuity and superlative quality as Porsche Design Tower Miami. This iconic tower has not only redefined Miami’s skyline, but residential luxury as we know it.”
“The functional design, which encapsulates the DNA of the Porsche Design brand, will accompany the residents in all areas of their daily life and will enable them to live a unique and innovative experience, which is characterized by the blend of function and technology,” says Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design Group.
Especially with regard to the automated car elevator system the Porsche Design Tower Miami is unquestionably exceptional. The complexities of the car lift system presented a host of first-of-a-kind challenges for the involved developer and engineers. By successfully overcoming them, the “Dezervator” has not only brought parking technology to a next stage of evolution, it has re-shaped condominium living, with the ability to have your vehicle literally at your front door. The automobile lift system is only one of the tower’s luxurious amenities, which also include plunge pools and outdoor summer kitchens on the balconies of almost every unit. This is a first in Miami and is a feature typically reserved only for the most elite penthouses.