An eye on the sky
In a city like Miami where residents are no stranger to dazzling real estate gems oozing luxury, it’s hardly an easy task to create a development which raises the bar for opulent living. Except that’s exactly what Zaha Hadid Architects has done with One Thousand Museum Residences – the firm’s first residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and a rather impressive one, at that.
The towering luxury development, which stands at over 60 storeys high on 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, is home to more than 83 half and full floor residences, duplex townhomes, and two single penthouses. (Prices start from US$5.65 million/RM22.7 million for a half floor residence through One Sotheby’s International, while a duplex townhouse residence starts from US$12.5 million/RM50.3 million. A full floor residence, meanwhile, begins at US$19.6 million/RM 78.9 million.)
True to form for the Pritzker Prize Award-winning architectural firm, One Thousand Museum will feature a distinctive exoskeleton that brings contemporary art into each resident’s personal sphere. Sculptural extensions of the tower’s architecture create areas of light and shadow that shift around the Sun & Swim terrace’s organically shaped pools as each day progresses – a charming sight to observe from the property’s two indoor-outdoor wellness and spa levels.
Of course, as far as views go, every private residence has been designed according to an East-to-West flow-through floor plan that makes the most of the sensational panorama of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and Miami’s skyline. Residents will also get to enjoy oversized terraces, custom European kitchens by Gatto Cucine, Gaggenau appliances, custom-designed closets and walk-in closets by Poliform, and state-of-the-art Crestron home automation infrastructure. There’s even a bank-quality vault in the building containing individual safe deposit boxes for every residence, for added convenience and security.
Over the 2,787sqm of recreational space, which includes a double-height aquatic centre with an indoor pool and a dramatic Sky Lounge for private events, olfactive branding company 12.29 has created an enticing custom scent for all interior amenity spaces. And while One Thousand Museum sits directly in front of Museum Park, its piece de resistance – a private rooftop helipad – minimises the need to confront Miami’s notorious traffic, which is said to be the tenth-worst on the planet.
With the development expected to be completed in late 2018 or early 2019, this will be the only heliport on a private residential tower in the East Coast of the US. Available on demand at any time of the day or night, the helipad will enable residents to access nearby islands, private and commercial airports and private yachts with ease without ever having to leave the building, providing an unrivalled level of privacy.