Known as “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale’s 300 miles of inland waterways are a flowing ribbon of serene intracoastal with a mosaic of grand estates and passing mega yachts. This experience is the quintessential lifestyle of this special locale, which has inspired the city’s first luxury branded residences on the intracoastal with the introduction of EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale. Presented by Miami-based real estate investment platform Location Ventures and Marriott International’s EDITION Hotels, sales have officially launched.
Located at 551 Bayshore Drive, the residences will meticulously unite modern sophistication with cultural artistry to deliver a new kind of highly intuitive luxury. Two 11-story towers with cascading facades will connect by a grand, double-height entrance with stunning views of its waterfront setting. High-speed elevators will whisk homeowners to 65 spacious residences, with two-bedroom to four-bedroom floor plans ranging between 1,710 to 4,660 square feet, along with nine villas and four penthouses.
The essence and originality of its surroundings capture EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale’s upscale, yet laid-back ambience through all facets. Extraordinary design is apparent with stately architecture by GS4 Studios|Garcia Stromberg and sophisticated interiors by internationally-recognized Clodagh Design. Owners will also have exclusive access to EDITION’s premier hospitality offerings, such as dining, entertainment, and a curated program of world-class amenities, as well as exceptional walkability and connectivity of the central location in the “Yachting Capital of World.”
“Luxury living has a different meaning for today’s affluent homeowner for which they seek cultural experiences, upscale concierge services and a breadth of lifestyle amenities at their fingertips,” said Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures. “Fort Lauderdale is undergoing a renaissance that is drawing sophisticated dwellers from around the world, and EDITION is the ideal partner to fulfill their contemporary desire for authenticity, luxury and accessibility.”
Residences will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that open to expansive private terraces. Glass railings will offer unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean, vast intracoastal scenery or the vibrant Fort Lauderdale skyline. Exquisite interior finishes will shine light upon the finest materials imported from Europe, including solid wood doors, stone flooring and custom cabinetry.
Gourmet kitchens designed by ITALKRAFT will blend quality craftsmanship with functionality, including quartz countertops, custom built-ins, vertical pantries and ample storage. Premium Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, such as induction cooktops, steam ovens and wine coolers, will pepper the space, while outdoor entertaining is made easy with a summer kitchen equipped with an electric grill and beverage center. The master bathroom will be a personal oasis with luxurious fixtures and a modern freestanding tub. Owners can also enjoy smart home capabilities and unique wellness features like circadian rhythm lighting in the primary bedroom. Upgrade options include access to a private enclosed two-car garage, private cabanas and more storage.
A dedicated valet and concierge will welcome residents’ home to resort-style living with an amenity program that leaves no stone unturned. Lush tropical landscaping by Cadence will envelop the property and its 20,000-square-feet of outdoor amenities, including paths leading to a relaxing outdoor meditation walkway with meditation bowls and an Intracoastal riverwalk complete with temporary dockage for small boats. A moonroof will become the ultimate nighttime retreat to wind down. In contrast, the sunroof will entertain with its multiple activity areas, including an outdoor summer kitchen, movie screen and large fire pit. An eat-in lounge with a gourmet kitchen will be host to socializing and private events, while those conducting business can work remotely with on-site conference and conversation rooms.
EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale will boast two pools, including an oversized resort-style pool surrounded by relaxation sunbeds and private cabanas where residents can mingle while soaking up the South Florida sun. The property will also feature a Health & Wellness Center, where owners can focus on fitness and utilize designated areas for Pilates, Yoga, training and stretching. Those desiring moments for pampering can enjoy the Turkish style hammam and steam shower, in addition to treatment, movement and quiet rooms.
“The EDITION branded residences have attracted the most discerning of buyers from around the world who are seeking a truly bespoke luxury offering,” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman, Florida and President of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Florida. “We are thrilled to be working on our first project with Location Ventures which will be bringing the first branded residences to the Intracoastal in one of Florida’s most attractive luxury destinations.”
Long known for its mega yachts and 24 miles of golden beaches, Fort Lauderdale is currently undergoing a transformation as an international destination. The city is bustling with new chef-driven restaurants and luxury hotels, and its vibrant scene has become a magnet for new businesses and wealth migration.
“Fort Lauderdale has been quietly experiencing a renaissance over the past few years,” said Sheila Farahpour, VP, Luxury Brands & Mixed-Use Development, Marriott International. “A city that was once known as a vacation destination has morphed into one of the most attractive places to live in the U.S. with its renowned yachting, golden beaches, vibrant arts and culture scene, and recent influx of new businesses. Fort Lauderdale has emerged as a market of its own — and the EDITION Residences, Fort Lauderdale will be the perfect complement for Owners seeking a more laid-back luxury lifestyle.”
EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale is within walking distance to a plethora of leisure offerings, including the beach, culinary experiences, hotels and more. It is also in proximity to the famed Las Olas Boulevard’s retail and entertainment, museums and performing arts, and is just seven miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
With exclusive representation by Douglas Elliman, pricing for EDITION Residences Fort Lauderdale begins at $3 million. For additional information, visit www.fortlauderdaleeditionresidences.com or call 754-732-8901.