A futuristic penthouse apartment within Florida’s Porsche Design Tower, complete with a private car elevator and a four-car sky garage, hit the market Monday with a $17.5 million price tag.
Dubbed a “trophy mansion in the sky,” the five-bedroom spread is on the 52nd floor of the 60-story development geared toward car enthusiasts and located in Sunny Isles Beach.
A grandiose double-height living room is the center of the home and is finished with 21-feet high ceilings, a wall of windows overlooking the ocean and a towering wall of wine that provides plentiful, and ornate, storage for bottles.
The home is “dressed to the nines,” and “turn-key ready,” according to listing agent Alex Miranda of the Alex & Joe Team at Compass.
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And at 1,128-square-feet, the home’s in-unit private garage is larger than many apartments, and its glass walls will allow future residents to admire their motors from the comfort of the living and media rooms.
The penthouse’s current owner keeps a pair of Rolls Royces, a Range Rover and an Audi, according to Mr. Miranda, who declined to comment on the owner’s identity.
Records with PropertyShark show that a Colorado-registered entity paid $10 million for the property in the spring of 2019.
Since their acquisition last year, “they did some upgrades to the property. They finished parts of the property,” Mr. Miranda said.
“We wanted to keep the outside the star,” said Ben Stringfellow of the 210-square-foot living area he designed for a young family whose modern home is perched on a hill in the northern Chicago suburbs, overlooking Lake Michigan. While it seamlessly blends with the rest of the Wheeler Kearns Architects-designed home, it wasn’t in the original plans. “As the home was being built, we realized there was no warm, cozy living space,” said Mr. Stringfellow. “My idea was to create a separate space, a couple steps down from the main dining and living areas.”
The pergola-like room, furnished at a cost of $100,336, is intimate but feels more expansive, thanks to the views of the lake and surrounding foliage. “Every window became a framed piece of art,” he said. Here are some of the room’s costs.
1. The made-to-order wool and viscose designed rug has a branching pattern that was a deliberate nod to the outdoor surroundings. Price: $12,500 at Stark Carpet
2. The Damien Langlois-Meurinne “Last Night” bronze and glass chandelier was chosen both for its branchlike design but also because it “had presence but didn’t block sight lines.” It was handcrafted at Pouenat, a workshop that was established in France in the late 1800s; six months passed between the time the order was placed and the fixture arrived. Price: $17,300 at Holly Hunt
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5. Mr. Stringfellow designed the leather ottoman with an integrated black walnut tray, which can slide from side to side or be removed altogether. Price: $4,000 at Stringfellow Interiors
6. The chairs were chosen for two reasons: they swivel, so guests can easily pivot to enjoy the lake, and they are lower profile, meaning those seated on the sofa have uninterrupted views even when these chairs are occupied. Price: $9,000 each at Minotti