Miami-based real estate developer Verzasca Group operates with a mission to create more than new buildings – it strives to build communities. With a portfolio of more than 10 million square feet around the world, Verzasca’s leadership is committed to the top-notch construction of residential projects, schools, offices, shopping malls and hotels. That’s the approach the esteemed group is taking in South Florida.
Together, Aurora, Pearl House and Le Jardin Residences form an intimate collection of boutique condominium residences. Don’t confuse boutique with small, cramped living spaces. While they might be smaller in the total number of residences offered compared with high-rise towers, the three projects still offer full-service amenities – lawn maintenance, pools, concierge services – for everything residents are tired of doing themselves and, of course, top-notch luxury.
What sets these residences apart from typical Miami condos? With land on the water being eaten up by sky-high projects, developers are moving off the shore and down the block, saving buyers from taking the financial hit waterfront buyers are feeling, all while providing a more discreet, less crowded option for those who live there. The neighborhoods of Sunny Isles Beach and Bay Harbor Islands are two of Miami’s hidden gems, with established local attractions in the form of shops, restaurants and nightlife.
First stop: Sunny Isles Beach. This area is home to Aurora, the 17-story building located just five minutes from the ocean at 17550 Collins Avenue. The condominium takes the mantra “live where you play” to a whole new level, housing 5,382 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Residential amenities include a private sundeck and cabana lounges, half-Olympic length pool, indoor and outdoor yoga lounges, world-class fitness center, kid’s zone and family area, beach attendant and concierge services, private parking and 24-hour valet. A total of 61 two- and three-bedroom residences with 10-foot ceilings and private terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows, smart-home technologies, private elevator entrances and penthouses with ocean views are available. The building was designed by renowned architect Luis Revuelta of Revuelta Architecture, and internationally acclaimed Antrobus + Ramirez is the project’s interior designer, with Nielsen Landscape Architects overseeing the landscape design. Prices start in the $900,000s, making Aurora the most attainable luxury project on Sunny Isles Beach.
To help enhance the Sunny Isles Beach community, a Mikvah, or Orthodox Jewish bath, will be located on the site and donated to the Chabad Lubavitch of Sunny Isles Beach. After learning the community did not have a local Mikvah for ritual immersion, Verzasca Group worked with Rabbi Yisrael Baron to provide a safe and walkable option for residents and visitors, especially for Shabbat and holidays when driving is prohibited.
Not far from Aurora is Bay Harbor Islands, an area that is quickly becoming a South Florida neighborhood to watch. Bay Harbor is walking distance from attractions such as the world-famous Bal Harbour shops, stunning beachlines, cafés, restaurants and the renowned Kane Concourse. That’s why Verzasca Group picked it to be the home of Le Jardin Residences and Pearl House, both of which topped off last year.
With 30 two- and three-bedroom units, Le Jardin features a private porte-cochere entrance, valet parking, state-of-the-art gym and panoramic rooftop views of the Atlantic Ocean, Downtown Miami, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay. Located at 1150 and 1160 102nd Street, Le Jardin’s residences are equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, smart-home ready technologies, custom Italian cabinetry by ITALKRAFT, bathrooms with exotic oversized stone and water closets, energy efficient and impact resistant windows and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, spacious walk-in closets and oversized balconies.
Pearl House’s carefully selected location at 11701 101st Street is near one of Miami-Dade County’s top school districts and local hot-spots and provides panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Downtown Miami, Bay Harbor, Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay from the rooftop, which includes a swimming pool and sun deck.
With 15 residences, Pearl House offers two- and three-bedroom options. Residents can enjoy a fitness room, floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, spacious walk-in closets, energy-efficient and impact-resistant windows, exotic stone bathrooms and water closets, and penthouses with private terraces and summer kitchens. State-of-the-art designer kitchens include Wolf appliances, gas range and Sub-Zero appliances, smart-home ready technologies. Designed by Frankel Benayoun Architects and interior design by the international firm García Mathies, unit prices at Le Jardin Residences and Pearl House range from the $700,000s to $900,000s.
As an exclusive offer to Le Jardin and Pearl House residents, Verzasca Group has teamed up with renowned South Florida luxury interior designer Steven G. His collection, NOW by Steven G., will provide a custom pre-furnished home concept. With this option, buyers would be able to purchase fully furnished, move-in-ready layouts. This partnership with Steven G. is perfect for potential buyers who are looking for the convenience of being able to move in without the hassle of unpacking, all while knowing their furniture is high-quality and well-designed.
Aurora, Pearl House and Le Jardin Residences provide convenience during morning rushes, weekend relaxation and is a place for families, empty-nesters and retirees to feel safe, secure and well-entertained.