Elysee, a luxury high-rise currently in progress in Miami’s East Edgewater neighborhood, is also French designer Jean-Louis Deniot’s first U.S. condo tower. Architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica designed the 57-story waterfront tower, which will ultimately span 100 half-floor residences clocking in at between 2,300 and 4,000 square feet, while Deniot’s interiors will grace the common spaces. The designer is also known for his Baker collection.
The apartments are priced from $1.5 to $10 million-plus, with a range of three- to five-bedroom layouts available. Deniot is designing the condo’s communal spaces, which include an amenity level on the seventh floor that has a lap pool with refreshment bar; an outdoor summer kitchen and barbecue terrace; a fitness center and yoga studio; a spa with private sauna, steam and massage rooms; a blow-dry bar; and a children’s playroom.
“We are thrilled that our second East Edgewater project is underway,” says Reid Boren, managing partner of Two Roads Development, which is developing the project. “The market response to Elysee—even before the first shovel was in the ground—speaks to the strong demand for ultra-luxury living that is on the waterfront but also conveniently close to Miami’s urban core. With Bernardo Fort-Brescia’s iconic design and Jean-Louis Deniot’s chic interiors, Elysee will take its place among Miami’s signature buildings.”
“This building is a monument to functional rationality, that at first sight feels daring and whimsical,” says Fort-Brescia, principal of Arquitectonica. “The 57-story reverse-ziggurat form follows the building’s function—with smaller apartments below and larger ones above all with maximized views to the bay and sky—resulting in an unexpected and distinctive addition to the skyline.”
“East Edgewater is the best value proposition in South Florida,” says Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, managing partner of Cervera Real Estate, the project’s only sales and marketing brokerage. “With more than a dozen new residential projects in the works there, demand remains sky-high.”