Ritzy but never glitzy, The Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, reinforces the brand’s reputation as the last word in refined upscale living. Its turnkey residences, which align the design talents of award-winning firm STA Architectural Group with Luxury Living’s superlative fine furnishings, cater to the present-day pursuit of instant gratification.
Upon entering the lobbies, residents and visitors are in the midst of one of the last commissions by the late Karl Lagerfeld, who infused custom features into what he called the “common rooms.” Throughout the Estates, expansive spaces are curated with showstopping light fixtures from Fendi, Bentley and Baccarat’s home lines, exotic surfaces and materials, and walls of glass showcasing ocean vistas and city skylines.
“Understanding we are designing for the resident with discerning taste and an eye for quality, we engaged in careful research and development to maximize the views and ceiling heights,” says STA principal Isabel Saavedra-Tragash.
Seasoned developers Jules and Eddie Trump have indeed brought their vision of effortless elegance into being; there’s no hassle, no delay and no question that everything the buyer could ask for, including a couture kitchen complete with an exceptional La Cornue gas range, is right at their fingertips.