Design & Real Estate

Visionary Venture

The Pritzker Prize-winner designed Park Grove is set to deliver a new level of luxury to Coconut Grove this Fall/Winter season.
Text by Sandy Lindsey Photos courtesy of Park Grove | May 9, 2018 | Design & Real Estate

As the first residential property from Pritzker Prize-winning OMA/Rem Koolhaas in the U.S., set for completion this Fall/Winter season, Park Grove stands out for its unmatched level of design and location in the enclave of Coconut Grove. The palm-tree inspired towers emulate the area’s lush natural surroundings, further elevating a community known for its ambiance and character. “The undulating exteriors give a first impression that this building isn’t like anything else, and the second impression of walking into the building will be awe-inspiring,” says Jorge Perez, CEO & Chairman of The Related Group. Continues David Martin, President of Terra: “The design and architecture is refreshing and very fitting to the surrounding environment,” he says. “It was important that it integrated seamlessly and enhanced the entire community.”
Park Grove is the result of a dream team collaboration between Terra and The Related Group, who are responsible for the multi-tower community’s unique aesthetic and concept being executed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas. This is the first time that these two powerhouse developers are working together, and each brings extensive experience in the realms of art, design and luxury lifestyle. “The property will feature an amazing museum-quality art collection throughout the common spaces,“ reports Perez. The property will feature 3 Jaume Plensa sculptures, artwork by Michele Oka Doner and a private art gallery.
Besides amazing art and architecture, the project also features interiors by Meyer Davis, famed for NYC and Miami hotel and restaurant design, as well as kitchens and baths by William Sofield. Each residence features a sprawling floorplan, floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive terraces, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. “The interiors draw inspiration from Park Grove’s environment and sprawling Bayfront views,” says Will Meyer, Co-Founder of Meyer Davis. “The design scheme features warm sandy tones and luxurious details to create an overall feel that is very laid-back and comfortable.”
Carlos Russo, President of Related’s Condo Division says that buyers are investing in Park Grove because of its amazing finishes, spectacular amenities, walkable neighborhood and for the bragging rights of living in an OMA/Rem Koolhaas-designed building. “The sophisticated architecture stands out amongst Miami’s skyline and is viewed as a collector’s item among the elite,” he says.
Satisfying all palates, Park Grove also appeals to the most discerning foodies and luxury lifestyle aficionados with a world-class restaurant by Michael Schwartz and an amenities program curated by famous lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie. The development will showcase more than 50,000 sq. ft. of common spaces including a private screening room, outdoor amphitheater, wine tasting room with private wine storage, spa with treatment rooms, indoor & outdoor yoga as well as children’s play rooms. The expansive pool deck spans 500 feet with 4 pools that connect each building, reinforcing the community feel of the property. This outdoor space will offer stunning views, private cabanas and service from the onsite restaurant by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz. There will also be a private dining room off the pool deck that can accommodate chef-led dinner parties.
As a testament to how the developers go above and beyond, Park Grove will host signature events in the common spaces such as private musical performances, film screenings, curated lectures and private tasting events. There will also be an onsite nautical concierge that can schedule marine activities including yachting, paddle-boarding and kayaking. For the ultimate living experience, residents will have access to an on-call butler service, valet and 24-hour concierge, assuring that each need will be fulfilled from the comforts of home.
Beyond all this, one of Park Grove’s best amenities is its location in Coconut Grove. It is walking distance to parks, some of Miami’s best schools, world-class dining, great shops, galleries, live music, entertainment and much more. The community also hosts frequent family-friendly events, art festivals and seasonal gatherings. Though Park Grove is just across the street from Peacock Park, the property will offer its own 5-acre elevated park by landscape architect Enzo Enea. This will be a popular place for residents to enjoy the outdoors and the breeze from nearby Biscayne Bay. The multi-tower community will appeal to like-minded people who want to be in the heart of our beautiful city, making it as popular with locals as the international buyer. “With Park Grove, we are delivering an extremely high-design project that responds to the unique qualities of the Coconut Grove neighborhood,” says Martin. “The building draws inspiration from the Grove’s charm, family-friendly atmosphere and rich history to enhance the area’s surroundings.”
For more than 30 years, The Related Group has created innovative residential developments that have dramatically changed South Florida’s urban landscape, building and managing over 90,000 condominium and apartment residences in the process. Since their inception, they have earned a national reputation for visionary design and development of luxury condominiums, mixed-use centers and affordable rental properties. Terra, founded by Pedro Martin and David Martin, has become known for its founders’ passion for Miami and the quality of the projects that speak to their imagination and vision of a new South Florida. They have continuously transformed South Florida into the prosperous metropolis we know today. The award-winning, Miami-based real estate development company carefully chooses projects that have a positive impact on their surroundings and, by extension, on the people who live there. Working together, they bring an unmatched level of expertise and passion for what they do, making Park Grove stand out in a city well-known for its amazing buildings. “Our commitment to providing the best real estate offerings shines in this development,” says Patrick Campbell, Vice President of The Related Group.
Park Grove is a perfect combination of stunning architecture and design, world-class amenities, a culturally-rich neighborhood, spectacular views and a curated art collection for a truly superior way of living. The development also offers incredible value in one of Miami’s most sought-after neighborhoods. The location, combined with the quality of the project, ensures a solid investment for savvy buyers the world over;