Quirky gyms, rooftops, swimming pools and even golf machines are now common amenities in any high-end residential complex that deserves attention. Forget the expected: Several developments, most of which are new, improve their game with perks for residents that go beyond the usual. It probably won’t be an exaggeration to say that they are excessive.
Estates in AcqualinaThe Sunny Isles, Florida condominium, which will debut later this year, is a prime example. The list of outdoor amenities alone includes 5.6 acres of oceanfront gardens, multiple pools (one with a waterslide), a surf simulator, gym, dog park, basketball and bocce courts, and a soccer field. Homeowners can also buy their own beachfront cabins with air conditioning, wine refrigerator, microwave, refrigerator and full bathroom, as well as two adjoining parking spaces.
Then there is the 45,000 square foot Villa Acqualina. (What’s not going to be in this Italian-style building?) Look for an outpost at Avra’s vibrant New York Mediterranean restaurant, spa and gym, resident-only spike bar and disco, ice skating rink, bowling alleys, and more cinema. a Formula 1 simulator and the Wall Street Trader’s Club, where residents will have access to the ticker tape, computers and boardroom.
Stephanie Trump, co-owner of Estates, says she and her husband Jules created these amenities for families. “We want to bring families here,” she says. “Jules and I thought about our children and grandchildren when we came up with ideas and thought about what they would like to do and experience if they lived here. We wanted a playground for both adults and children. “