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BIG twisting tower topped by $28 million penthouse

The twisting design of the towers is described as being like "dancing motion"
The twisting design of the towers is described as being like "dancing motion"
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Grove at Grand Bay will be the first new high-rise residential buildings in Miami's Coconut Grove for a decade
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Grove at Grand Bay will be the first new high-rise residential buildings in Miami's Coconut Grove for a decade
Grove at Grand Bay is expected to be LEED Gold certified, a green building standard
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Grove at Grand Bay is expected to be LEED Gold certified, a green building standard
Grove at Grand Bay will feature brise-soleil-style balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows
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Grove at Grand Bay will feature brise-soleil-style balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows
The residences range in size from 2,500-11,000 sq ft (232-1,022 sq m)
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The residences range in size from 2,500-11,000 sq ft (232-1,022 sq m)
Abundant greenery will be introduced across the parking and amenity spaces
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Abundant greenery will be introduced across the parking and amenity spaces
The residences variously have views of the Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline
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The residences variously have views of the Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline
The residences range in size from 2,500-11,000 sq ft (232-1,022 sq m)
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The residences range in size from 2,500-11,000 sq ft (232-1,022 sq m)
The residences have 12-ft (3.7-m) high ceilings and doors
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The residences have 12-ft (3.7-m) high ceilings and doors
The residences have 12-ft (3.7-m) high floor-to-ceiling windows
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The residences have 12-ft (3.7-m) high floor-to-ceiling windows
The floor-to-ceiling windows will provide expansive views
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The floor-to-ceiling windows will provide expansive views
Low-density floor-plans will make for spacious residences
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Low-density floor-plans will make for spacious residences
The residences will have 12-ft (3.7-m) deep terraces
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The residences will have 12-ft (3.7-m) deep terraces
Residents will be able to make use of concierge, butler and private chef services
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Residents will be able to make use of concierge, butler and private chef services
There will be a residents' club room
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There will be a residents' club room
Residents will be able to make use of a fitness center
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Residents will be able to make use of a fitness center
The large expanses of glazing will allow lots of natural light into the buildings
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The large expanses of glazing will allow lots of natural light into the buildings
Residents will be able to make use of a private dining room
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Residents will be able to make use of a private dining room
There will be a residents' lounge
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There will be a residents' lounge
Residents will be able to make use of a spa
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Residents will be able to make use of a spa
Grove at Grand Bay will have seven resident-only pools in total
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Grove at Grand Bay will have seven resident-only pools in total
Each tower will have a rooftop pool
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Each tower will have a rooftop pool
Bar areas will accompany some of the pools
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Bar areas will accompany some of the pools
A penthouse will cover the entire top floor of the South Tower
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A penthouse will cover the entire top floor of the South Tower
The penthouse offers panoramic views of the surrounding area
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The penthouse offers panoramic views of the surrounding area
One of the bathrroms in the penthouse
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One of the bathrroms in the penthouse
The penthouse covers 15,000 sq ft (1,394 sq m)
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The penthouse covers 15,000 sq ft (1,394 sq m)
The penthouse recently went on the market for for $28 million
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The penthouse recently went on the market for for $28 million
The penthouse will have 10,118 sq ft (940 sq m) of interior living space
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The penthouse will have 10,118 sq ft (940 sq m) of interior living space
The penthouse will have a private 2,500-sq ft (232-sq m) outdoor terrace and private 2,000-sq ft (186-sq m) rooftop pool deck and garden terrace
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The penthouse will have a private 2,500-sq ft (232-sq m) outdoor terrace and private 2,000-sq ft (186-sq m) rooftop pool deck and garden terrace
The twisting design of the towers is described as being like "dancing motion"
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The twisting design of the towers is described as being like "dancing motion"

Miami's verdant and bohemian enclave Coconut Grove will soon have its first new high-rise residential buildings for a decade. Grove at Grand Bay comprises a pair of twisting towers in lush grounds. It will offer spacious indoor-outdoor apartments ranging from US$2.95 million to $28 million.

Coconut Grove is described as being a "tropical oasis" and project architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) intends to pull this theme through into the design, much as it has used green elements in the likes of its Two World Trade Center, 79 & Park and Spiral projects.

Designed by Raymond Jungles, it is said that the planting on the 3-ac (1.2-ha) site will see a "return to untamed jungle-like vegetation," with blankets of plant-life across the parking and amenity spaces. There are more than 460 trees and 15,400 plantings planned.

The buildings themselves twist upward in a manner likened to the motion of dancing, and will sport Miami's common architectural features of brise-soleil-style balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Inside the buildings, low-density floor-plans will make for spacious residences. There are a 98 planned in total across the two towers, variously providing views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. They will range in size from 2,500-11,000 sq ft (232-1,022 sq m) and have 12-ft (3.7-m) high ceilings and doors and 12-ft (3.7-m) deep terraces.

The residences variously have views of the Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline
The residences variously have views of the Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline

The development's highlight is a 15,000-sq ft (1,394-sq m) penthouse that covers the entire top floor of the South Tower and recently went on the market for for $28 million. The eventual resident(s) will have the run of five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two staff rooms, a gym, a spa, media room and a private four-car garage. A private 2,500-sq ft (232-sq m) outdoor terrace and private 2,000-sq ft (186-sq m) rooftop pool deck and garden terrace, meanwhile, will provide spaces to relax and entertain.

Grove at Grand Bay will have seven residents' pools in total, including a 25-meter lap pool, a lounging pool with a jacuzzi on its main terrace and rooftop pools on each tower. All building residents will also be able to make use of a spa and fitness center, a library, an art gallery, a residents' lounge and club room, a private dining room and concierge, butler and private chef services.

Ground was broken on the development in 2013 and it is expected to be completed in the middle of this year.

The video below provides an introduction to Grove at Grand Bay.

Source: Grove at Grand Bay

Coconut Grove Documentary

1 comment
owlbeyou
I'm having a hard time imagining how all that glass in these buildings, and the air conditioning required to keep them cool can be Gold LEEDS certified? Also, the renderings show only young and beautiful people living there, with very antiseptic interior decors, for people with extremely deep pockets.