For as long as they’ve existed, luxury residential properties have used creature comforts as selling points. They’ve touted their sumptuous luxuries as ways to ease stress and trim travel time, while gaining quality moments with loved ones.
A few of the developers who have long aimed this message at adult buyers have expanded their amenity suites, and now are appealing to a hitherto-untapped demographic. They’ve added toddler splash pads, high-end playgrounds, game rooms and other perks to provide kid comforts as well.
“The new definition of luxury living is all about access to seamless lifestyle experiences that encompass effortless ownership and community,” said Matthew Rosenblatt, developer of Tal Aventura, a boutique residential property in the Miami suburb of Aventura, Fla. “That includes creating thoughtful spaces not only for the adults, but also our youngest residents. With families spending more time together at home, the need to have spaces designed specifically for kids became clear. At Tal Aventura, we incorporated amenities that cater to the entire family, so you no longer have to leave your home to entertain. Everything is within our community.”
Located at 2785 NE 183rd Street in Aventura, Fla., Tal Aventura is a 26-story boutique high-rise structure offering a condominium lifestyle that takes many cues from single-family living. Its active amenities are aimed at families, and include a children’s splash pad, playground, miniature golf and indoor playroom, along with a resort-style swimming pool, basketball court and an outdoor theater.
Adults and pets weren’t forgotten by the designers. The former can savor a spa, sauna, treatment rooms, fitness center, entertainment lounge, yoga studio, golf simulator, private dining room with custom wine wall, co-working lounge and conference room. For the family’s furry friends, Tal Aventura offers a dedicated pet spa.
ONE Park Tower by Turnberry is one of the components within a multi-billion-dollar North Miami master-planned community called SoLe Mia, which spans 184 acres. The centerpiece of the community would appeal to any sun-and-sand-loving boy or girl. It’s the seven-acre Crystal Lagoon, which features beaches, cabanas and picnic groves, and serving up kayaking, paddle boarding, water mats, inflatables and snorkeling. A children’s playroom provides a playhouse and ball pit for year-round fun. Some of the additional amenities include a spa, fitness center, and yoga, spin and Pilates studies.
Located in the heart of Miami’s Design District, at 4141 NE 2nd Street, Casa Bella Residences by B&B Italia is a 55-story luxury high-rise inspired by the Mediterranean region’s unique concept of beauty.
The property reserves two floors exclusively for amenities, among them entertainment and leisure luxuries expressly for children. For instance, a dedicated kids’ playroom offers educational games and a smartboard for at-home study, while the 55th floor sky pool terrace observatory provides a place to take a dip and enjoy rooftop views.
Parents can enjoy the 360 Wellness Center, a fitness center, private yoga room, spin room, spa, beauty salon, wine room, cinema, game room, lounge, fully-equipped business center, co-working spade and pet spa.
The success of Baccarat Residences New York begat a well-anticipated Southeast Florida sister property, known for offering laid-back glamour and head-turning design. That development, Baccarat Residences Miami, serves a number of luxe amenities, including some designed to wow the kids in the family. Boys and girls can enjoy the kids’ game room, savor a family movie night within a cozy screening room featuring among its appointments theater-caliber seating or dive in to the property’s infinity saltwater swimming pool. The kids will have to add a few years to enjoy some of the more adult amenities, such as a curated museum-quality art collection, hamman with steam and sauna facilities, gourmet market and wine cellar and tasting salon.