In his career, Danish Architect Thomas Juul-Hansen has become quite the society architect to the one percent, particularly in New York. The irony is lost on no one then, and perhaps even relished by many of Mr. Hansen’s clients with a sense of humor, that the architect is a socialist. Three Hundred Collins, his first building in South Florida, is expecting completion this winter with only three units remaining to be sold.
Although undeniably luxurious, Three Hundred Collins shows a certain economy of form, with simple rectilinear shapes and broad slabs, and an economy of materials, with large expanses of concrete among more expensive materials, align more closely with Juul-Hansens’ socialistic beliefs. In an extremely honest but elegant way, the building’s tray-like balconies reveal the exact orientation of units within. Although the five-story building contains only nineteen residences, it still has a surprisingly comprehensive amenities list, including a 75-foot rooftop saltwater swimming pool, fitness center, 24-hour doorman, and concierge. The units come wired with the latest smart home technology, 15-foot deep balconies, and private elevators.
The developer, JMH Development, recently confirmed the sale of Penthouse 1, which had a listing price of $6.45 million and was an upgrade from Penthouse 2 by the same buyer. Although the sale price has yet to be revealed, the developer says it is the highest price per square foot sale of a non-waterfront condominium in South Beach.