Nature’s Edge: 57 Ocean Miami Beach Showcases The Bountiful Health Benefits Of Biophilic Design

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The inherent desire to be closer to nature -- if not immersed in it -- is all the more in focus today…a respite from the flurry of activities and daily duress. Yet beyond the sheer, much-admired beauty of verdant views and lush settings, the physiological effects and subsequent benefits are, in a word, profound.

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Biophilia, as it has come to be known, is a concept rooted in wellness -- introduced several decades ago as a way to describe the insatiable human attraction to nature.

Researchers have long suggested that regular exposure to the great outdoors improves health -- from stress reduction and memory retention to mood elevation and beyond.  For this reason, and at a time when urban sprawl and concrete canyons have become commonplace for many city centers and surrounding communities, biophilia has evolved into a cornerstone of modern architecture and design -- a way to reconnect people to the beauty of the environment, both healthfully and sustainably.

At the forefront of this movement in Miami, specifically, is 57 Ocean, the widely-anticipated, ultra-luxury residential project on Miami Beach’s legendary Millionaire’s Row.  Comprising 71 residences on the Atlantic, the boutique building, which is slated for completion in September 2021 and was awarded Gold LEED certification (one of the most stringent classifications for eco-conscious residential and commercial development and construction), has set a ‘gold’ -- if not ‘green’ -- standard for seamlessly drawing the outdoors in.

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Its visionary, Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management, which was founded by pioneering Brazilian developer Dr. José Isaac Peres, tapped award-winning landscape architect ArqGEO (the landscaping arm of Bernardo Fort-Brescia’s ARQUITECTONICA, the architect of 57 Ocean) to craft its unique biophilic designs.

The end-result is destined to give residents direct, private access to a bevy of enchanting, tranquil green spaces, including seaside meditation gardens -- the “genius loci” (or “spirit of place”) -- a curated wellness pavilion encircled by towering palms and thickets of tropical fauna, outdoor massage areas, and a spa with therapies by One Ocean Beauty.

In crafting these opulent leafy designs, the firm took cues from the project’s proximity to the ocean, citing the relaxing sound of breaking waves, year-round ocean breezes, and exceptional horizon views.  Vertical gardens on the ground floor of 57 Ocean’s façade, leading from the porte cochère to the double-height lobby, will add a sense of calm -- foreshadowing the experience inside.  With its parking garage underground, the connection from the first level to the beach will be seamless, complemented by an abundance of vibrant native species at the surface.

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The extravagant, jungle-like setting, brimming with natural wonder, will be a rarity for the marketplace -- the likes of which few well-heeled homebuyers have ever seen in a luxury condominium.

Exclusively brokered by Fortune Development Sales, 57 Ocean will offer two- to four-bedroom residences, starting at $1.5 million, with sizes ranging from 1,245 to 3,474+ square feet. In addition to 20 flow-through Sky Residences, starting at $6.95 million, 57 Ocean has one remaining penthouse, priced at $35 million.

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The well-appointed homes will have expansive terraces, each stretching up to 12 feet deep, as well as contemporary Italian kitchens and baths by Poliform.  Bathed in serene ocean breezes and soothing natural light, the homes feature thoughtfully-designed, tropically-inspired interiors from Brazilian designer Patricia Anastassiadis, whose artistry stems from the therapeutic powers of nature, the environment, and, most dramatically, the sea. Every element has been well-crafted to enhance the connection between interior and exterior, just as wood-like accents and glass further the building's ties to the seascape.

Additional amenities at 57 Ocean will include a state-of-the-art fitness center with top-of-the-line MyIsle training equipment by MyEquilibria, and an indoor Technogym fitness center. There will also be a children’s activity room, 24-hour concierge services, pool and beachfront concessions and attendants, direct access to the adjacent Miami Beach Walk, and more.

Contact: 305.417.7679; Sales gallery: 5775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

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