When the summer social season comes to a close, many Hamptonites make a beeline for their third home and the next stop for luxury living, in South Florida.
The terrace of an apartment at Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach, a new home away from home for Hamptonites.
Tumbleweed Tuesday may mark the end of summer in the Hamptons, yet for many East Enders, it doesn’t mean they’ve had their fill of beachfront living combined with a vibrant social scene. For them, the answer to their craving may lie in South Florida, where the luxe homes are outnumbered only by the palm trees, where cocktail glasses clink with rosé year-round, and where warm sunlight keeps the winter chill far, far away.
Currently generating considerable buzz are the prime properties W Fort Lauderdale and Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach. “Perfecting an extraordinary oceanfront building was our goal with Jade Signature,” says Edgardo Defortuna, founder of Fortune International Group, the force behind the luxury residential building, as well as other marquee Florida destinations, such as 3900 Alton, SLS Hotel & Residences, and Hyde Beach House. “We enlisted the world’s best in architecture and design, including the Pritzker Prize-winning firm Herzog & de Meuron, which designed such notable projects as the Parrish Art Museum [in Water Mill] and 56 Leonard [in New York City]. Jade Signature surpasses all in amenities and Miami lifestyle.”
The Residences at W Fort Lauderdale is also attracting an active, affluent crowd with its top-notch amenities, like an on-site Bliss Spa, cabanas, and Steven Starr gourmet restaurants. “W Fort Lauderdale benefits from the Related Group’s well-established and trusted reputation both in New York and South Florida,” says Craig Studnicky, exclusive broker of W Fort Lauderdale, representing RelatedISG. “The property is being redesigned by New York-based design firm Meyer Davis and will be a trophy on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Home to the largest collection of yachts in the US, the city appeals to New Yorkers who love yachting and beachfront living.”