Livin’ la Vida Versace: Ultra Luxe Designer Private Residences

Take the biggest designer names, wed them with gorgeous residences, five-star service and bountiful amenities, and you have the latest home buying trend: luxury-branded real estate.

There are a number of luxury developments designed by major fashion and hotelier brands popping up around the world. Home builders are partnering with these high-powered brand names to create the ultimate in luxury-branded residences.

Let’s look at five of the most exclusive ones around.

1. The Four Seasons Private Residences in Fort Lauderdale

Priced from $2.3 million up, the Four Seasons Private Residences in Fort Lauderdale is a magnificent 22-story tower right on Fort Lauderdale Beach. There are 90 residences ranging from 780 square feet to over 6,000 square feet and one to four bedrooms, plus 130 guest rooms.

According to reports, 40 percent of the units are under contract accounting for greater than $100 million in pre-sales, and Tara Bernerd, Kobi Karp, Martin Brudnizki, and Fernando Wong are among the big names who designed the ultra-chic interiors.

2. Residences by Armani/Casa in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami

This 60-story luxury oceanfront high-rise, scheduled to open this summer, is the Italian luxury fashion house’s first real estate project in the U.S. Developed by Dezer Development and The Related Group, Residences by Armani/Casa comprises 308 private residences, all with Giorgio Armani’s hallmark sense of luxury and comfort.

Floor plans range from two to six bedrooms and include floor-to-ceiling glass, gorgeous private balconies and the finest in European-designed cabinetry and designer finishes.

3. Montage International Residences

World-famous hotelier Montage Hotels & Resorts has collections of private residences in eight sought-after international destinations. Priced from $1.4 million, these communities all offer upscale luxurious living and numerous ultra-indulgent services and amenities. You can find Montage private residences in:

  • Beverly Hills, California
  • Deer Valley, Utah
  • Laguna Beach, California
  • Kapalua Bay on Maui, Hawaii
  • Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
  • Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Big Sky, Montana
  • Healdsburg, California

4. Fendi Private Residences in Scottsdale, Arizona

The Italian fashion house Fendi has residences all over the world, and soon you can count upscale Scottsdale, Arizona among its choice locations. Forty-one Fendi homes will be part of the exclusive Palmeraie master-planned community, a 122-acre development that will also be the site for a 5-star Ritz-Carlton and an experiential retail project

The Fendi Private Residences will be an enclave of 3,500-square-foot homes starting at $1 million and designed by renowned Italian architect Marco Costanzi.

5. Versace Tower in London

Across the pond, DAMAC Tower looms high on the south bank of the River Thames in London’s new Nine Elms development. Nicknamed “Versace Tower” due to the developer’s collaboration with the Italian fashion house, this impressive 50-story building is home to a collection of homes with interiors designed by the luxury brand.

Expected to be completed by the end of 2020, the private residences feature cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, private terraces and breathtaking views of the best that London has to offer including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Big Ben and Canary Wharf. Floor plan come in everything from studio to three bedrooms. Meanwhile, the building offers several chic amenities such as a valet parking, a Versace-branded gym and lounge, a roof terrace, a pool and Jacuzzi and a movie theater.

About The Author

Olivia Scott is a Denver-based contributor who designs bespoke interiors for hospitality projects, her favorite being high-end restaurants and boutique hotels. ‘Liv’ is an avid skier who sheds her snowsuit at the first heat of summer so she can train for the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships each year. Work hard, play hard is Liv’s motto. In her spare time, she works in the garden and studies the French language.

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