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Ian Schrager to Open 26 Residences at Miami Beach Edition

February 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM | by | ()

What happened seventeen years ago? We barely graduated high school (well, some of us). More importantly, it was the last time hotelier Ian Schrager gave face to Miami Beach with the Delano. Now, almost two decades later, he's back to shake things up again with a ground-breaking project that involves rich people being insanely happy with their homes.

The hotel mogul just announced he'll set a new bar with the Residences at the upcoming Miami Edition, slated for an early 2014 debut. There will be 26 limited-edition residences some say will be different than anything else in Miami. Ooh, the suspense! Not really, because we have all the dish. Basically, they're being touted as "Homes in the Sky." Literally.

They'll be perched on the top floors of the existing landmark 1950s building that will be the Miami Beach Edition hotel with some residences in the adjacent, newly constructed 18-story tower. All will have panoramic views, each with that sophisticated and arty Schrager touch. They'll also be custom made with a private entrance.

We also love that each residence will have outdoor spaces with gardens (yes! gardens in the sky!), lap pools, kitchens (cooking outside!), fireplaces and pergolas designed by John Pawson. Oh, and can we talk about the views? Bay and ocean, for those who need it all.

Residences will average $3,000 per square foot. If we had the dough, we'd be the first to take one. In the meantime, all we can do is dream...about fireplaces in the sky, of course.

[Photo: Phaidon.com]

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