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Italian fashion house lends name to Miami luxury project | Sun Sentinel

Posted 08.04.2020

As Miami’s booming Edgewater neighborhood draws international attention, renowned Italian design house Missoni is staking its claim on the shores of Biscayne Bay. The Missoni family has teamed up with Vladislav Doronin’s OKO Group to create Missoni Baia, a forthcoming collection of luxury Edgewater condos that combines hip style with resort-caliber luxury to create the perfect Miami homes. The 57-story tower will offer 249 residences ranging in size from one to five bedrooms, not to mention a number of duplex townhouses and a stunning penthouse, all of which feature breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami.

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Italian Indulgence at Missoni Baia

Posted 07.09.2020

Pining for a cultured vacation to Europe — Italy, perhaps, with its fabled museums and galleries? That trip is not in the works right now, but thanks to a slew of virtual tours on the web, you can explore Mediterranean art and history without leaving Miami. In fact, you needn’t even leave the convenience and comfort of your Missoni Baia condo. Ready to take a trip? Andiamo!

 

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Florence is usually awash with tourists this time of year, but this summer many will be visiting from the comfort of their armchairs. Rustle up some traditional pizza con patate in your kitchen with its Blue de Savoie marble counters, and serve it alongside a feast of artwork from the Uffizi Gallery. Explore in detail Piero di Cosimo’s “Perseus Freeing Andromeda” — which portrays several scenes from Ovid’s tale, including Perseus in winged sandals and a fearsome beast from the sea. See young Venuses painted by Tiziano Vecellio, sketches and studies by Federico Barocci, and Caravaggio’s infamous head of Medusa. If you don’t catch everything on your first visit, it’s easy enough to return for a second helping.

 

Pinacoteca de Brera, Milan

The Pinacoteca de Brera is the No. 1 stop for art and culture in Milan — but you needn’t be in Italy to gorge on its treasures. The gallery’s virtual tour invites you to walk its marble floors and drink in what is one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings anywhere. As you make your way around, keep an eye out for masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, Giovanni Bellini, and Caravaggio. And because you’re doing this tour from the sun-filled living spaces of your East Edgewater condo, you’re allowed to accompany it with a delicious glass of primitivo. Salute!

 

Vatican Museums, Rome

There’s no queuing up for the online tour of the Vatican Museums. In fact, thanks to its official website, you can wander the richly painted corridors and rooms of the Sistine Halls, the Chapel of Urban VIII, Alexandrine Hall, and other touristic locations — without bumping into a single soul. The jewel in the crown, of course, is the Sistine Chapel, with its High Renaissance ceiling, painted by Michelangelo in the early 16th century. Take all the time you want to study these heavenly frescoes from the living room of your condo — and look out for those iconic hands from “The Creation of Adam.”

 

Doge’s Palace, Venice

The Palazzo Ducale — or Doge’s Palace — is one of the great landmarks of Venice, overlooking both the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square. Google Arts & Culture allows you virtual access to this Gothic palace, marveling at the likes of “The Apotheosis of Venice” by Paolo Veronese, “The Lion of Saint Mark” by Vittore Carpaccio, and Palma il Giovane’s “The Crusaders Army Attacks Constantinople.” Perhaps you’ll even be inspired to purchase some Renaissance-themed art for your own Missoni Baia bayfront condo, so reach out to our sales team today to schedule a virtual presentation and start your life on the shores of Edgewater today!

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The Sales Gallery Is Open

Posted 06.17.2020

The waterfront Missoni Baia Sales Gallery has reopened, and the sales team is thrilled to welcome you back. Allow us to show you around, highlighting what to expect on your visit.

Dazzling Views

The moment you step into the Sales Gallery, you’ll be captivated by breathtaking vistas across the azure waters of Biscayne Bay. Floor-to-ceiling windows are a signature feature of the Missoni Baia condos; all 249 residences — designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture — promise sweeping views of the city, the bay, Miami Beach, or the Atlantic Ocean. There could hardly be any more inspiring panoramas to wake up to every morning, and to come home to every evening. And, there is some incredible natural light, too.

 

Feel at Home

The idea is to make you feel at home — from the very start of the purchasing process to the day you move in. And the Sales Gallery is designed so that you will be able to clearly visualize your new East Edgewater condo and easily imagine your life there. Take a seat on one of the oversized sofas and soak up the views, or make use of the telescope to gaze farther out over the bay, toward Miami Beach. Explore the kitchen, with its Blue de Savoie marble counters, dark mirrored backsplashes, and matte white lacquer cabinets. Imagine yourself hosting a dinner party in the airy dining room. Step out onto the balcony and breathe in the crisp sea breeze. 

 

Expert Team and Private or Virtual Tours

Missoni Baia’s knowledgeable team are available to give you the tour, and go into detail about specific residences, fittings, measurements, views, neighborhood insights, and anything else that’s on your mind. Chat over a coffee on the balcony, or flip through Missoni Baia literature with the sales team in one of the many casual meeting areas. They’ll even talk you through the amazing scale model of Missoni Baia that forms a centerpiece to the Sales Gallery, flaunting everything from the condo’s bayside terrace with cantilevered pool to the residents-only tennis courts. It’s quite literally a model of luxury living.

 

Safety First

In these times, customer safety is paramount, and the Missoni Baia team has implemented a thorough health and safety protocol led by distancing and cleanliness. If you’re not yet ready to be out and about, though, not to worry. The Sales Gallery is currently offering virtual video tours — meaning you can explore your potential future home from the comfort of your current one, so schedule your private viewing today!

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Blog: Why Miami?

Posted 06.12.2020

The old saying goes that three things are vital when purchasing a home: location, location, and location. With its pristine beaches and waters, international cuisine scene, and all-around sunny vibes, Miami ticks all the boxes. And when you dig down into other factors, the Magic City looks more and more like the ideal place to be.

Business Opportunities

If you’re looking for somewhere to start or grow a company — or to land an exciting new career opportunity — Miami should definitely be on your short list. Ranked in 2017 as the second most important city in North America for tourism, property values, and investment opportunities, Miami is a town that means business — literally. The city has given birth to more than 1,000 tech start-ups in recent years, earning it the new nickname of “Silicon Beach.” Huge companies such as Airbnb, Lyft, Google, and Twitter have headquarters here. The city’s financial reputation is booming, too. Miami now hosts around 1,400 multinational corporate offices, 73 international consulates, and 21 foreign trade offices. If you have the ambition, the opportunities are here.

Doing the Math

Financial incentive is another massive draw. The city offers a relatively low sales tax, and has lower personal and corporate taxes compared to other major U.S. cities, including New York and Los Angeles. That gives you more to spend in the Magic City on both your leisure time and your residence of choice.

A Cultural Playground

Miami works hard, but it plays hard, too. Sun-kissed beaches aside, there are plenty of stellar attractions. The city is home to Maurice A. Ferré Park (formerly known as Museum Park), where you will find the Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Miami Science Barge. For fine music, there is the new New World Symphony concert hall with its dazzling al fresco shows. And lovers of the visual arts will appreciate the internationally renowned show Art Basel, which attracted 80,000 visitors in four days. And speaking of international appeal, Miami is also a magnet for travelers the world over: In 10 years, the number of five-star hotels in the city has blossomed from seven to 45. 

Residences in Miami

Now that you’re climbing the career ladder, the financial numbers add up, and you’ve got your free time planned, let’s focus on finding a place to live. It doesn’t get much better than Missoni Baia: timeless new East Edgewater condos with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, luxury interiors, and amenities that include an Olympic-size lap pool, an elevated tennis court, and a resident-only spa.

But wherever you choose to set up housekeeping, now really is the time to buy in Miami. According to The Wall Street Journal: “With only 2,200 units remaining in the under-construction pipeline, over 75 percent of which are pre-sold (excludes projects in pre-construction sales), Integra estimates there are fewer than 550 units remaining and available in this current construction cycle.” In other words, new homes are being snapped up quickly, so what are you waiting for? Reach out to our sales team today to schedule a virtual presentation and start your life on the shores of Edgewater today!

 

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Blog: Exploring Miami’s Virtual Environment

Posted 05.26.2020

From arts to fine dining to heady nights on South Beach, there has always been plenty to see and do in Miami. But if you’re planning to stay inside for a while, there are myriad options for getting that Magic City vibe from the comfort of your Missoni Baia bayfront condos. Sometimes, it’s tempting to just linger at home and indulge in the gracious living your Edgewater condo affords.

So, make yourself a meal or a snack in the fully equipped chef’s kitchen and grab a glass of your favorite wine. If you’re not too busy watching the sun set over Biscayne Bay from your floor-to-ceiling windows, fire up your laptop or tablet and explore everything the city has to offer without setting foot out of your amenity-filled home.

Here are some virtual recommendations:

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Over the past 15 years, the Arsht Center has hosted some of the best and brightest stars in the art world. This massive arts complex is the cultural capital of Miami, where aficionados flock to enjoy their favorites, ranging from ballet to orchestra to Broadway hits. With performances currently on pause, the Arsht Center is still offering culturistas some world-class art to indulge in. As part of their extensive education program, they are now offering Arsht@Home — a way for patrons to stay connected with the center no matter where they are. Renowned artists and resident performing companies have hosted talks, classes, and even a sing-along.

O Cinema

If you’ve scrolled to the end of your Netflix queue or have grown tired of binge rewatching your favorite TV shows, why not give yourself a real theatrical experience at home with indie movies that haven’t yet reached the mainstream streaming services? Every Friday night, vaunted O Cinema in South Beach is curating carefully selected movies for their Virtual Cinema. Much like seeing a movie at the theater, you’ll have to wait for the release dates of the flicks you want to see. And, you’ll need to keep an eye out for what’s coming next, whether it’s a documentary on British-born Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy or one on civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Get the popcorn ready!

Gulfstream Park

And if you’re looking to take the excitement up a few notches, we’ll bet Gulfstream Park’s live stream will lead the field for you. Gulfstream is one of the foremost horse racing venues in the world, and their online videos certainly live up to that reputation. Place your bets and watch live races from your sofa. And if you’re new to horse racing and betting, their website gives comprehensive instructions with multimedia options. Missoni Baia is currently offering ​virtual presentations, reach out to our sales team today to schedule an appointment and start your life on the shores of Edgewater today!

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Blog: Language Learning at Missoni Baia

Posted 05.18.2020

Miami is undeniably an international city where people from around the globe come to play, work, and live. At the moment, this magical city’s lively and distinctive culture — a mix of sunny beaches, world-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and more — is on pause. But you can still indulge in Miami’s cosmopolitan vibe by learning a new language from the comfort of your home at Missoni Baia. And what better way to open up your world view and challenge yourself than to learn another language? Bilingualism has myriad benefits. On the practical side, you will gain the power of understanding and being understood by people in different parts of the world (perhaps making you more valuable to employers). The less obvious advantages are no less desirable: Skill in a second language can make you smarter, more sophisticated, and possibly more attractive.

Whatever reason you have for learning a new language, thanks to the internet, you can dig into the language of your choice whenever and however you like — even while looking out over Biscayne Bay from the Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia. 

Here are our favorite ways to study:

italki

Gone are the days of books on tape with hours of simple, canned phrases to help you learn a new language. Today, you can learn by conversing online with a native speaker who guides you through the vocab, conjugations, and real-life applicability of their tongue in one-on-one sessions. All you need is a computer, a camera, and a desire to learn.

Rosetta Stone

If you’ve ever had even a passing interest in learning a new language, you’ve probably come across Rosetta Stone software. There is a good reason why this easily accessible platform has been a popular choice of language students for more than 20 years. Rosetta Stone doesn’t employ a learn-and-repeat technique like many other online programs. Instead, their software virtually immerses users in the target language and expands their skills by utilizing tried and tested methods.

Conjuguemos

With kids learning from home these days, why not add a little language study into the mix? Conjuguemos is an online learning platform that’s geared toward younger students. It utilizes games and cartoons to help kids learn in a more digestible way. Their programs also can be paired with many popular textbooks that are currently in use in schools. 

However you decide to learn, you’ll certainly be rewarded with knowledge and skills that will last a lifetime- all from the comfort of your home at Missoni Baia. Missoni Baia is currently offering ​virtual presentations​, so reach out to our sales team today to schedule an appointment and start your life on the shores of Edgewater today!

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Blog: Home Fitness at Missoni Baia

Posted 05.12.2020

Given the allure and charm of Miami’s inhabitants paired with the near-perfect weather and outdoor lifestyle of the city, it’s no wonder residents want to look and feel their best. And when they live in the splendid and roomy Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia, exercising at home is easy and convenient. Consider the sheer amount of space in each condo — there’s more than enough room to roll out a yoga mat or even to set up a workout area with a stationary bike or treadmill in a spare bedroom. The glorious Floridian sunlight that bathes the interiors via floor-to-ceiling windows makes your home at Missoni Baia more appealing than the hippest boutique gym and creates the ultimate atmosphere for working out in comfort and style. 

Here are some of our top suggestions for at-home workouts that will level up your fitness and your mood from the privacy of your own East Edgewater luxury condo.

Pilathon

The key to overall fitness is a strong core. And there’s no better way to work on your abs and surrounding muscles than Pilates. Most Pilates exercises can be done on a mat and require no other equipment. It’s an ideal way to flex and tone. Miami-based Pilathon is a Pilates studio that’s committed to giving patrons sessions focused on flexibility, strength, and breathwork. And now, they are doing classes virtually over Zoom. Sample a full-body class or one that focuses on specific body parts, such as abs, glutes, or your spine. You’ll undoubtedly come out relaxed and toned.

The Barre Code 

What do you get when you combine the core work of Pilates, the stretching of yoga, and the strength and cardio benefits of ballet? You get the ever-popular barre workout. While you may not have a personal ballet barre installed at home, you can still get a fix of this total-body fitness routine in your living room with The Barre Code’s on-demand classes. Burn a bevy of calories with a Bootcamp class or channel your inner Misty Copeland with a challenging barre class. 

RedBike

Indoor cycling is a favorite of cardio enthusiasts thanks to the low-impact and high-calorie workout it provides. Local spin gym RedBike is our studio of choice since they are “born, bred, and inspired by Miami,” as they say. RedBike is dedicated to giving you that singular Miami sense of excitement from the moment you hop on the bike until the cooldown. Now, you can bring that party vibe home with their online classes. Pedal to uplifting music while you look out over the crystal waters or admire the city from the vantage point of Missoni Baia. 

Missoni Baia is currently offering ​virtual presentations. Reach out to our sales team today to schedule an appointment and start your life on the shores of Biscayne Bay today!

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Custom Missoni Baia Penthouse Sells for $10 Million

Posted 05.11.2020

The duplex penthouse atop the forthcoming Missoni Baia tower has been sold to a European e-commerce magnate, who worked with the design team to customize his future home. Resting atop the 57-story collection of Edgewater condos, the 7,791-square-foot penthouse will feature high ceilings, a private infinity pool, and a customized office space as well as breathtaking Biscayne Bay views from every room and the wraparound terraces. The penthouse will also contain a movie theater, library, and gourmet kitchen, which will complement shared amenities like the building’s elevated tennis court and large private spa. Construction at Missoni Baia will be complete next year, at which point it will stand as the tallest tower in the area.

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This Miami condo is still under construction, but its penthouse just sold for $10M

Posted 05.11.2020

Sales at Missoni Baia are still going strong, with one of the building’s pair of duplex penthouses going into contract for $10 million last week. According to the Miami Herald, the buyer is a European businessman who will use the swanky Edgewater condo as his home base when visiting Miami for work. Some of the buyer’s customizations of the currently under-construction penthouse are a private office overlooking Biscayne Bay and some unique changes to the kitchens and baths. When complete, Missoni Baia will be home to 249 Edgewater condos as well as a suite of high-caliber amenities, all of which will feature aesthetic elements inspired by the iconic Missoni fashion line.

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Deals Forecast, South Florida Business Journal

Posted 05.04.2020

As the novel coronavirus upsets markets around the world, South Florida Business Journal reached out to experts to get their predictions for the future of the real estate business. The ability of projects like the luxury Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia to attract international interest is one sign of future strength, according to Edgardo Defortuna, CEO of Fortune International Group. “Having a second home in the U.S. will be a very important asset,” said Defortuna, who predicts a shift in travel ban policy that will bring international clients to the Sunshine State during their winters. “The appreciation is going to happen.”

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Blog: Ordering Takeout to Missoni Baia

Posted 05.01.2020

Just because you have to stay indoors doesn’t mean you can’t eat out! The Miami New Times recently published a comprehensive list of the many Miami restaurants that are currently offering takeout and delivery services. Have a magnificent meal delivered to your front door at the Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia. Order from Amare for southern Italian cuisine, Fiola for a special date night, or Lucali for upscale brick-oven pizza.  

Amare, meaning “to love” in Italian, is enamored of fresh food. Diners return again and again to this family-owned restaurant to enjoy expertly prepared dishes that let the ingredients speak for themselves. All meals are handcrafted and cooked from scratch, and with every bite, diners will taste the individual purity of the flavors. Dishes such as gnocchi served with burrata and heirloom cherry tomatoes; pork chop parm with buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce, and fried basil leaf; and grilled Mediterranean sea bass with capers, olive oil, and thyme embody a clean, no-nonsense approach to cooking that’s hearty and comforting. Amare’s takeout menu is available every day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. They do ask that customers allow 30 to 45 minutes for preparation. Wine and beer are also available for takeout.

The wonderful eatery Fiola now offers a full selection of prepared dinners as well as foods you can make at home. While the takeout menu still boasts the wonderful charcoal grilled octopus and gemelli primavera with spring peas, asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, and leeks, among many others, the food-to-be-prepared menu has its share of delights, as well. Choose from housemade pasta kits, fresh fish, meats, cheeses, and locally sourced farm baskets. Or, order from a selection of pantry items, which includes spirits and cocktail kits. Best of all, chef Fabio Trabocchi has not forgotten that celebrations are still in order and has provided special menus — such as the Mother’s Day Menu — for special days. Orders can be placed 24/7 on the Toast website. For no-contact pickup orders or home delivery, you can call (305) 912-2639 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on their services and extensive takeout preparation, please visit the ordering page on the Fiola website. And don’t forget that they are closed on Mondays.

 Sometimes, the only thing that will satisfy is a fresh, hot slice of pizza. And for that, Lucali is there with some of Miami’s best pies. Even though the dining room is closed, the staff is still busy rolling out the dough with wine bottles in their stylish space that also manages to be rustic and worn-in. Lucali serves the kind of pizza that everyone loves: the type where the edges are crisp, while the center still retains some softness. And all of it comes with just that touch of char that makes an artisanal pizza — well, artisanal. While the pepperoni and beef toppings are dependably delicious, branch out for a twist and enjoy the red peppers, the shallots, or the Italian artichokes. Call (305) 695-4441 to order. And, even if you don’t think you can finish it, make sure to order a dessert for later. 

Missoni Baia’s Miami bayfront condos are conveniently near to a fantastic selection of good food. Enjoy a superb takeout meal at home from any one of a number of Miami’s best restaurants, each perfect for a special occasion — or just to celebrate the end of a random Tuesday. Missoni Baia is currently offering ​virtual presentations​, so reach out to our sales team today to schedule an appointment and start your life on the shores of Edgewater today!

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