Monad Terrace's story is still being written, but its progressive design represents the vibrant culture and cutting-edge style that is characteristic of the area. South Beach has seen several high-rise condominium developments over the last few decades, but none that integrate the natural landscapes into
When designing Monad Terrace, award-winning architect Jean Nouvel took special care to integrate the natural surroundings of the building while creating a functional structure that would withstand the flooding, storms, and hurricanes that occasionally occur in South Florida. Monad Terrace is a twin tower development with one 14-story building and another that is 7 stories. Light reflects off the glass of the towers and the lagoon between them, creating a special effect. Taking rising sea levels into account, Nouvel's design not only meets but exceeds building code restrictions related to sea level and flood plain heights. Monad Terrace is the first building to comply with these new codes in Miami Beach.
From a distance Monad Terrace fits into the general landscape of luxury apartments in Miami, but, up close, its landscaping and features set it apart from its neighbors. Jean Nouvel's "reflection machine," and colorful vegetation, the Monad Terrace is distinctive. Neighbors include Mondrian South Beach, Mirador 1000, and Bentley Bay Condos.
Monad Terrace's two towers are home to 59 waterfront residences with two to five bedrooms that range between 2,000 and 5,600 square feet of interior living space. Each residence has an inviting outdoor living space ranging between 574 square feet and more than 2,200 square feet, offering incredible sunset views that overlook Biscayne Bay, the lagoon, and Miami's skyline. The penthouse apartments have private elevators that take residents to their private rooftops where they can relax by their private pools and savor the views.
Ultra-luxurious interiors of the residences at Monad Terrace include kitchens with marble islands and fully integrated high-end appliances that serve as the centerpieces of each home. Shades of gray and white serve as the color palette to enhance the reflection of light and metal surfaces. Each home's balconies are covered in lush climbing foliage that adds color and texture to the building's reflection as well as shade and privacy.
Monad Terrace residents have access to amenities characteristic of a luxurious South Beach lifestyle. The sundeck with a 116-foot swimming pool and hot tub is the perfect place to relax with a beverage from the juice bar or take advantage of poolside service. Residents also have access to a 24-hour lobby attendant, concierge, and full-service valet parking. Those who lead active lifestyles can take advantage of the bicycles and paddleboards for resident use; Monad Terrace also has a sports storage area for private equipment.
Monad Terrace is nestled on the bay side of South Beach, which offers a peaceful residential area that is still close to all of the action on the Atlantic side. Those seeking a healthy, active lifestyle appreciate the walkability of the neighborhood, which is full of boutiques, restaurants, spas, and access to recreational activities. Monad Terrace is also within walking distance from Whole Foods. The Miami Beach Bay Walk promotes alternative transportation and links the residential condo areas of South Beach to the commercial areas.
French-based architect Jean Nouvel is the founder and principal of Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Nouvel's aesthetic is world-famous for his focus on views and light including creating luminous and illuminated structures, carefully engineering reflecting and refracting surfaces, and experimenting with levels of opacity. Over his lengthy career, Nouvel has received several awards, including the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2008. His designs enhance the skylines of several cities around the world and include such buildings as the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, 100 Eleventh Avenue in New York, Doha Tower, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
South Beach has long been a hot spot in Miami that serves as a playground for the rich and famous. Monad Terrace provides the best of both worlds—a tranquil residential neighborhood with a community feel that is minutes away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach's clubs, shops, and world-class dining. Further, affluent residents who appreciate distinctive architecture will revel in the distinctiveness of a residence whose interior and exterior were designed by the world-famous Jean Nouvel.
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