Internationally acclaimed design team, curated contemporary art collection will set the stage for the ultimate coastal lifestyle
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Unparalleled luxury residences and world-class lifestyle amenities are on the horizon on Florida’s Gold Coast, courtesy of Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale, the most refined high-rise and only on-the-sand luxury residential offering on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The veteran development team—The Related Group, Fortune International Group and The Fairwinds Group—personally selected esteemed New York-based interior design firm Meyer Davis Studio, Inc. to envision a setting that will complement Auberge Resorts Collection’s signature authentic luxury.
Meyer Davis, whose award-winning portfolio includes 1 Hotel South Beach, W Chicago Lakeshore, and Paramount Hotel in New York City, believes that great design works on multiple levels, weaving together bold design moves with striking details to create both immediate impact and lasting memory. The firm’s one-of-a-kind concept for the recently announced 171-residence beachfront condominium property celebrates honest, natural materials that are elevated by refined and unexpected applications. Interiors will be infused with a sense of understated luxury and sanctuary that complements the singular natural setting with a feeling of lightness and effortless elegance.
“Auberge Beach Residences is located on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Florida,” said Will Meyer, principal of Meyer Davis Studio, Inc., along with Gray Davis. “The site’s serenity and calm environs informed our design direction—from palette to material choices. It is an honor to work with Related, Fortune and Fairwinds to create a landmark community that creates a sense of place unique to the destination and takes cues from the graceful style of Auberge Resorts, whose properties are acclaimed for their timelessness and intimate, understated elegance.”
Two iconic glazed structures, designed by internationally recognized architecture firm Nichols, Brosch, Wurst, Wolf & Associates, will rise above the Atlantic Ocean. The sleek, organic façades will be a departure from both coastal contemporary and traditional designs, striking a balance between natural forms and luxury rooted in a restrained sophistication and orienting each residence to capture sweeping ocean views. Set on 450 linear feet of pristine beachfront, the design blurs the boundaries between interior spaces and the exquisite environs beyond through the use of tones and textures lent from the location itself.
Auberge Beach Residences will welcome residents with a sense of community rooted in a casual, yet refined urban beach retreat. The light-filled lobby will feature sophisticated, relaxed seating groups arranged to spark conversation and interaction among residents. Bright, neutral tones and natural wood finishes will provide a gallery-like environ to showcase the museum-quality contemporary art collection that will be installed throughout the property. The cornerstone of the collection is La Maternidad, a monumental bronze sculpture by celebrated contemporary master Fernando Botero.
“Original works of art will infuse Auberge Beach Residences & Spa with energy and sophistication,” said Jorge M. Pérez, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group. “Artist Fernando Botero is among the most renowned artists of his generation. The introduction of his La Maternidad sculpture to the property’s permanent collection signifies our commitment to introduce an unmatched luxury lifestyle and cultural experience to Fort Lauderdale.”
The interior design of each residence, ranging in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet, will reflect Auberge Beach Residences’ signature style of relaxed coastal elegance. Flow-through contemporary floor plans will feature nearly 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows for a seamless indoor/outdoor experience. Continuous glass railings will enclose oversized terraces, some boasting private pools, for unobstructed city and ocean views. Paying homage to Auberge’s culinary legacy, Meyer Davis designed the living spaces around a spacious contemporary chef’s kitchen at the heart of each home.
The open, flexible design of the beachfront Auberge restaurant will showcase unsurpassed views of the Atlantic Ocean’s eternal blue tones to meld the indoors with the pristine shoreline beyond. Meyer Davis has become the foremost design firm for the world’s most prominent restaurateurs and celebrity chefs, with their work receiving accolades in design competitions and the press. “This site has a long history as a dining destination in the days of the Ireland’s Inn,” said Meyer. “Auberge is renowned for exceptional culinary offerings, and the new restaurant is poised to become an unrivalled dining experience. The spectacular outdoor bar and veranda will be one of South Florida’s most breathtaking dining destinations.” The flexible design will cater to year-round dining, accommodating large and intimate gatherings from sunup to sundown and deep into the night. At the center of the restaurant’s design are casually elegant indoor/outdoor seating arrangements and an expansive outdoor bar, which are designed to enhance the beachside setting and signature restaurant’s lively American bistro concept. The restaurant will feature unique dining experiences created by highly skilled chefs using the finest ingredients.