Miami is home to an 80,000-sq. m private island that will soon welcome a luxurious, curvaceous residential condominium. Grove Isle was chosen as the base for the Vita project, which was designed by CallisonRTKL with the energetic and passionate backing and support of Ugo Colombo of CMC Group, a renowned luxury developer.
Vita will have 65 apartments across three separate but connected buildings – Mare, Luce and Sole, or sea, light and sun – that reflect the island’s natural contours to produce a sophisticated curved façade that offers panoramic views of Biscayne Bay.
Each penthouse or apartment – the smallest of which is 230 sq. m – has a large terrace with ocean views and each unit has at least three bedrooms. Their crowning glory are the finely designed, spacious bathrooms, embellished with a total of 5,000 sq. m of white Margraf marble, worked and laid using the open-book technique, which highlights the veining of the marble slabs to create truly unique patterns in a rhomboid or mirrored open-book effect.
It is one of the techniques that elevates the marble effect from craftsmanship to art. Margraf was chosen for this project because it guaranteed not only excellent natural products and materials, but also exclusive, customized solutions – a combination that was essential to win over a very demanding client.
Marble is not the only aspect in which Vita excels. For example, its energy performance is top-notch and the complex is set to receive the National Green Building Standard certification. All of this is done while offering the very best in services and amenities, such as a concierge, two swimming pools, a luxury restaurant, sports pitches, dedicated wellness and fitness areas, and more.