This article originally appeared on Mansion Global.
Decorators have put the final touches on a full-floor unit at the Zaha Hadid-designed condo tower in Downtown Miami asking $18.8 million.
The newly completed home at One Thousand Museum, a sprawling aerie with five bedrooms and bird’s-eye views over South Florida through wall-to-wall glass, occupies the tower’s 50th floor. Designers have so far furnished around eight condos in the building to give buyers a move-in-ready option, said Louis Birdman, co-developer. This is the first and only full-floor penthouse in the 62-story building to be offered furnished.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in these turn-key units,” Mr. Birdman said.
At 11,500 square feet, the penthouse is roughly 10 times the size of the average condo on the market in Downtown Miami, according to data from listing site Redfin.
Designer Hernan Arriaga filled the home with neutral furnishings by Luxury Living Group, dressed up with gold accents and splashes of texture (like two trees with plumes of white feathers in the living room). The decorator also imagined the great room, which runs almost the length of the building, as a cavernous entertainment space, keeping the central portion empty except for a piano and an accent table.
The designer also spruced up the main bedroom wing with dramatic abstract art. The bedroom suite comes with its own “midnight kitchen” for making a cup of coffee or a drink, two walk-in closets and a sweeping bathroom with two toilets and a floating tub with views over the city, according to images of the lavish home.
The apartment comes with its own gym and home office, as well as building amenities, such as access to a helipad on the building’s roof, multiple pools, event rooms and a shared theater.
This newly completed apartment is one of 10 full-floor units in the building, about half of which have already sold. While pre-sales in the building began in 2013, the sales team at One Sotheby’s International Realty officially listed the 50th floor penthouse in October. The $18.8 million asking price now includes its newly finished redesign.
The futuristic building famed British-Iraqi architect Hadid designed before her death in 2016 has landed some noteworthy sales, even in the middle of a pandemic. Former soccer star David Beckham, who founded the Inter Miami soccer team in 2018, and his wife, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, closed on a near-$20 million full-floor penthouse on the highest floor this spring, Mansion Global previously reported. Weeks later, it was reported fellow footie, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba had also snapped up a residence at One Thousand Museum.
The developers have been pleasantly surprised by the activity given the lull most markets faced during the pandemic, Mr. Birdman said.
“It’s a testament to the fact that there really are a lot of people coming into South Florida and seeing this as a good place to be,” he said. The crisis “accelerated some people’s decisions.”