Miami Marina

A new boating paradise prepares to debut in South Florida.

The first new yacht club residences in two decades are on the horizon for North Miami Beach. When complete, Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences will be home to two towers—each with 24 floors and 468 spacious residences, a waterfront promenade, and one million square feet of developed space. Spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom residences with unobstructed water views in all directions will start at $600,000. Finishing touches selected for Marina Palms include Snaidero cabinetry, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and stone countertops.

The centerpiece of the development is the 112-slip full-service marina and yacht club, which will feature an on-site dock master and yacht club concierge, fuel service, dockside WiFi, and space to accommodate yachts up to 90 feet in length.

Additional planned amenities at Marina Palms include workout facilities and studios, 24-hour gated access, valet and butler service, tennis and beach clubs, a business lounge, a children’s playground and pool, a club room, a dog park, high-speed elevators, a hot tub, an infinity pool, on-site car washing and detailing services, an outdoor gourmet kitchen, a private screening room with a 100-inch TV, a pool table, and a bar. Additionally, there will be a salon and spa with private treatment rooms, a sauna, and a steam room.

The tentative date of groundbreaking for the $400 million development will fall within third quarter 2013; sales offices are already open.


“Iron”-clad Concept

Andaz Maui

Andaz Maui

Celebrity chef Morimoto brings his world-famous cuisine to Maui.

Situated on Maui’s southwestern coastline, Andaz Maui at Wailea is under development along Mokapu Beach in Wailea. The 15-acre beachfront resort will feature 297 guest rooms and suites, including seven luxury two- to four-bedroom residential villas. Acclaimed chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to many as the star of Food Network’s “Iron Chef” and “Iron Chef America,” has been tapped to create Andaz Maui’s on-site dining experience, Morimoto Maui. The restaurant’s menu will feature the Hawaiian islands’ freshest local ingredients prepared with traditional Japanese techniques. Just steps from the beach, the restaurant and bar will capture the island’s laid-back culture. The property will also feature cascading outdoor infinity pools and a spa with 10 treatment rooms, its own private adult pool, bath and beauty retail shop, and fitness center.


Herculean Effort

Hercules Bayfront

Hercules Bayfront

The Bay Area prepares for new waterfront residences.

Developers Oso Trabuco and Anderson Pacific will break ground on a long-awaited waterfront project in the coastal California town of Hercules, located in the North San Francisco Bay region. Hercules Bayfront, which is anticipated to break ground in the third quarter of 2013, will effectively create a new downtown on the Hercules waterfront. The first phase of construction will be The Village, which incorporates approximately 750 market-rate residences; office, retail, and flex space; and parks and plazas. The finished area will feature two distinct multifamily residential communities along the waterfront connected by a central mixed-use downtown retail district. The development has already been awarded Stage 1 LEED-ND Gold status.