Unprecedented 10-unit luxury condominium will be the last high-rise building built in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood
On Wednesday, May 8, Terra Group, One Sotheby’s Realty and architect Rene Gonzalez, hosted 250 of Miami’s real estate elite and tastemakers for the launch of GLASS, an 18-story, 10-unit luxury residential development representing the last high-rise permitted to be built in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. The intimate GLASS-inspired celebration took place at the rooftop of RED, The Steakhouse, overlooking the site where the residential tower will break ground this summer.
Attendees entered the rooftop to find an art installation by Ivan Toth Dapeña, the artist working with Rene Gonzalez on the experiential elevators to be featured in the completed all-glass tower. Guests enjoyed “Martin”, “Rene” and “Raymond” craft cocktails in honor of Pedro and David Martin of Terra Group, architect Rene Gonzalez and landscape architect Raymond Jungles. The event culminated with a blackout moment unveiling Terra Group’s documentary on the making of GLASS. La Sardina cameras were gifted to attendees upon departure.
GLASS will feature 10 full-floor units ranging in price from $7.5 million to $35 million for the triplex penthouse. Owners will enjoy open floor-to-ceiling layouts, 100-foot long glass windows with eight-foot deep terraces featuring 360 degree views, stone kitchens, Sub Zero, Electrolux, Scottsman and Gaggenau appliances; personalized amenities including an onsite estate manager, pool services, valet, housekeeping and maintenance, beach service with 20 reserved spots, gym and 24-hour security.
Delicate and sensorial, the design of the project is considered a response to its setting in Miami Beach, specifically intended to allow one to experience the surrounding natural landscape. The building dematerializes as it rises, with its exterior almost disappearing into the atmosphere and its compositional use of fritted, patterned glass.
Pedro and David Martin, Rene Gonzalez, Eloy Carmenate, Cathy Leff, Patricio Kreutzberger, John Joseph Lin, Claudio Faria and Ricardo Dunin were among the notable attendees.
Photos Gesi Schilling.