New Urbanists Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company have merged modernist and contemporary architecture and art in a traditional town plan on an 8.5-acre island with a private entrance. The result is a village that is design-informed, made up of mid-rise loft and condominium residences and exclusive island homes for only 151 families.
Pedestrian-oriented, AQUA’s streets encourage walking on a waterside promenade and among a series of small plazas and a central square. Meeting areas are connected by walkways, lanes and avenues that emphasize lush landscaping and tropical plantings. Private docks, manicured gardens and groves of mango and citrus trees are conveniently situated. The exclusive private island features not only the talents of planners and architects but artists who have created unique commissioned works for AQUA.
The homes and condos, designed by invitation by ten contemporary architectural firms, utilize the natural ventilation and tropical light of the island setting and take as inspiration the rich architectural traditions of the Miami Beach area and its natural features.
Added to the protected environment is its strolling-distance convenience to La Gorce Golf and Country Club and its short drive to the vibrant South Beach and Bal Harbour communities. Privacy, seclusion, contemporary design and convenience of location make AQUA Allison Island a destination for the discriminating homeowner.
Design references the International Style buildings that characterize the post-Art
Deco period of Miami Beach, using abstract lines, glass planes and geometric solids combined with colorful murals to evoke the tropics
Spectacular swimming pool is surrounded by terraces
Fitness Center with cardiovascular exercise equipment, free weights, steam room and sauna
Fitness Center lap pool: regulation size; available to all AQUA residents
Spa services available by appointment
Four amazing penthouses have fabulous living and dining spaces, with private rooftop solariums with adjoining terraces and hot tubs
Story Room by Beatrice Rich: children’s play center
Executive Business Center: secretarial services, conference room and private office suites
Concierge and valet: personalized services available to residents
Bulthaup larch wood cabinetry with glass backsplash
Javento white marble counter
Thermador combo convection/cooking wall oven
Bosch stainless steel gas cooktop
Gaggenau radiant glass cooktop
Gaggenau multi-program dishwasher
Blanco stainless steel under-mount two compartment sink