P A R K G R O V E S T R I K E S T H E P E R F E C T
B A L A N C E B E T W E E N A C C E S S T O A N D
E S C A P E F R O M M I A M I , A M E R I C A ’ S
M O S T C O S M O P O L I T A N C I T Y .
Coconut Grove has long been known as Miami’s most idyllic, dynamic, and historic neighborhood—one that generations of cultural icons have called home. Today, residents of Park Grove are the inheritors of this rich legacy. Here, the best of upscale living—yachting, high culture, a vibrant society—meets an easy artistic sensibility. Though it’s located just seven miles from downtown Miami, Coconut Grove represents a peaceful retreat from what has
become the country’s most cosmopolitan city. This rare balance
between access and escape is one of the many factors that distinguish modern life in the Grove. Coconut Grove is indeed a serene hideaway, but it’s also a welcoming home. The area is known for its world-class schools: There are seven private schools in the neighborhood, the oldest of which dates back to 1903. In addition to having access to elite education, residents of Coconut Grove are
surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The enclave boasts
16 picturesque parks. Among these is the Kampong, an 11-
acre tropical garden that was originally the home of famed
horticulturalist Dr. David Fairchild in the early twentieth century. Other cultural destinations include the charming Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Barnacle Historic State Park, and the famed Coconut Grove playhouse. The storied enclave of Coconut Grove also has a rich tradition of hosting cultural and artistic events. Each year, the larger Miami community comes together for an array of
outdoor festivals and celebrations that take place here. The
most prominent of these is the Coconut Grove Arts Festival,
but the Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival and
the Goombay Festival (a Bahamian carnival) are highly anticipated
events as well. Within the village of Coconut Grove, outdoor cafés and restaurants line the streets, and residents have access to some
of Miami’s best shopping. In addition to numerous local
boutiques, the neighborhood is home to two open-air malls,
CocoWalk and Streets of Mayfair. Given its diverse cultural
offerings, unmatched natural beauty, and unique lifestyle
balance, Coconut Grove provides an ideal environment for
families to put down lasting roots and take their place in the
area’s evolving story.
A LIFE AQUATIC
C O C O N U T G R O V E ’ S R I C H M A R I T I M E
H I S T O R Y S T I L L I N F O R M S M O D E R N – D A Y
L I F E A T P A R K G R O V E , W H E R E T H E S E A I S
A N A T U R A L E X T E N S I O N O F T H E H O M E .
Residents of Coconut Grove have long enjoyed a deep and enduring connection to the seascape around them. In this community, residences overlook the water, children grow up on the decks of sailboats, and the most memorable parties take place at sea. In Coconut Grove, spending time on the water is not merely an activity—it’s a way of life. Given Park Grove’s privileged position just steps from Biscayne Bay, life here represents the ultimate nexus of the city and the sea. The nearby Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the Coral Reef Yacht Club, and the Dinner Key Marina all offer access to the water and to the area’s vibrant boating culture. In Coconut Grove, the pace of life moves with the tides, and everything from the décor of homes to the way people entertain is informed by the surrounding seascape. Even Miami’s City Hall is an homage to the area’s nautical
past: It’s located in the old Pan Am terminal building, a former
seaplane hub located on Dinner Key. From the Park Grove towers, a short walk through a verdant park leads directly to the bay, where residents can access their boats or simply stake out a spot on the dock to watch the ships come and go. And in addition to direct
access to the bay and its picturesque marinas, Park Grove’s residences offer expansive views of the ocean and the horizon
beyond. So even from the privacy of home, residents can enjoy an abiding connection to the impressive landscape that surrounds them. In addition, an in-house concierge is available to facilitate all maritime-related activities, from booking yachts for private parties to coordinating sailing lessons and chartering boats. When it comes to entertaining in the towers, Park Grove offers a bay-view dining room, where residents can treat their private guests to fresh seasonal fare
and spectacular views of the water. Since it was first settled, Coconut Grove has been a haven, inhabited by those who see the land as a refuge and the sea as their home. Today, this tradition is very much alive at Park Grove—a community that is always looking towards
THE GROVE’S ENERGY
Given that life and art have always been inextricably linked in Coconut Grove, it follows that Park Grove, the area’s most dynamic project to date, would be conceived by some of the world’s foremost
artistic thinkers. Led by Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam-based architectural and design practice OMA (the Office for Metropolitan Architecture) has been shaping the global conversation around architecture and urbanism since its founding in 1975. Today, Koolhaas and partners like Shohei Shigematsu—who oversaw the project at Park Grove—continue to shift the very paradigms they helped create. Park Grove represents a singular opportunity to own a
home in the finest—and final—building in Coconut Grove. In addition to its unrivaled location just off Biscayne Bay, Park Grove constitutes a unique artistic achievement, rendered by some of the world’s greatest living architects. Koolhaas and Shigematsu, both active faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, are known for their unique ability to rethink architectural norms and reimagine the boundaries of the possible. As the author of
the hugely influential Delirious New York and S,M,L,XL, Koolhaas is a Pritzker prize winner who has changed the face of architecture with iconoclastic projects like his Prada Transformer in Seoul, South Korea. His trailblazing CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, China, re-wrote the rules for what a skyscraper could and should be. Shigematsu has been equally audacious in his projects, which have included the National Museum of Fine Arts (Musée National des Beaux-Arts) in Quebec and Milstein Hall at Cornell University. He has also led a number
of collaborations with leading international artists.
I N S P I R E D B Y F L O R I D A ’ S B A R R I E R I S L A N D S
T H E R E S I D E N C E S ’ S O R G A N I C F O R M S
B O T H R E S P O N D T O T H E S U R R O U N D I N G
L A N D S C A P E A N D E N H A N C E I T .
MODERN SPACES WITH
When the world’s most discerning tastemakers wish to create interiors that are truly remarkable, they turn to acclaimed interior designer William Sofield. Abiding by the mantra, “Design must
live as well as it looks,” Sofield takes a holistic approach to
interiors, crafting spaces that balance elegance with utility.
Architectural Digest describes him as “a maestro of magical interiors, an alchemist capable of conjuring sublime, idiosyncratic spaces that balance opulence and rigor. His methodology, deeply rooted in the principles of modernism, relies on exquisite craftsmanship, fine materials, and adherence to the simple idea that substance and suitability overrule trendiness.” From commercial projects to private residences, Sofield begins every project with a unique point of view and a daring vision. He often looks to historic precedent, but always
reinterprets tradition to make it feel completely fresh and modern. Though his designs have a way of subtly building to an aesthetic crescendo, they are always rooted in practical comforts and the realities of quotidian living. It’s this rare balance—between provocative beauty and utter comfort— that sets Sofield apart in his field. An interior design legend and a winner of the prestigious
Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Sofield has spent decades creating unforgettable spaces for some of the world’s most design-forward clients, including Tom Ford, Harry Winston, Yves Saint Laurent, the Soho Grand Hotel, and David Barton Gym. In his studio, Sofield oversees a team of 25 designers whose expertise spans architecture, engineering, and industrial, interior, graphic, and landscape design. As such, he is able to understand and approach design from every possible angle, creating coherent spaces that draw on diverse skill sets and references. Sofield’s work is unique in that it always feels fresh, yet it endures and seems to improve with age. He has an uncanny way of designing for both today and tomorrow, and as a result, his spaces are as timeless as they are of the moment.
At Park Grove, Sofield has crafted breathtaking interiors that perfectly complement OMA’s striking towers. In the same way that these towers represent artistic achievements, Sofield’s interiors are works of design genius. In this oneof- a-kind setting, his unique brand of elegant minimalism is articulated through the use of carefully selected organic materials that reflect the surrounding landscape and the seaoriented community of Coconut Grove. From flooring to
countertops to upholstery, Sofield has made each aesthetic choice with an eye toward building a luxuriously tactile landscape in which to live and play. In the residences at Park Grove, Sofield’s unique vision comes through via design details like fine Italian cabinetry
and sophisticated stone countertops, but he also lets the impressive natural context speak for itself. Here, interiors are designed to frame sweeping sea views, taking full advantage of outdoor space and glass walls to maximize light and air. Sofield’s bright, uncluttered common spaces are clean and breezy. A natural color palette—light woods,
white walls—creates a sense of ease and lightness that exemplifies the Park Grove lifestyle. Here, living rooms open onto terraces, providing seamless spaces in which to entertain both indoors and out. While the public areas of the home provide elegant backdrops where groups can congregate, the private spaces— bedrooms, bathrooms—serve as serene sanctuaries, with plenty of space to spread out and relax in comfort. Sofield’s thoughtful layouts, luxurious materials, and state-of-theart appliances (Sub-zero, Wolf ) elevate the residences at Park Grove to the highest level of luxury in Miami. Beyond the individual residences, Sofield has also created elegant lobbies and amenity areas befitting of the Park Grove lifestyle. Strong minimalist entry areas and reception desks create a dramatic sense of arrival for residents and their guests. Spacious, open foyers afford space where residents can relax, read, entertain, or casually run into neighbors. Those wishing to entertain large groups can do so in the boldly designed public dining room, an expansive
space with a view of the bay and access to a private chef ’s kitchen. For business needs, Sofield has crafted a private conference room that overlooks the bay. Appointed with modern, minimalist furniture, it’s a peaceful space that allows residents to be productive without having to leave the comforts of home. Park Grove’s rooftop pool and
private cabanas are also designed in Sofield’s signature minimalist style. From morning until night, residents can lounge poolside and take in extraordinary views of the bay and the city beyond. At Park Grove, every element is designed to complement and enhance the surrounding seascape, and William Sofield’s interiors are a perfect example of this philosophy. Elegant, understated, and luxurious, they convey a feeling of serenity and good taste. Here, Miami’s most thoughtfully conceived and beautifully executed design is a part of daily life.
PRIVATE GARDENS &
ELEGANT OUTDOOR LIVING
The lush, subtropical landscape of the Florida coastline has always had a defining influence on the culture of Coconut Grove. It was the leafy forests and palm-shaded shores that first lured mariners from the sea. Freshwater springs convinced early settlers to stay, and those living here have prospered ever since. Vibrant landscapes
and abundant resources continue to define life in Coconut Grove today. Those who live here engage with their natural surroundings constantly—whether they’re picnicking in local parks, strolling along shaded sidewalks, sitting on docks that jut into the bay, or setting sail for a day at sea. The natural environment is a fundamental part of the Coconut Grove experience. As such, every built environment here must complement, respect, and enhance what already exists. Given this sensitive mandate, it was clear that only a design genius would be able to further beautify the already breathtaking property at Park Grove. Yet somehow, visionary landscape designer Enzo Enea has elevated this landscape to a new level. Trained as both an industrial designer and landscape architect, Enea has worked in locales around the world. He gained formal training in Switzerland and London, where he earned numerous accolades, including multiple gold and silver awards at the Giardina show in Basel and Zurich, and a certificate of merit from the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London. Beyond his projects in Europe, Enea has worked in tropical locales like Brazil and Hawaii, experimenting with native species and learning the nuances of landscaping in a range of climates and ecosystems. He brings this incredible breadth of knowledge to his work at Park Grove. Known for his unique ability to craft livable outdoor spaces that blur the boundaries between a structure and
its surrounding landscape, Enea sought to create harmony between OMA’s soaring towers and the vibrant coastal landscape that supports them. The result is a series of landscaped gardens that create a natural conversation between the built environment and the lush landscape that has always existed in Coconut Grove. A highlight of the project is the park that Enea masterminded, which forms a pathway from the Park Grove towers to the bay. In creating this corridor, he has designed both a physical and spiritual link from life
in the towers to life on the water. Enea is also one of the world’s foremost tree specialists and collectors. In 2010, he opened the Enea Tree Museum near Upper Lake Zurich in Switzerland. Here, he created a wonderland that showcases 50 featured trees from around
the world—some of which are more than 100 years— alongside sculptures and designed plots of land. He took a similar approach to Park Grove. Here, the preservation of existing trees was a top priority, and many of the property’s native species have been protected and highlighted in Enea’s designs. Sustainability, along with beauty, is always at the forefront of his work. Park Grove’s impressive sculpture garden is a place where residents can stroll, read, picnic, and relax amongst works of art that are seamlessly integrated into the natural environment. This is a hallmark of Enea’s work—the ability
to harmoniously blend landscape, botany, art, architecture, and design to create an innovative environment that still feels deeply rooted in place. In combination with the natural environment, Enea’s
landscapes create a harmonious experience for the residents of Park Grove. This fluid indoor-outdoor mentality extends to all areas of life—from the airy residences with their private balconies, to the impressive gardens that frame each of the towers. Although privacy is paramount at Park Grove, there is little definitive separation between indoors and out. In his forward-thinking work, Enea has created spaces where residents can immerse themselves in nature, while still enjoying the privacy of home. Residents might entertain
on their own private balconies, or meet for cocktails at the rooftop pool. They might practice yoga in one of the many outdoor fitness spaces, or spend time with their families in the outdoor play areas for children. The gardens themselves offer endless paths to walk, sculptures to discover, nooks to uncover, and spaces in which to steal away. But in the end, all paths lead back home to Park Grove.
All of Enea’s work is defined by an abiding respect for history, sustainability, and the relationship between the built environment and the natural world. At Park Grove, this philosophy manifests itself in myriad ways. Enea has managed to create a landscape that both builds off of Coconut Grove’s rich natural history, but also suggests a way forward. His lush gardens serve to ground OMA’s elegant towers, but also enhance them. His gardens provide a sense of escape, but also a profound feeling of intimacy and protection. It’s
these subtle but crucial nuances that set the world’s greatest
properties apart from the rest, and Park Grove can now
count itself among this number.
THE LUXURIES OF
LIFE AT PARK GROVE
Though it’s located just a few miles from downtown Miami, Park Grove feels like a peaceful world unto itself. And in addition to its unmatched bayside location, residents here have access to a wealth of services and amenities that rival those at any of the area’s highend
hotels or members clubs. Here, residents’ needs are anticipated, their desires fulfilled, and their expectations exceeded. From its rooftop pool to its on-call butler service, Park Grove represents the absolute pinnacle of luxury living. Being active and staying healthy is a priority for many living at Park Grove. Within each tower, residents have
access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, private training rooms (including a pilates room and spinning studio), indoor and outdoor yoga spaces, and a spa with personal treatment rooms, steam rooms, and saunas. Personal trainers are oncall for residents who wish to set up a structured workout regimen. When it comes to relaxation, Park Grove boasts a number of peaceful pools, flanked by private cabanas. Some of these are overhung with leafy palms, while others are located at rooftop level and boast panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and
the Miami skyline. Those looking to entertain can do so in the building’s many indoor or outdoor lounges and bars. A private dining room, adorned with impressive contemporary art, can be reserved for private events; and an on-call chef can be arranged for any catering needs. Given Park Grove’s dynamic and discerning community,
it follows that it’s a cultural haven of sorts. Here, residents can attend curated events and lectures, musical performances, private film screenings, and private tastings—all without leaving home. In quieter moments, they can also take advantage of a billiards room and state-of-the-art private screening and media room. For those desiring extra storage to enhance their lifestyles, there are dedicated areas for
bike and watercraft storage, in addition to a wine cellar and private wine lockers. When it comes to services, all residents have access to a
24-hour concierge, valet, and butler, so no need will go unmet. At Park Grove, every facet of life is attended to with assiduous attention to detail and the highest level of discretion.
CAPTURING THE GROVE’S
Cuban-American artist Ruben Toledo first visited Coconut Grove in the 1970s. “It was an artist’s dream,” he recalls of the bohemian enclave, where scores of artists were living and collaborating in a tropical paradise. He and his wife, acclaimed fashion designer Isabel
Toledo, had ventured to Florida to soak up inspiration from the many artists and designers who had flocked there. Forty years after their initial visit, the Toledos’ vivid memories of Coconut Grove continue to
fuel their creative pursuits. Although the dynamic couple resides in
Manhattan, Ruben’s strong associations with the Grove have stuck with him over the years. When the Park Grove team was seeking an
artist to collaborate on the project, he was the first person who came to mind. Toledo’s strong but whimsical artwork seemed a perfect fit for Park Grove, and he was commissioned to create an eight- foot-high art fence to surround the property during construction (slated to begin in 2015). The fence—adorned with Toledo’s lively, playful figures—references the area’s vibrant lifestyle and bohemian past, and will set the tone as the Park Grove project gets underway.
In this context, Toledo’s fantasy-driven artwork blends beautifully into the lush landscape and also captures the spirit of the Grove in a profound way. Although Park Grove is very much a cutting-edge, forward-thinking project, it is also inextricably linked to Coconut Grove’s lively, artistic past. On these streets and in these gardens, some of the country’s most influential artists lived, player, and created lasting works. In this tradition, Toledo’s fence is a symbolic bridge that connects the present to both the past and the future.
Toledo is an artist of wide-ranging talents. He authored the book Style Dictionary, a collection of drawings and watercolors, and he and Isabel received the 2005 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for their work in fashion. But despite his diverse talents and interests, he seems particularly at home discussing his work for Park Grove. Here, he has tapped into memories of decades long past, but he has also outlined an artistic hope for the future. In his work for Park Grove,
we see the shape of creativity to come. Coconut Grove is a community underpinned by art, design and energy, and Toledo’s art fence perfectly articulates—and therefore perpetuates—this lasting legacy.
A SHARED VISION AND
PASSION FOR THE GROVE
D E V E L O P M E N T P A R T N E R
D E V E L O P M E N T P A R T N E R
Terra Group is more than a real estate development firm — it’s a civic galvanizer that works tirelessly to reinvigorate communities, enhance the urban landscape, and promote culture throughout South Florida. Founded in 2001 and led by father-and-son team Pedro and David Martin, this Miami-based firm is known for its trendsetting high-end residential communities that are as innovative as they are impactful. Through its thoughtful development strategy, Terra has gained a reputation for revitalizing neighbourhoods and raising the overall profile of the areas it develops. The firm’s unparalleled success in the region is largely due to the expertise and talent of its multi-faceted
team, which includes architects, builders, designers, and strategists working together to bring Terra’s singular vision to life. Beyond exceptional development, this award-winning team also plays an active role in charitable, civic, arts, and cultural organizations — a testament to its deep commitment to enhancing and enriching the
community from every angle. Along with Related Group, Terra is the publisher of The Grove magazine. Since its founding in 1979, Related Group of Florida has been at the forefront of luxury condominium development, setting a new industry standard for excellence and
innovation. Helmed by Chairman and CEO Jorge Pérez, one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, Related has built and managed more than 80,000 condominium and apartment residences in major markets throughout Florida. Led by Carlos Rosso, Related’s Condominium Division is known for its groundbreaking luxury properties, including Miami’s Portofino Tower, Apogee, Murano Grande, and multiple collaborations with Donald Trump. The celebrated firm’s properties showcase impeccable craftsmanship, innovative design, and a commitment to creating spaces that will endure and appreciate with time. Often partnering with world-renowned architects, designers, and artists, Related continues to push boundaries and raise the bar for the entire real estate
community. Its dozens of awards include the Honor Award from the National Building Museum — an acknowledgment of architecture and design excellence in new development.