Now It’s the Adults Flocking to Fort Lauderdale
It took the developers Kathy Ireland Mitchell and her husband, Andy Mitchell, 17 years, two partnerships, 476 community meetings and eight redesigns to build an exclusive residential condominium in Fort Lauderdale on the site of Ireland’s Inn, a much-loved hotel founded by Ms. Mitchell’s family.The fruits of their labor? The Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale on North Ocean Boulevard overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach.Developed by the Fairwinds Group, Fortune International Group and the Related Group, and designed by the architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates and the interior design studio Meyer Davis, the $400 million five-acre development made its debut in April 2019. The north tower’s 57 residences, ranging from 1,627 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet, sold for $1.4 million to over $9 million.The last of the 114 residences in the 22-story south tower sold out recently with prices from $3.1 million to $4 million (homeowners association fees are around $3,400 per month). One- to three-bedroom units, covering 2,776 to 3,500 square feet have amenities that include ITALKRAFT cabinetry, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and dual balconies with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.
“In Miami, these units would sell for $3,000 a square foot as opposed to $1,200, so there’s a lot of value,” said Patrick Campbell, executive vice president of the Related Group’s condo division.
ImageAuberge Beach Residences & Spa, a luxury condominium, rises above the sand in Florida.Credit…Related Group