LA CLARA Penthouse boasts expansive 1,887 square foot east-facing terrace

Award-winning Canadian real estate developer Great Gulf recently announced the sale of one of LA CLARA’s penthouses, priced at $8.85 million. With an expansive 1,887 square foot east-facing terrace, this unique residence offers unparalleled wraparound views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal waterway. One of only five exclusive penthouses, the residence features no common walls, ceiling heights over 11 feet, 3 bedrooms, custom his and her baths, and 4,680 square feet of interior sublime luxury. Since its groundbreaking March 14, over fifty percent of LA CLARA’s released units have been sold.

“We’re delighted that LA CLARA has been well received by discerning buyers and that we have successfully anticipated the needs of our purchasers. Our goal was to create contemporary luxury inside and out with exceptional design in one of Florida’s most dynamic cities,” said Great Gulf President Residential Niall Collins.

 

The flowing spatial interiors are carried out throughout the common areas and continue to roll seamlessly into the lush exteriors, into what seems like an endless horizon.  The perfect balance of clarity and luxury; privacy and surroundings.  Take a look at the video below to experience the ‘unfolding horizons’ at LA CLARA

Thoughtful consideration has gone into matching the decorative and functional interiors with standout amenities.  La Clara includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga studio, dual spas with steam rooms, saunas, and private massage treatment rooms, an outdoor lap pool, landscaped garden and walking area, dog spa, club lounge with dining area, performance and catering kitchen, theatre, conference room and business center.  A wine tasting and climate-controlled storage area, 24/7 front desk staff, assigned self-parking, and valet will also be available.

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for LA CLARA led by Sales Director Chris Leavitt.  For more information, please contact the Sales Gallery at 561-557-3113 or visit www.greatgulf.com/laclara.

About Great Gulf

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf Homes an international award-winning, low-rise and landmark high-rise residential developer providing over 70,000 families with places to call home; Ashton Woods Homes, the 3rd largest private builder and 18th largest in the U.S.; First Gulf, an innovative market leader in sustainable, accessible and transit-oriented commercial developments and large scale design-build industrial facilities; Tucker HiRise, a leading construction management company, specializing in the construction of high-density, mixed-used projects; H+ME Technology, a precision engineering panelization manufacturing facility; and Taboo Muskoka, one of Canada’s top-ranked golf courses, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum. www.greatgulf.com

La Clara has sold fifty percent of released residences

Great Gulf, an internationally award winning Canadian real estate developer, celebrated the groundbreaking of LA CLARA,  just over two months ago.  Since then, the elegant luxury condominium designed by world-renowned architect Siamak Hariri, has sold 50% of its released residences.

Take a look at the one minute video below, and you will experience what Siamak Hariri refers to as ‘unfolding horizons.’  The flowing spatial interiors are carried out throughout the common areas and continue to roll seamlessly into the lush exteriors, into what seems like an endless horizon.  The perfect balance of clarity and luxury; privacy and surroundings.

Thoughtful consideration has gone into matching the decorative and functional interiors with standout amenities.  La Clara includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga studio, dual spas with steam rooms, saunas, and private massage treatment rooms, an outdoor lap pool, landscaped garden and walking area, dog spa, club lounge with dining area, performance and catering kitchen, theatre, conference room and business center.  A wine tasting and climate-controlled storage area, 24/7 front desk staff, assigned self-parking, and valet will also be available.

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for LA CLARA led by Sales Director Chris Leavitt.  For more information, please contact the Sales Gallery at 561-557-3113 or visit www.greatgulf.com/laclara.

About Great Gulf

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf Homes an international award-winning, low-rise and landmark high-rise residential developer providing over 70,000 families with places to call home; Ashton Woods Homes, the 3rd largest private builder and 18th largest in the U.S.; First Gulf, an innovative market leader in sustainable, accessible and transit-oriented commercial developments and large scale design-build industrial facilities; Tucker HiRise, a leading construction management company, specializing in the construction of high-density, mixed-used projects; H+ME Technology, a precision engineering panelization manufacturing facility; and Taboo Muskoka, one of Canada’s top-ranked golf courses, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum. www.greatgulf.com

LA CLARA Sales Gallery opens at The Royal Poinciana Plaza

Great Gulf, an internationally award-winning Canadian real estate developer, opened its Palm Beach sales gallery for LA CLARA, a stunning residential tower, on February 2nd.  Designed by world-renowned architect Siamak Hariri, LA CLARA is a luxury 83 unit, 25-story high-rise residential building on Flagler Drive. Great Gulf is a vertically integrated residential developer with 18 high-rise condominium projects currently under construction in North America.  Above, a rendering of the expansive living rooms and breathtaking views.

La Clara features wraparound terraces with eastern exposure views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. The unique design assures complete privacy and spacious outdoor entertainment space

Architectural Pedigree

“The building was designed from the inside out, seeking exposures that have nothing but sky and water,” said Siamak Hariri co-founder of Hariri Pontarini Architects. “The objective was to provide every owner with a significant, expansive corner window and large terrace. Performance came first, then structure, and Great Gulf has supported my vision.”Siamak Hariri has been recognized with 60 major architectural awards for designs including the McKinsey & Company Canadian headquarters, the Tom Patterson Theatre for the Stratford Festival, and the Baha’ i Temple of South America. He has a reputation for his profound interest in light, form, site, material, and craft. Light and clarity are hallmarks of many of his works. This project, with its intensive and expansive light, characteristic of Florida, was a compelling opportunity to approach luxury. (View Siamak Hariri’s Sacred Spaces influences West Palm’s Skyline)

LA CLARA

Bedroom: Nine foot tall ceilings are standard in La Clara, a unique luxury high-rise condominium building in the Palm Beaches. One, two, and three bedroom units are available with official groundbreaking scheduled for March

La Clara: Unique Integration of Artistic Vision and Development

“La Clara with co-developer Terrace Mountain, is an exciting entry into the Florida luxury market and will showcase our design and expertise that we’ve developed over 40 years,” said Great Gulf President Residential Niall Collins. “It’s a contemporary elegant project that reflects our reputation to marry design innovation, construction technology and craftsmanship. We look forward to many more projects ahead.”

The building will be unique, with residences having views of the Intracoastal Waterway, and most will include vistas of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. It’s conveniently located minutes away from the Kravis Center for Performing Arts and Worth Avenue, and next to Norton Museum of Art. It will feature amenities to make it a complete community — a stunning building that focuses on lifestyle. Private terraces and public spaces are inspired by the lines of a luxury yacht. La Clara will feature one to three-bedroom condominium units ranging from 1500 to over 3000 square feet, starting at $2 million. Luxury finishes throughout include Miele appliances and Snaidero kitchens.  Occupancy is scheduled for 2021.

LA CLARA

About Great Gulf

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf Homes an international award-winning, low-rise and landmark high-rise residential developer providing over 70,000 families with places to call home; Ashton Woods Homes, the 3rd largest private builder and 18th largest in the U.S.; First Gulf, an innovative market leader in sustainable, accessible and transit-oriented commercial developments and large scale design-build industrial facilities; Tucker HiRise, a leading construction management company, specializing in the construction of high-density, mixed-used projects; H+ME Technology, a precision engineering panelization manufacturing facility; and Taboo Muskoka, one of Canada’s top-ranked golf courses, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum. www.greatgulf.com

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling the exclusive sales and marketing for La Clara.
For more sales information, contact Chris Leavitt at 917.664.0720. www.laclarapalmbeach.com

The sales gallery opened February 2 at 50 Cocoanut Row, S101.

Siamak Hariri’s aesthetic reverence and deep respect for sacred spaces results in works of enduring value

It was only natural that award-winning Canadian builder and developer Great Gulf would partner with world renowned architect Siamak Hariri for the design of its first luxury condominium in Florida, La Clara, slated for completion 2021.  Great Gulf is a vertically integrated firm in business since 1975 and has 18 projects under construction in North America; this is its first foray into Florida. Hariri is internationally renowned and feted with 60 major architectural awards.

Among Siamak Harari’s most notable masterpieces is the Bahá’í Temple of South America  which he discussed on a TED talk, receiving over 1.8 million views on line. A graduate of Yale School of Architecture, Hariri, age 53, has in his own words, a “profound interest in light, form, site, material, and craft.”  In 2003, Siamak answered an open call for the design of the first Bahá’í Temple in South America, a continental temple, an extraordinary milestone for the Bahá’í community. Siamak needed to create a circular sacred space, with 9 sides, 9 entrances and 9 paths to the temple from all directions welcoming people from all faiths and background. With no models to draw from, he asked himself “how do you design sacred space today?  How do you define what’s sacred today?” He found his answer in Bahá’í quote which led him to illumination from within.  See his TED Talk presentation below.

Siamak Hariri focused on illumination — from the temple’s form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it. This same illumination and is the inspiration behind Harari’s design of La Clara.

La Clara– Blending sacred space with community

Like all great communities, La Clara offers the perfect balance between privacy and surroundings.; clarity and luxury.  Light, sacred space, clarity and community are evident throughout:  La Clara’s deep private balconies face south-east toward the water and over-sized windows are throughout the residences.  The flowing spatial interiors, are carried throughout the entertainment room, fitness center and all common areas.   Outdoor amenities include swimming pool with cabanas and a dining area.

“La Clara takes great advantage of Hariri’s vision and talent, particularly with regard to the light and vistas in each unit. Great Gulf has supported his vision wholeheartedly, and it has committed to launch as a good neighbor in our community,” said Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales for La Clara.

 

La Clara

Residence Private Balcony

For more information, please visit La Clara or email sales@laclarapalmbeach.com

Tel 561.898.2171

 

 

Award-winning Canadian builder and developer, Great Gulf, has retained Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to handle the exclusive sales and marketing for the company’s inaugural South Florida residential project—La Clara.  Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales, hosted an exclusive unveiling of the project for brokers at Sant Ambroeus.  Representing Great Gulf were Niall Collins, President of Great Gulf Residential; Alan Vihant, Executive Vice-President; and Amanda Wilson-Watkins, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  (view pictures)

La Clara, Palm Beach’s new 25-story, contemporary residential tower, boasts architecture and interiors by renowned architect Siamak Hariri, of Hariri Pontarini Architects, as well as Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views. With only 83 residences, the exclusive luxury development strikes the perfect balance between privacy and community. Airy one to three bedrooms, ranging from 1,500 to over 4,000 square feet, feature expansive private terraces, exquisitely finished modern interiors, Miele appliances, and Snaidero kitchens.

Thoughtful consideration has gone into matching the decorative and functional interiors with standout amenities.  La Clara includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga studio, dual spas with steam rooms, saunas, and private massage treatment rooms, an outdoor lap pool, landscaped garden and walking area, dog spa, club lounge with dining area, performance and catering kitchen, theatre, conference room and business center.  A wine tasting and climate-controlled storage area, 24/7 front desk staff, assigned self-parking, and valet will also be available.

La Clara

Alan Vihant, Executive Vice President of Great Gulf, shared his enthusiasm regarding the project, “The iconic design by Hariri Pontarini Architects mixed with the boutique atmosphere in the sophisticated community of The Palm Beaches make this a singular offering.  Coupled with the strong reach of Douglas Elliman to the Northeast and international markets, we look forward to the success of the unique building.”

Expected date of occupancy is 2021. Pricing begins at $2 million. Please visit www.laclarapalmbeach.com or contact Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales, at 917-664-0720.

Click here to view photos of Broker Reception held at Sant Ambroeus

La Clara Palm Beach

                              Great Gulf & Douglas Elliman Group

 

Award-winning builder and developer Great Gulf is introducing La Clara, its inaugural residential project in South Florida.

Located on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, this luxury tower will offer 84 exceptional residences from 1,460 square feet to over 3,000 square feet. The 25-story tower with architecture and interiors by internationally acclaimed Siamak Hariri Architects will feature breathtaking Intracoastal waterway and Atlantic Ocean views. All residences feature deep private balconies facing south-east toward the water. Flowing interiors with oversized windows and premium finishes represent a contemporary take on Florida modernism. Residents will enjoy exclusive access to amenities including an outdoor swimming pool with cabanas and outdoor dining area, and an indoor fitness center, entertainment room, lounge, private dining room, and kitchen.  For more information, please visit A Fresh Look at Luxury at La Clara

About Great Gulf

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf Homes an international award-winning, low-rise and landmark high-rise residential developer providing 50,000 families with places to call home as well as Ashton Woods Homes, the 3rd largest private builder and 18th largest in the U.S. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.

www.greatgulf.com

St. Barth Properties | Acerola Deck Dining

St. Barth Properties | Acerola Deck Dining

If you have been following Altima for a while, it is no secret that one of our absolute favorite destinations is St. Barts. The day we stop raving about it means we have finally dropped everything and moved there…

The island is known as the getaway for those “in the know” and comes with a high price tag, but it is the simplicity of the island that people fall in love with. Never underestimate the soothing power of pristine waters, picturesque cliffs and a bottle (or 5) of rosé. The French-speaking locals, sexy nightlife, and boho-chic shopping scene are just a bonus to the entire experience.

St. Barth Properties of Sotheby’s International Realty would like to introduce you to one of their most desirable listings – Villa ACEROLA on Camaruche. The romance of starting the morning off with an espresso and French pastries with no plans for the day other than lounging on the sprawling deck overlooking the panoramic ocean views begins the minute after you step off the plane.

The private 2-bedroom villa [now available from December 15, 2015- January 7, 2016] sits hillside featuring a contemporary living room, infinity swimming pool overlooking the picturesque landscape, outdoor fitness area, and inviting kitchen with a large island. The spot is perfect for entertaining family, friends and perhaps newer friends you have met during lunch at La plage (Tom Beach) or picnicking at Colombier.

To book your perfect villa or hotel, contact Mai directly and make sure you mention Altima Palm Beach for Special Perks! mai_sharona@yahoo.com or

call (590) 690 643 572

 

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

The Related Group, known for their pioneering efforts in Palm Beach County, partnered with Altima to come up with some of the coolest, ‘out of the box’ concepts for their various projects.  What was slated to become ‘Icon Palm Beach’ and then for a short while ‘Trump Icon’ may not have come to fruition due to the economic crisis at the time, but they did secure over 40% sales with deposits on hand due to their (and ours (Altima)) out of the box thinking.  We were selling a lifestyle– We recreated Club 55 on North Flagler Drive with the help of Robert Pascale, brainchild behind La Piaggia and formerly of La Voile Rouge in St. Tropez… Then we brought in the sexiness of the Polo players, threw in the glam of Emilio Pucci.. and VOILA!   We hosted over 30 events, supported over 20 charities and catered to potential buyers in a way never experienced on this side of the Atlantic…

Our parties attracted the who’s who of the Polo community, (Nacho and Delfina Figueras, the Gracida brothers one of whom we miss dearly and was OUR ICONIC GUESTCarlos Gracida)  visiting celebrities such as John James better known as Mr. Big from Sex and the City and movie producer/founder of Evan Piccone Charles Evans)  and of course luxury brands such asEmilio Pucci, Hamilton Jewelers (who hosted an event for Tiger 21) as well as so many local charities we don’t have enough space to mention.

Deposits rolled in, everyone reserved their condo.. and then we only thanked God it was the Related group when the economy turned…..Related Group and their team honored their clients….   Good news:  Everyone was returned their monies, (Can’t say that about other projects in the neighborhood…) 

Chuck O'Connor, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Barbara Chevallard and Alex Mafroy2811

Click here to view some of our memories

Keep in touch to be the first in the know for what will happen next!  Related Group has partnered with Rybovich

Related always has something up their sleeves, and it only gets better!

Email us if you want to be on the list for first news on the North Flagler Project

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I’m still trying to understand how this works.. According to a recent article I came across, Christie’s International Real Estate and its partner Dutch Docklands have taken ‘Private Island Living‘ to the next level.  According to Forbes Magazine,  “Amillarah Private Islands has created unique tailor-made floating residences designed by famed Dutch architect Koen Olthius.”  Not only will these islands be self-sustainable, eco-friendly and free from environmental impact, but you can take it wherever you want to create your own private paradise…  Customize your island and take it to… Miami? Maldives? Dubai? New York?

Even if I could afford it, not sure it would be my cup of tea…I prefer the ‘real thing’,  but no question this ‘over the top experience’ may be just the thing for some who have experienced just about everything…. Click here to read the article

This fabulous Mizner original is perfectly situated within walking distance of shops and restaurants. with 150 feet of oceanfront footage, private beach house, twelve bedrooms, tennis courts and garden, the estate is ideal for large families or for those who need ample space to entertain out of town guests, while maintaining their privacy. The Estate is available for rent or sale. Rental includes housekeeper and property manager.

For more information contact cryan@fanjulrealestate.com or call 561 313 1327