The Real Deal Miami

Need to go for a drive? F1 simulator to debut at Sunny Isles tower

Amenities villa will also include an indoor ice rink, golf simulator and Wall Street trader’s room

December 02, 2015 09:45AM
By Katherine Kallergis

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Rendering of the Formula 1 simulator

Rendering of the Formula 1 simulator

Next up on over-the-top amenities offered at luxe condo towers? A Formula 1 simulator that costs as much as a house.

The $140,000 simulator will be part of the amenities villa at the Estates at Acqualina when it’s completed in the third quarter of 2019, president of sales Michael Goldstein told The Real Deal

“I don’t care what age you are, [buyers] like the idea that they can get in and drive any F1 race car in the world,” Goldstein said.

CXC Simulation created the simulator, which allows users to pick any Formula 1 racetrack from around the world. It will be part of Villa Acqualina, a 45,000-square-foot building that will include an indoor ice skating rink, bowling, a golf simulator, movie theater, billiard room, kids play room and a Wall Street trader’s club room.

The 5.6-acre project has about $450 million in sales with a planned $1.8 billion sellout, Goldstein said. That equates to 25 percent. The 50-story waterfront development at 17901 Collins Avenue, will include 264 units, starting at $3.9 million up to $40 million.

It’s one of a handful of projects offering more than the standard array of amenities, from soccer fields and Hammam spas to cigar rooms and private theaters. In North Miami Beach, developers of the Harbour are incorporating an aromatherapy trail, with plantings of chamomile, eucalyptus and other plants, aimed at restoring and soothing the mind and body.

And in Miami Beach, architect and designer Piero Lissoni is designing an in-house art studio for future residents of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach.