Hottest Amenity Trends for 2019

As health and wellness trends emerge in all areas, from vegan restaurants, eco-friendly skincare, and biodegradable products, the hottest amenity trends for 2019 has visibly made its way into the real estate market. Looking ahead to the new year, more people are focused on exercise, appreciating the outdoors, and generally leading healthier lifestyles — and developers are taking note.

“People are very much focused on, as they have been, gym-related things — things that are good for the body,” said David Bistricer, founder of Clipper Equity, which with the Chetrit Group developed Gramercy Square in Manhattan. Gramercy Square, one of the newer luxury condominiums that’s opened in New York, features four separate buildings that are interconnected by lush gardens and several other private amenities.

To create a private oasis, developers hired award-winning landscape architect, M. Paul Friedberg & Partners, to design 20,000 square feet of incredible outdoor space that includes a courtyard, walking path, a rooftop terrace, and large shady trees.

Once inside, residents have access to a 75’ sky lit pool, sauna, steam rooms, yoga studio, and a state of-the-art gym, all curated by La Palestra, New York’s premier holistic health and wellness center.

At the Icon Brickell in Miami, the amazing outdoor space inspired by French designer Phillipe Starck, features mosaic carpets, cherry blossoms, 12 foot outdoor fireplaces, and the longest pool complex in the U.S.

Residents can luxuriate in their iconic spa which spans over 28,000 ft with treatment rooms, an aqua therapy lounge, Eucalyptus steam rooms, a Pilates studio, Turkish baths, and a juice bar.

One resident commented, “This is one of the most exclusive and visually stunning buildings in Miami.”

Other Miami luxury apartment and condo buildings that are following suit include the Four Seasons Residences and Continuum South Beach in Miami Beach.

The Four Seasons Residences currently stands as the second tallest high-rise in Miami, soaring over 70 stories with sweeping ocean views.

The luxury tower offers access to a number of covetable amenities including: a 50,000 square foot fitness center, two outdoor pools, an incredible spa, and private cabanas.

“Buyers are looking to respect and enjoy nature….”

Additionally, in Palm Beach, the number of luxury residences with health and wellness-related amenities has skyrocketed.

Zen gardens, private terraces, lush landscaping, spas, and immense fitness areas are a few of the several health-related amenities that are popping up in the high-end real estate market.

A few notable resident towers include: 610 Clematis, One Thousand Ocean, Ritz Carlton Singer Island, and The Bristol West Palm Beach.

“Trends are moving to have all rooms connected with nature with more immersion in landscape,” said Gonzalez Touzet of Touzet Studio in Miami. “Buyers are looking to respect and enjoy nature, a trend that will likely be highlighted by light colors, natural stones, and plants.”

Reports from Global Wellness Institute also show that as the wellness lifestyle real estate moves from niche to mainstream “building for wellness will become the norm.”

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