Behind the Scenes at #PRIVÉ in Aventura

Privé at Island Estates, the luxury twin tower residential development anchored in the waters of the Aventura Intracoastal on the last buildable island in South Florida, received its TCO (temporary certificate of occupancy) for both towers and has closed dozens of sold units with residents starting to take occupancy. With unit closings occurring daily since December, Prive has now opened its doors to 160 units with 360-degree views of the water from every room in the project —its most unique feature and almost impossible to find anywhere else in South Florida.
Privé residences, starting at $2.2 million, is now 75 percent sold and is estimated to have a $500 million sellout, a record for the Aventura area. The private island community boasts two-to-six-bedroom flow-through units starting at 2,585 square feet and penthouses starting at 9,500 square feet. The multimillion dollar homes are a collaboration of a local star team, including: developers Gary Cohen and BH3’s Greg Freedman, Daniel Lebensohn and Charles Phelan; celebrated architect Sieger Suarez; and interior spaces designed by Interiors by Steven G.
“We’re honored to deliver one of the most iconic and unique projects South Florida has ever seen, as it resides on an eight-acre island that was the last developable island in all of South Florida, meaning nobody else, including us, can ever do something this special again,” said Greg Freedman, Principal of BH3 Management.
Residents can now experience the unique lifestyle of island-living, while having everything they need at their fingertips – from high-end shopping at the U.S.’s third largest shopping mall, Aventura Mall, to world-class dining to a private marina and 360-degree water views.
“This property holds views unachievable anywhere else in the area,” states Gary Cohen, co-developer of Privé. “It is the embodiment of resort lifestyle and a success story for the books, considering the logistics, scale and scope of an extraordinary project of this kind.”
The development officially received its temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) for its north tower in December 2017, followed by TCO of its South Tower earlier this month.
Earlier this year,Privé received approval from the New York Attorney General to market and sell the project in New York as a result of strong interest from the Northeast market.  
Privé offers five-star, resort-style amenities with 70,000 square-feet of air-conditioned public spaces and expansive outdoor leisure spaces, including a running path outlining the island, tennis courts, outdoor dining terraces, a residents-only poolside restaurant, a pier, two expansive lap pools and a private marina with slips for up to 135-foot yachts.
Each luxury tower boasts 35,000 square feet of amenities, including a 10,000 square-foot, two-story fitness center and state-of-the art spa with steam room and sauna, social entertainment rooms, private library and dining room, wine room and cigar room. Additional project-wide amenities include a pet-grooming salon, in-house car wash service, guest suites and design-your-own hobby rooms, which are available for purchase and can be built out to serve as guest quarters, work spaces, art studios, dressing rooms, man caves, game rooms, etc.
Residents will also experience artful gestures woven into every corner of the development through Privé’s multi-million-dollar art collection consisting of more than 100 masterpieces on view throughout the island.  
The collection opens with the development’s lobby pieces, commissioned sculptures by award-winning Australian artist Matthew Harding, and continues with works by New York City’s beloved artist, Ross Bleckner, adding two additional pieces to his Dome Series, and Shay Kun’s Tear Drop Series. Other artists, include Domingo Zapata, Pedro Reyes, Juan Kaneko, Alex MacLean, Tom Swanston, Gail Foster, Klaus Leidorf, Scott Ingram, Gregor Turk, Carol John and Jeffrey Milstein.
Curating the art program alongside BH3’s Daniel Lebensohn is NYC-based art curator Kipton Cronkite and Interiors by Steven G. Interior designer, Julia Chi. Residents have the exclusive opportunity to tap into both creatives to curate and individualize the art and interiors in their individual units.
“Art has become an essential component of luxury living, so we put together a program that encompasses commissioned pieces by some of the world’s most renowned and emerging artists that have a personal impact in the world of architecture and the world’s natural elements,” said  DanielLebensohn of BH3.
Residents and their guests have on-demand access to Privé’s private poolside restaurant, Privé Café, run by Chef Aldo and composed of seasonally-inspired contemporary cuisine infused with Italian and Peruvian influences. The restaurant will open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, acting as an extension of residents’ kitchens. Owners and their guests can also indulge in poolside service, in-condo room service deliveries and dinner-party catering services with on-site chefs and wait staff, all which can be requested and scheduled through Prive’s mobile app.
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