You too can live like a ‘star­chi­tect’ — for $37,000 a month

Renowned ar­chi­tect’s ocean­front unit hits the mar­ket

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - Money - By Robyn A. Fried­man Sun Sen­tinel Cor­re­spon­dent

A 1,905-square-foot unit at The Res­i­dences at W South Beach — the for­mer home of “star­chi­tect” Zaha Ha­did — re­cently hit the mar­ket.

But you can’t buy it. It’s avail­able for rent — at $37,000 per month. Renowned ar­chi­tect Ha­did lived in the ocean­front unit while she was de­sign­ing One Thou­sand Mu­seum, a 62-story lux­ury con­do­minium on Bis­cayne Boule­vard in Mi­ami, ac­cord­ing to David Pulley, di­rec­tor of lux­ury sales at Dou­glas El­li­man Real Es­tate’s Sports & En­ter­tain­ment Divi­sion in Mi­ami Beach. That was her first and last res­i­den­tial project in the Western Hemi­sphere.

“Zaha was one of the most pro­lific ar­chi­tects of the modern day,” said Pulley, who holds the list­ing on the unit. “She was the first woman to re­ceive the Pritzker Prize, and she’s re­ceived sev­eral other pres­ti­gious ar­chi­tec­tural awards.”

The Iraqi ar­chi­tect, who founded Lon­don-based Zaha Ha­did Ar­chi­tects in 1979,

was awarded the Pritzker Ar­chi­tec­ture Prize (con­sid­ered the No­bel Prize of ar­chi­tec­ture) in 2004 and died un­ex­pect­edly in 2016.

Her home, Units 728 and 730 at 2201 Collins Ave. in Mi­ami Beach, were com­bined into one res­i­dence and sold in Septem­ber 2018 to an in­vestor for $5.75 mil­lion, along with an ad­join­ing one-bed­room, one-bath unit that is avail­able sep­a­rately, Pulley said. The com­bined units, which fea­ture Hadad’s per­sonal design, have two bed­rooms and three baths.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity for a very so­phis­ti­cated prospec­tive ten­ant,” Pulley said. “Any­thing that you would get in the ar­chi­tec­ture of one of her build­ings you can now get in your own home — all of her sig­na­ture curves, all of her touches that made her who she was.”

The ten­ant will have ac­cess to all of the ser­vices and ameni­ties of the W South Beach, in­clud­ing room ser­vice, the spa, beach, renowned restau­rants, the gym and concierge. “The W South Beach is one of a kind,” Pulley said. “It’s the pin­na­cle of the South Beach life­style.”

COUR­TESY PHO­TOS

This 1,905-square-foot unit at The Res­i­dences at W South Beach, the for­mer res­i­dence of Pritzker Prize-win­ning star­chi­tect Zaha Ha­did, is avail­able for rent at $37,000 per month.

The Iraqi ar­chi­tect, who founded Lon­don-based Zaha Ha­did Ar­chi­tects in 1979, was awarded the Pritzker Ar­chi­tec­ture Prize in 2004 and died un­ex­pect­edly in 2016.

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