Step inside: Miami Beach’s iconic Continuum towers are the height of luxe living
Miami, the state of sunshine, splashing waves, unparalleled parties and the most beautiful oceanside apartments in the US. Sprawled at the very tip of Miami Beach lies Continuum, a set of two towering white and blue real estate gems, that blend seamlessly into the sea that lies behind them. The unique set of apartment buildings were opened in 2000 and 2007 and were one of the first of its kind in terms of the resort-but-not-a-resort living vibe the property has.
With amenities such as two swimming pools, onsite gym, 24 hour security, its very own beach club, sporting club, spa and panoramic views of the ocean, you wouldn’t be remiss in thinking Continuum was a luxury five-star holiday resort in the Bahamas. The towers are home to some of the most affluent and influential citizens of the US and beyond, they have been making this perfect escape to the sunshine state and the ‘unparalleled comfort’ and ‘unmatched excellence’ home for over ten years now!
The Continuum aims to offer its residence peerless comfort, serenity and wellbeing, the ultimate place to relax after a long hard day in the sun. And what better way to relax than at one of the towers two pools? Set in an oasis of palm trees and tropical plants, lush green lawns (all thanks to local landscape artist David Oshido) and calm, serene, heated waters, residents can sunbathe on one of the towers cushioned loungers, or nap in the shade of a luxury Cabana while sipping on a cocktail or munching on delectable snacks from the towers own Patio Restaurant.
There is even a large Jacuzzi at the foot of each building to bubble all your cares away! And if you are wanting something a little more beachy, fear not; the building actually owns ‘the largest parcel of oceanfront property in Miami Beach’. A whopping 1000 feet of frosted pearl white sand, with private loungers and a spectacular views of the Miami pier, so it’s never been easier, or more luxurious to enjoy an afternoon at the beach. Boucher Brothers provide towels or beach umbrellas for ultimate relaxation, and residents can even use the Continuum Mobile App to order refreshments from the local Lobster Shack and Patio Restaurant; table service at the beach? Don’t mind if we do!
Talking of The Patio, this private restaurant, which is built right into the property, offers seasonal American and Italian cuisine for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, all prepared by executive chef, Fabio Vaccarella. The menu ranges from burgers to pizzas to salads to wraps – and that’s just what’s on offer for lunch! With its Mediterranean styling the eatery has a distinctly relaxed feel to it, encompassed in flowers, large potted plants and the drapes of a white wooden veranda, it gives the sense of whimsy while being designed for long, lingering lunches, in which multiple glasses of wine, and multiple plates of food are consumed over great conversation with good friends.
Now if you are looking to work off some of those calories from The Patio Restaurant, what better way than the Continuum’s very own four-story Sporting Club and Spa! It’s operated by the globally renowned sports and leisure experts, WTS International, in partnership with Elemis, one of the UK’s leading spa brands. They really are at the top of their game with this one; with world-class services such as personal training, beauty treatments and massage therapy, as well as classes in pilates, yoga and spinning and a 45-foot professional lap pool! The building also has a Tennis Court Pavillion made up of three outdoor courts which are open to homeowners Monday through Sunday! Tennis pro Jimmy Szmanski can be booked for lessons no matter ability or experience, and there is also a pro shop onsite, to make sure you are stocked up on everything from tennis shoes to balls.
Hair and nail treatments are available in the spa and all the latest Elemis products are available for purchase if you want to get that serene spa feel without having move a perfectly manicured toe out of bed. Sauna’s, steam rooms, Jacuzzi’s, cold plunge, relaxation lounged and shower facilities are also available at the spa. The Continuum’s Sporting Club and Spa and Tennis Court Pavillion help residents live that Miami life of fitness and pleasure right in their own back yard!
The North Tower Lobby is described in the press material as the following: ‘Upon entering the North Tower Lobby at Continuum, the visual senses are elevated with an overwhelming experience of the creation executed by designer, Mirtha Arayan of MAS Interior Design. Polished white marble floors are accentuated with oversized rugs; custom designed walls against high ceilings are finished with brilliant wooden paneling in different grains and shades of brown; floor to ceiling silver-framed installations are embedded with giant mirrors and oversized potted plants are placed along the spacious corridor.
‘The lounge area offers comfortable and stylish couch seating around a large central coffee table strewn with books of art and antiques. Large marble-like columns dispersed with browns and ivory-white accents contrast against the off-white polished floor. Walls of the entranceway and throughout the common areas present pieces of contemporary pop art by the local artist in residence, Rudolf Budja from Rudolf Budja Gallery in Miami Beach. Multiple Andy Warhol prints of Marilyn Monroe in vibrant colors form the prominent artistic centerpieces that draw the eye.
‘At the end of the main hallway, glass double doors open to reveal a recreation or meeting room with kitchen and bar facility, together with lounge area and a large flat screen television mounted on the wall. Floor to ceiling windows throughout allow reams of sunlight to drench the room. An outside patio area and event space circles the outer perimeter and is surrounded by lush greenery and foliage. Two glass tables with multiple chairs allow for meetings or serve as a workspace environment.’
The Continuum has 535 units in total which range from one bedroom to six plus the opportunity to buy Townhouses and Lofts which sit nestled next to the both towers, making this the perfect setting for everyone. The marketing material continues: ‘Residencies themselves feature private and semi-private elevator entries; 10 foot ceilings with hurricane impact windows throughout; expansive balconies; custom marble floors, counter tops and bath/shower enclosure; whirlpool tub and waterfall shower; walk-in closets; granite countertops; custom wood cabinetry with recessed lighting; Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer; Miele cook top; Miele conventional oven; Miele dishwasher; Maytag Neptune electric washer and dryer; wine cooler in select residences and a bidet in residences with more than one bathroom.’
With a highly advanced security system, which includes ’24-hour guarded gate security’, ’90 fingerprint and facial recognition checkpoints throughout the property’ and ‘state-of-the-art video surveillance cameras’, in place to keep residents safe this really is a place for everyone; from the young, free and single to families with young children, everyone is catered for in these two magnificent towers.