Location Ventures development project was Villa Valencia featured in Cocoplum Living Magazine April 2020 Issue.
From the article:
Located in the heart of Coral Gables, Villa Valencia broke ground on June 27. With only 39 over-the- top luxe condominium residences (which will be available in 2021) – I encourage you to close your eyes and imagine downtown living without compro- mise. We have you covered.
Located at 515 Valencia Avenue, the site of the future building, we stopped by to explore what will soon be Coral Gables’ finest. Villa Valencia, situated at the seam of Coral Gables’ picturesque neighbor- hood and thriving metropolitan, will rise 13 stories overlooking the area’s lush treetops and cityscape. The interiors will feature modern design combined with a Mediterranean façade, synonymous with “The City Beautiful.” Its estate-sized residences, delivered move-in ready, will range from three- to six-bedrooms and start at $1.65 million.
With a mission to differentiate themselves from other impressive properties on the market – each unit gives property owners the privilege to own the Delos DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network that will be procured and installed by HEDsouth, a premier technology inte- gration and automation company. This partnership with Delos allows the DARWIN system to align technology with nature’s intent by using innova- tion to bring the best of natural outdoor condi- tions inside. This exclusive system is the world’s first platform aimed at enhancing human health, well-being, sleep and performance by monitoring and calibrating air, light and water quality. These health-centric elements are captivating home- owners across the globe who desire to live better through a more natural state. In addition, resi- dents are able to implement technology upgrades, such as lighting, A/V, surround sound and addi- tional home automation integrations.
“Our design philosophy is centered on the pillars of nature, technology, and wellness to promote optimal wellbeing – all qualities that are highly synergistic with this Delos partnership,” said Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures, the developer behind Villa Valencia. “Working with Delos to integrate DARWIN allows us to deliver healthy living at an unprece- dented level, and we are proud to be the first U.S. condominium to offer it to all of our residents.”
Each resident will receive a DARWIN Air Purification System, which will monitor and help improve the quality of the air indoors, where the levels of pollutants can be two-to-five times higher as compared to the outdoors. The state-of-the-art algorithm passively screens the atmospheric quality in real-time to help remove allergens, odors, and toxins and provide clean, fresh air.
The DARWIN Water Filtration System helps reduce the risks of poor water quality by filtering impurities and improving taste, providing cleaner water at the tap, which pro- vides cost-effective savings by eliminating the need to purchase water.
The DARWIN Circadian Lighting System mimics the natural cycle of the sun, helping the body maintain
a healthy sleep-wake rhythm to improve energy, mood, and productivity. This helps deliver a continuous connection to the natural world, syncing the body to different times of the day. Automatic, adjustable lighting ranges from providing a bright boost of energy in the morning, to a soothing, relaxed ambiance at night.
And, the DARWIN Hub communicates with DARWIN elements through algorithms that monitor, calibrate
and intuitively respond to changes in environmental conditions across your home. In addition, DARWIN offers a range of curated wellness experiences to suit specific moods. DARWIN is operated through a tablet in each residence, or a mobile app is also available for residents to download.
As if that were not enough, when curating Villa Valencia’s amenity programming, the development team carefully considered the desires of the homebuyer, from everyday conveniences to elements that lend to living “the good life.” From the moment one arrives at the building’s grand entryway, there will be the most welcoming aura and experiences abound. “Today’s affluent buyer, especially those seeking to live in Coral Gables, expects a product that feels customized to their needs while fitting seamlessly into the context of its location,” added Jorge Uribe, Sales Director of Villa Valencia, with sales and marketing led exclusively by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. “Villa Valencia leaves no stone unturned in its offerings, and we are excited to unveil it to our network and the market.”
Wellness will be a centerpiece at Villa Valencia, with a rich program of spa and fitness offerings to promote relaxation and optimal health. This includes a hammam, steam room, his-and-her saunas, hydrotherapy plunge pools, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness facility with yoga, Pilates and weight train- ing. For outdoor enjoyment, a 78-foot resort-style pool with a lap lane and waterfall is complemented by two sum- mer kitchens and spacious sunbeds.