Car collectors are a temperamental lot, and luxury car collectors, in particular, often exhibit an obsessive — almost psychotic — love of their collections. Many treat their prized rides like works of fine automotive art whose only proper home is in a safe, museum-quality, temperature-controlled environment away from the prying eyes and wandering hands of strangers. For some South Florida collectors, that perfect home is Collection Suites.
Located in Miami, Collection Suites is an exclusive condo complex designed to house the ultra-high-end collections of the world’s wealthiest elite. While the floor plans are primarily designed with car collectors in mind, each unit works just as well for storing works of art, fine wine, high-end watches, or whatever your obsession is. All 38 custom condos boast more than 2,000 square feet of space with room for a bathroom, a closet, a wet bar, and a loft. All offer high-end appointments like swish LED lighting, bleeding-edge multimedia systems, industrial concrete walls, and floors made of Swiss wood or black Italian ceramic. They’re like the ultimate man cave for gentlemen who are too sophisticated for “man caves.” It’s the ideal setup for collectors to visit and lord over their treasures from on high, or invite friends over for a night of fine Scotch, billiards, and bragging.
The compound is designed to be not only lavish and comfortable but secure as well. On-site management and security personnel guard the gated grounds 24 hours a day. Access is provided to owners through a dedicated mobile app. Individual units feature state-of-the-art security systems, air-conditioning with CO2 emission alert, and fire suppression. In-unit cameras even allow owners to look in on their wares remotely from anywhere in the world.
The purpose-built “condos” were born out of the need for significant storage space in an area that’s notoriously very short on it. Many of the city’s wealthiest locals live in high-rise condos with plenty of living space but little secure storage for any more than a couple of cars. Father and son owners, Lino Fayen and Juan Manuel — a professional European race driver and a lifelong car enthusiast respectively — saw the demand for such a place. Their own automotive stable includes some of the world’s most elite cars. Since they needed a safe place to garage their cache, they knew other well-heeled Miami locals likely did too, and so they launched Collection Suites.
Pricing for luxury condo units at Collection Suites starts at USD $700,000. But, when your stable might consist of a Bugatti Chiron, a Koenigsegg Agera RS, or other elite rides most of us can’t pronounce, that seems a small price to pay to protect your investment from the riff-raff.
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