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April/May 2016

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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56 O C E A N H O M E M A G . C O M | April + May 2016 AquaVue is the latest luxury waterfront condominium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., developed by Ocean Land Investments. Situated on Isle of Venice in the Las Olas Isles, AquaVue will feature eight spacious and loft- inspired residences set in a five-story building and priced from $1.475 million. e floor plans feature three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, and each residence includes a private boat slip that can accommodate vessels up to 50 feet. Amenities include a heated saltwater pool and ample outdoor storage space for watersports equipment. Preconstruction sales are underway and ground breaking is scheduled for April 2016. aquavuelasolas.com Legacy Partners' under-construction community Neptune Marina, located in Marina del Rey, Calif., will feature 526 units and a new marina. Tim Mustard, AIA, principal of TCA Architects, says the development's clean, linear design will incorporate nautical expressions through the use of textures, stone accents and a neutral palette combined with splashes of color. e inclusion of posts and beams with expansive windows, open floor plans and improved waterfront access creates a true indoor/outdoor experience associated with living beside the marina. "e architectural goal for Neptune Marina is to adopt the site's historical design elements and infuse them with a modern balance in order to resonate with the next generation of marina residents and boaters," says Mustard. Neptune Marina has an estimated completion date of 2018. tcaarchitects.com/neptune-marina/ Gateway Towers, the first residential development in Hawaii designed by the renowned Richard Meier & Partners Architects, is taking shape in Honolulu. e development is also the first collaboration between Meier and acclaimed interior designer Tony Ingrao, resulting in a stellar design infused with contemporary style and sophistication. Construction on the two high-rise buildings began in summer 2015 and, when completed, will offer a combined 236 luxury residences with private balconies starting from $1.5 million. wardvillagegateway.com Outdoor Living G I L L E S P I E G R A P E V I N E words by Melissa C. Gillespie IN THE LAP OF LUXURY THE LATEST IN OCEANFRONT REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS AND RESORTS FROM HAWAII TO THE MEDITERRANEAN e Domes of Elounda on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Crete recently completed a multimillion-dollar expansion that includes 28 new residences all outfitted with private pools. e stylish resort offers luxurious accommodations, many with alluring island and water views. e property also added three pools, a restaurant, bar, clubhouse and a dedicated entertainment area for children and teens. e hotel will join the Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International's ensemble of independent hotels, this April. domesofelounda.com Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla., opened last month, offering waterfront accommodations infused with a breezy, relaxed ambience. is design-forward, 15-story hotel features 230 guest rooms and suites, each with private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Other amenities include an outdoor event lawn, zero- entry pool, waterfront dining and beach bar, a fitness center, spa and fire pits on the beach. opalsands.com Great outdoors Three spectacular new outdoor living options, from top: Neptune Marina, Gateway Towers and The Domes of Elounda. PHOTOGRAPHS (FROM TOP) COURTESY OF TCA ARCHITECTS, WARD VILLAGE GATEWAY AND HEINZ TROLL

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