How COVID-19 is changing the design of a Florida condo because of buyers’ desires

MIAMI — The pandemic has changed condo buyers’ wish lists. The Four Seasons took note.



a large room: The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale.


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The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale.

The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, Louise Sunshine said, strategic adviser to Fort Partners. Several upgrades are in the works: high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters; UV lighting in elevators; a Tensui water filtration system; stronger WiFi connection in each unit; wardrobe-sized lockboxes for each unit’s deliveries; and Retina and face-recognition technology for access throughout the building and into each residence.



a view of a city: The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale.


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The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale.

The 22-story tower will deliver 148 hotel rooms and 83 condo units at 525 N.

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How COVID is changing the design of a Fort Lauderdale condo because of buyers’ desires

The pandemic has changed condo buyers’ wish lists. The Four Seasons took note.

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The Miami-based developer Fort Partners is altering the design of its Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, Louise Sunshine said, strategic advisor to Fort Partners. Several upgrades are in the works: high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters; UV lighting in elevators; a Tensui water filtration system; stronger WiFi connection in each unit; wardrobe-sized lockboxes for each unit’s deliveries; and Retina and face-recognition technology for access throughout the building and into each residence.

The 22-story tower will deliver 148 hotel rooms and 83 condo units at 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. The sales team sold 70% of residences since launching sales two years ago, Sunshine said. Twenty-five units remain with prices ranging from $2.685 million for a 1,458-square-foot one-bedroom, two-bathroom unit to the 22,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bathroom rooftop penthouse for $35 million.

The development is anticipated

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Divino Homes features new design in Oak Cliff

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is the modern residence by Divino Homes at 624 Kessler Reserve Court in Kessler Park, near the Bishop Arts neighborhood in Oak Cliff. This is one of two Platinum Series designs being built by Divino Homes in this gated community.

This 5,372-square-foot home features four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and a spacious living room with a high ceiling. The kitchen is equipped with 42-inch cabinetry, stainless-steel gas range, microwave and dishwasher, a quartz slab island, double undermount sinks and a walk-in pantry.

The primary suite includes a bathroom with dual sinks, a shower with double built-in heads and a large closet. The secondary bedrooms are spacious and split from the primary suite.

Amenities include an infinity pool and a three-car garage with a car lift and glass garage door.

All Divino homes are Energy Star certified. Energy-saving features include a tankless water heater,

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FL Star offering Fiesta Grande design in Golden Gate Estates

FL Star is offering a new Fiesta Grande design on Everglades Boulevard in Golden Gate Estates. The Fiesta Grande is a three-bedroom plus study, two-bath home located on a 1.14-acre home site.



a close up of a flower garden in front of a house: A previously completed Fiesta design, illustrating the exterior elevation of the new home now under construction by FL Star in Golden Gate Estates.


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A previously completed Fiesta design, illustrating the exterior elevation of the new home now under construction by FL Star in Golden Gate Estates.

“This new design incorporates revisions to the interior layout of the home,” said Jim Borden, sales professional with FL Star. “The kitchen has been moved to the back of the home, and the great room and expanded dining room create an open, seamless living space. The not only expands the space, but it also allows for more flexibility for the home owner’s use of the space.”

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The Fiesta Grande incorporates 1,765 air-conditioned square feet and includes a covered entry, spacious covered lanai and two-car garage for a total of 2,505

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Interior Design Tips for Decorating a Studio Apartment

Having limited space is one of the biggest problems that many people face today. With today’s trend of having smaller spaces and rooms, those who are living in a small studio apartment are facing an incredible challenge. If you are living in an apartment unit, you have a good idea how limited the space can be.

So how can you turn your studio apartment into a comfortable, relaxing, and inviting living space? Here are a few interior decorating tips; however, you must first consult your landlord or property management to ensure that your interior design ideas are acceptable and allowed.

Bring In What Is Necessary

The most basic tip for decorating your apartment is to make sure that it doesn’t appear crowded, cluttered, and small. The best way to ensure that you are not overwhelmed by the small space is to bring in what is absolutely necessary. You must avoid … Read More