South Beach the late architect redesigned the three-bedroom apartment is listed for $10 million at the W. Hotel
Zaha Hadid’s South Beach condo may not be for everyone, but for architecture aficionados, it’s a dream come true.
“It’s a treasure, But it’s a treasure to a specific buyer with a certain level of taste and interest in Zaha Hadid.” listing agent Rex Hamilton said.
The three-bedroom, four-bathroom residence in the W Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, is listed for $10 million. The apartment combines two floor plans, and was redesigned by the architect, who died of a heart attack in March 2016. Hadid had bought the unit shortly after the building opened in 2009 and had used it as a vacation spot, according to Mr. Hamilton.
She also designed the One Thousand Museum in Miami, a condominium building that is currently under construction in Miami.
At her own apartment, Hadid “maximized” the 2,299-square-foot space, Mr. Hamilton said, creating an open living plan in the main apartment.
The apartment has some of the “classic Zaha Hadid curves to it,” Mr. Hamilton said. “It’s not over the top, it’s very subtly done. There’s a lot of light.”
Generous living spaces overlook the water, plus balconies create a breezy inside space when it’s not too hot. There’s a small guest room with “excellent views,” as well as a second, totally separate guest apartment.
Hadid went to the South Beach apartment “to relax, create and entertain”
The high energy of South Beach is part of the vibe at the W Hotel, and the apartment allows for residents and guests to have as much—or as little—of that as they choose. At the front of the building, the eighth-floor residence has views of the scene on the sand and a park below, as well as the blue ocean beyond.
Hadid’s furniture and decor is intact, and most of the contents are also available for purchase. Mr. Hamilton is particularly taken with a polished plexiglass dining room table (and a twin coffee table) of her own design—dubbed the Liquid Glacial Table—which captures the sunshine coming into the apartment.
“These are the objects she lived with,” Mr. Hamilton said. “It’s not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; it’s once in three or four lifetimes.”