Finalist: Best Condominium Community
Nominated by: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Location: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Developer: Golub & Company
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction
Interior Designer: Amir Khamneipur Design
Photographer: Michael Stavaridis Photography & Peter Murdock Photography
The Bristol represents a new luxury residential experience in West Palm Beach. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway and adjacent to the Royal Park Bridge, the design was inspired by the notion of a yacht sailing along the water and its ensuing wake. The contemporary architectural expression features an undulating floor-to-ceiling curved-glass façade that activates the elevations and evokes images of waves on the water. Deep curving balconies add to the design’s fluidity while also providing shade to the units. The 25-story tower features 69 condominiums, ranging from 3,575 square feet to a 14,500-square-foot, full-floor penthouse. Each of the units is floor-through, offering all residents views of the water, and is served by private elevators. The open floor plans orient the main living areas and master suites to the east, capturing views of the waterway and Palm Beach. A series of private, below-grade two- and three-car garages offer a total of 165 parking spaces. The Bristol offers a bespoke collection of luxury amenities for residents. The elegant two-story lobby features white marble with brass architectural detailing and opens to a lushly landscaped waterfront terrace. The main salon provides a serene and comfortable space for residents to meet, while an adjacent card room offers space for games and events. A private beauty suite and business center rounds out the amenity program on the main level. On the second floor, a well-appointed fitness center with separate men’s and women’s spas connects to a south-facing pool and sun deck.