The motivation behind Grove at Grand Bay’s design was to essentially rebrand Coconut Grove for the 21st century and beyond. To achieve this, the property needed to be distinctive, yet still respectful and authentic to the character and spirit of Coconut Grove. The solution was to leverage the long-time favorite components of the Grove - the waterfront location, abundant parks and natural spaces, and a community culture that appreciates and celebrates art. The two twisting towers succeeded in giving the buildings an almost sculptural quality, while at the same time maximizing views and outdoor spaces, and creating more flexibility in the floor plan design.
The 57 units in the North Tower and 41 units in the South Tower co-exist side-by-side but never cross paths. This is achieved by rotating the floor plates three feet at every elevation between floors 3 through 17, with each tower appearing to “rotate” in the opposite direction of the other. As a result, the buildings interact with one another, yet maintain their individuality. A unique benefit of the groundbreaking design is that the overhanging floor plate creates an extended overhang on all sides, allowing for generous 12-foot-deep balconies with built-in shade for every unit. When added to large floor plans averaging 4,000 square feet and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows in each residence, Grove at Grand Bay residents enjoy unrivaled views stretching as far as downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and Miami Beach.
Anchoring the dramatic structure is a multifaceted landscape plan created by the renowned Raymond Jungles, who opted to preserve as many of the existing giant fig and gumbo limbo trees as possible and to amplify the street-level natural environment with numerous water features, simple-yet-detailed hardscape, and nearly 500 additional trees and more than 15,000 plants. The lushly landscaped campus closely mirrors Coconut Grove’s original ecology, and promotes sustainability with native species perfectly adapted to the Miami tropical climate.