Tennis Champion Selects Luxury, Beachfront Condominium as Newest Residential Retreat
Widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic has purchased a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence at Eighty Seven Park in Miami Beach. Located where the park meets the ocean, Eighty Seven Park offers just 70 intimate residences ranging from 1,400-7,000 square feet, complete with 15- to 25-foot wrap- around balconies. The eco-conscious and elegantly designed glass tower will float atop a private, residents’ garden to the North, the sprawling 35-acre North Shore Park to the South and boasts unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean to the East.
“I was inspired by the unmatched level of service, exclusive park access, in-house botanist, and panoramic views of both land and sea,” said Novak Djokovic about Eighty Seven Park. “It all provides the perfect lifestyle for me and my wife Jelena,” he added.
The Serbian-born star also attributes his purchase at Eighty Seven Park to its peaceful location and serene environment. Situated in the relaxed community of North Beach and set apart from the noise and hustle of South Beach, the property provides the perfect place to maintain his diligent wellness regime. Adding to the project’s appeal was Djokovic’s admiration of Renzo Piano’s acclaimed worldwide portfolio, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect and mastermind behind the elliptical condo design – Eighty Seven Park is Piano’s first architectural venture in the United States.
Developed by Terra, in partnership with Bizzi & Partners Development and New Valley, Eighty Seven Park is comprised of raw and sustainable interior designs by Renas Dumas Architecture Intérieure (RDAI). Globally recognized for their work with Hermès, RDAI will feature floor-to- ceiling custom windows and a design palette that draws from the surrounding natural elements of North Beach in each residence, allowing the Djokovic family to feel one with nature from their very first step inside. Offering privacy at every turn, Novak will also receive a coveted “key to the park” which is being designed by Dutch landscape firm West 8 – renowned for their famed transformation of New York’s Governor’s Island. The condominium’s paramount fitness center and underground spa designed by The Wright Fit will give Djokovic a chance to indulge in the sauna or steam room on his days off.
“I simply love the design of this building,” said Novak. “This is an unexpected location in a neighborhood that’s rapidly growing and that’s what attracted me to buy here. It will be my new retreat.”
Ranked number two in the world for Men’s Singles Tennis and listed as the 6th highest earning athlete in the world, Djokovic has gathered his earnings from on the court winnings and through numerous sponsorships. In 2013, Novak, wrote a nutrition and lifestyle book called “Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence” focusing on the gluten-free diet that he believes changed his career. Djokovic has put some of that money to use with his latest investment at Eighty Seven Park – providing ideal balance and engagement with nature.
“We are thrilled that Novak Djokovic purchased at Eighty Seven Park”, said David Martin, President of Terra. “To have someone that has such passion about our building and is so synergistic with our design is wonderful.”
Amidst all of the exciting new developments happening in South Florida, Eighty Seven Park has been named the most elevated, awe-inspiring project of them all with its cantilevered architecture that appears to float above the water and natural green landscape of North Beach. Set to break ground in April 2017, the stunning residences continue to attract affluent worldwide buyers like Djokovic.