Steve Hafner, chief executive of Kayak Software Group, is in contract to buy the penthouse at L’Atelier in northern Miami Beach. L’Atelier is a ONE Sotheby’s International exclusive development slated for completion in the third quarter of 2018. Sales launched in 2015 and to date the building is 87 percent sold.
Hafner bought the unit because he wanted both more space for his family and as a financial move. “North Beach/Surfside is an up-and-coming area, and I think the penthouse is a good investment,” said Hafner in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Initially shopped for $33 million in 2015, the penthouse was officially listed at $25 million when it was put on the market in February of last year. An impeccably designed unit, it will take up the 17th and 18th floors. Soaring 22-foot-high ceilings in the living and dining rooms, a 40-foot-long pool and exclusive roof access are just some of the impressive features of the 8,000 interior square foot unit, which has an additional 8,500 square feet of exterior space.
I have believed in this project since the beginning and I believed in the vision of the Developers, Architect and Holly Hunt. It is truly rewarding to finally see L’Atelier come to fruition and to be so close to sellout. ONE Sotheby’s represents 65% of the sales and this is a true testament to our success.