Villa Valencia in The Wall Street Journal

October 23, 2020.


Villa Valencia was featured in The Wall Street Journal article titled “TikTok Studios, Zoom Rooms and Co-Working Spaces are the New Must-Have Home Amenities.

Villa Valencia offers early buyers endless customization options, as working from home becomes the norm, we realize that many would trade movie rooms and lounges for workspaces.

Rob and Mary Porges, both mortgage executives in their 60s, went into contract for a $1.68 million three-bedroom in Villa Valencia, a 39-unit condo building under construction in Coral Gables, Fla. The developer is building the couple an office off the master bedroom in a space that would otherwise have been a large closet, Ms. Porges said. The office will come with pocket doors two built-in desks, custom millwork, and wiring for internet.

For client meetings, the couple plans to use the building’s boardroom, which will feature Bluetooth speakers, a high-definition video-conferencing camera, a high-definition large screen, and audio equipment, said developer Rishi Kapoor, chief executive of Location Ventures.

Units at Villa Valencia cost between $1.65 million and $14.9 million, and each buyer has the opportunity to customize a home office, Mr. Kapoor said. The building also includes high-level water and air filtration, which for an additional cost can be upgraded to medical-grade quality, he said.

Situated on the private side of Coral Gables, Villa Valencia features thirty-nine luxury condominium residences that offer a rich city lifestyle with the privacy of boutique living. The residences at Villa Valencia, each with at least one corner exposure, rise to 13 stories, crowned with two lower penthouse levels and one grand penthouse in the sky.

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