Allure Development Group’s Sophie brings much needed family-style luxury to Bay Harbor Islands.

If you’ve grown weary of searching for a nest egg on the Miami mainland, make your way across the Broad Causeway to get a glimpse of Allure Development Group’s new development “Sophie” hitting Bay Harbor Island. We sat down with Nicolas Livsit, Co-Founder and President of Allure Development Group, to learn a little about the firm itself and their distinctly personal development that will open you up to a lifestyle of grandeur and sophistication.

Sophie Kitchen

The unique history of Allure Development Group has given it a perspective on real estate that many new firms lack. Livsit, an economist by education who came into real estate after working as a global asset manager, in partnership with Oscar Acosta, who started his career as a commercial pilot and turned to real estate upon realizing that he possessed an uncanny knack for product definition, sales, marketing, and public relations, have cultivated a philosophy for the company centered around guardianship of detail and enhancement of contemporary grandeur. With a feel for the dynamic changes our lives undergo as a result of new technologies, Livsit and Acosta work hand in hand with architects, contractors, legal teams, and auditors to deliver innovative and inspired developments whose daring designs tap into true beauty. Sophie is no different.


Residents at Sophie will enjoy all the familiar bells and whistles of traditional luxury living. However, luxury in an Allure development means something different. As Livsit told us, “Luxury is knowing my neighbors and having something that is unique. For example, we are going to invite the artist Sophie Rouillon to be a part of our project in order to give a personality to the building and to allow residents to bond over part of the building’s identity.” For those who are impressed by how familiar Sophie is, they will be equally excited by how familial it is. According to Livsit, “Sophie is something for families. If you look at the developments on the island, there are many small-unit projects with very few things for families. The area attracts a lot of families, who need more space. Though we do have a few small units, most of them will range from 1,600 to 2,500 square feet, which is ideal for those with a family or those hoping to start one.”

For buyers who want to set up shop in Sophie, the surrounding area and the residence itself dish out a unique array of perks and amenities that will spice up your already sultry South Florida lifestyle. Bay Harbor Island offers one of the best public schools in the country and is just a stone’s throw from world-class beaches as well as Bal Harbor Shops and the laid-back area of Surfside. Inside Sophie, all 26 units are equipped with smart home technology that complements the cleverly landscaped interior breezeway rising from the third floor to the rooftop terrace that serves to ventilate the building during those stifling summer days. Finally, if the possibility of soaking up the sun poolside, keeping fit at the gym, or finding your inner peace at the yoga studio has you excited in anticipation, the $430 per square foot that you’ll pay for a residence at Sophie will likely seal the deal.

Particulars Sophie

Place: Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Property: 26 Residences

Plans: 1,025 – 2,355 square feet

Price: $600,000 – $1.04 million

Period: December 2018

Amenities: Rooftop terrace, pool area, kid’s area, gym, commuting service to community hotspots, private grills, jacuzzi, yoga studio, dry and wet spa, valet parking, beach club memberships, smart home units

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