"Entering through a sun-shaped door, members pass down a breezy corridor of swaying palms and tropical plants. Perhaps the most striking aspect of The Wonderer is the Olympic-size pool. Behind it, a music stage hosts live entertainment and a jumbo movie screen loops saturated video of dreamy far-flung places, while members lounge on chairs and cabanas. It’s a picture of vacation bliss—without flying off to Mexico."

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“We tried to build the club in a manner that offers members an environment that creates a ‘second space’ with luxurious outdoor and indoor spaces, a rolling green lawn, lush perimeter tropical landscaping, a junior Olympic pool, and shared workspaces,” Burns said in a statement to the City Paper.

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"A firm believer in the importance of achieving “balance” among health, work, and social life, Burns wants to build an engaged, “purpose-driven” community that fosters mindfulness, creativity, and deep conversations, with members making connections and collaborating on new projects, and even, addressing some of the community’s challenges. “This brand,” he says, “is a lifestyle and a community before it’s a business.”