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Biscayne Line – Miami’s Future Baywalk

In 1979, a law was instituted that required every new waterfront development to reserve 20 feet of land, starting at the shoreline and stretching inland, for public access. Here we are in 2015, thirty-six years after the passing of this law, and despite having miles and miles of bay shoreline, Miami still has a noticeable shortage of public waterfront parks. Hopefully, this all might change in the near future, with the possible coming of Biscayne Line.

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Biscayne Line, which was initially limited to a small section of Edgewater, now encompasses a total of thirteen miles. This development is envisioned to run seven miles along Biscayne Bay, from the Julia Tuttle to the Rickenbacker Causeway, and an additional five miles along the Miami River. The baywalk will snake in front of many of the existing condos featured by Brickell.com, as well as those in the pre-construction phase, such as Echo Brickell. The pathway will connect all the existing public areas, set aside by the 1979 law, and bypass private spaces, which were established prior to the law, via floating docks, due to Miami’s ownership of the water.

This project, which was conceptualized and drafted at The University of Miami School of Architecture, is now being spearheaded by Carlos Rosso of The Related Group, District Two City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, and architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica. The three hold that Biscayne Line, which will be funded by The Related Group, will increase the value of land adjacent to the development as well as help connect the city via the underutilized-waterfront spaces. “Here we have beauty, which is the geography of Biscayne Bay. Logic says that we should take advantage of it and not separate ourselves from it. The most important message from our city is this bay and the connection with the water. To not try to experience that amazing dimension that we have is a pity,” says Fort-Brescia. Additionally, they claim that public security is another included benefit, as they intend to use the developers’ ad valorem tax dollars to fund the policing of the thirteen mile walkway.

Biscayne Line 01The three men are confident in the realization of their vision, and believe that Biscayne Line will inevitably be built. “I think there are no great cities without great public space. Great cities have great parks and museums. In Miami, we are seeing that for the first time. For the maturity, it’s important to involve the universities, like UM,” explains Rosso.

Miami’s Top Penthouses: The Definition of the Good Life

It is well know that life in Miami is very luxurious and extravagant, however very few get to experience the higher end of this spectrum. This lavish lifestyle is only obtained by having the nicest of nice, that is, the top penthouses on the market. So without further-ado, I present to you the definition of ‘the good life’:

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10. The W South Beach Penthouse: $17,900,000

The Penthouse at the W South Beach, which is located in Miami Beach, comes adorned with leather covered walls, crocodile textured doors and marble flooring found throughout the entire penthouse. It also hosts 12 foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows in every room, which offer direct water and city views. The penthouse has three rooms and four full bathrooms, one of which has a Japanese soaking tub. It also includes a home automation system which controls the audio, visual, lights, air conditioner and sun shades, all directly from an iPhone.

 

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9. The Echo Brickell Penthouse: $18,743,000

The Echo Brickell Penthouse, which is to be released by 2017, will consist of four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and a half bathroom, adding up to 5,050 square feet of living space. The interior will be fully customized by interior designers Carlos Ott and Yoo.

 

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8. The Bentley Bay South Penthouse: $18,900,000

Unlike the two penthouses seen so far, the penthouse at Bentley Bay encompasses two floors, the entire 23rd floor and most of the 24th. The penthouse has four bedrooms and 5 and a half bathrooms, which sum to a total of 6,000 square feet. The penthouse comes fully equipped with a private rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, a private gym, steam rooms, an outdoor bar, a pool table, and a full wet

77. 360 Oceana Key Biscayne Penthouse 02S: $19,000,000

Penthouse 02S, along with its twin, are the second largest in the list, boasting 13,159 square feet, 7,616 of which is divided into seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. The remaining 5,543 consists of rooftop terraces, which includes an infinity pool, a summer kitchen, a barbeque area, and a wood-flooring sunrise deck. All rooms soar up to 12 foot ceilings.

 

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6. 350 Oceana Key Biscayne Penthouse 02N: $19,000,000

This penthouse has the exact same layout as its twin, and they share the same amenities. The Oceana at Key Biscayne includes state-of-the-art facilities, amongst them, but not limited to, a fitness center, a spa with saunas, a tennis court, green spaces, an art gallery, a poolside restaurant, and more.

 

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5. 350 Oceana Key Biscayne Penthouse 01N: $23,000,000

The crown of the largest penthouse goes to Oceana Penthouse 01N, which is comprised of a whopping 18,000 square feet. The penthouse is divided into five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a large family room, a home theater, a private gym, private rooftop with an infinity pool and decks, and a library.

 

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4. Château Beach Penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach: $26,000,000

If high ceilings are your thing, then this penthouse is for you. The Château’s ceiling soar at 24 feet; that’s at least twice the height of every other penthouse seen so far. Oh, and the walls are actually windows, allowing for the most gorgeous of views over the Atlantic Ocean. On top of this, the wooden pool terrace allows for unparalleled relaxation before majestic water views.

 

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3. Palazzo Del Sol Penthouse, Fisher Island: $26,411,500

The penthouse at this Mediterranean-style project is crowned by a rooftop pool and deck developed by Enzo Enea, which has a Zero-edge pool, a Pergola and a summer kitchen. From this deck, views of Star Islance, Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and SoFi can be admired. The elevator which leads to the penthouse opens up into an expansive living area with 18 feet ceilings. The penthouse has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.

 

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2. The Edition Penthouse, Miami Beach:  $27,500,000

This penthouse, which envelops floors 16, 17, and 18, and is connected by a $1 million teal stair case is comprised of four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The penthouse features 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami Skyline, Biscayne Bay, and South Beach. The indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge is equipped with a trellis-covered dining area and a summer kitchen, while the indoor kitchen is a custom designed Bulthaup kitchen. To put the cherry on the top, the penthouse includes room service and housekeeping, allowing for one to experience the true definition of the luxurious lifestyle.

 

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1. The Mansions at Acqualina Penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach: $50,000,000

This 5 bedroom penthouse is the definition of excessive luxury – if such a thing were to exist. The penthouse is accessed through an all-glass elevator which leads to a pivot entry wall, reflecting pools in the living room, a 25 foot waterfall, disappearing glass walls, nearly 100 foot long master suite, two outdoor kitchens, a glass wine gallery, a billiard room, a home theatre, a glass bottomed pool and Jacuzzi… the interminable list goes on and on.

Paramount Miami’s Floorplans & Prices Unveiled

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On Wednesday November 12th, the floorplans and prices of the Miami Worldcenter Signature Tower, which was branded Paramount Miami Worldcenter not too long ago, were released for a limited amount of apartments. This highly anticipated development is part of the mega-project Miami WorldCenter, which is set to break-ground early next year.

Paramount Miami Worldcenter will feature 466 city and bay-view residences throughout 60 floors, which will range in size from 1,300 to 2,300 square feet. All of the units will have private elevator access with private foyers. Not only will these elevators provide private access to a given resident’s apartment, but the resident will also have direct access to The Mall at Miami Worldcenter through the same elevator. All units will also have high ceilings, as well as European designed kitchens, spacious laundry rooms, commodious living areas, and rain showers and spa bathtubs. The three bedroom residences will also feature lock-out studios, meaning that one of the bedrooms will have an extra, separate entrance from the foyer.

Other than the obvious, top-notch amenities such as pools, outdoor lounges, indoor social spaces, and fitness centers, Paramount Miami Worldcenter will include facilities that few other developments host. Among these conveniences are a private boxing studio, private hair and nail bars, outdoor bath gardens, a conservatory, a children’s play room, a video-game room, a music room with a private recording studio, and a picnic/BBQ area.

If you have any questions regarding Paramount Miami Worldcenter do not hesitate to contact the Brickell.com team at 305-878-0553 or at admin@brickell.com.

Miami’s Oldest Bar Closes After 102 Years

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As of Saturday October 25th, the once-oldest bar of Miami – Tobacco Road – is now officially closed. Since it opened in 1912, Tobacco Road was located at 626 South Miami Avenue, and for the past 102 years it was the best of hosts to those whom happened upon it in search of alcohol, delicious food, and live music. Sadly though, the tavern will bid its goodbye as a new condo building will soon occupy the lot on which it sat.

Back in 2012, this land was purchased for $12.5 million by developer Carlos Mattos. Shortly after he bought the land, Mattos struck a deal with the Road’s owner, permitting the bar to stay around a couple of more years while Mattos weighed his options for his newly acquired asset. Now that he has made his decision, the apartment building-to-be will fit in nicely into the area, as across from where the tower will be raised, the Brickell City Centre is undergoing construction (a mega-project which includes 780 condominiums, 263 hotel rooms, 260,000 square feet of office space, and a shopping-center).

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For those who were regulars at Tobacco Road though, do not despair! The Road’s general manager, Joel Rivera, bought the bar’s name and plans to reopen it not too far from its original location. Rivera has shown interest in a locale at 69 SW Seventh Street, which is right across from the Brickell City Centre. Additionally, the bar’s name will also live on aboard a Norwegian cruise ship, the Escape. The Tobacco Road that will open on the ship in November 2015 however, will not be the same as it was in Brickell. This bar will not serve the Road’s trademark burger, or any food at all for that matter, and will not host live music, but rather it will focus on serving exquisite cocktails and drinks of the like.

 

Brickell Heights’ Interiors Sneak Peeks

Last Wednesday, February 26, sneak peeks were released of the interiors of the 690-unit luxury condominium tower-to-be, Brickell Heights. The renderings were conceptualized by the Rockwell Group, and were released in honor of David Rockwell’s success in designing the greenroom for the Academy Awards show which took place this past weekend. When it comes to Brickell Height’s renderings, Rockwell said, “For Brickell Heights, we were inspired by the elegant simplicity and rich, evocative material palette of mid-century design. The interiors will reinterpret the glamour of the art, design and culture of that era, but with a contemporary twist.”

I am truly excited for this project, and personally I think the renderings look fantastic. I cannot wait to see what else The Related Group and Rockwell Group have in store for us…I will keep you posted! And remember, if you are interested in this building that is to be completed by fall 2016, call us at (305)379-0203. The sooner the better, as 70% of this building is already reserved!

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Just Released Brochure and Video of SkyRise Miami

stacks_image_769Miami is about to be propelled to new, dizzying heights with the construction of the observation tower: SkyRise Miami. The colossal building, which is to be opened mid-2017, will soar at 1000 feet as the tallest building in Florida. SkyRise Miami will create an economy of its own, as it’s expected to cost over $880M during its development stage, and when finalized, it will produce over $1.3 billion annually. Additionally, this project will generate 7,100 jobs as it is developed and once finally opened, another 17,000.

The observation tower will not “simply” offer its visitors majestic views of Miami and the surrounding areas, but its amenities will distinctly set it apart from all competitors. Other than the three observation decks, SkyRise will include a top-notch restaurant, nightclub, SkyHigh Club, ballroom, meeting room, and an interactive exhibit. It will also offer three rides: SkyRise Flying Theatre, a flight simulation ride that will take you soaring amongst the towers of Downtown Miami, over the Everglades, and finally beneath the ocean to beautiful reefs; SkyPlunge Miami, a ride similar to Tower of Terror, in which you will freefall more than 40 stories; and SkyRise Drop, a ride where you bungee jump and experience a rush hardly matched.  To top it off, the building, which is R-shaped, or which, deemed by others to resemble a cresting wave or hairpin, will be open on the sides to allow hurricane-force winds to safely flow through it.

SkyRise Miami is anticipated to lure 3.2 million visitors per year, making it one of the largest attractions in Florida. This many visitors will in turn boost the Miami real estate market, which has been heavily influenced by foreign buyers. As more and more foreign investment flows into Miami, causing the real estate market to expand all the more, we shall see an increase in spectacular developments similar to SkyRise Miami.

I have linked the video and brochure released on the newly launched website…take a look at them, and you will find yourself unable to restrain your eagerness to be the first of the 3.2 million annual visitors this project will attract.