Miami New Construction Spotlight – ECHO Brickell

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It’s no secret that Miami is undergoing a new condo boom; in fact, Cranespotters reports that more than 145 new condo towers with nearly 20,000 units have been proposed in the tricounty South Florida region of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach as of July 31, 2013.  Since I am frequently asked about these new projects, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the new buildings.  This week, I’m kicking things off with one of my favorite new construction condominiums: ECHO Brickell.

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Echo Brickell, a boutique luxury development with 180 units and 57 stories, is truly a special project.  Located  at 1451 Brickell Ave. on the east-side of Brickell Avenue, many of the units will have unobstructed bay views.  Developed by New York-based Property Markets Group (PMG), Echo Brickell is the sister project to Echo Aventura, which broke ground last year.

Echo Brickell will feature conceptual design by world-renowned architect Carlos Ott and interior design by yoo Studio.  One of the most unique features of Echo is that all units will be delivered “furniture ready” – completely finished!  This is a major difference from the standard “designer ready” model of other buildings where units are delivered with kitchens, baths, and bathroom floors, but are otherwise raw and require finishing, from lighting to paint to baseboards and floors.

Units at Echo will be totally finished, complete with a contemporary lighting package, including recessed lighting, dimmers, and lighting control.  Buyers will have their choice of paint and gorgeous Italian marble finishings – even on the terraces.  And speaking of the terraces (which will be 6′ – 8′ deep), all units feature summer kitchens aka a built-in barbecue on your balcony.

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Other residence features include 9′ – 14′ ceilings, 8′ Italian entry doors, fully built-out his and hers walk-in closets in the master suites, semi-private elevators with biometrics technology (facial recognition cameras), custom PMG Smart Home technology, master suites feature Dornebracht and Duravit fixtures, side-by-side paneled Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, built-in coffee and espresso machine and custom Italian cabinetry.

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Building amenities include a vanishing-edge pool and deck with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami, South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, state of the art fitness center and spa overlooking pool, Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, resort-style poolside food and beverage service, four hot tubs with bathing deck overlooking the spectacular Brickell skyline, concierge services, and robotic parking.  Oh, and if you’re interested in one of the penthouses, your purchase comes with a brand-spankin’-new Tesla Model S.  Starting prices for penthouses are around $10 million.

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Out of the 180 units, roughly 55 remain available for purchase.  Floor plans consist of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units (you can see the actual floor plans on Echo’s website, here), and prices start around $900/sf and up.  Condo fees are priced at $0.99/sf.  Ground breaking is expected to take place in the next 30 – 60 days, with completion expected in 2017.

For an awesome virtual tour of Echo Brickell, check out the video below.

For more information on Echo Brickell or any other new construction project, contact me at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305.799.2124.

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