New Details on Park Grove via the Miami Herald

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Coincidentally, the Miami Herald ran an article on Park Grove shortly after my blog post yesterday.    The article reveals new details on the 5.2 acre project, including that the two 20-story bayfront towers (Tower 1 and 2) will each have 72 units, and that the third tower (also 20-stories) will have 140 smaller units toward the rear of the property.   The bayfront towers will have floor-to-ceiling glass exterior walls with 12-foot ceilings, and the rear tower (Tower 3) will have 10-foot ceilings.

The Herald also reports that only one of the two bayfront towers is open for reservations, and about 30 percent of the units have sold since May.  The rear tower, which began taking reservations three weeks ago, is about 20 percent sold.   Construction is expected to begin early next year.  As for prices, the bayfront tower currently for sale is priced in excess of $1,000 per square foot, ranging from about $2.1 million for a 2-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath unit to about $4.6 million for a 4-bedroom, 5 1/2-bath unit, excluding penthouses.  Tower 3, which will have smaller units, is about $900 a square foot.

The project also includes a scheduled “major public-private makeover” of the waterfront, a new park, as well as a 50,000-square-foot “retail village” at the rear of the property by Mary Street and Tigertail Avenue.  It is also reported that the project will include a variety of artwork, notably a sculpture installation by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that will be displayed in front of the development.

You can view the full article here.

Miami New Construction Spotlight – Park Grove

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Park Grove
Bayfront Residences
2701 Bayshore Drive | Coconut Grove

In this Miami New Construction Spotlight, I’m featuring the newest pre-construction project to hit the Coconut Grove neighborhood: Park Grove.  Designed by Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture and developed by Terra Group and Related Group, Park Grove will sit on Bayshore Drive at the site of the Coconut Grove Bank, providing expansive views of the bay, marina and the village of Coconut Grove.

Described as striking “a thoughtful balance between direct access to downtown Miami and a sense of serenity and separation,”  Park Grove is the ultimate location for those who desire that perfect combination of “upscale bohemian living” in Coconut Grove, with the excitement of Miami’s nightlife at their fingertips.

The project will consist of 3 towers and will be constructed in phases with Towers 2 and 3 being sold first.   Floor plans will range from 1-4 bedrooms with approximately 800 sq ft to nearly 3,000 sq ft.   One of the notable features of Park Grove is that the units will be delivered totally finished (similar to Echo Brickell), with interiors by William Sofield (if you’ve seen Sofield’s work, you know these interiors will be très chic).

Scroll down for photos and more info:

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Features of Park Grove:

  • Developed by Terra Group & Related Group
  • Designed by World-Renowned Architect OMA /Rem Koolhaas
  • Expansive Bay and City Views
  • Certified LEED ® Silver
  • 24-Hour Concierge and Valet Service
  • Nautical Themed Concierge for Booking Yachts, Boats, Sailing Lessons, etc.
  • Butler Service
  • Private Business Center with Meeting Rooms
  • Lush Landscaped Gardens by Enzo Enea
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Artwork by Notable Sculptors and Artists
  • Lobbies and Amenity Area Designed by William Sofield
  • Luxurious Pool with Private Cabanas
  • Bayview Dining Room for Private Events
  • Dedicated Penthouse Pools
  • Wine Cellar and Wine Lockers for Residents
  • Indoor /Outdoor Yoga Spaces
  • Large Conference Room /Boardroom with Video Conferencing Capabilities and Integrated Media Systems
  • Library
  • Fitness Rooms, Reception, and Mail Room for each Residential Tower
  • Bike and Watercraft Storage
  • Residents Lounge for Events
  • Children’s Indoor and Outdoor Play Area
  • Private Screening / Media Room
  • Adult Gaming Room including Billiards and Table Tennis

Amenities include:

  • Private Club to be Accessed by all Park Grove Residents
  • Curated Events and Speaking Appearances by Top Leaders in
  • Diverse Industries, Private Musical Performances by Acclaimed Artists, Private Movie Screenings, and Epicurean Events
  • Concierge Services
  • Large Dining Area and Full Service Kitchen with Acclaimed Chef
  • Library /Lounge Area
  • Social Spaces
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, including:
  • Top-of-the-Line Fitness Equipment and Free Weights
  • Private Training Rooms, including Yoga, Pilates, and Spinning Studio
  • Spa with Personal Treatment Rooms, Steam, and Sauna
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms

Residence features:

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans
  • 3 buildings (Tower 1, Tower 2, and Park Grove “Club Residences”)
  • Interiors Designed by William Sofield
  • Italian Cabinetry with Glass Doors and Stone Countertops
  • Sub-Zero / Wolf Appliances

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Views from Park Grove:

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There is no question that Park Grove is going to be an incredible project, from the architecture and art to the landscape and interiors.  And as a new “Groveite” myself, I can honestly tell you that Coconut Grove is one of the most special neighborhoods in Miami and a wonderful place to live.  If you’re interested in this project or looking for more information on Coconut Grove or the surrounding neighborhoods in Miami, contact me today at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305.799.2124.

Miami New Construction Spotlight – Reach Brickell City Centre

Project Exterior Night (1) Reach Brickell City Centre 68 SE 6 St., Miami, FL 33131

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you’ve probably heard a lot of hype about the mega project that is Brickell City Centre.   This $1.05 billion mixed-use development by Swire Properties  is the single largest project currently underway in Downtown Miami, which will consist of  a 565,000 square-foot shopping center, 128,580 square feet of offices, a 131,651 square-foot wellness center, 790 condominiums in two towers (“Reach” and “Rise”), 263 hotel rooms, 89 serviced apartments, and 2,600 parking spaces above and below ground.

Currently, only one of the two condo towers has been released for sale: Reach Brickell City Centre.  I had the opportunity to tour the sales office yesterday and hear from the sales team about this exciting new project.  Designed by internationally acclaimed Arquitectonica, Reach will consist of 43 stories with 383 luxury condominiums, and floor plans ranging from 1-4 bedrooms.

The building models were beautiful and incredibly detailed; read on for photos and more info on Reach Brickell City Centre.

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Building models at Reach Brickell City Centre

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We also got to check out the model kitchens and bathrooms  by Italkraft.  The units are being delivered “furniture ready” (i.e. finished), and buyers can select between two color palettes: “espresso” and “latte”:

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“Espresso” bathroom model featuring imported marble flooring and geometric mosaic marble tile walls in wet areas.  Elegant soaking tub with frameless glass-enclosed shower and rain-shower showerhead in master suite. Duravit Sensowash “water closets” (aka a toilet and bidet in one).

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Quartz stone vanity tops with integrated-light mirrors by Electric Mirrors, designer Danze faucets, and modern Italian cabinetry.

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“Espresso” model kitchen with cabinets by Italkraft, quartz stone counter tops and back-splash, and imported marble floors.  Premium Bosch appliance package including 36″ refrigerator & freezer, 300 series microwave, integrated panel, extra-quiet dishwasher, built-in convection oven and ceramic glass stovetop.  Uline 48-bottle temperature-controlled wine storage and oversized, stainless steel, square-edge sink with European-style pullout faucet sprayer.

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“Latte” model bathroom featuring a lighter color palette.

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Model walk-in closet.

Other residence features include:

  • 9’4” to 11’4” ceilings
  • Penthouse residences with 12’4″ ceilings featuring upgraded appliance packages, outdoor/summer kitchens and some with private rooftop pools and outdoor spas.
  • Ten luxurious corner Tower Suites featuring 3 bedrooms and 4 baths
  • Residences are delivered fully finished and “furniture ready” with choice of two interior finish packages (“Espresso” and “Latte”) including Italian cabinetry and imported marble floors
  • Bio-metric technology elevator access
  • City-view terraces with glass and aluminum railings directly accessible from living areas and bedrooms
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Over-sized, fully finished walk in closets in all master bedrooms
  • Powder room in most residences
  • Pre-wired for high-speed data, telephone and cable, with USB charging outlets in bedrooms and master closets

Building amenities at Reach Brickell City Centre will include:

  • Interiors by renowned design firm Richardson Sadeki
  • Expansive half acre amenity deck including tropical gardens, bbq grills, outdoor fitness areas and children’s play areas
  • Heated lap and social pools with two heated spas
  • Poolside beverage and cafe service
  • Library
  • Spacious, state of the art fitness center
  • Tech-savvy children’s playroom
  • Exclusive spa for residents’ use featuring dipping pools, showers, steam rooms, as well as treatment rooms and blow-out bar for touch ups with mani-pedi station
  • Entertaining suite with furnished living room, dining room and kitchen
  • Business center with ample meeting room
  • Wi-Fi throughout the lobby and amenity deck
  • On premise concierge
  • Assigned parking for all units in secured garage plus optional valet parking services

Looking for more info?  Contact me today at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com and you can always call me at 305-799-2124.

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.