Echo Brickell Topping Off!

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Echo Brickell
1451 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

You may recall this post from nearly two years ago where I first mentioned the ultra-luxury new construction residential tower that is ECHO Brickell.  Well, time flies and this week it’s being reported that they are topping off the building at 57 stories.  In fact, you can watch it for yourself from Echo’s live camera feed on their website, here.  Pretty wild!

To refresh your memory, Echo is situated on the east side of Brickell Avenue, directly adjacent to the Four Seasons (see top image).  Developed by  Property Markets Group (PMG), Echo Brickell is a boutique luxury development with 180 units and 57 stories.  It features conceptual design by world-renowned architect Carlos Ott and interior design by yoo Studio.

Although the building is more than 90% sold out, there are a handful of penthouses remaining, including the $42 million Carlos Ott penthouse.  Other purchase opportunities in the building start at $2 million, with floor plans consisting of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom layouts.

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.

Check out the stunning images below to get a feel for Echo’s unique aesthetic and luxurious finishes.  For more information about purchase opportunities at Echo, contact me directly at lrubens@bhsusa.com or 305.799.2124.

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Just Rented: Gorgeous Condo at Epic Residences

FullSizeRender_4200 Biscayne Blvd. Way #3905, Miami, FL 33131
1 bedroom/1.5 bathrooms | 950 sq ft | Built in 2008 | Rented for $3,100/month

I just rented this stunning unit at Epic Residences in Downtown Miami.   Epic is a luxury hotel and condo building with 54 stories and 342 units, located just over the bridge that connects Brickell and Downtown Miami.  Epic offers some of the finest amenities and restaurants in Miami, including an Exhale spa and the world-famous Zuma restaurant.

This particular unit was a large 1 bedroom floor plan with 1 full bathroom, a powder room, and 950 square feet of living space. The unit had beautiful finishes including Snaidero cabinetry, stainless steel Miele appliances,
his and her vessel sinks, a 72” x 60” tub/shower, TOTO toilets and bidet, and spacious walk-in closets.  It had sparkling marble floors, custom window shades, an oversize balcony, and of course, that stunning view of Biscayne Bay.   The unit rented for $3,100/month.

My clients had been renting in the building for the last two years and needed to move because their unit was being sold.  They love living at Epic and could not imagine moving elsewhere, a sentiment that seems to be shared with the other residents in the building.

Check out more photos below, and for more info, contact me directly at lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com or 305.799.2124.

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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.

JUST SOLD: WYNWOOD LOFTS #405

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Unit 405 at Wynwood Lofts
250 NW 23 St., Miami, FL 33127
1  bedroom/1 bathroom/ 1,063 sf

I am thrilled for my client who just closed on his fabulous new condo in Wynwood Lofts!  Located at 250 NW 23 Street just off of 2nd Ave., Wynwood Lofts is just a stone’s throw from neighborhood staples like Panther Coffee, Jugofresh and Cafeina, and a quick walk to the shops, restaurants and art galleries of Wynwood.  Built in 2005, the pet-friendly building has 36 loft-style units with soaring ceilings, concrete floors, covered parking and a rooftop pool.  In-unit camera monitors provide extra security allowing tenants to view building activity at all times.  The unique feature of Wywood lofts is that it is zoned for both residential and commercial use.  This provides for quite an eclectic mix of residents, from photographers to designers and beyond.

The unit my client purchased has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 1,063 square feet.  It has 14-foot ceilings with a built-in mezzanine and spiral staircase, as well as an upgraded kitchen and bathroom, and upgraded light fixtures and air ducts.  It sold for $362,000 ($341/sf).  It’s an amazing space and I can’t wait to see what he and his fiance do with it!

There are currently two other available units for sale in the building and one available rental:

Unit #         Bedrooms          Bathrooms          SF          List Price           Price/SF

302                  1                               1                   1,463       $560,000           $382.7

304                  1                               1                   1,063       $425,000           $399.8

402                  1                               1                   1,463       $2,800                $1.91

Check out more photos of unit 405 and the Wynwood Lofts building below, and contact me directly at 305.799.2124 or lindsayrubens@avatarflorida.com for more info or to set up a private showing!

 

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 Upgraded kitchen and lighting

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 View of Downtown Miami from the rooftop

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 Rooftop pool