Winter Events in South Florida

winterfestLogo-1Art Basel is one of the biggest events in South Florida and although this year’s art celebrations ended last week, there are still plenty of events going on during the winter season, including a major one that begins this weekend.  Here are two you may be interested in.

The annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade takes place up north in Fort Lauderdale near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  More than a million people usually come out to watch all of the different boating vessels navigating the 12-mile stretch on the New River.  It’s the seventh largest one-day event in the country.  You can watch the parade and sip on a tasty cocktail this Saturday from the Grandstand Viewing Area starting at 7 pm.

Next month marks the debut of Art of Rum, an event by South Florida Distillers celebrating the synthesis of mixology and art.  There will be local mixologists on hand preparing fantastic cocktails based on the work of local artists for guests to try.  The festivities begin on January 30th from 7 pm to 11 pm and there will be music plus meet and greets and cocktail demonstrations.  Tickets for Art of Rum cost $25 or $75 for VIP access, which includes unlimited cocktail tastings.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

The Underline Will Transform the Miami Metrorail

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The Miami Metrorail is among the most convenient ways of getting around many major parts of the city.  Hundreds, if not thousands of commuters use it every day to get to work and it’s also one of the best ways to stay away from traffic during major concerts or city events.  The areas below the Metrorail aren’t the most eye-catching thing to behold, comprised largely of a paved or dirt path that serves its intended purpose but looks drab.  With the Underline, these ugly paths are set to be transformed in a big way.

The Underline will focus on the underutilized land below the Metrorail, extending from the Dadeland South station all the way to the Brickell Station near the Miami River, transforming all of the area into a lush, linear park full of art and a beautiful urban trail.  With the Underline, bicyclist and pedestrian safety will be improved thanks to more than 95 acres of verdant, open space.  Over nine miles will be set aside for art installations, boosting the economy and encouraging development along US1.  The UM School of Architecture Studies and New York-based James Corner Field Operations are overseeing the design of the project, which has yet to announce a definitive timeline for completion.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

Notable Art Basel Events

artBasel-1Have you been to one of the Art Basel-related events yet? The 14th edition has already started, drawing tons of people looking to admire the artwork, meet budding artists, enjoy the food, or attend one of the many parties taking place during the event.  With so much to see and do at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the various satellite fairs taking place, you may be wondering where to go.  Here are a few recommendations.

If you happen to be into skating, visit The Skateroom at the Delano South Beach.  Over thirty decks are available for sale in limited quantities depicting artwork by renowned pop artist Andy Warhol, such as his iconic 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans and the Gold Marilyn Monroe triptych.

Interested in admiring some artwork while also staying fit?  Visit the SoulCycle Pop-Up at 1 Hotel South Beach.  The poolside cycling studio will include live art by Los Angeles-based Gregory Siff and will continue until tomorrow.

Over in Miami’s Art and Design District, admire the contemporary artwork of more than 20 contemporary designers and artists at the Fearless Artist Pop-Up Gallery.  The art will be on display from 10:00 am to 4:00 am until its last day on December 6th when it will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

Exciting Art Basel Events

smashedCanvasAre you ready for Art Basel?  Perhaps Miami’s most important art-related event, Art Basel is a huge showcase of artwork by famous as well as up and coming artists looking to present their creativity to the world through various mediums.  With the ever-growing crowds and popularity, many local businesses seek to take advantage of the event.  Let’s take a look at some of the events going on during Art Basel.

There is an area in Miami’s Wynwood area known for its craft beer, cocktails and bite-sized food.  Smashed Canvas is opening exclusively for Art Basel as a pop-up in this area and will have food and drinks plus entertainment and a few surprises in store.  Located on 29th Street, the area surrounding Smashed Canvas will feature an entire block painted with a mural by over 20 Art Basel artists.

Speaking of Wynwood, the plant that was once used to manufacture RC Cola will be one of the places transformed during Art Basel as part of The Basel House & the Bushwick Collective Block Party starting noon till late Thursday, December 3rd, through Sunday, December 6, at the Mana Urban Arts Project.  Artists will be painting all over the place and the event will also feature live music and appearances by names like rapper Fat Joe plus food courtesy of local food trucks.  Best of all, admission to the event is free!

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

Chateau Group Set to Launch New Sunny Isles Project

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The Chateau Group has contributed to many projects throughout South Florida, but its name has been in the news a lot more than usual thanks to the several different projects set to emerge, like the Chateau Beach in Sunny Isles to the upcoming 52-story Ritz-Carlton set to begin construction next year.  Chateau Group is now setting its sights on yet another project in Sunny Isles Beach.

Sunny Isles Beach city commissioners recently gave the okay for a site plan intended for a 56-story building.  The mixed-use project will consist of a pair of towers and will contain just over 430 Sunny Isles Beach condos for sale, 90 hotel and apartment units, and 60 hotel rooms.  The project’s address will be 18801 Collins Avenue.  Although it does not have an official name yet, the odds are that much like the Ritz-Carlton, it will bear the name of a hotel.

The Chateau Group is also responsible for the Fendi Chateau in the nearby town of Surfside.  The twelve-story building is also expected next year and will have 58 units with two to five bedrooms.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

The Rise of West Brickell

One of Miami’s largest developments is Brickell City Centre in the Brickell area.  The ambitious project consists of a series of condominiums, apartments, and shops and it’s about to finish its first phase of construction.  The project is just one of many contributing to a massive interest in the Brickell area.

While Brickell as a whole has maintained a fervent degree of interest, the area to the east of Interstate 95 and west of Brickell Avenue is seeing an even greater interest.  In fact, it’s become unofficially known as West Brickell.  This area is ripe for development, and there are plans on the horizon to turn Miami’s financial district into one of the most lucrative markets in South Florida.

One of the projects being planned is called Miami River.  The mixed-use development will include a fusion of commercial and office space, hotel rooms and more than 1,600 residential units in the area between Second Avenue and I-95, appropriately right by the river.

Other projects set to emerge in the West Brickell area include the Brickell View Terrace residential tower, the 47-story 1010 Brickell, and the luxury boutique tower Le Parc at Brickell.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

The Aurora Condo Launches Its Sales

auroraCondoThe Aurora condo is among the most recently announced buildings set to join the existing collection of Sunny Isles Beach condos for sale.  After some necessary downsizing, the seventeen-story project by renowned architect Luis Revuelta has recently launched sales.  The new Aurora condominium will have a total of 61 units as well as a collection of lanai residences and a penthouse, all of which will be located on the building’s fourth floor and above.  Residences will have at least 1,500 square feet of living area or 2,100 square feet.

The full list of amenities expected within the 204-foot Aurora building have yet to be revealed but buyers can expect to find a large pool deck area, a modern fitness center, and a social area so future residents can relax and spend some quality downtime or get to know some of their fellow Aurora condo neighbors.  Aurora is also expected to have commercial space on the ground floor and 135 parking spaces among two floors.  Smaller units will have two to three bedrooms with prices starting in the upper $600s per square foot, or low $800,000s.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

Echo Brickell’s Incredible Penthouse

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Echo is a hotly anticipated building located in Miami’s Brickell area.  A project by architect Carlos Ott, the same man responsible for the Jade Ocean and Jade Beach condos, Echo Brickell stands 57 stories tall and features an intriguing curved design.  Some of the anticipated features include an innovative robotic parking garage and there will also be a pool taking up an entire floor.  The building features a total of 180 units and at 635 feet in height, it promises to provide unbelievably spectacular views of the water and the Magic City skyline.

Echo Brickell’s penthouse is truly one of the most breathtaking, contemporary residences in Miami.  The unit has four bedrooms and an incredible seven bathrooms.  With 10,100 square feet of living area, the sheer size means there is a tremendous amount of space to make your own and furnish to your liking.

The location of Echo Brickell is next to Biscayne Bay and Miami’s luxurious Four Seasons Hotel.  You can walk to the edge of the water, and there are plenty of places near Echo that add to the superb location.  These include The Shops at Mary Brickell Village, a Publix Supermarket barely ten minutes away to the northwest, and the many attractions in Miami’s downtown area to explore.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Echo Brickell or would like to explore a Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

Eight Bedroom Home in Estates at Acqualina

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Estates at Acqualina by the Trump Group and the firm of Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates has become one of the most hotly anticipated projects in Sunny Isles Beach. A pair of 51 story towers located east of Collins Avenue overlooking the Atlantic Ocean the entire property comprises over four acres and will have 95 residences.  The building is named after, and will be located near the existing Acqualina condo-hotel.

One of the residences being sold at Estates at Acqualina has over 15,000 square feet of living area.  The seven bedroom, eight bathroom listing has soaring ceilings and some of the most incredible views in the city.  Those who choose to live in Estates at Acqualina will find more than 45,000 square feet of amenities, including a skating rink and bowling alley.  Other amenities include a five-star restaurant, a beach bar, a sextet of pools, walking and jogging paths, and much more!

There will be much to see and do at Estates at Acqualina, but residents will also be able to visit the retail at the Bal Harbour Shops, Aventura Mall, the town of Surfside, and Miami Beach to the south.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Acqualina or would like to explore Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

Stunning Home in Star Island

1starIslandDrOf all the Miami Beach Islands, Star Island is perhaps second only to Fisher Island when it comes to desirability among celebrities.  True to its name, Star Island has been the home of many famous names, including Rosie O’Donnell, Sean “Diddy” Combs, singer Gloria Estefan, entertainer Madonna, and actor Sylvester Stallone.  The island’s multimillion dollar properties are some of the largest and most luxurious in South Florida and represent the finest qualities of living in beautiful Miami Beach.

Today the spotlight is on the two-story 1 Star Island Drive.  This is a seven bedroom, eight bathroom estate sitting on a massive 58,000+ square foot corner lot with fabulous—and unobstructed—vistas of Biscayne Bay and the visually captivating cityscape of Downtown Miami.  You’re going to find a beautiful Floridian villas with open verandas, plenty of lush tropical foliage, a resort-style pool and spa, a boat dock, and much more!  One of your favorite ways to settle down for the day is admiring the enchanting sunset over the bay.  The home itself provides 7,988 square feet of living area.

By using the MacArthur Causeway, owners can easily visit Miami and Miami Beach to west and east, respectively.

This update is brought to you by Jon Gilman, a specialist in Sunny Isles condos for sale.  Whether you’re interested in buying in Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Acqualina or would like to explore Sunny Isles Beach rental, contact Jon to assist you in discovering why the city is among the most valuable and in demand in South Florida.  Call 786.486.9560 for any questions on Sunny Isles real estate.

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