Exploring the Luxury High-Rises of Brickell

Exploring the Luxury High-Rises of Brickell

Overlooking Biscayne Bay at the southern end of Downtown Miami, Brickell stands as a vibrant urban enclave. Once the premier destination for the Miami elite, who built high-end, well-appointed mansions and architectural gems along "Millionaire's Row" on Brickell and South Miami Avenue, this historic neighborhood is now Miami's gateway into the future.

As the financial district for both Miami and South Florida, Brickell is home to numerous banking, financial, and investment firms and a sizable contingent of foreign consulates. It also continues its legacy from over 100 years prior as an endlessly sought-after residential enclave.

Today, however, the residences are luxurious vertical glass and steel towers with stunning city and water views, bespoke amenities, and a status that redefines grandeur. Whether you're relocating, trading up, securing an investment, or simply curious about what Miami's modern-day luxe lifestyle truly entails, it's always a great time to explore the luxury high-rises of Brickell.

Brickell's incredible collection of luxury high-rises

Between its primary stretch of land just south of the Miami River and downtown and its namesake Brickell Key, the Brickell neighborhood features an array of intriguing condo properties. What sets the collection of Brickell high-rise communities apart is the sheer impressive landscape of so many instant icons of modern architecture in such proximity to one another.

Sometimes referred to as the “Manhattan of the South,” Brickell comes by that nickname honestly through three key aspects of the neighborhood's skyscraping gems.

Iconic architecture

Many of Brickell's luxury high-rises are designed by world-renowned architects who embrace the Miami atmosphere and integrate global trends into their final build. Imagine bold, beautiful facades, sweeping balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, and efficient, mesmerizing use of the limited land on which they sit.

Next-level amenities

Brickell's high-rises often come with a slew of extras in the race to offer unparalleled luxury. These include rooftop pools with infinity edges, state-of-the-art fitness centers, spa facilities, and private theaters. To compete with the white-glove client care of established brands like Four Seasons, lifestyle-focused concierge services are commonplace.

Prime location

Strategically located 15 minutes from Port Miami, 20 minutes from Miami International Airport, and 30 minutes from Miami Beach, an elite lifestyle in Brickell places you at the doorstep of Miami's major business centers, vibrant nightlife scene, outstanding restaurants, and high-end shopping districts. Plus, if you prefer high-level leisure — boating, golfing, tennis, museums, and community events —- the region's celebrated beaches are always easily within reach.

So which of Brickall's high-end high-rises stands tallest among the rest? Here are seven of the neighborhood's most sought-after luxe residences to consider as your next home or investment property.

Asia Brickell Key

900 Brickell Key Boulevard, Brickell Key

Located on Brickell Key in Biscayne Bay, the 33-story waterfront Asia Brickell Key captures the best of the upscale, high-rise lifestyle on Brickell's signature island. Built in 2008, the property features just 123 condos across its impressive footprint. The floorplans are generous with spacious layouts and panoramic views of the Miami River, Biscayne Bay, and the city skyline.

Each residence boasts private elevators, 12-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom Italian cabinetry, premium Miele and SubZero appliances, and expansive balconies. Amenities are top-tier, from the modern fitness center, pool, hot tub, and tennis court to the 24-hour valet service. With a maximum of five units per floor and with many only featuring two, there is an aura of prestige at the Asia Brickell Key not found elsewhere.

Brickell Flatiron

1000 Brickell Plaza

Comparisons between Brickell and Manhattan, NYC's densely populated high-rise neighborhood, are nothing new, so it makes sense that the southern version has its own iconic Flatiron building. Brickell's version, however, is a decidedly more contemporary take on luxury along the Atlantic Coast. Soaring 64 stories and 736 feet from its ground floor retail spaces, the building boasts some of the area's best panoramas of the city and water.

Its 527 condos take shape over 15 different floor plans, with an additional 15 penthouse units occupying the two uppermost floors — several of which include 22-foot-high ceilings. Amenities occupy three levels. The 17th and 18th floors feature a lap pool, children's facilities, private event space, a wine bar, billiards, and a cigar room. The 64th-floor rooftop amenity space includes a pool with an incredible view, rooftop deck cabanas, and a spa and fitness center.

Echo Brickell

1451 Brickell Avenue

Among Miami's most breathtaking buildings, Echo Brickell graces Miami's Financial District as a 57-story beacon of luxury. Conceived by celebrated architect Carlos Ott and brought to life by Property Markets Group and JDS Development Group, the interiors shine across Echo's condo residences, each boasting a unique floor plan. Every residence gleams with marble finishes, Italian glass cabinetry, advanced smart home technology, and gourmet kitchens.

The pinnacle of the design is the two-story penthouse, a masterpiece by Carlos Ott, with indulgences like an indoor lap pool, a private gym, and dramatic windows. Residents are pampered with unparalleled amenities all around: a mesmerizing zero-edge pool overlooking Biscayne Bay, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a concierge, valet parking, and even a pet-walking service. Finished in 2017, the Echo Brickell has only grown in stature.

Icon Brickell

465 & 475 Brickell Avenue (Tower I), 485 Brickell Avenue (Tower III), 495 Brickell Avenue (Tower II)

An amazing engineering marvel, the stunning three-towered Icon Brickell development occupies one of the most coveted spots in Miami. Situated at the northeasternmost point of the mainland Brickell neighborhood, at the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, the building overlooks Brickell Key, Downtown Miami, and the Miami Riverwalk. Completed in 2008, the more-than-$1 billion development represents one of the largest such condo projects in South Florida, with over 1,700 combined units. Tower III is also home to The W Miami and the property's exclusive condo-hotel units.

Most impressive, however, is the number of amenities found in this “city within a city.” The list includes three pools, a two-acre landscaped outdoor sanctuary over 100 feet above Biscayne Bay, a 30-person theater, four restaurants, concierge service, and the 28,000-square-foot Icon Brickell Spa, which consists of an aqua-therapy lounge.

Santa Maria

1643 Brickell Avenue

Among the oldest residences in Brickell, the 51-story bayfront Santa Maria Brickell has remained one of Miami's most lavish residential high-rises for more than a quarter-century. The iconic structure, with stylish curves and emerald-blue glass accents mimicking the serene Biscayne Bay waters it overlooks, occupies a section of Millionaire’s Row in Brickell's southern end.

Built in 1997 by renowned developer Ugo Colombo and designed by the prestigious Revuelta Vega Leon Architects, this bayfront masterpiece houses over 170 condos ranging from two to seven bedrooms, including a pair of two-story, 10,000-square-foot penthouses. Residences boast expansive layouts, high-end kitchens, private balconies, and captivating ocean, bay, and city views. Residents indulge in a plethora of amenities: a bayfront pool, marina, historic mansion-turned-clubhouse, racquetball and tennis courts, fitness center, and an on-site café.

Reach & Rise Brickell City Centre

68 S.E. 6 Street (Reach Tower), 88 S.W. 7 Street (Rise Tower)

As part of the Brickell City Centre, the twin Reach & Rise Gold-LEED®-certified, 43-story residential towers are the centerpiece for this shopping, dining, and commerce hub. Effectively mirroring each other, each building houses 390 condos with high-end finishes, Bosch appliances, temperature-controlled wine storage, and Italkraft cabinets.

A half-acre amenity deck offers tropical gardens, fitness spaces, a heated pool and spa, and more. There are endless amenities in sight, including concierge services, a private library, an arrival court with valet parking, and a poolside cafe and beverage service. Given each property's connection to the Brickell City Centre and the Mary Brickell Village one block away, each tower is effortlessly accessible to the very best of the Brickell neighborhood.

Four Seasons Residences

1425 Brickell Avenue

The Four Seasons Residences, located at the intersection of Brickell Avenue and S.E. 15th Road, requires no introduction. Wherever Four Seasons stands, hotel patrons, condo owners, and guests are privy to unparalleled service and amenities. The Brickell Four Seasons Residences maintains that reputation and stands as one of Miami’s tallest buildings, soaring 70 stories and 789 feet into the sky.

The condominium residences occupy floors 40 to 70, with floor plans that range from one to four bedrooms. The lengthy amenity list includes two heated pools, cabanas, a membership to the 50,000-square-foot Equinox fitness center and spa, 24-hour valet, room service, an owner's lounge, and two on-site restaurants —- all of which is in addition to the commanding city and water views this gorgeous building promises.

Ready to learn more about high-rise residences in Brickell?

If you’re ready to explore the very best of Miami's high-end real estate, reach out to top-rated agent David Freed today. By working with David, you can expect nothing short of unrivaled expertise in the Brickell luxury high-rise landscape. Get started today.

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