Luxury Living: Brickell's Penthouses with a View

Luxury Living: Brickell's Penthouses with a View

As Miami expands, so does its legendary financial district of Brickell. Strategically located just south of downtown across the Miami River, this lavishly vertical neighborhood is a skyward-reaching community with much to offer. A glance at the rapidly expanding Brickell real estate skyline reveals the extraordinary vision taking shape.

Sky-high ambition

Brickell has rapidly evolved into an urban marvel, but the neighborhood's recent growth is spurred by far more than just office towers. Instead, Brickell is flourishing as a genuine landing spot for those seeking the once-mythical trifecta of the “live-work-play” lifestyle. Far from a fairy tale, Brickell is among those rare urban environments where you can indeed have it all.

Perched atop many of Brickell's extraordinary residential skyscrapers are the ultimate symbols of success in this “Manhattan of the South” – the city's highly coveted penthouses. While each is spectacular in its own right, the neighborhood’s impressive penthouse residences offer something truly exceptional. Among their many advantages, the most striking and prized possession is the captivating panoramic views they command.

This is luxury living at its apex: Brickell's penthouses with a view. Read on to discover these magnificent residences — including current and future developments —- with the most awe-inspiring vistas.

Asia Brickell Key

Four three-level rooftop penthouses

Completed in 2008, Asia Brickell Key is a mainstay of Brickell Key. It’s a favorite among those seeking world-class views and an address close to the best of everything Brickell and Downtown Miami have to offer. Part of the allure of Asia Brickell Key is its location on the prestigious, triangle-shaped isle adjacent to the mouth of the Miami River as it flows out to Biscayne Bay. However, the level of luxury one discovers atop the Asia Brickell in one of its four custom-designed, three-story condos trumps everything else.

The corner units showcase Miami in full view, with the two north-facing units boasting billion-dollar views of Downtown Miami, including the stunning new Aston Martin Residences and the northern expanse of Biscayne Bay. The southwestern unit includes brilliant views of the Brickell neighborhood and southern Biscayne Bay, with the southeastern residence fulfilling the desires of those who prefer the serenity of endless ocean views.

Echo Brickell

The Carlos Ott penthouse and three upper penthouses

From the dramatic camber in its 57-story facade to the ambitious full-floor, open-air amenity deck at the building's mid-section to the utterly jaw-dropping, Carlos Ott-designed, 11,000 square-foot tower-topping penthouse, the Echo Brickell ignored conventional wisdom when making its mark on the Brickell skyline. When exploring Brickell penthouses with a view, the star of the show is the two-story stunner occupying Echo's top two floors.

Among Brickell's most expensive properties, the home's primary view of Biscayne Bay is more than worth the cost of admission — a nearly 3,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor terrace with an indoor pool and spa overlooking the bay. With two full floors, there's a vista from every room in the home and an additional 800 square feet of terraces from which to enjoy them.

For those with needs a little less lofty, including forgoing the pool, but wanting the same 360-degree panorama, the Echo Brickell developers were wise enough to include three additional full-floor penthouses just below the Ott masterpiece, each featuring over 1,200 square feet of outdoor terrace space.

Brickell Flatiron

15 penthouses, including a three-story home in the sky

The Brickell Flatiron is among the financial district's most brilliantly conceived residential buildings. Inspired by its Manhattan namesake, the curvy, three-sided, 64-story building offers a modern update on a classic design. Beyond its architectural significance, the Brickell Flatiron is also a celebration of the penthouse residence in all its many interpretations.

With its prime location in the heart of Brickell at the Times Square-esque confluence of S Miami Avenue and Brickell Plaza, the city views are among the most highly sought-after in the Brickell neighborhood. That said, it's the Flatiron's singular "sky penthouse" that draws the ravest reviews. This unit of more than 10,000 square feet traverses the coveted eastern side of the building, offering dual Biscayne Bay and Brickell district views.

Jade at Brickell

Twin waterfront penthouses

Jade at Brickell is not Brickell's tallest nor newest building, but it’s long been one of the city's premier pieces of real estate — and it's easy to understand why. Situated near the Echo Brickell and the Four Seasons Miami, Jade Brickell provides its fortunate owners the option of waterfront or city views. The dual, two-story waterfront rooftop penthouses shine brightest at this Brickell jewel.

Featuring incredible balcony space, including a central outdoor area the size of a two-bedroom apartment, these two units offer up a blue-on-blue masterpiece with an unobstructed view of Brickell Key, Fisher Island, Biscayne Bay, and Key Biscayne, set against the Atlantic Ocean and an infinite eastern sky.

The future of Brickell's penthouse views

Elevating the already-impressive cache of luxury penthouses with a view in Brickell, the financial district's residential future looks exceedingly bright. Over the next half-decade, Brickell will see the completion of a handful of new luxury residential buildings.
  • 828 feet | 75 stories | Completion in 2025
    Twin two-story penthouses are planned for the 72nd and 73rd floors.

  • 940 feet | 80 stories | Completion in 2026
    A series of six penthouse villas with terraces and private pools are planned for the uppermost floors.

  • 861 feet | 70 stories | Completion in 2027
    A two-story panoramic penthouse is planned for the 68th and 69th floors.

  • 930 feet | 76 stories | Completion in 2027
    Specific penthouse plans are yet to be released.

  • 1,049 feet | 90 stories | Completion in 2027
    Plans include a collection of bespoke penthouses overlooking Brickell, Downtown Miami, and Biscayne Bay.

Why choose a Brickell penthouse?

More than just a place to live, these high-rise Brickell penthouses are symbols of status, luxury, and prestige. They offer an unparalleled lifestyle, with every amenity and convenience at your fingertips. Then, of course, there are the views — spectacular in every way imaginable, whether you desire a cityscape, a waterfront, or a 360-degree panorama of it all.

If you're hoping to begin your journey into the luxurious world of Brickell's sky-high real estate, contact trusted agent David Freed to begin. He is ready to guide you through a seamless, stress-free real estate journey to the stunning penthouse of your dreams — reach out today!

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