Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1100 Millecento

Completed just a few months ago, 1100 Millecento real estate listings are constantly popping up on the Miami-Dade MLS – four in the last two weeks to be exact.  This gives us a reason to remind potential buyers about this spectacular Related Group property that began construction back in 2012.  As one of the most recognized Miami condominiums and the third “post-recession” Brickell condominium to be completed, 1100 Millecento climbs 42 stories into the Miami skyline with 382 residences overlooking the Miami skyline as well as Biscayne Bay.

The Parties Responsible for This Masterpiece
It is Brickell so the most obvious party is The Related Group which developed 1100 Millecento.  From there, Carlos Ott was tapped to bring the idea to reality as the architect responsible for designing this new tower as well as other condominiums like ECHO Brickell. 

The Pininfarina Group, chaired by Paolo Pininfarina, stepped up to design the interior in a well-appointed style that only his firm can create.  The Pininfarina Group, known for its unique design of such well known high-end vehicles like Maserati, Ferrari and Rolls Royce, moved into the interior design arena and has already made a name for themselves with this building and Beachwalk in Hallandale.

Location of 1100 Millecento
1100 Millecento is perfectly situated at 1100 South Miami Avenue in the heart of Brickell.  Just a couple of blocks from Mary Brickell Village, 1100 Millecento is close to restaurants, shopping, grocery and the spectacular embassies and consulates. 

Brickell is the financial district of Miami and currently in a huge growing mode with condominiums, commercial space and mixed-use properties under development and construction.  In the middle of it all, 1100 Millecento stands out above the rest. 

1100 Millecento Amenities
1100 Millecento is an amazing building that features fantastic amenities for residents and their guests.  The most obvious place to start is the 9th floor pool deck with Club Citta Clubhouse and a resort-style pool and lounging area.  Additionally, the state-of-the-art fitness center overlooks the pool and offers city views making working out much easier.  On the 43rd floor is the Cielo Club pool with private cabanas and even more unbelievable panoramic Miami skyline views. 1100 Millecento also features a private screening room (theatre), 24-hour security, valet and concierge, a multi-media room, a catering kitchen and assigned parking just for starters.

The ground and mezzanine floors of 1100 Millecento are reserved for commercial space.  A recent article in The Real Deal notes that over 17,000 square feet of space just sold for $10.5 million.  Retail and restaurants are slated to occupy the space once the buildout if finished. 

Each residence is well-appointed with high end finishes of rich wood and contemporary style expected from Pininfarina.  Some of the features include nine and 10-foot ceilings, smart building technology, hurricane resistant glass, doors and railings, gourmet kitchens with an Italian flair – stone counter tops, stainless steel appliances and imported tile floors.  On top of this, the patios are large and perfect for enjoying the South Florida sunshine and breezes.

1100 Millecento Real Estate
With the building complete and residents inhabiting their homes, there are still properties available for sale.  1100 Millecento offers studios, one and two-bedroom units with square footage ranging from 578 square feet (large for a studio) to almost 1,300 square feet. List prices start under $300K for a studio and climb to about $800K for a two-bedroom property.  

As for 1100 Millecento rentals, monthly rates for studios typically start at around $1,800 while one-bedroom and two-bedroom units start at about $2,000 and $2,300, respectively. 

Worth Consideration
1100 Millecento is worth consideration when looking at property in Brickell. The neighborhood has so much to offer and the condominium brings more opportunities to live in a new building with list prices that attract different buyers.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

VISA 01 -- Miami Beach's Newest and Best Pizza

Everyone wants to seek out the best pizza.  There is nothing like it.  Now, Miami Beach is not only home to one of the best beaches in the world; it is now home to one of the best pizza joints as well.  Visa 01 is one of the newest hot spots in Miami Beach that boasts some of the best pizza – maybe the best that has come to pass in a while.  And let’s face it; there is nothing better than really good pizza.

Visa 01’s Location
Miami Beach in and of itself is a perfect location but add a central location around the corner from Lincoln Road and you have perfection.  The really cool part about Visa 01 is that you have to seek it out – 1680 North Michigan Avenue is an office building tucked back off the street.  If you simply drove by looking for a sign, you will probably miss it but trust us when we say that it is there.  It is situated in the rear of the building.  And it is so worth the adventure to find it.

What’s So Great about Visa 01?
Open since January, there is something about Visa 01 that makes it a truly “great” place to eat.  The food is unbelievable and when you add its obscure location, it really becomes a fantastic place! 

In terms of the food, there is definitely a yum factor involved.  You get an idea the minute you walk in the door of the small space especially when one of the wait staff opens the door to the kitchen.  The aroma that drifts through the entire restaurant makes your belly growl (even if you are not that hungry) and you want pizza.

The faves seem to be the Star Luca Pizza which is made with ricotta, pepperoni, mozzarella, and san marzano sauce stuffed in a star-shaped pizza crust.  If you love the crust on pizza, this is a must try – you have to try this pizza.

For salad and dessert lovers, there are several options including a classic Caesar salad (with focaccia croutons) and a salad with grilled eggplant.  Every last one of the salad options is delectable. And for dessert, can you say Nutella pizza? 

Seeking Out Visa 01
Since its opening at the beginning of the year, more and more people are seeking out Visa 01 because of the word of mouth and local publicity of the place.  Area residents, especially those who live in Miami Beach condominiums within blocks of the restaurant, are at an advantage because they can simply walk to dinner – and then attempt to walk the pizza (and dessert) of when they leave.

miami-beach-pizzaRemember that if you head over there and can’t find the place (it typically takes everyone a few trips around the block), look for the building with the red square on it – you can’t miss it.  There may even be someone sitting on a stool at the door.

If you think about it, try to make reservations – VISA 01 takes them and you will be glad you made them because it is a small place and there is usually a wait…a wait for the best pizza you have ever had.

Oh and if you live close, you can even order online and pick it up! 

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