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COOL LIVING AT KUBIK

Miami’s “Upper East Side”—that fashionable neighborhood located on Biscayne Boulevard—will soon be the new home of Kubik, an innovative 299–unit condominium that’s just beginning construction. Each bi–level floor plan allows buyers to customize the space: kitchens can be enlarged, bedrooms modified, or even an office can be added. Every residence has floor–to–ceiling, energy–efficient and impact–resistant windows that give sweeping views of downtown Miami and the bay; the 19– to 24–foot ceilings also give the rooms a spacious feel. European kitchens with stone countertops and stainless steel appliances, in–unit washers and dryers, walk–in closets, and pre–wiring for cable and high–speed Internet are among other amenities.

When it’s time to kick back, Kubik has the goods. There’s a sundeck with lap pool, a fitness center, yoga room, meditation terrace and game room. And for those looking to channel their inner Jackson Pollock, there’s an on-site community art studio complete with easels. Prices range from the high $300s to $2.5 million. Opens Spring 2008.

JOSE CAMILO LEGA | LAB GROUP REALTY | 305.762.6100

 
       
 

EASTERN ZEN MEETS WESTERN LUXE

For those seeking the calm and tranquility of Asian–inspired minimalist design, there is Yatai. These 33 tri–level town homes, located in Victoria Park, in east Fort Lauderdale, feature three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and tons of design flexibility. The amenities inside Yatai’s homes are impressive. Gourmet kitchens feature imported Italian–style cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. In the master bedroom, not one, but two walk–in closets eliminate the chance of any sartorial squabbles. And a master bath with marble vanities, separate shower and double sinks ensures a peaceble existence. The homes are pre–wired for phone, cable and high–speed Internet, and each has a two–car garage.

Ponds and rock gardens mark the peaceful pulse of Yatai’s outdoor space and make it pedestrian–friendly and neighborly. It’s located near the world–class Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Galleria Mall and hip European–style bistros on Las Olas Boulevard. Prices start at $699,000.

TIM SINGER | COLDWELL BANKER | 305.692.2232

 
   
     
 
 
 

THE WAY TO ST TROPEZ

As its name might imply, the St. Tropez evokes the glamour and elegance of the south of France. This trio of towers will house 280 luxury residences nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunny Isles Beach. The homes start at $750,000, and owners can choose from two– and three–bedroom apartments, penthouses, waterfront suites or the super–luxurious lanai units.

Interiors feature floor–to–ceiling glass walls (to make the most of the views) and stone floors. The old–world charm of custom–designed Italian wood kitchens is nicely balanced with state–of–the–art stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. After a long day, homeowners can unwind in the marble baths with a soak in oversized tubs with bubbling jets.

The grounds are equally lush. Amenities include a resort–style pool, sundeck, spa, top–line fitness center, tanning beds and private cabanas. There is also immediate beach access via private pathways from the property. Opens February 2008.

MIRI COHEN | J. MILTON & ASSOCIATES | 305.692.8500

 
“The buyers who are on the sidelines waiting for prices to drop are going to be waiting a long time,” says Jerry Sanchez, corporate sales director for Leviev Boymelgreen Developers in Miami. “This market is steady. If you find something you like and you’re comfortable with the price today, buy it.”  
 


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