For those of you out there that are looking to rent in the Brickell/Downtown area you really need to take a look at this new high rise that just came into the picture. The Ivy is a riverfront high rise condo of 45 floors. It is in a gated community with 2 other brand new buildings (Wind by Neo & Mint), the fourth building project was canceled.
Although it may not look like it now (still construction going on and retail spaces need to be filled), I honestly think eventually this will be a very nice community to live in, it will have lots of green areas including a soccer field, a play ground, a river-walk, shops and restaurants and lots more which will also attract families.
I went to the building last week for the first time, I was showing a client a 2 bedroom apartment, and was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of things that make this building quite unique. For starters most of the bedrooms are divided by glass partitions - so if you like the open LOFT style you can have it -just leave the partitions open but if you like the more traditional private bedrooms than just slide the doors and there you are completely enclosed. Most of the units have lots of natural light and so far I have not seen a unit with a bad view. Yes the units do have the stainless steel appliances and the granite counter tops which today are standard in most new buildings in Brickell, but the nice thing about the Ivy is that there are different floor plans available on the 1 and 2 bedroom units which offer options to those looking for a bigger bedroom or a bigger living room. The building also has a couple of unique amenities that I have not seen in this area such as an Arcade and a Full Service Spa. It has also been rumored the building will also have a Daycare Center. The pool area offers 2 pools and the Gym is small but has everything you need including an aerobics room. People at the front desk are very friendly and attentive which I think is important given that they are the first people you see when you walk in.
The decoration is very nice however I think the doors to the unit could have been a bit more upscale to reflect the atmosphere of the building.Overall I think this is one of the nicest for me so far, closing are still taking place so I'm sure more units will soon be on the MLS for rent. There are also some units available for sale at really great prices....call me I will give you more info.
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