An ultramodern city within a city is about to take shape in the vibrant Brickell financial district neighboring Downtown Miami.







Brickell CitiCentre is a 4.6 million-square-foot development with half a million square feet devoted to retail and entertainment options. To be more precise, you will find there 520,000 sqft of shopping center, 120,000 sqft of office space and 120,000 sqft of wellness center.

Groundbreaking in 2012 will start the process of creating, first, an open-air shopping center with office space, hotel and parking.
More offices and residential space will be created in the second phase of construction. Current plans call for 820-unit condo in two different towers, a 243-room EAST hotel and 93 services apartments.

Hong Kong-based Swire Properties has assumed the project, first scheduled for construction in 2007.
The inventive and prolific Miami design firm Arquitectonica is leading the team in developing the now 9-acre site into one of the most talked about city developments since San Francisco ’s Embarcadaro Center.

Cutting-edge urban design plans call for easy access among the various center structures, often through covered walkways and over pedestrian-friendly bridges. Storefronts and restaurants will line the public avenues.
Extensive plantings with broad walkways will be a hallmark of the expansive greenways. The site, which accesses the Eighth Street Metromover Station, will provide extensive parking on two levels. Neighboring traffic flows are being reconfigured to promote safety and ease.

The expanding Brickell neighborhood encompasses the financial center of the region while remaining in close proximity to the plethora of options for recreation, entertainment and culture that is Miami.

For the excitement of a 21st Century city within a city, plan on Brickell CitiCentre.

The $700 million project is expected to start during the second quarter of 2012.

In the neighborhood, you should also check out the MyBrickell .


*43-story tower designed by internationally acclaimed Arquitectonica Interiors by renowned design firm Richardson Sadeki Artfully integrated into master-planned Brickell City Centre,

*LEED pre-certified as a neighborhood development, with it’s innovative Climate Ribbon™ floating above a luxury shopping center Expansive,

*half-acre amenity deck including tropical gardens,

*barbecue grills, outdoor fitness areas and children’s play area Heated lap and social pools with two heated spas Poolside beverage and café service

*Library with private seating nooks designed for reading or socializing Spacious,

*state-of-the-art fitness center with individual fitness studios and machine room Tech-savvy children’s playroom,

*viewable from fitness center Exclusive spa for residents’ use with shared hammam featuring dipping pools,

*showers and steam.

*Also included are treatment rooms and blow-out bar for touch ups,

*with main-pedi station Designed and furnished to the level of a private residence,

*the Reach entertaining suite features elegantly furnished living room,

*dining and chef-worthy kitchen Equipped and furnished business center with ample meeting room.

Location, Location……




People are fascinated with color black for a house exterior. Be Bold………….
Be The Hottest House On The Block In Black.

Argentinian studio Andres Remy Arquitectos has completed the Black House project in 2007.

Glossy Black Houses by A Cero

The Black house is a 1900’s totara villa.

Black Architecture: Intelligent, Not Scary it’s award winning architecture

The 21 st century black pallet lends the clean lines and geometric volumes of contemporary architecture a stark, sophisticated dynamism.





Most Beautiful Black House Architecture designed by Andrés Remy Architects.

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The Boston’s Back Bay Restoration Hardware Store is a magnificent neoclassical redbrick-and-brownstone building between Newbury and Boylston. The building has an interesting history which dates all the way back to 1857 when it became the second building erected in Back Bay area.
Than in 1863 the Architectural structure became the former Museum of Natural History.
This structure is enthralled with architect William Gibbons Preston’s graceful Corinthian pilasters, Romanesque arches.The New RH Flagship Store is a 40,000-square-foot RH Design Gallery filled with grace and Belgian flare.










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If you want to Purchase a Unit at Oceana Key Biscayne send me a message

Oceana Key Biscayne is currently taking contracts for all available units. Construction on the site just started and is well under way. Take advantage of early pricing before all units are sold.

Complete the form below and someone will contact you promptly to explain the purchase process and give you more detailed information.

sidences: 142
Number of Luxury Villas: 12
Aproximate Size: 1800 Square Feet to over 7500 Square Feet
Developer: Consultatio
Architect: Arquitectonica
Contractor: COASTAL Construction
Prices: Starting from $2,000,000 to over $19,000,000
Completion Date: late 2014



February 2012 marks the start of the groundbreaking ceremony for the newly announced Oceana, developed by no other than Consultatio, and probably the most unique and exclusive real estate building in Miami.

Oceana is being built on the site of the former Sonesta Hotel, which was one of the first hotels in Key Biscayne but is the last site available for construction on the island. This 10.3 acre and last pristine oceanfront site is located on the east side of Key Biscayne facing the Atlantic ocean. The last building in Key Biscayne was built in 1999 which was the last tower at The Ocean Club.

Oceana will have what Key Biscayne is missing, a NEW building which offers the advantage of enjoying large spaces up to 7500 square feet of living space, superb luxury, oceanfront location and the uniqueness of a low density building with a discreet environment. The ultra exclusive 142 condominium development with 12 luxury Villas adjacent will be the only real alternative when looking for new, large oceanfront condos in Key Biscayne.

Key Biscayne is considered one of the most exclusive areas in Miami and has one of the highest incomes per capita in the United States also home to many international artists, politicians, sport figures, and world reknown executives.


This will be a state of the art project; floorplans will range from 1750 SF to 7500 SF, with a very low density of residences (Two towers totalling 142 units on a 10.3 acres site).

What makes it even more unique is that due to the lack of land availability, new, and low density buildings on Key Biscayne, many buyers with budgets up to 7 million who initially looked for luxury oceantfront condos found themselves limited at looking for single family homes in the island where prices just on canal front start at 5 million dollars and offer less attractive benefits.


Oceana Sales started a few months ago with inventory being placed under contract at fast speed. The downpayment required for the purchase of a residence will be 50%. 30% will be asked at contract date and 20% when the construction reaches the 15th floor in 2014. Construction is estimated to be finished by summer of 2015.

Today’s Developers ask for a substantial upfront downpayment, a known concept in foreign countries, which in part plays an important role lowering the risk tremendously for both the developer and the buyers since financing lapses are out of the equation. Although is not clear yet as to what is the exact amount of down payment required, other ultra luxury condos on preconstruction like Apogee condos in North Miami Beach have practically sold out in record time while asking almost 80% upfront.


Coastal Construction is constructing the building, designed by reknown architech Bernardo Fort-Brescia with Arquitectonica.

Consultatio is an experienced real estate developer from Argentina, with over 30 years of experience. Consultatio is a leading Argentine company in large scale real estate enterprises in the high purchasing power market for residential and corporate building projects. As a developing company it participates in four different markets: integral urban complexes, coporate building renting, apartment sales and touristic residential developments. On May 30, 2008 the company collected 352 million Ps. (approximately 110 million USD).










The BOND Brickell HOTTEST new project in the heart of Brickell avenue is about to be revealed !





“The Bond” Brickell Miami will be located along side Brickell Avenue and SE 1 St. Next to Mari Brickell Village and the Metro Mover with access to Brickell Avenue.


The Bond at Brickell is the first new condominium to be developed on Brickell Avenue since Miami’s last real estate cycle. The 44-story luxury tower will be home to 323 residences that will attract residents from throughout the Americas and around the world. Inspired by the best of classic British elegance and appointed with modern day amenities, The Bond introduces a new standard of luxury living to the Brickell Financial District.


10% at Reservation
10% at Contract
20% at Ground Breaking
10% at Top Off
50% at Closing


The Bond is comprised of 44 floors and 323 luxury residences ranging from studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units, to exclusive lofts and penthouses.


595 parking spaces


Approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space on the 2nd floor


Construction will get underway in Summer 2013 with completion slated for summer 2015.

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ICON Brickell is surrounded by parks, Biscayne Bay and Brickell Avenue…With more than one thousand feet of waterfront (parks included). Residents can enjoy two bayside full service restaurants and a Brickell Avenue Coffee Bar.

Placid waterfront living merges with all that is exhilarating about city life. Your tall sweeping glass walls are a window to sunrises dancing on Biscayne Bay. Here, the city’s financial and cultural heart races; languages fill the air and international currencies energize the economy. Excellent dining spans the globe and satisfies every discerning palate. Shoppers from virtually everywhere have made Miami a must-shop destination.

Renowned cultural events grace nearby museums, playhouses, concert halls and the new Miami Performing Arts Center.

And the global gateways at the Port of Miami and the Miami International Airport are conveniently close to home.

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The interior design for the common areas of the project is inspired by Yoo by Philippe Starck.

From the moment you arrive, statues modeled after the Moai figures of Easter Island embrace your journey into Starck’s world of style, sophistication, urban living and privacy.

More than 100 feet above Biscayne Bay, your two-acre, outdoor sanctuary offers several areas to relax and hide away. A 300-foot-long pool lined with stately trees and cool grass provides a unique area to stroll and unwind.

A secluded deck surrounding a cooling pool offers the perfect place to sunbathe.

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A private café with an outdoor fireplace and quiet cabanas creates a retreat with views of the downtown Miami skyline. Miami Circle Park Biscayne Bay Brickell Park

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Coco Chanel’s Summer Home On The French Riviera Is On Sale For $50 Million.


The famed architect Robert Streitz designed the residence for Mademoiselle Chanel and the Duke of Westminster.

It was Chanel’s house, close to the Italian border and set in 5 acres of gardens, from 1929 to 1953 (until the Duke’s death), when it was bought by the wealthy Emery and Wendy Reves. 

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The home is located on the heights of La Toracca, with sea views over Menton to the east , the sea to the south and some views to Monaco in the west.

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The Love affair Coco Chanel had over The French Riviera and Switzerland

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Coco Chanel stayed regularly in Lausanne after World War II.She usually spent much of her time in palaces and then in her residence in Sauvabelin.

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Born August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France Coco Chanel’s concept of simplistic yet expensive couture has made her the most influential fashion figure ever.
Haute couture was completely revolutionized by Coco Chanel.
Died at age 87 on January 10, 1971 in Paris, France.


The fashion designer rests at Bois-de-Vaux cemetery in Lausanne.
Her tomb is decorated with five lions representing her favourite number and her astrological sign.

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Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery

As one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Switzerland, Bois-de-Vaux has famous tombs.

Cimetière du Bois-de-Vaux
Avenue du Chablais 47
1007 Lausanne
Phone +41 (0)21 315 57 15

Zaha Hadid

Over the past 30 years, revolutionary architect Zaha Hadid has become internationally renowned for her designs of sensuous, soaring buildings that push the limits of innovation and blur the lines between art and architecture. Today, Hadid stands among history’s most celebrated architects and is the first woman to have achieved such recognition in the field. She has been awarded the Pritzker Prize in Architecture (2004), the Stirling Prize (2010, 2011), and was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to architecture (2002). Beyond the world of architecture, Hadid has collaborated with iconic luxury brands, including Chanel, Donna Karan, and B&B Italia. She was named one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes, and one of “100 People Who Most Affect Our World” by TIME.

One Thousand Museum will be Zaha Hadid’s first residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


1000 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD MIAMI FLORIDA Half- and Full-Floor Residences From $4,000,000 to $12,000,000.

Once completed, One Thousand Museum will be one of the most spectacular residential developments in the world. It will be rivaled only by the likes of One Hyde Park in London and One57 in New York City.

Miami’s most prestigious new residential tower will be an unprecedented fusion of art, architecture and design.
Internationally acclaimed architect, Zaha Hadid, has been commissioned to design the 62-story, ultra-luxury high-rise. One Thousand Museum will have only 83 total units and will be the only residential tower in Florida which will feature a helicopter pad on its rooftop. Private security concierges will also be assigned to the units at One Thousand Museum.











Downtown Miami provides an exhilarating cityscape for people always on the go. With exciting nearby commercial districts and choice areas for rest and relaxation, nothing is more suited as the home of One Thousand Museum.

As a central business district of Miami, downtown Miami provides easy access to office areas as well as a slew of art centers, company headquarters, government offices, banks, parks and education centers. Art-loving residents of One Thousand Museum will be treated to immediate access to several cultural hotspots within the area, including the Miami Art Museum and the Wagner Home. The Miami Main Library also offers a prime location for those whose affinity for reading and books cannot be easily satiated. Theatres, like the Miami City Ballet, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, are also situated nearby One Thousand Museum to provide its residents with exciting alternatives to spend their stress-free days. With more than enough activities to occupy its denizens, downtown Miami certainly serves as a worthy home for One Thousand Museum.

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The World or World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai’s shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai.

The World’s developer is Nakheel Properties, and the project was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.

The project was unveiled in May 2003 by Sheikh Mohammed and dredging began four months later in September 2003.

By January 2008, 60% of the islands were sold, 20 of which were bought in the first four months of 2007.

On 10 January 2008 the final stone on the breakwater was laid, completing development of the archipelago.

January 2010: On 28 January 2010 Emirates Business reported that Major Trade have started development of their projects on an island in the Greenland area, a villa and hotel resort.

23 February 2010: Dubai-based Kleindienst Group starts work on the Germany island of The World, according to a press release on 24 February 2010.

17 July 2012: The Royal Island Beach Club opened on Lebanon Island.



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